'We are our own worst enemy': Could mindfulness and compassion help accelerate climate action?

Michael Holder
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Building individual mental resilience could also accelerate climate action, the report argues | Credit: iStock
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Building individual mental resilience could also accelerate climate action, the report argues | Credit: iStock

A growing body of evidence argues personal mental health is deeply connected to wider policy failures – could embedding mindfulness teaching into society improve our responses?

Things are tough out there at the moment, aren't they? After two years dealing with a life-changing pandemic, here we all are again, doom-scrolling through social media, our screens flitting between...

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