24 May, 2016 - 14:49
The recent Goldman prize win for Edward Loure and our partner UCRT in Tanzania has had us thinking about land and its use, access (or lack thereof) and ownership, says Ellie Richold of Africian Initiatives.
19 May, 2016 - 17:11
After a year in which climate policy has gone backwards in the UK, Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, analyses the latest data on our contribution to climate change, and finds some disturbing results.ResponsibleSci blog, 10 May 2016
17 December, 2015 - 12:27
It's been a while since GreenNet last updated our members on our legal case against the British Government and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), but things have been proceeding at a typical speed for such detailed legal judgements.  Meanwhile, there have been three official reports into surveillance and interception by the secret services and police, several
27 October, 2015 - 09:36
Alaa Abd El Fattah is a prominent Egyptian coder, blogger and activist who has been detained under every Egyptian head of state in his lifetime. In reporting on his case, Reuters called Alaa an “anti-Mubarak activist,” but his activism spans many issues—and governments. He protested the rule of Mubarak, but has also stood against military rule and the crackdowns initiated by former president Mohammed Morsi and current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
9 September, 2015 - 08:12
In theory, the world has the solution to soaring emissions – it’s called carbon pricing. Carbon pricing is an attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by charging polluters to cover their external costs. Most economists and policy-makers argue the only efficient way to do this is through establishing a market for carbon. This is done through an emissions trading scheme (ETS): a fixed number of emissions permits are issued and a cap is set on the total emissions allowed.
31 July, 2015 - 12:43
Britain is in the grip of a worrying trend. Our own Prime Minister compared migrants in Calais to insects when he called them a “swarm”. Meanwhile, internet comment sections relating to the refugees are filled with hatred and venom.
3 June, 2015 - 18:34
By Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNewsJAKARTA, Indonesia, 03 June 2015 
29 April, 2015 - 17:55
When a group of claimants in the UK took on Google for invasion of privacy, they had little idea that the case would become a landmark in the fight to tame the internet giant's intrusion into our lives on the web.On 27 March 2015, a group of claimants in the United Kingdom, including myself, won what is being called a “landmark victory” against Google Inc. It handles three billion searches a day globally, exercises a virtual monopoly and is valued at around £250 billion. It is also among the world’s biggest advertising agencies with revenue in 2013 of some £49 billion.
27 April, 2015 - 12:40
The pro- vs anti-business spat currently being vented by politicians in Westminster and certain red-faced businessmen is as meaningless as it is dispiriting. To call opponents out as anti-business because they suggest that all is not 100 per cent for the best in the best of all possible business worlds is childish, self-demeaning and deeply insulting to the rest of us.
19 March, 2015 - 20:55
Mar 18, 2015 • 3:45 pm • by mika Today, Osborne announced massive tax breaks and subsidies for North Sea oil companies. A new £1.3 billion in subsidies will be handed to oil companies, with the burden transferred to the public. £1.3 billion could cover the costs of employing another 20,000 nurses in the NHS.