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Green GB Week delayed due to Brexit

Green GB and NI Week is due to be delayed until next year as a result of the current situation regarding the UK's exit from the European Union.

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Plastics pacts, Mission Possible pledges and the Autumn Budget: Top 10 sustainability stories of October 2018

As October comes to a close and we begin to dust off our old Halloween costumes, edie rounds up some of the top sustainability stories and standout pieces of content from the last 31 days - from new collaborative commitments to plastic and Mission Possible pledges to the green economy measures outlined in this year's Budget.

From Green GB Week to baffling Budgets: There's still much to be done on sustainability

A lot can change in a fortnight. The UK's first Green GB Week highlighted the benefits of clean growth on an unprecedented level. But after this year's budget proved to be a mixed bag for the green economy, inspiration needs to convert into ongoing action if we are to bring about meaningful change.

edie has rounded up ten key priorities for policymakers overseeing the UK’s low-carbon transition, as raised by politicians, business leaders and sustainability professionals during Green GB Week

Green GB Week: a UK policy wishlist to drive clean growth action

With the Government launching the nation's first-ever Green GB Week last week, dozens of sustainability experts met throughout the week to discuss the nation's clean growth agenda. Here, edie rounds up ten of their top green policy recommendations for the Government to place the UK on the road to a low-carbon economy.

edie's hour-long webinar on science-based targets is available to watch on demand

Science-based targets: Are 2C goals ambitious enough in the wake of the IPCC report?

EXCLUSIVE: In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) landmark report into global warming, should businesses be encouraged to bolster their emission reduction goals to align with a 1.5C pathway?

Green GB Week has served to showcase the benefits clean growth will bring to all parts of society

Everything you may have missed: The sustainability success stories of Green GB Week

With the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the nation's first-ever Green GB Week this week, numerous new commitments, events and announcements were made. This round-up highlights some of the best sustainability success stories of the past seven days.

It's non-stop for the edie team in this episode, as we embark on a week-long 'podcasting relay', broadcasting from some of the biggest events of Green GB Week

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Great Green GB Week relay

It's episode 50 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, and the edie team undergo a week-long podcasting relay, interviewing an array of sustainability experts from the likes of Adnams, BT, Good Energy, PwC and WWF as part of the UK Government's Green GB Week.

Science-based targets, single-use plastics bans and the switch to 100% renewable energy all feature among the 50 pledges that are now live on the Mission Possible Pledge Wall

From Amazon to PwC: Meet the 67 companies to have made Mission Possible Pledges so far

EXCLUSIVE: As Green GB Week draws to close, edie can reveal that 65 businesses from across the country have announced an array of bold new sustainability commitments on edie's virtual Pledge Wall, with more to come.

This week's best innovations could drive significant change across the food, shipping and automotive sectors

BMW's closed-loop batteries and AI-powered beehives: The best innovations for Green GB Week

A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best.

PwC claims the expansion of its carbon offsetting scheme to include air travel will protect 656,000 hectares of forest

PwC pledges to offset air travel emissions and source 100% renewable electricity

Professional services giant PwC has this week pledged to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations and to offset all emissions accounted for by flights taken by employees for business purposes.

Amazon has also agreed a deal for its UK buildings to be powered by 100% renewable electricity

Amazon pledges to install 20MW solar systems across UK fulfilment centres

Amazon has this week pledged to deploy 20MW of solar panels across its UK fulfilment centres, in a move that will slash its carbon footprint by 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has parnered with edie to help drive business action for Green GB Week (15-19 October)

#GreenGB Week Infographic: Clean Growth in the UK

The Government's landmark Green GB Week, with edie acting as the official media partner, is taking place this week. To mark the occasion, edie has produced an insightful infographic showcasing the clean growth success stories that are driving the low-carbon revolution in the UK.

The Government will publish the UK’s first ever Green Finance Strategy in Spring 2019

Clean Growth Fund spearheads Government's green finance commitments

As part of Green GB Week, the UK Government has announced a new £40m venture capital fund to help bring innovative clean technologies to market.

From left-right: Unilever’s Thomas Lingard, CDP's Jennie Gleed, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's Sarah Millar, BT's Gabrielle Giner and WWF's Jaco Du Toit

Science Based Targets initiative to support businesses with 1.5C goals in wake of IPCC report

The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) will place a renewed focus on assisting businesses in setting emissions reduction goals aligned with the 1.5C ambition of the Paris Agreement, a WWF official has revealed.

King also joined the growing list of experts and policy leaders calling of the UK Government to enshrine a net-zero carbon goal into law. Image: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Sir David King: Urgent focus needed on climate 'restoration'

The UK Government's former chief scientific advisor Sir David King has called for a $150 carbon price to be implemented globally and for the UK Government to focus on a net-zero emissions policy for 2045 to start to "repair and restore" the climate.

The new bio-methane commitment has been posted on edie's Mission Possible Pledge Wall, joining pledges made by 49 other businesses

John Lewis and Waitrose pledge to power entire delivery fleet with bio-methane by 2028

EXCLUSIVE: The John Lewis Partnership, which operates the John Lewis and Waitrose retailers, will convert its 500-strong fleet of diesel delivery trucks to be powered by bio-methane by 2028, as part of a new commitment published on edie's Mission Possible Pledge Wall today (16 October).

During Green GB Week, no single-use coffee cups will be on sale in the coffee bars within the Department's 1 Victoria Street headquarters

BEIS announces green buildings drive and single-use plastics crackdown

EXCLUSIVE: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (16 October) underlined its commitment to phasing out single-use plastics and reducing its estate emissions by 66% through two new commitments that have been posted on edie's Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

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Science-based targets: BT and Capgemini to discuss adoption strategies in edie's next webinar

Individuals looking to adopt and implement science-based targets for their business are encouraged to tune into a free webinar this month, featuring expert insight from the likes of BT, Capgemini and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group.

In the build-up to Green GB Week and beyond, businesses will be encouraged to make new commitments to edie’s Mission Possible Pledge Wall

edie partners with BEIS to drive climate action through Green GB Week

EXCLUSIVE: edie has agreed a new partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to encourage businesses to seize the opportunities of sustainability and clean growth during Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018).


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