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Polly Courtice, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Polly Courtice Honoured for Sustainability Services

Polly Courtice, who founded the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, is set to be made a Dame. The news came as the Birthday Honours list was published on the Queen’s Official birthday over the weekend. Polly Courtice has been honoured for her services to sustainability leadership. Polly Courtice will...


Atlantic Ocean from Iceland

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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Ashden Gold Award Winners Revealed

The 2016 Ashden Awards took place last night at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The Ashden Awards recognise and celebrate innovation and excellence in the sustainable energy industry. The Gold winners of the Awards, hosted by the BBC journalist Mishal Husain, have been announced...


Co-op bank

Co-op Bank Publish Values and Ethics Report

The Co-operative Bank has published an overview of the Bank’s commitment to its extended Ethical Policy. In its Values and Ethics Report, the Co-operative Bank demonstrates its product development, charitable giving, and ethical campaigning, which has supported economic and social development in the UK. The Co-operative Bank is the...


CDP

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...


iema

Brit Voters Need EU Sustainability and Environment Information

There are two weeks remaining before Britain’s voters take to the polls to decide whether or not the UK will stay in the EU. IEMA have been conducting polls throughout the build up to gauge how much information is available to voters. In their final poll, 86% of participants...


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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...


Aviva investors

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...


Marine Stewardship Council

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...


Corporate Europe Observatory

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,...


Marine Destruction

Oceana Warn Sea Pollution and Destruction Must End

On World Oceans Day on 8 June, Oceana highlighted the effects of littering and waste pollution on the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Oceana has witnessed first-hand the extent of the problem and has warned that the destructive impact is making it increasingly harder to protect marine habitats and...


Bristol City Council

Bristol Mayor Backs Low Carbon Heat Initiative

The Mayor of Bristol has approved funding for a major infrastructure project in the city. Plans to build a heat network across Bristol can now move into its next stage now that £5 million of capital funding has been assigned to the project. The new heat network scheme will...


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Reject Bee-Harming Pesticides, Urge Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is calling on the Government to reject a second NFU application asking them to allow farmers to use banned pesticide, neonicotinoid. Friends of the Earth say approving use the pesticide will be significantly harmful Britain’s bees. If the application is allowed, farmers will begin to...


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Low Carbon Comment on McKinsey Oil Figures

McKinsey Energy Insights, a network of McKinsey & Company, has published figures that show the demand for oil is likely to peak in 2030 and then decline until 2050. Low Carbon, a renewable energy investment fund, has responded, urging the UK to make a more positive investment in renewable energy...