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Smog by Isengardt via Flikr

Rewards For Countries Who Will Miss Their 2020 Target Of Cutting Emissions

The proposal by the European Commission which aims to reduce emissions outside the Emission Trading Scheme post-2020 risks rewarding countries who are not on target or who are delayed in reaching their current binding target for 2020.  The new briefing ‘No cheating from the start’ published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe today...


Cornwall by vanessa lollipop via Flickr

Opposition Day Environmental Motion Responded to by WWF-UK

Ben Stafford, Head of Public Affairs for WWF-UK, has responded to the Opposition Day motion made by the Labour party today on the environment. “Environmental challenges don’t stop at borders and many require international solutions.  There is inevitably much uncertainty following the referendum vote, so the Government should set...


Dame Vivienne Westwood by Southbank Centre

Stop Hinkley Campaign Gains Vivienne Westwood As Patron

Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE has announced that she will become a patron of the Stop Hinkley Campaign as a result of EDF Energy’s plans to build two large new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The French Trade Unions have declared that they remain convinced the Hinkley project should be postponed until a...


A champagne cheers by Bill Masson

Environment Is Key Focus At Responsible Business Awards

Resource management company, Veolia, was crowned Responsible Business of the Year 2016 at the Annual Responsible Business Gala at London’s O2 arena last night hosted by Business in the Community’s 2016 and attended by HRH the Prince of Wales, President of Business in the Community. The firm was recognised for embedding...


Power plant at sunset by lady_lbrty via Flickr

Water Sampling Technique Will Lead to Safe Storage of CO2

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found a cost-effective method to monitor the storage of carbon dioxide – the most common greenhouse gas – deep underground. Successful trials of their method at a site in Australia will inform the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, in...


hydrogen by Zero Emission Resource Organisation via Flickr

Report Says Hydrogen and CCS Would Reduce UK CO2 Emissions

A new report launched by the H21 Leeds City Gate project has found that using hydrogen for heating would dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in the UK, if support by Carbon Capture and Storage development. The H21 Leeds City Gate project report, launched yesterday outlines the benefits of replacing natural gas in...


water supply call by Ariful Haque Bhuiyan via Flickr

European Investment Bank Supports Drinking Water Upgrade

Dunea N.V, the Dutch drinking water supplier, has agreed a 100 million euro loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to supports its 5 year plan to upgrade drinking water supply and distribution networks. Dunea serves some 1.3 million inhabitants across 18 municipalities in the province of Zuid-Holland, the...


Couples : Enfield Town Park by George Rex via Flickr

“Growing Awareness” Book Published by Central Scotland Green Network

The Central Scotland Green Network, the largest green space initiative in Europe, has released a book which summarises the views of several leading experts from across the world. Growing Awareness – How Green Consciousness Can Change Perceptions and Places, edited by Professor Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism at The...


Marks and Spencer by Michael via Flickr

M&S AGM Attendees to Push Company to Agree to Living Wage

Marks & Spencer’s AGM today will be attended by Citizens UK, ShareAction, Craftivist Collective and Care2 who will urge the retailer to not only continue staff pay increases but to sign up as an official Living Wage employer. They will also deliver a petition from Care2 signed by over...


Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station by Leo McArdle via Flickr

Study Reveals Cost to Bill Payer of New Build Power Stations

Tidal Lagoon Power has published a New Power Cost League Table which challenges the current narrative surrounding the new generation of UK power stations and examines the cost to the end consumer. Tidal Lagoon Power today launches an improved methodology to better understand the real costs that energy bill...


No escape by Derek Keats via Flickr

Marine Stewardship Council Announces Sustainability Fund Recipients

Funding has been awarded to six organisations by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This enables the organisations to delivery projects to support small scale and developing world fisheries to achieve MSC certification. Blue Ventures, Anchud Mud Crab Productivity Committee, WWF Japan, Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation, WWF Guianas, and...


bin lorries food waste livery5 by North Devon Council via Flickr

Climate and Energy Progress Boosted by Food Waste Inquiry

Technical Director of the REA, Jeremy Jacobs, has commented on the news that the Environmental, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has launched a new investigative report. The report will look into the economic, social and environmental impact of food waste in the UK. “The announcement of this food waste inquiry...


Flood by Howard Lake via Flickr

Comments: CCC Report on Risk Assessment

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a report that discusses the risks and opportunities that the UK faces from climate change. A report published by the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) highlights the risks and opportunities Britain faces from climate...


recycle by erin's rainbow via flickr

British Recyclers: the Best and Worst Revealed

It has been revealed that the best in the country for recycling their waste are farmers. They are so good, in fact, that the government should pay them to show the rest of us how it’s done. That’s the finding of a British waste and recycling company which surveyed...


Jeans Run Gorge by Nicholas A. Tonelli

Donors’ Mitigation Agenda Topped By Preserving Forest Carbon Sinks

Good governance and large carbon sinks in developing countries are likely to be the principal destination for major green donors’ climate mitigation funding, new research has found. The study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) compared the factors used to allocate climate mitigation finance to 180 developing countries by the...