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Digital campaign launched to help shoppers reduce food waste

Electrical retailer AO.com has unveiled a new campaign designed to help tackle the food waste epidemic in the UK, currently costing the country an estimated £19bn every year. The campaign centres around an interactive platform entitled “A Wasteless Journey” that takes consumers through an average shopping trip, from picking...


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UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

In order to meet carbon emission reduction targets and encourage low-carbon transport, the UK needs to invest more than £10 billion by 2050, according to a new series of reports. A series of reports for the LowCVP by consultants Element Energy suggests that the UK can develop the infrastructure...


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Max Fordham scoops Ashden Gold Award

On Thursday 11 June organisations leading the way in sustainable energy gathered for the 2015 Ashden Awards, with building firm Max Fordham scooping the prestigious Ashden Gold Award. The Ashden Awards aim to champion and support leaders in sustainable energy in order accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world....


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Harsh capitalists: Thomas Cook

Christi (7) and Bobby Shepherd (6) died from carbon monoxide poisoning on a family holiday in 2006. Cleared of responsibility, Thomas Cook originally refused to apologise for the death of the children and then quietly pocketed £3m compensation from the hotel, along with their legal firm. Under pressure it...


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Car emissions ‘significantly below’ 2015 target

The average emissions level of a new car sold in 2014 was “significantly below” the 2015 EU target, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. Under plans to cut emissions from transport, the EU set a target for new car emissions to be below 130 grams of...


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World Responsible Tourism Award 2015 open for nominations

Businesses and organisations operating in the tourism sector from around the world can now be nominated for consideration in the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards. The prestigious awards scheme, now in their 12th year, was co-founded and is organised by Responsible Travel, as part of World Market’s World Responsible...


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EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust

The European Commission has set out the priorities of the Capital Market Union, including a focus on the long-term and rebuilding trust in a Green Paper. However, a campaign group has said the proposals are “underdeveloped” in these areas.  European commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen explained that the Capital Markets...


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Ethical Tourism Conference to explore sector’s issues and solutions

An annual meeting and ethical tourism conference is set to take place on Saturday 7 February in Croydon Town Hall and will discuss how the industry is developing, an online ethical travel guide and future campaigns. The event is being organised by charity Tourism Concern, which argues that tourism...


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Looking back at… ethical retailers

More and more people are considering where they shop and the implications of their choices, from how companies impact the environment to how they treat employees, here we profile some ethical shopping options. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest...


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World can meet climate targets and live well, finds government initiative

The world can cut carbon emissions and limit global temperature increase to 2C whilst still prospering and maintaining lifestyles, according to new online tool the Global Calculator, a project led by the UK government. The initiative uses data reviewed by over 150 international experts and concludes that the world...


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Responsible tourism 2015: Harold Goodwin

Author and professor of responsible tourism at Manchester Metropolitan university, Harold Goodwin explains what responsible tourism is and why it is important. There is a litmus test for Responsible Tourism… and too many people are failing it. Responsible Tourism is not the same thing as sustainable tourism – when...


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The year ahead for Blue & Green Tomorrow

The year ahead is set to be a busy 12 months for Blue & Green Tomorrow, after many triumphs and a small setback in 2014 we’ve finalised our business and editorial calendar for 2015 ensuring that we remain the most widely read cheerleader for all things sustainable, as well...


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Green bond issuance triples in 2014

The green bond market saw incredible growth last year, reaching $36.6 billion (£24bn) issued by 73 different issuers, according to figures released by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The figure for 2014 is more than triple the number recorded in 2013. The growth takes the total amount of green bonds...


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Climate change could affect half of South West rail lines

Climate change and the associated increased risk of flooding in the UK could threaten up to half of the South West rail lines, according to an internal report at Network Rail. The UK has been ranked among the countries where flooding poses the greatest risk to economic output, research...


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Lake District and New Forest National Parks named top 100 sustainable destinations

UK national parks Lake District and New Forest are amongst tourism spots that have been named in the Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100. Despite scoring well across a range of categories, the findings suggest both destinations should work on a green tourism policy. The top 100 list was launched...



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