New Publications

  • Farewell Erik Solheim; how you'll be missed by the airlines

    I see from The Nation (essential reading) that Erik Solheim has resigned as executive director of UNEP.  What a great loss. Solheim commented: "On Saturday, I received the final report on the audit of official travel undertaken by the UN’s...

  • CEE in 1993

    In 1993, the UK's Council for Environmental Education (CEE) celebrated its 25th birthday, and its annual report (which I have in front of me) had the message "Building on 25 years' experience".  Happy days. CEE would have been 50 years old...

  • Who cares about planetary biodiversity?

    What follows is a guest posting from Professor Stephen Martin Yet another dire warning about the alarming loss of planetary biodiversity (Guardian 3 November: Two years to make a deal for nature or we face extinction).  Once again this highlights...

  • Who really thinks that environmental education will save us?

    A wise academic once said to me that you're quids in if you've got some data; that is, if you've done some proper research.  The problem with being retired from research is that you don't have data any more and...

  • A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

    Jem Bendell's paper: Deep Adaptation (A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy) is challenging stuff.  This is the Abstract: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an...

  • Hidden tribes

    Niall Fergusson wrote in The Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago about Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarised Landscape, saying that it offers a new political typology that divides Americans into seven political categories: 1 Progressive activists: younger, highly engaged, secular,...

  • The global temperature average

    I went to listen to Phil Jones from the Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia the other afternoon at an I-SEE seminar. His title was:   ‘The global temperature average: a history, recent changes and their context over the Late Holocene’ and this...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 3

    Here's my final comment (for now) on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools – Report 1: The Policy Perspective It relates to the discussion section of the report. There's much to agree with...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 2

    Here's a further comment on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools – Report 1: The Policy Perspective 1. In their Introduction, the authors write: "In seeking to analyse the state of environmental...

  • EE: practitioners’ perspective 3

    Here are more comments on the part 2 of the King's Report: The Practitioners’ Perspective: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools building on what I wrote last week.  What follows relates to the roundtable discussions that led to the report. 1 Page 10 raises...