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Remembering Sir Michael Uren

Sir Michael Uren OBE, engineer, industrialist and one of Britain’s leading philanthropists, has died at the age of 95. It is a reflection of Britain’s hidden and sparse culture of philanthropy that Sir Michael Uren is not a household name.

Small but vital: Rainforest insect populations

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970. But this terrifying statistic ignores the invertebrates. This army of insects makes up over two-thirds of terrestrial species and supports every living thing. Insects are not just…

Cool Earth’s Research Partners

Cool Earth is an organisation that is continually evaluating and learning. Part of this process is partnering with experts to improve and refine the ways we work. For our current researchers, visit our Impact page.  Deforestation Forecasting Dr Seth…

Cool Earth welcomes new trustees and ambassadors to the team

Cool Earth is delighted to welcome Samantha Cohen, former advisor to the Royal Household, as co-chair of its Board of Trustees. Alongside Samantha, Professor Johan Rockström the world’s leading climate scientist will join Cool Earth as a Trustee.

Cool Earth Deforestation Forecasting: What if?

What if; the start of all great breakthroughs and the question that propels humanity forward. From sliced bread to the man on the moon, we wouldn’t have got very far as a species without it. When…

IPBES Report 2019: Indigenous Knowledge Key in Protecting Natural World

The new Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report is the first global assessment ever to systematically examine and include local and indigenous knowledge. It’s about time. Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66% of the…

World Environment Day: Trees are living air-purifiers.

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air. This causes millions of illnesses and deaths and needs action to be reduced. Trees act as air-cleaning machines, improving air quality in many ways.