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Energy Institute announce Sir David King as prestigious Melchett Award winner

The Energy Institute (EI) have announced that the winner of The Melchett Award 2016 is Sir David King HonFEI, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The EI Melchett Award is named after one of the first EI Presidents, The Rt Hon Sir Alfred Mond, later to become Lord...


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Jonathan Easthope (R) from Every Can Counts presents a Green Can Recycling Award to Becky Burrell (C) and Philippa Artus (L) from Cambridge BID.
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Cambridge Business Improvement District honoured with national Green Can Award

The Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID) has been presented a national Green Can Award. The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that go above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts. Cambridge BID has been honoured with the award following its work with recycling programme...


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Christian Aid responds to Paris Climate Agreement Signing

As nations gather in New York to sign the historic UN climate agreement brokered last December in Paris, Christian Aid, has hailed it as a clear sign that the low carbon transition is underway. Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Adviser, said: “The signing of this agreement reminds us...


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Ministers challenged over emissions claims

Claims by the Transport Secretary that the UK has been leading the way in pushing for better emissions testing for diesel vehicles have been challenged by environmental lawyers, ClientEarth. It follows a shocking Department for Transport report which shows that all diesel vehicles tested by the governnment in the...


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Twenty top religious leaders from India Sign “Interfaith Climate Change Statement” Today

250 Religious Leaders Present the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to the President of the UN General Assembly New Delhi/ April 18th, 2016:    Four days before the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, The Interfaith Climate Change Statement has been signed by two hundred fifty global faith leaders’ from fifty...


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BP refuses to disclose risks of deepwater gamble in the Great Australian Bight

BP’s refusal to disclose details of its plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) from October 2016 has come under fire from investor groups and conservationists ahead of the company’s AGM that was held on 14 April. The GAB is an area of exceptional marine...


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Search is on for Britain’s greenest youngsters

Ecotricity, the world’s first green energy company, has today launched a competition to find the greenest youngsters in Britain, with the four winners taking the stage at this summer’s WOMAD Festival to present their ideas. Ecotricity, who will host a stage at the festival, is asking school pupils aged...


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Environmental pressures ‘major factor’ in Peabody bankruptcy

Reports that Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately owned coal producer, has filed for US bankruptcy protection are ‘very big news’, says Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). “Be in no doubt; this is very big news. The coal industry around the world has been...


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Greenpeace activists demand Siemens step away from destructive hydropower

Greenpeace Brazil Report underlines the risky business of construct dams such fragile rainforests São Paulo/Munich, 13 April 2016 – Activists from Greenpeace Germany gathered at the global headquarters of technology giant Siemens AG in Munich, Germany today to shine a spotlight on the company’s potential involvement in a new...


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New evidence shows EU is good for our environment

Today’s (11 April) Economic and Social Research council review on the EU Referendum and the UK environment provides new academic evidence that remaining in the EU delivers a more certain future for the UK environment. Commenting on the review, Sam Lowe, Friends of the Earth campaigner, said: “This expert...


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It’s Time To Take Tesla Seriously

The Tesla Model 3 was introduced on March 30th and has already received over 325,000 deposits. Each $1000 deposit reserves purchasing rights for future owners, even though production of the Model 3 is still a year away. To understand how significant this is, consider that if each depositor actually...


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Rwandan “Maraba” Coffee Co-Operative Celebrates 15 year Partnership

A coffee co-operative in the formerly war-torn country of Rwanda is celebrating a fruitful 15 year partnership with Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, based in East London. Since the Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa Co-operative started working with Union in 2002, it has enjoyed an almost five-fold increase in green (exportable) coffee. As...


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Activists Occupy British Museum as Celebs Urge New Director to Drop BP

Today, theatrical campaign group BP or not BP? have taken over the Great Court of the British Museum with a ‘disobedient exhibition’ about the Museum’s controversial sponsor, BP. The 20-strong group arrived at 11am and set up the exhibition – called ‘A History of BP in 10 Objects’ –...


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Ecolab Headlines Inner Circle 2016

More than 75% of tourism operators in Asia Pacific have high business risks related to water scarcity, according to data to be discussed at Inner Circle 2016, a global sustainability and responsible tourism forum to be hosted by EarthCheck on 21-22 April 2016 at Alila Seminyak, Bali. The data...


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Unilever Drops IOI: Greenpeace Indonesia Comment

Unilever has announced that it has begun cancelling its contracts with Malaysian palm oil producer and trader IOI. The IOI Group, including its trading division IOI Loders Croklaan, was last week suspended by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil following a year-long investigation into deforestation and community conflicts at...