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Nottingham Achieves 2020 Climate Change Target Four Years Early

Recent central government statistics show that Nottingham has smashed its climate change targets four years early. August 2016 – The data shows a 33% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, beating a target set by Nottingham City Council to reach a 26% reduction by 2020. This puts Nottingham top...


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Tanzanian Coffee Plantation The First In Africa To Achieve Stewardship Standard

Olam is first agri-business globally and first business in Africa to have a site achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard for its Aviv Coffee Plantation in Tanzania London, August 25, 2016 – Olam International (“Olam”) has advanced its approach to water stewardship by becoming the first agri-business globally...


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Cheaper And Quicker Alternatives To Hinkley

The UK can meet its energy and climate change targets even if the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is not built, a new report concludes – and alternatives work out cheaper. The analysis, by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), finds that a mixture of established...


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First Ever Organisation-wide Natural Capital Account Published

Forest Enterprise England, the land management agency of the Forestry Commission, is the first organisation to publish an organisation-wide Natural Capital Account. The initial, partial account includes detailed management costs and commercial returns from the estate alongside a valuation of the benefits to society such as recreation and climate...


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UK Public Strongly Support EU Rules To Protect Bees And Nature

A new YouGov survey for Friends of the Earth reveals the British public are overwhelmingly 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 to guarantee that its Brexit strategy...


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...


LGIM Voting Against Sports Direct’s Chairman For Third Year Running

LGIM Voting Against Sports Direct’s Chairman For Third Year Running

In the build up to Sports Direct International’s upcoming AGM (7th September) Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), has released the following statements. “For the third consecutive year we will be voting against the re-election of the Chairman at Sports Direct. We first voted...


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...


Marine Energy Centre in Indonesia To Be Established By Robert Gordon University

Marine Energy Centre in Indonesia To Be Established By Robert Gordon University

Scottish Renewables have released a statement following the news that researchers at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen have won £165,760 in funding to support the establishment of a South East Asia Marine Energy Centre in Indonesia. Hannah Smith, Policy Officer at Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland leads the world in marine...


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...