Nellie de Goguel

Content producer, editor, award-winning writer

climate | sustainability | cannabis | food | oceans

Wine in a warming world | The Wine Society

The climate crisis is changing the world of wine. Viticulture is one of the most sensitive agricultural practices, and record-breaking temperatures, unpredictable weather extremes, excessive droughts and raging wildfires are disrupting harvests in critical winemaking regions. Prosecco, for example, grown in tricky hillside and steep-slope landscapes in Northern Italy, could be wiped out due to the complex challenges of a rapidly warming world. At the same time, weather that makes for favourable

The true cost of ocean trash

[IMMERSIVE] Dive into a new kind of store - one that features the forgotten stuff found beneath the ocean This is Backwash, the store that offers everything that everyone wants today - and that nobody will want tomorrow. From the latest gadgets to the hottest fashion trends, it will open your eyes to all the things you desire while revealing what really lies behind today's mass consumption of products. Come inside and explore the vast range on offer. (Executive producer / editor)

REPORT: Ocean health is planetary health | World Ocean Initiative

The blue economy—from shipping to blue foods to valuable materials and everything in between—has an annual value of roughly US$2.5trn. If the ocean were a country, it would be the world’s eighth-largest economy.

In reality, the value of a healthy ocean and a sustainable blue economy is far greater. When you consider how many billions of people depend on the ocean for food and employment, how many millions of tourists travel to coastal towns to get away, and how many trillions of dollars will ne

Go green or bust: could a green industrial revolution spark an American renaissance?

In the US, a suite of climate-policy and green-finance mechanisms are being developed under President Joe Biden to spur a so-called “green revolution”, enshrined in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed last year. But will these policies be enough to unravel and correct the interrelated environmental, social and economic obstacles that have arisen from decades of extractive, unsustainable industrial development?

Returning to nature: rewilding for business and biodiversity

It’s no secret that human expansion and industrialisation has overtaken vast swaths of the planet and disrupted its systems and the services they provide, hence the twin climate and biodiversity crises we find ourselves in. Through rewilding, keystone species that were once critical to maintaining the health and balance of a given area, such as beavers, bears and wildcats, are reintroduced, and native plants are repopulated and protected.

“[Scientists estimate] that natural ecosystems can store

The IT factor: How cloud computing is driving innovation for net zero

There is no sugarcoating climate change and biodiversity breakdown. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report [1] warns that we are already experiencing catastrophic impacts from a rapidly warming world. However, the report also sets out the pathways still available to us to limit global warming to safe levels and protect future generations from avoidable harm.

“We know exactly what is needed and we have the tools,” said António Guterres, secretary-general of the United

Invest in our planet: the business case for biodiversity

The interconnectedness of nature and people cannot be overstated—Indigenous communities live this truth every day. Humans are part of nature, the natural world directly impacts our health, and natural resources power and shape our lives. The World Economic Forum estimates that half of global GDP is highly or moderately dependent on the natural world—although one could argue the number should be 100%. Nature is also our most powerful carbon cycling and storage system.

How green, social and sustainability bonds could change the world

New perspectives on environmental value, risk and returns have the potential to transform the way climate action and investment are financed.

New rules for advisers regarding investors’ sustainability preferences are valuable, but confusion over detail could damage their credibility.

Is the S in ESG the next megatrend? The global pandemic has further accelerated the trend towards responsible investing, but its unequal impact on societies and individuals has brought the social element of ESG to

Wind, wave, sun and more: could ocean-based power help alleviate a growing energy crisis?

Ocean-based energy is a rapidly growing industry and an integral aspect of the global transition to clean power. One analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that the technical potential for offshore-wind-power generation is enough to power the entire world more than 18 times over. As the energy and cost-of-living crisis looms, renewable ocean-based energy could provide a cleaner, more cost-effective energy solution.

Cannabis and Parkinson’s disease: everything we know so far

Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, but cannabis has been shown to ease a range of symptoms from stiffness and tremors to anxiety, poor sleep and impaired cognitive function. Here’s what the science says.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 10 million people globally. According to Parkinson’s UK, PD is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, with roughly one in every 37 people likely to be d

Celebrating women in sustainability: 5 women working to change the world

Empowered women are fundamental to the pursuit of an equitable, prosperous future for all. Gender equality is Goal 5 of the UN’s 17 , and an ocean of research that despite being by global challenges including climate change, conflict and corruption, women also tend to hold solutions that can uplift all genders while solving (mostly) man-made problems. Gender inequality is not just bad for women, it’s bad for society and the economy. The speak for themselves: according to the , US$15-30trn in unr
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