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Greenpeace Urge G7 Decarbonisation Plans

Greenpeace are urging world leaders to use this year’s G7 Summit to continue plans to decarbonise the global economy. They want the world to step away from fossil fuels and adopt steps that will comply with a less than 2˚C economy. Greenpeace want to see progress in the form...


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Bristol Battery Storage Project Brilliance

An innovative project trialled in Bristol has been a success. SoLa Bristol used battery storage devices charged by rooftop solar PV Panels on homes and businesses across the city. The residents in the buildings benefitted from the project by storing the energy in the day and using it at...


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Procorre Predict Renewable Energy Boost

Procorre, a professional services consultancy film, predict that the rising demand for renewable energy coupled with technological advances could create “hotspots” in the energy storage industry. They say governments, particularly those in developing countries, will need to find ways of storing the energy their countries create so it’s easily...


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Commission Produce Country-Specific Energy Advice

The European Commission has made economic recommendations to its Member States. The advice is country-specific, but many believe it fails to recognise the Europe-wide link to the Paris Agreement and more must be done to support Europe’s energy transition. The European Commission has urged Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania...


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IFOAM EU Call to End Crop Patenting

The Dutch Minister for Agriculture hosted a conference on patents and plant breeders’ rights today. IFOAM EU say it’s unfair that patents give companies monopoly rights over all seeds, plants and fruits with the same traits. The current rules mean a single patent can cover hundreds of varieties. IFOAM...


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Turning Dentistry Green

Across the globe the call to be more sustainable in every way possible is becoming ever more present. More and more businesses are listening to their consumers and lowering their carbon footprint by using environmentally-friendly practices – and that includes the dentistry and orthodontist industry. Surveys have shown that...


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Business Shake Up Needed to Hit Sustainability Targets

IEMA have released a report that urges businesses to change some key aspects in order to become more sustainable. They say businesses need to do more to tackle worldwide problems. The IEMA report outlines the need for new innovative business models and strategies in order to meet these goals....


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Singapore Tops Smart City Rankings

Analytical services company Juniper Research has released the top ranking smart cities in the world for 2016. In first place was Singapore, second Barcelona, London was third, San Francisco came in fourth and Oslo fifth. The Smart City Rankings were decided after an extensive study of cities all around the...


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CMA Proposals Could Transform Banking

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) released its Provisional Decision on Remedies today. The publication sets out proposals to address a wide range of banking difficulties, including improving competition, getting a better deal for customers and protections for overdraft users. The report proposals should make the retail banking industry...


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Poor Countries Will Get Hotter Quicker

Poorer countries will be affected by climate change sooner than wealthier destinations. That’s according to research conducted by an international team, including the University of East Anglia (UEA). They found that the world’s poorest countries could experience soaring daily temperatures if climate change is not addressed. New findings published...


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EU Made Easy – Leaflet Sent to UK Voters

From today a European Union (EU) Referendum leaflet will be posted out to every household in the UK. The leaflet, from the Electoral Commission, has been written after a poll highlighted many people don’t know basic information about the EU. The Electoral Reform Society have welcomed the news. Results...


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Investment Leaders Group Reveal Sustainability Toolkit

Investment Leaders Group (ILG) have created two new tools for investors to tackle short-termism and the lack of transparency in the financial sector. ILG is a group of investors brought together by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and include ten pension funds, insurers and asset owners....


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Government review “disappoints” say Social Enterprise UK

The CEO of Social Enterprise UK has responded to the Cabinet Office announcement that they will conduct a mission-led business review. Peter Holbrook isn’t happy with the Call for Evidence on mission-led businesses review put forward by the Government. He says their expert panel is missing key business voices. Peter...


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Research Reveals Community Investment Risks

The growth of Corporate Community Investment (CCI) over the past few years is significant, but a research report reveals that not all is as it seems. Corporate Citizenship’s report published today highlights a surprisingly large gap between commercial ambitions and reality in terms of CCI. CCI has grown rapidly...


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Paris Promises Must Be Met

CARE International are calling on governments to do everything in their power to help meet the targets of the Paris climate deal. The Paris Agreement is likely to come into effect earlier than first planned, but CARE warn climate change will cause worldwide chaos if a risk strategy is...