In practice: AccorHotels' new project targeting BREEAM excellent certification
Ahead of edie's flagship Sustainability Leaders Awards in January, edie is taking a closer look at some of the projects initiatives that have been deemed worthy of a finalist position by our expert judges. Up next: AccorHotels' new London hotel.
Velvet owner accused of sourcing pulp from protected forest region
The owner of well-known UK-based toilet paper brands Velvet and Cushelle is facing accusations of sourcing pulp from protected areas of the Great Northern Forest in Sweden.
UK's biomass ambition: Low-cost solution or forest full of loopholes?
A new report has outlined that using waste and biomass for gasification can help the UK meet its 2050 carbon targets at a lower cost to the economy, on the same day that research condemned a biomass standard used by Drax, E.ON and DONG as a "forest of loopholes".
Executive Briefing: BS 8001 – a Guide
The world’s first standard for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations
edie explains: ISO 20400
This edie explains business guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partners Action Sustainability and BSI, provides an in- depth summary of the new ISO 20400 Standard which is the world's first international standard for sustainable procurement
Carnival clean-up: Notting Hill waste to generate 100MWh of electricity
Westminster City Council is planning to collect all of the waste from Notting Hill Carnival and use it to generate electricity for the National Grid - all in time to have the streets clean for the Tuesday morning commute.
Sadiq Kahn unveils plan for London 'clean energy revolution'
Labour's London Mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has outlined his ambition to ignite a 'clean energy revolution' in the capital, pledging to be the 'greenest mayor ever'.
World's largest wood pellet producer embarks on sustainable forestry project
US firm Enviva - the world's largest producer of wood pellets - has announced the establishment of a new $5m, 10-year forest conservation project in North Carolina and Virginia.
Twice the size of Wales: ambitious plans for rainforest protection
Environmental charity Size of Wales intends to double the area of tropical rainforest it helps protect as its contribution to tackling climate change. Here, the charity's Peter Davies explains the role of business in tackling deforestation.
Britain's forests, soil and rivers worth £1.6tn, says environment secretary
Britain's forests, soil and rivers are worth at least £1.6tn and should be quantified in the same way as the country's man-made infrastructure, environment secretary Liz Truss has said
VIDEO: Sky raises £9m through Rainforest Rescue initiative
Sky has raised more than £9m to help keep a billion trees standing in the Amazon, thanks to a six-year partnership with WWF which concluded last week.
UNEP: Global waste management outlook
This report is the first comprehensive, impartial and in- depth assessment of global waste management. It reflects the collective body of recent scientific knowledge, drawing on the work of leading experts and the vast body of research undertaken within and beyond the United Nations system.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
As we edge closer to the climate conference in Paris, this week saw a clash of horns over the energy we use. But that hasn't stopped some truly innovative green developments popping up across the globe, from Delhi to... Barnsley.
UN: $200bn agricultural subsidies driving deforestation
International governments could be unwittingly driving deforestation through misguided agricultural subsidies, a new UN brief has found.
Google could tell you how much solar power your roof can generate
Google can now tell you how much solar energy you could generate by installing solar panels on your house - if you live in the right place.
Construction firms receive '3 trees' for sustainable timber progress
Businesses are making positive steps towards zero-deforestation future, according to the latest 'timber scorecard' published by WWF-UK.
WWF and Unilever announce campaign to protect one million trees
WWF and Unilever have launched a one-year partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation, it was announced today (7 July).
Deforestation-free declarations lack accountability, says Rainforest Alliance
The recent surge in deforestation-free pledges is an exciting development, but needs definition, focus and accountability to turn the objective into reality.
Boris brings 20,000 street trees to London
20,000 trees have now been planted along London's roads as part of Boris Johnson's Street Tree scheme to improve air quality and increase green spaces across the capital.
UK resource governance for the 21st century
High and volatile resource prices have been identified as one of the key macroeconomic trends of the 21st century.
30% of Indonesia's wood comes from illegal sources, report finds
The Indonesian pulp and paper industry has once again come under fire from conservationists, this time for the legality of fibre supply.
Boris calls on Londoners to recycle Christmas waste
Boris Johnson has urged Londoners to think about how they dispose of their festive rubbish, saying that recycling could save the capital around £4m in disposal costs.
Edie Christmas Quiz: Put your festive knowledge to the test...
Get your office in the festive spirit by testing your knowledge in our brain-bending Christmas quiz.