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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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Opposition Day Environmental Motion Responded to by WWF-UK

Ben Stafford, Head of Public Affairs for WWF-UK, has responded to the Opposition Day motion made by the Labour party today on the environment. “Environmental challenges don’t stop at borders and many require international solutions.  There is inevitably much uncertainty following the referendum vote, so the Government should set...


Dame Vivienne Westwood by Southbank Centre

Stop Hinkley Campaign Gains Vivienne Westwood As Patron

Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE has announced that she will become a patron of the Stop Hinkley Campaign as a result of EDF Energy’s plans to build two large new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The French Trade Unions have declared that they remain convinced the Hinkley project should be postponed until a...


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Environment Is Key Focus At Responsible Business Awards

Resource management company, Veolia, was crowned Responsible Business of the Year 2016 at the Annual Responsible Business Gala at London’s O2 arena last night hosted by Business in the Community’s 2016 and attended by HRH the Prince of Wales, President of Business in the Community. The firm was recognised for embedding...


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“Growing Awareness” Book Published by Central Scotland Green Network

The Central Scotland Green Network, the largest green space initiative in Europe, has released a book which summarises the views of several leading experts from across the world. Growing Awareness – How Green Consciousness Can Change Perceptions and Places, edited by Professor Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism at The...


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M&S AGM Attendees to Push Company to Agree to Living Wage

Marks & Spencer’s AGM today will be attended by Citizens UK, ShareAction, Craftivist Collective and Care2 who will urge the retailer to not only continue staff pay increases but to sign up as an official Living Wage employer. They will also deliver a petition from Care2 signed by over...


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Climate and Energy Progress Boosted by Food Waste Inquiry

Technical Director of the REA, Jeremy Jacobs, has commented on the news that the Environmental, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has launched a new investigative report. The report will look into the economic, social and environmental impact of food waste in the UK. “The announcement of this food waste inquiry...


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Comments: CCC Report on Risk Assessment

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a report that discusses the risks and opportunities that the UK faces from climate change. A report published by the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) highlights the risks and opportunities Britain faces from climate...


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British Recyclers: the Best and Worst Revealed

It has been revealed that the best in the country for recycling their waste are farmers. They are so good, in fact, that the government should pay them to show the rest of us how it’s done. That’s the finding of a British waste and recycling company which surveyed...


Jeans Run Gorge by Nicholas A. Tonelli

Donors’ Mitigation Agenda Topped By Preserving Forest Carbon Sinks

Good governance and large carbon sinks in developing countries are likely to be the principal destination for major green donors’ climate mitigation funding, new research has found. The study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) compared the factors used to allocate climate mitigation finance to 180 developing countries by the...


Darling Wind Farm by warrenski

Carbon Trust Joins European Offshore Wind Developers To Reduce Costs Of Offshore Wind

A new European phrase of world-leading collaborative development, research and demonstration (R&D) programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) was revealed by The Carbon Trust. This programme is designed to impact the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) from offshore wind and improve efficiency, availability and reduce costs of existing...


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Generation 2050’s Mission To Send 1000 Books to Indian Charities

A Social enterprise that published a children’s booked to inspire a kinder world  is launching a crowd-funding campaign on the 13th July. Generation 50 aims to raise £1000 to send 1000 copies of their new children’s book ‘Rafi’s Indian Dream’ to four charities in India who run humane education...


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FCA Calls for Input on Rules for Crowdfunding

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is soon to review the rules and regulations surrounding both equity-based and debt-based crowdfunding. It is seeking input on the areas to be examined. In 2015 an estimated £2.7 billion was invested on regulated crowdfunding platforms, up from £500 million in 2013, with more...


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Tax Relief for Social Investors Generates £3m for Good Causes

A new report from think-tank NPC and Big Society Capital says £3.4 million has been provided to charities and social enterprises thanks to two years of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR). South Bristol Sports Centre is one of the most recent social enterprises to benefit from the tax break, having...


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Support for Indigenous Community Fighting Amazon Dam Reaches 1m

Greenpeace International is supporting the Munduruku Indigenous People to fight a mega-dam on their lands. Bunny McDiarmid, Executive Director, is in the Amazon basin. Bunny McDiarmid joins the Munduruku community this week as the global campaign to stop the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) mega-dam swells to more than one million...