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Forestry At Work By Irish Fireside Via Flickr

Response From WWF Following Forestry Commissions Report

Julia Young, Global Forest and Trade Network Manager for WWF-UK has responded to the Forestry Commission’s report. Responding to the Forestry Commission’s report, Julia Young, Global Forest and Trade Network Manager for WWF-UK commented: Julia Young, Global Forest and Trade Network Manager for WWF-UK :  “This new report shows that...


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Black Isle Residents Invited To Look Through Keyhole By Green Home Owner

This weekend (Saturday 20 August) Cromarty homeowners, Peter and Fran Tilbrook, will open their doors to the public and invite residents of Black Isle to look through the keyhole at one of Scotland’s most inspirational green homes. The open day is part of a series of ‘Green Designs’ open doors events...


Temperature in C By Acid Pix Via Flickr

IPCC Discussing 1.5 Degree Warming Target As WWF Calls For Government To Ratify Paris Agreement

An IPCC meeting that begins on Monday is an important step towards an IPCC Special Report, which is due in 2018, on how to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C.   Dr Stephen Cornelius, Chief Adviser on Climate Change at WWF-UK said: “To have any chance of keeping temperature rise to...


U.S Coast Guard Cutter By  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Via Flickr

Risks Of Arctic Climate Change Cruise Highlighted By WWF

The MV Crystal Serenity is due to set sail on 16th August from Seward, Alaska to New York on a 32 day, 1,500 km journey through the legendary North West Passage via Canada and Greenland. With over 1000 passengers, 650 crew, a casino, 6 restaurants, & a cinema, she is easily the largest...


Shanghai Stock Exchange By  一元 马 Via Flickr

In The Climate-Aligned Bond Universe China Is The Largest Country of Issuance

Reports have revealed that China is the largest country of issuance in the climate aligned universe. China Railway Corporation (largest issuer with $194bn) dominates unlabeled issuance. This figure underlines the significance of bonds within the transport sector and demonstrates the key role they will play going forward in raising finance...


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By 2020 The Global Wind Operations And Maintenance Market Is Set To Grow To $17 Billion

According to research and consulting firm GlobalData, Global Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is estimated to increase from $10 billion in 2015 to $17 billion by 2020, this comes at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%   The company’s latest viewpoint states that technological developments have paved the way...


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Big Agriculture Can Either Help or Hinder Our Most Important Pollinators

New research published in PeerJ has identified the most serious future opportunities, as well as threats, for pollinating species which provide essential agricultural and ecological services across the globe.   From the expansion of corporate agriculture, new classes of insecticides and emerging viruses, pollinators are facing changing and increasingly challenging...


Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill By Green Fire Productions Via Flickr

Ground Oil Rig Fuel Tanks ‘Breached’

Two of the oil tanks have been breached in the grounded Transocean Winner oil rig grounded off Isle of Lewis according to an announcement from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It has been stated that it is ‘unclear at this time how much oil from those tanks has been released...


Bio Gas By Mike Grenville Via Flickr

Release Of Latest Data On German Bio-Gas Industry

Nearly 9,000 bio-gas plants are currently operational in Germany. 23 MW of newly installed electrical capacity was added in 2015 and, in early July, the 2017 German Renewable Energy Sources Act was adopted. Freising, Germany. Germany added 150 bio-gas plants in 2015, according to the most recent data released by the...


Battersea Park By Herry Lawford Via Flickr

We’re Even Breathing Dirty Air In London Parks

The air we breathe in London is breaching legal limits for pollution even in it’s famous Royal Parks, a new open data website has revealed today (10 August 2016). Friends of the Earth is calling on the Mayor to go further in his plans to clean up London’s filthy...


IMG_0211 By _Liquid Via Flickr

Risk Of Crunch In Timber Resources Among UK Businesses Failing To Move To Sustainable Practices

WWF is calling for sustainable practices to support availability of timber to meet the future needs of UK’s businesses · Grave concerns over the future of domestic timber supply among UK forest businesses · By 2050 less than 22% of UK Timber will be grown in Britain · Countries that...


Farm By cjuneau Via Flickr

Farms Underestimating The Importance Of GHG Reductions According To New Defra Stats

It has been revealed today – by a new Defra survey – that, among other things just nine percent of UK farms consider emissions as ‘very important’ when making business decisions. Alan Andrews, lawyer at ClientEarth, said:   UK farmers really need to clean up their act. “Climate change...


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New Runway Would Increase Carbon Costs By Hundreds Of Pounds

According to a report by the Campaign for Better Transport, a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick could spell the end of budget flights from the UK’s airports, due to charges that would have to be added to meet the UK’s legally binding climate change limits   Last summer the Airports...


The Power Plant By Christophe Staelens Via Flickr

PensionDanmark Investing In Another Biomass-fired CHP Plant

A Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) fund called Copenhagen Infrastructure II -including  PensionDanmark and 18 other institutional investors – has teamed up with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) to acquire the Kent biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant project. Earlier today, the parties signed a contract for the GBP 160m project...


Rt Hon Sadiq Khan by Policy Exchange via Flikr

Low Emission Bus Zones Announced By London Mayor

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, announced today a new plan for a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’, which will begin with Putney High Street in February next year. Responding to the announcement, Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner for environmental lawyers ClientEarth, said: “The Mayor’s plans highlight that air...