New Publications

  • Bildung und Bavaria

    I'm with Mrs M for a few days, firstly in Bavaria and thence on the Rhine.  I don't expect to see much of her as she is busy sorting a bit of a language problem [*].  However, as she's omnipresent,...

  • New Thinking in Sustainability and EE

    NAAEE is hosting a webinar on New Thinking in Sustainability and EE in which Marc Stern and I are introducing our respective books – although it would have been more instructive, perhaps, had we been invited to introduce each other's books; much...

  • For the love of the Earth

    I was reminded a few days ago of a John Race poem, Gaia, which I first read more than 10 years ago.  What follows is from memory and may not be quite as Race wrote it as I've lost sight...

  • A different sort of vital statistics

    The launch of the UKSSD report, Measuring Up, was ignored by all of the news outlets I pay to read.  Even the Guardian (which I don't pay for because I can't read it anymore) didn't mention it, but I came across...

  • How are we Measuring Up?

    I missed the launch of Measuring Up – UKSSD's report into how well the UK is implementing the sustainable development goals.  There's more detail here, and I hope that government will see the report as useful in helping in what it is doing...

  • Remembering Eunice Foote

    An email last week from David Terry, editor of the valuable BEACONS Guides to Climate Change in which he discusses the sadly little known Eunice Foote, who was the first to discover greenhouse gases. The book that Paul Vare and I wrote recently:...

  • DfID's new-old Education policy

    Did you know DfID had an education policy?  You'll find it here. It includes this: DFID’s new education policy calls for a united effort by global and national leaders to address the learning crisis and ensure poor and marginalised children...

  • Climate Change and the Hope Conundrum

    Here's a link to the first part of a new paper by Morgan Phillips, the UK Co-Director of The Glacier Trust which was founded in 2008 to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the upland communities of Nepal.  Part 2 is...

  • Education, Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms

    Further browsing of UNESCO's Issues and trends in Education for Sustainable Development  [A. Leicht, J. Heiss and W. J. Byun (ends)] reveals this on p. 225 Monitoring on the basis of the 1974 Recommendation  The Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and...

  • Sustainability and war

    I reckon that anyone interested in sustainability needs to be interested (in that academic, enquiring sense) in war.  After all, war is something humans are quite good at and seem to like.  We have certainly been indulging in it for...