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Youth Environment Panel will ‘Reroute’ Young People’s Attitudes to Nature

  Young Scot and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have joined forces to establish a bold, new National Youth Advisory Group named ReRoute.  Made up of 14 young volunteers aged 13-23, the group will gather insights and ideas on biodiversity. They will be involved in actively engaging other young people...


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Comment on UNEP’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 Report

A new report on global investment trends in renewable energy is ‘extremely significant’, says Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. Professor Mitchell said: “There are some eye-catching figures in this report which are, as UNEP says, extremely significant. We’re looking at serious sums of...


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Voting Cigarette Ballot Bins Go Global by Popular Demand

The innovative voting ashtray designed to address the issue of cigarette butt litter in the UK, by leading UK behavior change charity Hubbub, has gone global as councils, governments, and brands around the world, are making orders for Ballot Bin. Littering cost the tax-payer as much as £850 million...


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Global Cleantech Summit opens with launch of ‘Accelerator 100’ project to support China’s Five-Year Plan

The Global Cleantech Summit in Beijing, China, hosted by The Climate Group, opened today with the launch of the ‘Accelerator 100′ project. Over 300 financial institutions, policymakers and leading clean technology firms from China, Europe, North America and beyond have gathered for the two day Summit aimed at driving...


Save Water, Every drops counts is theme fixed on the occasion of World Water Day -2010 by ministry of Water Resources,Governmnet of India. World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
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On UN Water Day, 783 Million Still Lack Clean Water

On UN’s World Water Day, clean tech company Watly were preparing to open an Indiegogo campaign to fund their award-winning solar technology. The Watly 3.0 thermodynamic computer uses solar energy to sanitise over 5000 litres of water a day, as well as generating electricity and connectivity. The development of...


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White House Recognition for Climate Bonds Standards at World Water Day Summit

The Climate Bonds Initiative’s efforts to promote sustainable water investment were recognized by the White House today at its Water Summit Held on World Water Day, the White House Water Summit aims to fortify commitments across the nation towards a sustainable and secure water future. In partnership with Ceres,...


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Philips Lighting Confirmed as Gold Partner for the World’s Premier Clean Technology Exhibition

Philips Lighting, a global market leader in the development of innovative LED lighting solutions, has been confirmed as a Gold Partner of theSustainable Innovation Expo (SIE), an Exhibition and Business Symposia taking place at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi this May. SIE, organised by Climate Action and the...


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Oekom Research Publishes 2016 Annual Review of Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility

In its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Review, independent  sustainability rating agency, oekom research, continues to see only slow progress in the areas of corporate environmental and social responsibility. An opportunity to improve sustainability performance could lie in the UN-endorsed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if these are grasped as guiding principles ...


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Fashion Designer Armani Goes Fur-Free

World renowned Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, has pledged to go 100 percent fur-free across all his labels from the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection onwards. Armani’s no-fur promise follows hot on the heels of a similar commitment by Hugo Boss last year, and comes after the designer worked closely with...


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Investors can Play a Central Role in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Institutional investors across the world are ready to engage with and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, finds a report published today by ShareAction. The researchers surveyed 52 institutional investors based in every region of the world with over £4trillion assets under management. The research found that: 95% of...


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Northern Parade Infant and Junior School Completes Solar PV installation

A primary school in Portsmouth has become the latest to lead the charge for sustainability by completing an onsite rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, in partnership with several local organisations. The project at Northern Parade Infant and Junior School in Hilsea, Portsmouth means that the school will not only...


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Belu water 2016 Impact Report Celebrates 5 Year WaterAid Partnership

  Belu – the UK’s leading ethical bottled water brand and pioneering social enterprise – today released its 2016 Impact Report marking five successful years of the Belu Water and WaterAid partnership. The report is released to coincide with World Water Day. Belu sets out to exemplify the highest...


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New figures: Scotland Rules Hydro Sector

The UK’s hydro industry is now 100% Scottish, with new research showing ALL projects with planning permission are north of the border. Twenty-seven schemes totalling 58.5MW – enough to power 42,000 homes – have planning consent, from Stirlingshire to Sutherland. Research by Scottish Renewables ahead of the industry body’s...


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Fully Loaded, Coal-Laden Vessel Sinks in the Sundarbans

On Saturday, the Sea Horse, a large bulk cargo vessel carrying 1,245 metric tons of coal, sank in the Shela River inside the Sundarbans. In addition to the large amount of coal, hundreds of gallons of fuel oil, batteries and other toxic contaminants may now be polluting the Shela...


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UK Social Investment is Worth £1.5bn says New Big Society Capital Report

Big Society Capital has produced its first comprehensive estimate of the size and composition of social investment in the UK. Its new report finds that: Social investment in the UK is worth at least £1.5 billion. This is the value of social investments outstanding at the end of 2015....