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Campaigners Call on Kingfisher to Increase B&Q Wages

Board members at Kingfisher’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow will be called upon to pay B&Q staff the Living Wage set out by the Living Wage Foundation. Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden, will attend the AGM on 15 June to ask the board to reassess and reverse...


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Campaigners Call Scottish Government to Drive Zero Carbon Policies

It was revealed today that Scotland has met its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions six years early. Roseanna Cunningham, Scotland’s Climate Change Secretary, announced the news, which is based on climate statistics from 2014, earlier today. Stop Climate Chaos in Scotland has welcomed the news but comments that...


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Ecobuild Launch Campaign to Redefine Sustainability

Construction sector professionals are being asked what they think sustainability is as part of a campaign to redefine sustainability. Organisers of the Ecobuild exhibition are posing the question in order to discover how the sector can conduct itself more sustainably in the future. Sector professionals can get involved via...


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Scotland Lead UK Climate Change Fight

Scotland has made an impressive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Roseanna Cunningham, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Land Reform, revealed today that Scotland has already managed to reach the 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 42%. Scotland is one of the leading countries in Western Europe...


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Investor Coalition Backs First Ever Human Rights Benchmark

The first ever wide-scale benchmark on companies’ human rights policies, processes and practices has the support 80 investors. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) announced today that the investors, with a combined $4.8 trillion in assets under management, have pledged support for the project. The investors included in this statement...


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Human Rights Concerns Raised Over Don Sahong Dam

Serious concerns about human rights have been raised over the Don Sahong Dam. The United Nations Special Procedures has detailed concerns over the controversial dam under construction on the Mekong River in Laos in a report. The Human Rights Council will consider these concerns this week at its 32nd...


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Michelin Group Announce Zero Deforestation Commitment

The leading international tyre manufacturer, Michelin Group, has announced a zero deforestation natural rubber procurement policy. The policy is based on the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach and the commitment from Michelin Group has been welcomed by Greenpeace. Cécile Leuba, Forest campaigner for Greenpeace France: “The announcement by the...


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Bristol City Council Backs Community Energy Projects

The Bristol Community Energy Fund is offering grants to projects that focus on energy in local communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to projects that positively develop the way energy is generated in communities, as well as how it powers them. The council’s Bristol Community Energy Fund...


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WWF Research Complex Green Bond Market

WWF has commissioned new research, published today, which focuses on green bonds. The research highlights the complexity that surrounds green bonds, commenting on the proliferation of standards, frameworks and guidelines. The report suggests that changes need to made in order for the green bond market to really boom. Creating...


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Deaf Adults to Receive More Support from Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss has stepped in to take over more services since another company went into administration in December last year. The national charity headquartered in London, who have taken on these services in Kent will be able to support more people than ever before now that care...


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Iceland Project Could Be Carbon Capture Storage Solution

Researchers have successfully trialled a new carbon capture storage (CSS) project in Iceland. CSS is a way of storing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to tackle climate change. The innovative new approach saw CO2 rapidly changed into stone and could one of the most secure CSS techniques ever developed. Long-term...


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EU Paris Agreement Proposal Published Ahead of Schedule

The European Commission has published the proposal for approval of the Paris Agreement today. The proposal has been printed a month earlier than initially scheduled, highlighting the political urgency to gain ratification of the milestone Agreement in Europe. The EU executive’s proposal specifies that the EU will join the...


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Big Venture Challenge Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Big Venture Challenge have been revealed today. Big Venture Challenge (BVC) recognises those who are tackling the problems we face as a nation through social projects and schemes. Each winner will receive a year of business support, connections to help them grow, and access to...


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IFB2016 Hosts GREAT British Showcase of Innovation, Creativity and Design

The International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) starts today in Liverpool. The GREAT Britain Campaign’s showcase, which will include exhibits from UK innovation, creativity and design companies, is likely to be one of the big attractions of the festival. Attending the festival is free, but to get involved with...


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Friends of the Earth Support World Meat Free Day

Today is World Meat Free Day, a day to explore new plant-based foods and learn about the impact of meat on the environment and our health. World Meat Free Day is backed by Friends of the Earth, who are encouraging people to change their diet to include less meat....