‘This loopy idea’ – an analysis of UKIP’s social media discourse in relation to rurality and climate change

‘This loopy idea’ – an analysis of UKIP’s social media discourse in relation to rurality and climate change

While researching UKIP attitudes to renewable energy projects in rural Britain, Matt Reed uncovered how social media is being used to promote climate change scepticism. In his latest published paper, he demonstrates how UKIP is part of a wider wave of ‘anti-reflexive movements’, promoting distrust and doubt to further certain political ends.

Seeking ways to manage global commons will be crucial in the fight against climate change

Seeking ways to manage global commons will be crucial in the fight against climate change

The Pope’s encyclical of 18 June has been widely praised by environmental groups, as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The encyclical calls for action on climate change and for the rich to change their lifestyles to avert the destruction of the ecosystem. The CCRI has long been involved in research to improve understanding of the causes of climate change,

CCRI and the Maltese RDP

CCRI and the Maltese RDP

Janet Dwyer and John Powell, supported by Paul Courtney and Katarina Kubinakova, have been visiting Malta every couple of months for almost 2 years now, talking to farmers and other rural development stakeholders, running workshops, visiting farms, hosting meetings and making presentations about how we think EU funding could best be used to support Malta’s rural areas and farms.