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Greenpeace

Greenpeace Condemn Obama’s Nuclear Double Standards

US President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima this week, just after the G7 Summit. This was the first ever visit by a US President in office. However, whilst Greenpeace Japan welcomed President Obama’s visit but they also say it was marred by double standards over nuclear weapons. Hisayo Takada, Deputy...


M&S

M&S Wages to Increase Above Living Wage

Marks & Spencer has announced it will increase its staff wages to above the current cost of living. The retailer has said it plans to pay its staff £9.65 per hour in Greater London and £8.50 per hour across the rest of the UK, taking its wages higher than...


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Timber Trade Members Express Brexit Concern

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) conducted a survey to calculate whether its members are for or against leaving the European Union (EU). The results showed that members are overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU. Many of those who said they would vote to remain expressed their concern over...


Stifung Mercator

Initiative Launched to Help Polluting Regions

A new global initiative called the Energy Transition Platform has been formally launched. The project has been set up to support governments across the world in developing and implementing pioneering energy policies. The project specifically targets carbon intensive and highly industrialised states and regions to help them become cleaner...


More UK Cities Join Global Network

More UK Cities Join Global Network

The next 37 member cities welcomed into the 100 Resilient Cities network (100RC) have been announced. Among them are Manchester and Belfast, helping the UK become the second most represented country on the list. The global network, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, encourages and helps cities implement management strategies for...


World-Animal-Protectio

Report Blasts Distrustful Dairy Farms

A new report suggests Britain’s cows are being held in cruel conditions. World Animal Protection UK have found that more and more intensive indoor dairy farms are being set up across the UK. What’s more, they say the farms are misleading to consumers who don’t realise where their milk...


national trust

National Trust Awarded for Renewables Revolution

The National Trust has replaced fossil fuels for renewable counterparts at its properties across the country and was honoured for making the change at a recent awards ceremony. The edie Environment and Energy Awards, which took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, recognise and celebrate excellence in...


Express Awards for Excellence 2016

Recyclers Honoured at Prestigious Awards

Thursday 19 May marked the thirteenth annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. The ceremony recognises those who have gone above and beyond to achieve in a sustainable way. This year’s awards were held at the Landmark Hotel in London. Entrepreneurs, commercial organisations, local authorities, third sector...


Toledo

Climate Change Should Be Our Focus, says Alejandro Toledo

The former President of Peru was in attendance at the One Young World Environment Summit in Arizona last week. Alejandro Toledo criticized US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s short-termist concerns on immigration when he addressed hundreds of young people from countries across the globe. Toledo also urged those in attendance to take...


North Yorks

Fracking Approved in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council have approved an application to frack for shale gas. Despite protesters gathering outside the Council offices yesterday, the North Yorkshire County Council granted permission for fracking at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. A series of submissions from 75 people, some for and some against fracking, were...


plain-package

Cigarettes Get Mandatory Makeover

The High Court in London has denied a change in the law over cigarette packets. The tobacco industry’s attempt to change cigarette packets was rejected last week and now it is mandatory that all packaging is plain. Campaigners hope the new packaging will deter people from adopting smoking. The...


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Public Services Act Won’t Be Extended

Social Enterprise UK helped lead the creation of the Social Value Act 2012 along with its members and partners. The Act was designed to open up more opportunities for Social Enterprises to win bids for the delivery of public services. Last week it was announced that the Act will not be extended....


ICAEW

Natural and Social Capital Must Be Measured, say ICAEW

An event held at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has highlighted the need to quantify natural and social capital. ICAEW say measuring the two factors will ensure that nature and society are included in corporate decision making. The discussion was held at a roundtable...


UEA

New Digital Database Could Save Lives

Research completed by the University of East Anglia (UEA) could help to save lives. The UEA looked into the hazard risk of landslides and have created an online tool, which they released today. The digital database is a globally available and contains information on national and local hazards. ThinkHazard!...


Bill Gates

Bill Gates to Lead Nelson Mandela Lecture

Bill Gates has been announced as the lead lecturer at the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. The business tycoon will address the theme “Living Together” at the lecture later this year. The event will be held at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on 17 July, a day before...