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British People In Favour Of Protecting Bees with EU Rules, According To YouGov Survey

British People In Favour Of Protecting Bees with EU Rules, According To YouGov Survey

A new YouGov survey for Friends Of The Earth has revealed that a strong majority of people in Britain would be in favour of keeping or strengthening EU rules that protect our natural environment – including Britain’s under-threat bees. The environmental campaign group is calling on the UK Government...


Climate Change Could Cause Hay Fever From Ragweed Pollen To Double

Climate Change Could Cause Hay Fever From Ragweed Pollen To Double

According to a report from the Univeristy of East Anglia, in collaboration with various institutions, new hay fever problems could be caused for millions of people due to climate change. Research published today reveals that the number of people suffering hay fever from ragweed pollen could double in just 35...


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Calls For G20 Leaders To Mandate Climate Disclosures From Environmental Lawyers

ClientEarth, an environmental lawyers, have backed the calls of 130 investors to the G20 leaders to be harder on inadequate climate disclosures in corporate reporting. The investors, representing $13trn in combined assets, want more action from financial regulators to ensure transparent reporting on how climate risk will affect corporations. Their...


First Environmentalist To Lead UK Bank

First Environmentalist To Lead UK Bank

Dr Bevis Watts has been appointed as the new Managing Director at Triodos Bank. Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, has named Chartered Environmentalist and ex-Wildlife Trust CEO Dr Bevis Watts as their new Managing Director in the UK. It is the first time a UK bank has selected...


Emerging Green Bond Market For Real Estate Revealed By Latest S&P Research

Emerging Green Bond Market For Real Estate Revealed By Latest S&P Research

The demand from investors for corporate bonds is growing, however issuance by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) is currently limited. Further growth in the green bond market should allow greater standardisation that would preserve commercial real estate companies’ (CREs) operational flexibility.   Tenants are increasingly demanding in terms of...


Beginning Of £36.5 million Flood Scheme In Hull

Beginning Of £36.5 million Flood Scheme In Hull

An important flood defence scheme is due to be launched by the Environment Agency in Hull after they secured £36.5 million in Government funding. Work will begin this autumn on repairing flood defences that lie within a 7.5km stretch of the River Hull, helping to protect 63,000 properties in the...


There Could Be Dirty Air For Decades Due To UK Government's Faulty Projections

There Could Be Dirty Air For Decades Due To UK Government’s Faulty Projections

The UK government based its projections are based on delusional data and now its predicted compliance date for clean air laws could be years off the actual date. ClientEarth has challenged the UK government to come clean on whether it has rerun its projections for air pollution in light...


BICEPS Rating System Introduced To Stimulate More Sustainable Ocean Shipping

BICEPS Rating System Introduced To Stimulate More Sustainable Ocean Shipping

A group of 5 global shippers (AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM, FrieslandCampina and Huntsman) that form the BICEPS Network, a joint initiative aimed at leveraging forces to encourage more sustainable shipping, have launched the BICEPS Rating System. The shippers will apply the BICEPS Rating System, an online dynamic application that...


Call From Investors For The G20 Nations To Ratify Paris Agreement

Call From Investors For The G20 Nations To Ratify Paris Agreement

A group of 130 investors with around $13 Trillion AUM from a group of 6 organisations have written to the G20 heads encouraging them to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement as leaders of the world’s largest economies prepare to attend the upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China. The group are...


'Share Your Latest Innovations' : Call From Ecobuild 2017 to UK Researchers

‘Share Your Latest Innovations’ : Call From Ecobuild 2017 to UK Researchers

An industry-wide call has been made by Ecobuild 2017 for new research showcasing the latest UK built environment innovations, to show at this year’s exhibition. In partnership with the ARCC network – a UK-wide platform to develop and exchange knowledge and evidence to inform policy and practice, funded by EPSRC...


Positive Impact Portfolios made available on Alliance Trust Savings Platform By EQ Investors

Positive Impact Portfolios made available on Alliance Trust Savings Platform By EQ Investors

EQ Investors’ specialist Positive Impact Portfolios are now available to advisers through the Alliance Trust Savings platform. Impact investing has been introduced to the platform for the first time following the addition of EQ’s discretionary managed portfolios providing access to socially responsible investments and attractive returns. Established in 2012, the portfolios...


Green Initiatives in Central Scotland Can Now Apply For Greenspace Funding

Green Initiatives in Central Scotland Can Now Apply For Greenspace Funding

All through Central Scotland green projects can now bid for their share of £400,000 for enhancing woodland and green infrastructure, improving active travel and supporting community growth. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has confirmed the latest phase of Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding is now open for bids. The CSGN...


'Bonds and Climate Change: State of the Market 2016’ Mexico Edition Launched

‘Bonds and Climate Change: State of the Market 2016’ Mexico Edition Launched

Climate Bonds Initiative and MÉXICO2 have today (Monday 22 August) launched the ‘Mexico Edition’ 2016 report on the state of the international green bonds market. This is the first time this report has been translated and published in Spanish. Moreover, the report includes an additional section that focuses on...


Sustainability Is On The Menu For Scotland Food & Drink As They Support Resource Efficiency Pledge

Sustainability Is On The Menu For Scotland Food & Drink As They Support Resource Efficiency Pledge

By becoming the latest organisation to become an official ambassador for the Resource Efficiency Pledge, Scotland Food & Drink is showing an important commitment to creating a more environmentally sustainable industry. The Resource Efficiency Pledge is led by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, and works...


Cairn Energy Being Reported To UK Regulators Concerning Climate Risks : Comment By WWF Scotland

Cairn Energy Being Reported To UK Regulators Concerning Climate Risks : Comment By WWF Scotland

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks has today (Monday 22 August) responded to the news that Cairn Energy, an Edinburgh head-quartered oil and gas explorer, has been reported to UK regulators for allegedly withholding information from investors on climate change risks with the following statements : “In the interests of...