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Where are they now? Catching up with more edie 30 Under 30 alumni

…within the travel and tourism sector in 2019. In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the industry was hit by lockdown restrictions, she founded her own sustainability storytelling…

Hybrid working can deliver huge carbon savings in city centres

…potentially arise from remote working is that businesses end up under-reporting emissions as a result. In 2020, during the pandemic, consultancy Ecoact researched the impact of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown

Grosvenor CEO: Strong ESG focus ‘an opportunity, not a burden’

…asks Preston whether he believes that this trend is partly attributable to the drive to encourage workers back to the office post-lockdown. He says this is “most definitely the case”….

Why is the UK’s Deposit Return Scheme causing so much drama?

…policy package in the queue. And, as lockdown restrictions lifted in the UK and the pandemic dropped down the Ministerial agenda, a new reason for further delays rose its head…

‘Risk to competitiveness’: CCC urges Government to step up green job growth

…amid Covid-19-related lockdowns, but seems to be rebounding significantly. The UK Government remains off-track to deliver its flagship goal of hosting two million green jobs by 2030, a vision supported…

UN chief slams ‘pitiful’ progress at Bonn climate talks

…get on track in 2023 during Covid-19 lockdowns. At a summit in Paris next week, a new global financing pact will be discussed. Beyond getting on track for the $100bn…

AI-powered ocean robots and second-life batteries: The best green innovations of June 2023

…Image: CorkBrick Living is more dynamic now than it every has been before, thanks to the growing popularity of working-from-home post-lockdown and to the growing short-term rental market. Noticing a…

CCC Progress Report: Are any UK sectors on track to meet net-zero?

…role of car demand reduction in enabling decarbonisation. The number of kilometres driven by road vehicles was 21% higher in 2022 than in 2020 as a result of lockdowns ending…

Zac Goldsmith steps down, says PM Is ‘uninterested’ in tackling climate crisis

…Tory MPs and peers named and shamed in a new report this week into parties held during Covid-19 lockdowns. Goldsmith retweeted a Tweet calling the inquiry into ‘partygate’ a “witch…

Earth Overshoot Day: Everything you need to know about shifting to a circular economy

lockdowns. Global Ecological Footprint and biocapacity metrics are recalculated annually using the latest data and accounting methodology. Analysing the overall trend of the date progression is crucial, rather than focusing…

Energy industry facing supply chain crunch as renewables scale rapidly

…supply chains, largely concentrated in China, were badly impacted by Covid-19 lockdowns, for example. Wind supply chains are currently dealing with high costs as a result of the energy price…

Where are they now? Celebrating the successes of our 30 Under 30 Class of 2019

…early 2020. During UK’s 2020 lockdowns, he moved to Imperial Brands PLC where he worked as the Group-wide environmental sustainability manager. He helped to improve the company’s environmental disclosures, better…

Investment giants press for new global disclosure standards on human rights

…value chains decreasing. This is partly due to the ways in which human rights abuses were in the spotlight during Covid-19 lockdowns, and the demand observed for better worker protections…

‘A sign of the times’: Fossil fuels hit record low in EU electricity mix

…of 2023 compared with the same period in 2022. Demand was slightly (10TWh) lower than during Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020. 2022 saw the EU tabling a new ‘RePowerEU’ package, bringing…

Mission Possible: To Net-Zero and Beyond in Retail

…struggled to deliver a coordinated response to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, with the following economic downturn only contributing to the challenges facing the sector. For this report, edie will…

Royal Mail gets SBTi’s seal of approval for net-zero strategy

…post with stores closed during lockdowns. The SBTi has also approved new 2030 emissions targets from Royal Mail in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C trajectory. The business has committed…

Global Stocktake: UN urges ‘radical’ changes in climate policy plans at COP28

…last year that power sector emissions are likely to keep climbing through to 2025 following a temporary dip during Covid-19 lockdowns. The Agency subsequently confirmed that 2022 marked a global…

Nature in boardrooms and British homes with no energy bills:The sustainability success stories of the week

…pioneered by London-based design agency Studio Elk and could be particularly useful for businesses with ever-changing needs amid the post-lockdown return to the office. Used furniture will be refurbished and…

New Carbon Accounting Alliance launched in bid to standardise emissions disclosures

…the climate disclosure functions. Yet global private sector emissions as a whole have continued to either plateau or increase each year, aside from the temporary drop recorded during Covid-19 lockdowns….

Recycling policy delays hampering crucial investment decisions, UK Government warned

…But several key Strategy components were delayed due to Covid-19 lockdowns and, even now, are facing additional delays and changes. Simplified recycling and weekly food waste collections in homes were…