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Christian Aid Asks For Climate Cobra Group

A Climate COBRA Commitee should be called for to manage the risks posed by global warming revealed in a new report from the Government’s official advisors on climate change, Christian Aid has stated. Tuesday’s report from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) shows that the UK faces major risks across the...


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Unsustainable Logging Leads To Tropical Forest Overexploitation

Tropical timber derived from old-growth tropical forests which is widely recognised as a renewable natural resource, is selectively logged worldwide at an unparalleled scale. But research from the University of East Anglia reveals that these sources of timber are far from sustainable or entirely environmentally friendly. A study published...


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New PM Can Create A Positive Vision For The Environment Say Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth’s senior political campaigner acknowledged to news that Theresa May will be the next leader of the Conservative Party and the new Prime Minister, Liz Hutchins, commented: “Theresa May has the opportunity to create a positive vision for Britain. “The UK should be a global leader on...


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Increasing Amount Of Money Being Earned From And Going To Responsible Investing

47% of Australia’s investments – totalling $633 billion – are now being invested responsibly with a remarkable step up in consumer demand certifying this rise that has resulted in billions being repositioned from mainstream to responsible funds. The new report launched today by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), shows it’s not...


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The DRC Government Has Violated Its Own Logging Moratorium

An investigation by Greenpeace Africa investigation have uncovered a breach by the DRC government to showed it violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares in 2015 to a company called Société la Millénaire Forestière SARL (SOMIFOR) in Equateur and...


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New Framework To Help Businesses Make Better Decisions Launched By Global Leaders

The first Natural Capital Protocol has been created by representatives from over 160 of the world’s leading organisations, spanning business, finance, accounting, conservation, academia, and policy. They will convene in London today to celebrate the culmination of this unique collaborative project. The Natural Capital Protocol is a standardised framework designed...


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Mindful Chef Partners With Seedrs in ‘Farm To Fork’ Investment Opportunity For Healthy Eating

Healthy recipe box company, Mindful Chef, which has been given the seal of approval by The Beckhams and members of the England Rugby team, is looking to raise £300,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs as it offers existing and prospective customers a first opportunity to share in its success. Advocating convenient...


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Investment In Energy Storage Is Set Out In New Report

A new report published today will decode complex market opportunities for UK energy storage for the first time and explain what is key to driving cost-effective investment. The report makes a series of far-reaching recommendations to level the playing field for rapidly developing energy storage technologies – some of...


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Take Control Of Farming, Food And Fisheries Brexit Government Urged

The government has been called upon by organisations that represent the health and long-term interests of millions of British citizens to take a common-sense approach to farming, food and fishing policies that facilitate jobs, health and the environment when they consider the UK’s exit from the European Union. Concerns...


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Consortia Invited to Apply for Low Emission Innovation Funding

OLEV and Innovate UK are inviting consortia to apply for a share of £24m to develop innovative low emission vehicles or on-vehicle systems. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK are to invest up to £24 million to enable industry-led research trials and the development of...


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Accountants’ Role on UN Sustainability Goals Praised By Government

 Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, has supported the ICAEW’s drive to put the accountancy profession at the heart of global sustainability. ICAEW believes the accountancy profession must play an integral part in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and launched Global Goals, Shared Ambition at its annual Council...


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‘Good Business Week’ For Businesses In Southend And Castle Point

An increasing number of companies are beginning to realise the benefits of supporting their local communities. In one week alone, numerous companies in Southend and Castle Point demonstrated what being a ‘good business’ really means. The week started with Canvey Island based business Design 4 Print being awarded a Silver...


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Threatened World Heritage Sites Must Be Protected Warns UN Body

The future of some of the world’s most important natural World Heritage sites was determined yesterday at a UN session representing 192 countries. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to keep the Belize barrier reef and Selous Game Reserve on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The reef was...


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Sustainability Outweighs Price And Brand For Seafood Consumers

Sustainability was found to be a key driver for seafood purchasers, a new global independent research has found. Overall across 21 countries, sustainability is rated as more important than brand and price, with nearly three-quarters (72%) of seafood consumers agreeing shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources in order...


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New Era For Environment And Business With Launch Of Natural Capital Protocol

The Natural Capital Protocol is launched in London today, which aims to enable business to assess and improve the management of their direct and indirect interactions with natural capital. It provides clear guidance to assist them in measuring their dependence and the impact on natural assets such as raw materials such as timber,...