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Ecolab Headlines Inner Circle 2016

More than 75% of tourism operators in Asia Pacific have high business risks related to water scarcity, according to data to be discussed at Inner Circle 2016, a global sustainability and responsible tourism forum to be hosted by EarthCheck on 21-22 April 2016 at Alila Seminyak, Bali. The data...


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Unilever Drops IOI: Greenpeace Indonesia Comment

Unilever has announced that it has begun cancelling its contracts with Malaysian palm oil producer and trader IOI. The IOI Group, including its trading division IOI Loders Croklaan, was last week suspended by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil following a year-long investigation into deforestation and community conflicts at...


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Carbon Tracker Welcomes the FSB Task Force’s Efforts to Address Climate Disclosure Gaps

“Carbon Tracker lauds the FSB Task Force’s efforts to harmonize disclosure of the material risks of climate change in order to provide decision-useful information to the users of corporate reports.  Addressing current disclosure gaps will allow users of financial disclosures to better assess how companies consider and manage climate-related risks,” said Mark...


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Winter Flooding: Nearly 250 Million of Damage Caused to Roads and Bridges

Nearly £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter’s flooding, new research reveals. A snapshot analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA), published three months on from the flooding, estimates local authorities have so far...


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Apple Steps Up on Conflict Minerals

This week, Apple released a new report that revealed the company had taken several groundbreaking steps to combat the deadly in trade in conflict minerals. Four minerals used in electronics, jewelry, and other products – gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten – have helped fund armed conflict in the Democratic...


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How to be ‘green, lean and clean’ When Developing Buildings and Estates

ENER-G has published a detailed new guide to improving building energy performance for developers and estate managers, which is available free to download. The publication is entitled ‘Deep Green: How Criteria for 21st Century Building Performance is Testing the Environmental Credentials of Developers and Estate Managers’. It outlines the...


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£2 million Milestone for Bristol Energy Co-op’s Solar Crowdfunding Campaign

Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is celebrating reaching an impressive £2 million to bring the renewables revolution to Bristol and the South West. Thanks to huge support both locally and nationally, BEC’s solar projects are even closer to reality with investors raising record sums in this exciting crowdfunding campaign. This...


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UK Government’s Healthy Eating Guidelines Recommend Sustainable Fish

Following a recent update, the UK government’s official healthy eating guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources, including Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood. The EatWell Guide, produced by Public Health England, gives official recommendations on which foods should be eaten for a healthy, balanced diet....


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UK Churches Mobilise More than £1 Million in Clean Energy Switch

More than 400 UK churches are planning to switch to renewable energy providers in a move which will see more than a million pounds shifted to clean power. Launched at the beginning of Lent by charities Christian Aid and Tearfund The Big Church Switch invited churches and individuals in...


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Scottish Renewables Well Ahead of Target

Reacting to the release of official figures which show that renewable energy met 57.7% of Scotland’s electricity demand in 2015, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “This is great news and an important step in creating a fossil-free Scotland.  Despite the UK Government’s ideological...


Low Carbon Investing 2016

Guide to Low Carbon Investing launch

Blue & Green Tomorrow has launched its 2016 Guide to Low Carbon Investing. With contributions from 3D Investing, Triodos, Alliance Trust, WHEB, Standard & Poors, iforchange and Divest Invest, it sets out the opportunity for the investors who support the innovators, individuals and organisations who are tackling the issue of climate change...


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Monte Plata: The Caribbean’s Largest Solar Array Goes Live

Monte Plata, a 33.4 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar array located on the Dominic Republic was officially inaugurated today in the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. The project is the largest in the Caribbean and was designed and deployed by Phanes Group, the international solar...


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UK-GBC Response to Closure of the Zero Carbon Hub

Commenting on today’s announcement of the closure of the Zero Carbon Hub, Richard Twinn, Policy Advisor with the UK Green Building Council, said: “It’s incredibly disappointing to see the closure of the Zero Carbon Hub, although sadly not a shock given the direction of travel in terms of policy. The...


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Renewable Electricity Growth is Strong, But New Government Data Reveal Overall Energy Policy Failure

New statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change today have revealed significant increases in the installation of new renewable electricity capacity, over a period where overall electricity generation fell. Renewable electricity in 2015 made up 24.7% of the overall electricity generated in the UK, a record-breaking...


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Transatlantic Nuclear Ping Pong

Reacting to news that nuclear waste will be transported from Dounreay to the US and other waste from the US to Europe, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Only the nuclear industry could think it was a good idea to risk playing ping pong...