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Oil and Gas Conference Must Acknowledge Climate Crisis, Say Campaigners

Environment campaigners have condemned the Oil and Gas Conference for ignoring the climate crisis. The yearly Oil and Gas Conference is currently taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland, but campaigners say it has overlooked the need to make sure Scotland has a clean energy future. Today Roseanna Cunningham revealed that...


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Campaigners Call Scottish Government to Drive Zero Carbon Policies

It was revealed today that Scotland has met its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions six years early. Roseanna Cunningham, Scotland’s Climate Change Secretary, announced the news, which is based on climate statistics from 2014, earlier today. Stop Climate Chaos in Scotland has welcomed the news but comments that...


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Ecobuild Launch Campaign to Redefine Sustainability

Construction sector professionals are being asked what they think sustainability is as part of a campaign to redefine sustainability. Organisers of the Ecobuild exhibition are posing the question in order to discover how the sector can conduct itself more sustainably in the future. Sector professionals can get involved via...


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Scotland Lead UK Climate Change Fight

Scotland has made an impressive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Roseanna Cunningham, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Land Reform, revealed today that Scotland has already managed to reach the 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 42%. Scotland is one of the leading countries in Western Europe...


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Michelin Group Announce Zero Deforestation Commitment

The leading international tyre manufacturer, Michelin Group, has announced a zero deforestation natural rubber procurement policy. The policy is based on the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach and the commitment from Michelin Group has been welcomed by Greenpeace. Cécile Leuba, Forest campaigner for Greenpeace France: “The announcement by the...


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Iceland Project Could Be Carbon Capture Storage Solution

Researchers have successfully trialled a new carbon capture storage (CSS) project in Iceland. CSS is a way of storing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to tackle climate change. The innovative new approach saw CO2 rapidly changed into stone and could one of the most secure CSS techniques ever developed. Long-term...


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EU Paris Agreement Proposal Published Ahead of Schedule

The European Commission has published the proposal for approval of the Paris Agreement today. The proposal has been printed a month earlier than initially scheduled, highlighting the political urgency to gain ratification of the milestone Agreement in Europe. The EU executive’s proposal specifies that the EU will join the...


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Friends of the Earth Support World Meat Free Day

Today is World Meat Free Day, a day to explore new plant-based foods and learn about the impact of meat on the environment and our health. World Meat Free Day is backed by Friends of the Earth, who are encouraging people to change their diet to include less meat....


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Innovative Carbon Capture Technique Success

A new and unique way to store carbon dioxide (CO2) gas and tackle climate change has been a success. Researches pumped CO2 into the volcanic rock under Iceland where it was rapidly turned into stone. The innovative project is expected to be a new cheaper and more secure carbon...


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Cement Industry at Risk Unless Sustainability Improves

Cement companies across the world need to up their sustainability game according to a new report. The report, which analyses the world’s largest cement companies, finds that the industry’s worst performers face a possible earnings hit of 114% (before interest and tax). The report suggests a great deal of...


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LGA Respond to Flood Protection Report

The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report that focuses on flood protection. The Local Government Association (LGA) has responded to the report, backing the work of local authorities that manage flood risks and implement strategies. Councillor Peter Box, LGA Environment spokesman, said: “Councils are at the sharp end...


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Report Urges Investors to Encourage Sustainable Fishing

Aviva Investors and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership have collaborated to create a report on sustainable fishing and fish farming. The report suggests that investors need to do more to encourage seafood companies to improve the sustainability of the industry and reduce the risks to the environment and human rights....


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Friends of the Earth React to Patterson’s EU Environment Dismissal

Owen Patterson MP has dismissed potential risks to the environment, arguing that there is no case to remain in the EU on environmental grounds. He also suggested the “Green Blob” had been bought off by Brussels. Friends of the Earth has responded to Owen Patterson’s remarks. Sam Lowe, Friends...


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Oceans Benefit From MSC Fisheries, Concludes Report

World Oceans Day took place on Wednesday 8 June this year and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) marked the day by publishing a report. The study is based on improvements and effective management of MSC certified fisheries, and looks specifically at the positive impacts they are having on our...


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No Changes Since Paris Agreement, say Corporate Europe Observatory

The Corporate Europe Observatory has conducted a study examining six month’s of lobby meetings involving Miguel Arias Cañete, the Climate & Energy Commissioner and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union or their cabinets. The new research shows fossil fuel industry lobbyists still have insider access to the European Commission,...