Carbon Calculators are essential tools for the growing movement of voluntary carbon reduction, but they can also misrepresent the costs of climate change. Dan Welch investigates and recommends some of best…
From Ethical Consumer issue 109, November/December 2007
Two not-for-profit campaign groups, both dedicated to fighting climate change, offer very different prescriptions – for and against the principle of carbon trading.
Andy Rowell, co-founder of SpinWatch – a UK NGO which tracks corporate ‘public relations’ work – explains their attempts to identify the corporate lobbyists seeking to influence the outcome of the forthcoming Copenhagen climate conference.
From Ethical Consumer issue 121, November/December 2009
With earthquakes in Lancashire, flaming taps in the USA and concerns over pollution, 'fracking' has been in the headlines of late. Katy Brown looks at this unconventional method of fossil fuel extraction and the companies behind it...
As western consumers lose confidence in attempts to certify sustainable palm oil, Rob Harrison describes the latest campaigns and outlines a possible Ethical Consumer response.
From Ethical consumer issue 124 April / May 2010
A growing range of forest protection organisations are criticising the Forest Stewardship Council, claiming that it’s not a cast-iron guarantee of sustainability. Ethical Consumer asks Simon Counsell of the Rainforest Foundation/FSC Watch and Andre de Freitas of FSC International about consumer choices on sustainable timber.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 110, January/February 2008
Engineered nano-particles are very similar to genetically-modifed organisms in terms of the issues they raise around democratic control of the development of potentially risky technologies. Jo Southall investigates.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 119, July / August 2009
In this extract from his new book, George Marshall challenges us to think differently about climate change before we take the “Carbon Detox”.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 111, March/April 2008
Palm oil is found in 10% of supermarket products. Ethical Consumer Magazine asks what to expect from The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, a voluntary organisation to promote sustainable practices in the industry.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 112, May/June 2008