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Fairtrade Bananas

How Fair is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade International has had an enormous contribution in putting ethical consumption on the agenda, becoming an instantly recognisable label of fairness. However, with an increasingly complicated supply chain and intensified globalisation, trade that is fair is becoming harder to ensure, despite a consumer force that is more conscious than ever. So how fair does Fairtrade continue to be?

Boris Johnson, Antonio Guterres and Joe Biden at the COP26 World Leaders Summit

COP26 – A “glowing success” or “This could have been a zoom call?” 

Despite the threatening likelihood of a global climate crisis, little action has so far been taken by governments. Apart from recurring summits, which only bring forward further protocols, agreements and promises that rarely have any serious enforcement mechanism or consequences if not followed through, radical measures and reforms remain absent. From October 31 until November 14, 2021, world leaders convened in Glasgow for the COP26 summit, aiming to find measures to reduce emissions and prevent the approaching climate crisis in the coming decades.

System change, not climate change

Climate Change and its Impact on Poorer Communities in Karachi — The Flaws in Urban Infrastructure and What Needs to Change

There is no doubt that climate change today has become one of the many threats to our environment. When probed into the deadly effects of climate change, researchers found several factors that impede the mitigation of greenhouse gas. One factor that is adding to climate change is urban infrastructure. It is measured through empirical data that the materials used in the construction of commercial buildings and houses, such as concrete, cement, steel, asphalt, glass, brick, stone, etc. are single-handedly harming the urban ecosystem.