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Top features of the week: October 19



This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Simon Maxwell explored the New Climate Economy report, its implications for developing countries and whether it ultimately goes far enough.

Sedex illustrated in an infographic how high profile events have put the spotlight on global supply chains in the last ten years. Also, we’ve made it to 36% of our target for our crowdfunding campaign with ten days left. Please pledge to save us.

1. Ten years of supply chain’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) – infographic

Sedex: From the Morcambe Bay tragedy in 2004, to the Guardian’s investigation into the Thai prawn industry earlier this year, numerous high profile events have put the spotlight on global supply chains in the last ten years, writes Sedex. Read more.

2. Tackling food waste on World Food Day – infographic

Ecocleen Services: Ahead of World Food Day, there couldn’t be a better time to remind ourselves about the incredible amount of food that is wasted around the world on a daily basis. Read more.

3. From B.U.M to Bamboo

Troy Wiseman, EcoPlanet Bamboo: Now a global pioneer in the operation of sustainable commercial bamboo plantations, EcoPlanet Bamboo is the realisation of a long-held dream and a great illustration of positive capitalism, writes founder Troy Wiseman. Read more.

4. The New Climate Economy Report: Does it go far enough?

Simon Maxwell: The report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is measured, well-researched and optimistic: technically rich and politically astute. But what is new? And what are the implications for developing countries? – asks Simon Maxwell of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Read more.

5. Save Blue & Green today – 15 days left to pledge to our crowdfunder

Blue & Green Tomorrow: We have reached 36% of our targets and raised over £32,000 thanks to our amazing readers and supporters who believe in a blue and green world – but we still need your help over the next two weeks. Read more.

Photo: Sanja Gjenero via Free Images

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