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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.