Category: News and updates

  • Knowledge and Power report published

    Knowledge and Power report published

    A new report written by Ric Lander on behalf for People & Planet, Platform and 350.org has exposed the extent to which the fossil fuel industry is financially interconnected with UK universities. The report, Knowledge and Power – Fossil Fuel Universities, reveals that UK universities have an estimated £5.2 billion invested in the fossil fuel […]

  • Cairn Energy in the Arctic Casino

    Cairn Energy in the Arctic Casino

    Founders and chair of the Greenland Oil Industry Association, Edinburgh based Cairn Energy are by far the most active oil company in Greenland. This report, written by Ric Lander for Friends of the Earth Scotland’s new Corporate Accountability campaign, details Cairn’s risky prospecting in the high Arctic. The briefing examines chemical spills, threats to marine […]

  • Transition Universities in the Transition Companion

    Transition Universities in the Transition Companion

    This article was written in early 2011 and published in Rob Hopkin’s book ‘the Transition Companion’, published in October 2011.  You can buy the book from Transition Network here and read most of its chapters online here. Transition in Action: Transition Edinburgh University by Ric Lander Inspired by a simple and purposeful talk introducing Transition, […]

  • Reducing the climate impact of the Edinburgh University community

    Reducing the climate impact of the Edinburgh University community

    The University of Edinburgh’s radical carbon reduction project ‘Transition Edinburgh University’ published a broad ranging report considering potential carbon reduction measures and giving the first comprehensive view of a university population’s carbon footprint. Findings of the study, edited by Ric Lander and Oliver Cooper, were published in the Guardian on 8 December 2009 (‘How One […]