What does Trump's election mean for women and the environment?

What does Trump's election mean for women and the environment?

As the UN Climate Change Conference goes underway in Marrakech, what does the new President's climate scepticism mean for US environmental policy over the next four years, and what effect will it have on global efforts to tackle climate change?

10 years of Real Nappies for London!

10 years of Real Nappies for London!

2017 sees the tenth birthday of the WEN-established scheme, Real Nappies for London. With 8 billion disposable nappies thrown away every year, click here to find out the benefits of using real nappies.

EDC Update

EDC Update

WEN has been campaigning against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) since its inception; read more to find out about the 2016 EU criteria and potential impact of Brexit on EDC regulation. 

Six Ways Gender Intersects with Environmentalism

Six Ways Gender Intersects with Environmentalism

To celebrate International Women's Day, and all the amazing women campaigning for global environmental justice, we've compiled a list of the six ways that gender intersects with climate change. 

Fossil Fuels: This 'Chokes' Everything

Fossil Fuels: This 'Chokes' Everything

Air quality is said to have caused the deaths of 9,500 people in London each year – that is over five times the number of people that died of road causalities in the entire United Kingdom. Critically, it is caused by burning fossil fuels, particularly diesel vehicle engines and NRMM (machines on building sites) – two things that the city centres have in abundance.

Olly Johnson is Policy Executive at the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), a company that lobbies the government on behalf of the environmental sector. Here, he talks about the palpable effects climate change is having locally, and how its effects are already being felt.

Paris: A Hope for the Future

Paris: A Hope for the Future

We are standing at the threshold of one of the most important negotiations for our future, hoping for renewed international climate governance that could help tackle the impacts of climate change.  There are high expectations: we want all countries to be involved in this new agreement and we hope for an effective global binding treaty that pursues climate justice for all that can set the course towards a more resilient and low carbon economy.

Michelle Arellano is WEN’s new climate change advisor, and was a lead representative for Ecuador at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn in June 2015. Here she outlines her hopes and expectations for the Paris Climate Conference.