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Next President unlikely to meet US emissions targets set in Paris

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:41:00 GMT

As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton placed climate change in the spotlight during Monday night's (26 September) presidential debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump, new research has suggested that the US looks set to miss its 2025 emissions reduction pledge.

Business must address 'timid action' to achieve SDGs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:16:00 GMT

One year on from the launch of the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), new research has found that a majority of companies have been too slow to take tangible action.

Climate chief: UK must not use Brexit to water down environment laws

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:26:00 GMT

The UK must not water down its environmental laws as it leaves the European Union, one of the government's most senior advisers on climate change has warned.

Circular economy will place consumers at the heart of the value chain, says eBay

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

EXCLUSIVE: The circular economy can act as a "new frontier" for brands that allows sustainability to move beyond a responsibility and act as an opportunity that turns "passive consumers" into active participants", the global impact manager of eBay has said.

Building industry calls for EU-wide 2050 energy efficiency vision

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:20:00 GMT

A coalition of industry-leading businesses from the building industry including AkzoNobel, Philips Lighting and Siemens have urged the European Commission (EC) to implement continent-wide action to improve the energy efficiency of Europe's building stock.

Unilever retains top spot in Fit for Purpose Index

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:57:00 GMT

Consumer goods company Unilever tops the list of the world's most purposeful companies in Radley Yeldar's (RY) 2016 Fit for Purpose 2016 Index for the second consecutive year, with the likes of Philips and Nestle making up the top 10.

500 companies obtain UK's first energy label specifying renewable energy credentials

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Independent renewable energy supplier SmartestEnergy has announced that 500 companies have been issued with energy labels that specify the source and carbon content of the electricity that they purchase.

Is 'imperfect' ETS a better option for aviation emissions than a voluntary ICAO draft?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:47:00 GMT

As nations meet today (26 September) to edge a global aviation deal closer, new analysis has suggested that the European Union's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is still "superior" to the drafted proposal offered by the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

BMW opens energy storage facility built from used EV batteries

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMT

German car manufacturer BMW has announced the completion of a new utility-scale energy storage facility, which uses 2,600 worn electric vehicle (EV) battery modules to stabilise the grid and reduce the impact of peak demand.

IoD attacks 'complex and costly' smart meter rollout

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:54:00 GMT

The Institute of Directors has attacked the smart meter rollout for being too complex and costly, insisting the government "urgently review" the benefits of going ahead with the rollout which looks "very unlikely" to meet its 2020 target.

'Rapid' low-carbon transition could damage economic stability, warns Bank of England

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The transition to a low-carbon economy is filled with potential paradoxes that could lead to either the current generation having no "direct incentive" to drive change, or actually transitioning too quickly to the point where financial stability would be damaged.

Tech giants join NASA and the White House to enhance data-driven climate resiliency

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The White House and NASA have partnered with a host of technology giants including Google, Amazon and Microsoft to "harness the data revolution" as a means to develop climate resilience alongside the World Resources Institute (WRI).

On-the-go H2O spearheads Ford's company-wide innovation drive at 'record pace'

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:27:00 GMT

Motor giant Ford's recent innovation push is being driven by employees across all areas of the business at "record pace", with a prototype that turns condensation from air conditioners into drinking water just one of the 3,500 innovations submitted this year.

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 10 - Back to CSR school

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:36:00 GMT

Is sustainability evolving into just another elite job? Should CSR companies be looking beyond graduates to find the next generation of leaders? Or could universities do more to develop the softer skills needed to triumph in the sector?

AkzoNobel unveils new paint remanufacturing centre

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:21:00 GMT

The world's largest paint and coatings manufacturer has unveiled an innovative not-for-profit paint remanufacturing facility in North West England, as part of the company's ambition to produce 100,000 litres of remanufactured paint by the end of 2017.

UK universities struggling to reach 2020 emissions target

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:09:00 GMT

Despite progress being made to tackle carbon emissions in the higher education sector, universities are still struggling to achieve collective 2020 reduction pledges, according to the latest Brite Green Higher Education Sector Carbon Progress Report.

Waste-eating sharks and body heat harvesters: the best green innovations of the week

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:10:00 GMT

As Climate Week 2016 in New York City draws to a close, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon, resource efficient technologies and innovations that could thrive in a Post-Paris Agreement world.

Scotch whisky makers set 'challenging' green goals

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMT

The Scottish whisky industry has this week unveiled four new "challenging" sustainability targets in an effort to reduce carbon, drive water efficiency and embrace circular economy models in the supply chain.

Target, measure, act: Global scale-up needed to accelerate food waste reduction

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:59:00 GMT

One year on from the establishment of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nations and businesses have been urged to target, measure and reduce food waste in line with Goal 12.3, which calls for food waste to be halved by 2030.

Paris climate agreement poised to come into force

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:03:00 GMT

The Paris climate agreement is on the brink of coming into force after 31 nations officially joined the landmark accord, with the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, predicting it will be fully ratified by the end of the year.