2020 and what it meant for the environment.

While it would be easy to believe that 2020 was dominated by just one event, the year would still arguably have been the most momentous of the 21st Century so far and a standout of the past 100 years.

Culturally, environmentally and politically 2020 continued to deliver story after story that will shape discourse for years to come. Here we look at some of the most significant environmental stories of 2020 you may have missed.

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International Small Business Day

This Saturday 27th June is International Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, recognising the vital role played by MSMEs or small businesses across the globe. Not just in emerging nations, but in towns and cities in every country, even yours. From an artisanal baker in a small Yorkshire village to a tailor in a shack on the edge of Nairobi; a sustainable farmer in Peru to a handicraft artist in India, these businesses are the lifeblood of every community. Though small businesses may seem like an unlikely topic for an International Day, in fact we should be celebrating these companies and the people behind them, especially now.

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World Environment Day 2020

It's fair to say that this World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June there will be some very different talking points than might have been the case just four months ago.

COVID-19 has skewed the conversation around so many topics it's difficult to escape its influence in our everyday life and the environment is no different. In fact, there are many direct and notable links between the global response to the coronavirus and how the environment world-wide has been influenced.

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The Freedom to Self-Isolate

There has been much debate about personal freedom being impinged through lockdowns and enforced self isolation, yet there are millions in developing nations who don't have the privilege of social distancing. 

Privilege may sound an odd word to use during an undoubtedly difficult time like this, when millions of us have been asked to stay at home and many have been unable to see their families. But we are, at least, able to shield those we love through this very act. 

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Working through the Coronavirus

This is Not Business as Usual.

During the extended restrictions surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that the way we engage in our daily jobs is changing. 

Connections and communications are becoming more fluid, networking can be accomplished over a network, continued development doesn't have to mean a classroom. 

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