Paris.

An Update From COP 21, Wednesday 2nd December

George Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK
George Ferguson

Bristol - in its usual pioneering spirit - is a founder member of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities, a great global project which funds a full time Chief Resilience Officer for the city and supports our resilience planning with consultancy advice and the powerful shared resource that 100 very different cities brings.

A New Climate Deal?

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

It feels like the dust has only just settled on September's UN General Assembly and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here we are though in the midst of the UNFCCC's annual climate circus, its' Conference of the Parties (COP).

How Relevant Is Food Waste in the Climate Change Debate?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

As many leaders from around the world meet in Paris to discuss world climate change this week, will food waste get onto the agenda or will it remain the 'big elephant in the room' as usual?!

An Update From COP 21, Tuesday 1st December

George Ferguson | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
George Ferguson

Since arriving on Monday it has been exciting and informative to meet with delegates from across the world who are promoting the importance of this ge...

Stirring Up Islamophobia To Sell Newspapers Is a Disgrace

Bob Morgan | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Bob Morgan

After the disgraceful and misleading story in the Sun newspaper - alleging that one in five UK Muslims had sympathy for Jihadi fighters - it seems imp...

'Have We Learned Nothing?' - Why I Am Against UK Military Action In Syria

Shahrar Ali | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Shahrar Ali

On 26 November 2015, in his address to the Commons, Cameron said he would not seek a vote on military action in Syria unless he thought he could win. ...

Where There's a Will There's a Way

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Imagine you needed to solve the greatest problem facing humanity; a problem that was universally acknowledged and whose solution was an urgent necessity. Most of us would do anything to save a person we love. Surely we would also spend any amount of money, mortgage our futures even, to save the planet, our life-support system, from catastrophic climate change? But with such commitment and devotion comes vulnerability. This is particularly so when it comes to the issue of climate finance.

Paris Attacks Memorial Candles Hurled At Police As Climate Protest Turns Violent

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK

Over 200 people have been arrested in Paris after a climate change protest at the memorial site for the victims of the city's terrorist attacks turned...

Syria: Why I Am a Reluctant Bomber

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

In the interests of taste and decency, let us look away from the gruesome spectacle of the civil war that has engulfed the Labour party and concentrate instead on the far more serious conflict in Syria. So here are some questions that you might like to ask yourself (with my answers) before you decide whether you agree with David Cameron that the UK should now join the international military action against IS in Syria.

Russell Howard Just Destroyed America's Obsession With Guns

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Applications for gun permits in the US have skyrocketed since the atrocious terror attacks in Paris, and there's been no shortage whatsoever of rifle-...

France 'Will Sing Even More' In Response To Terror, Hollande Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

The French will respond to the terrorist attacks on Paris by defiantly "singing even more", President Francois Hollande has said. In a solemn memor...

Niall Ferguson's Droll Parallel Between the Paris Terrorist Attack and the Fall of Rome

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

"Poor, poor Paris. Killed by complacency," opines Niall Ferguson (Sunday Times, 15 November 2015). This is Ferguson's parting shot in a piece headed,...

It's Time to Cut the Rot of Radicalisation

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.

Don't Let Attacks and Fighter Jets Obscure the One Task World Leaders Have This December: Unite on Climate

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Rolf Schuttenhelm

We - the one million silenced voices, the one million people who this December were planning to march on Paris to call for climate justice - have a request, to the world media. For once. For this last portion of 2015. For these two December weeks...

Post-Paris, Education Is Key

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

On home turf, with Islamophobia and myths being peddled about the religion and those who follow it, as well as the further racialisation of Muslims, critical thought and engagement is of the essence. Let's create a climate where that is genuinely possible, because 'we're all in this together' - right?

Paris, Brussels, and David Cameron's Renegotiation Problem

Mark Detre | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Detre

Mr Cameron has so far proved himself above all to be a politician of exceptional good fortune. He must be hoping for more of the same come December.

We Must War With Isis In Syria

John Sargeant | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

Solidarity for all victims requires nothing less, if our common humanity has any meaning. Otherwise ISIS have already won the culture war. We might want to imagine peace, but that is not the reality being offered by Jihadists.

Call Me a Corbynista

Amy Kenyon | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

Many of you seem at a loss to explain this momentous change in the numbers, composition, and ideas of a newly galvanized grassroots membership. Some of you have been dismissive, even hostile towards us. Please consider, then, just three of the reasons I cast my vote for Corbyn...

After Paris: Why Culture Matters More Than Ever

Jacob Davey | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Jacob Davey

Da'esh are ignorant to the history of the world, and the things that make it bright. By exploring the nuances of global culture and heritage we can bring communities together in understanding of our commonality.

The Real Terrorists of New Jersey

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In reading an ostensibly leftist publication about this past week's attacks in Paris, I was struck by the neoliberal tone of "How to Politicize a Trag...

UK Government Must Not Give Up on Climate Change

George Ferguson | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
George Ferguson

Bristol's commitment to living in a responsible, sustainable way should inspire cities across the globe to join us in building a society we shall be happy to pass on to the next generation. I will continue to push for this locally, nationally and internationally.

Terror in the Media: Why Mali Isn't France Isn't Kenya

Lucy James | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Lucy James

In times of increased sensitivity to comprehensive coverage, mixed with a general fear of the globalisation of a "death cult", many of these important details (and with it, perhaps the key to understanding the motivations of such groups) may well have been lost altogether.

Paris and the New Terror: A Metamodern Malaise

Amy Licence | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Amy Licence

I wasn't going to write about the Paris attacks. There seemed to be no appropriate words. There was only the deep resonant silence of shock and grief,...

What Are You Thankful For?

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Stacey Hirlam

I desperately want to see the good in people and the good in the world.  I need it to be safe as my arms for my children and the protection of my classroom walls for my pupils can only stretch so far.  I hope this post is causes no offence or harm.  I just hope it makes you thankful for your lot in life.  I know I am.

Cameron Tweets Sombre Picture From Site Of Paris Terrorist Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

David Cameron has joined French president Francois Hollande at the scene of one of the Paris atrocities, as a major anti-terror operation continued in...