2020 saw the number of net zero pledges promised by governments and businesses around the world double. As yet, there is no assurance these pledges do enough to decarbonise our economies, and the intertwined problems of social inequity, biodiversity collapse, pollution and resource depletion go unchecked.
So, in issue 7, we explore what regeneration might mean: the messy, necessary, complex climate actions that truly protect our planet.
We look at regenerative approaches to some of the most world's iconic industries: slow fashion in the South Asian diaspora, how to handle death sustainably, whether regenerative agriculture is arriving too late, and why better upkeep of social housing helps reduce emissions.
We also consider what regeneration might mean in policy and protests movements. Our writers and illustrators find out what moving online has done to climate activism, reflect on artists challenging conventional narratives about oil politics, and whether attempts to put a price on nature can truly get to the heart of the problem.