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As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
From big-name corporates to tiny startups, this week saw more than 4,500 firms showcase their newest tech-based innovations to a crowd of thousands at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Here, edie rounds some of the displays that could have the biggest sustainability impacts.
The UK Government has confirmed that it will not bring the date of its 2040 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars forward, despite pressure from MPs and green campaign groups to set a 2032 deadline.
Social issues caused by the framework of the world's existing food systems, including malnutrition and obesity, are set to be exacerbated in the coming years by the industry's climate impacts, new scientific research has concluded.
The next 12 months will see a steep rise in the number of companies embedding climate-related data and disclosure into core business models, according to ING's global head of sustainability.
Over the past few days, sustainability professionals have been bombarded with reports and announcements as more than 3,000 business leaders, policymakers, thought leaders and Matt Damon gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF). This round-up highlights the key talking points that you need to know.
Ferry giant Stena Line has installed what it claims is Oslo's first onshore power supply connection for ferries, in a move that will enable it to recharge its hybrid-electric boats in port for the first time.
A new survey which examines the UK public's attitudes towards supply chain responsibility within the fashion industry has today (10 January) been published. Here, edie rounds up the key facts and figures.
Bristol City Council has unveiled ambitious plans to connect its first evert commercial housing development site to an existing heat network, in a move that will enable developers to use low-carbon heat sources for building while generating income for the council.
It may be the time of year for celebrations and resolutions, but this week also marked the start of Veganuary - a month-long campaign encouraging meat-eaters to switch to plant-based foods. With this in mind, edie explores the full environmental and social impacts of the animal protein industry, and what the global business community is doing to reduce our reliance on it.
Key areas of UK environmental policy such as air quality, chemicals and waste are at "high risk" of being less protected after Britain's departure from the EU, a coalition of green groups has warned.
EXCLUSIVE: The green economy in 2018 will likely be shaped by a corporate drive to increase financial disclosure, a "tipping point" for major clean technologies, and a pendulum swing in global sustainability leadership towards the developing world.
In a week where the circular economy was front and centre of global discussions, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future.
Around 185,000 people descended into Las Vegas last week to check out the latest gadgets and tech innovations on show at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). edie has selected some of the best displays that could have the biggest sustainability impacts.
The British government may have breached a major "environmental democracy" law by failing to consult the public when drawing up Brexit legislation.
Urgent action is needed to flesh out current plans in the Clean Growth Strategy in order to meet the UK's fourth and fifth carbon budgets, the Government's climate change watchdog has cautioned.
The number of top companies leading the way on tackling emissions on the supplier chain has doubled in the past year, but many corporates are still missing out on the business opportunities of supplier engagement.
The European Commission presented on Tuesday (16 January) its eagerly anticipated strategy on how the EU intends to approach plastic production and pollution over the next decade and beyond.
General Electric (GE) is targeting a portion of the UK's growing battery storage market, after partnering with London energy firm Arenko to create one of the UK's largest fully-integrate battery storage solutions.
Traditional carmakers will face multi-million-pound fines and a huge loss in market share to tech firms such as Uber and Google unless they embrace the low-carbon vehicle transition.
London's infamous Tube network will become more energy efficient under new plans to transform Greenwich Power Station into a combined heat and power plant with new gas engines that are cleaner, quieter and up to 90% more efficient.
The Renewable Energy Assocation (REA) has launched two new industry bodies - UK Solar and UK Energy Storage - to support the growth and integration of both sectors across the country.
The UK has reinforced its 'leading position' on climate change ahead of Paris 2015 with DECC launching a new tool to help businesses and governments understand the environmental impacts of energy and emissions policies.
Global investment in wind power projects will reach $101bn (£66.6bn) by the end of 2020 as capacity is expected to rise from 364.9GW in 2014 to 650.8GW by 2020 in response to increased demand.
China's coal consumption fell for the first time in 2014 due to a rapid increase in renewable generation capacity, energy efficiency improvements and a shift away from heavy industry.
The Department for Energy & Climate Change (Decc) has insisted it is doing all it can to raise awareness of the impending Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), despite more industry research suggesting businesses are still not informed enough.
Biomethane capacity in the UK has grown to a level that means it should now be seen as a 'serious contender' to the renewable energy market, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has said.
The first battery-powered train to run on Britain's rail network in more than 50 years will carry its first passengers this week.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has launched an updated reporting guidance to help businesses keep track of their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from purchased electricity.
The European Commission's decision to scrap the widely-favoured Circular Economy Package has been confirmed, leaving the UK's resource and waste management sector waiting in anticipation for what comes next.
Bailiffs stormed a site occupied by protesters since the summer in an ongoing fight to stop an open cast mine starting there.
Once seen as a pioneer in tackling the environmental impact of disposable shopping bags, Ireland risks being left behind as other countries introduce more progressive measures to address the issue.
Plans to replace turbines from Britain's first commercial wind farm with new, more efficient models have left ten ageing but perfectly operational turbines up for grabs.
London is set to slash the amount of waste it sends to landfill, under ambitions plans announced this morning.
In what is becoming as much a part of the Christmas rituals as mince pies or swapping cards Government and local authorities have launched the official plea to dispose of all that additional festive waste responsibly.
Devastated Haiti could be rebuilt in more environmentally friendly way after the US Green Building Council pledged to support the work.
California has become the first American state to adopt a mandatory green building standards code.
Almost 130,000 gallons or the equivalent of 3,000 barrels of crude has leaked from an American oil pipe.
The minister for energy and climate change has promised not to allow the recession to 'deflect' from Britain's moves towards a low carbon economy.
Communities affected by the recent spate of serious flooding in Ireland are to receive additional funding from central government to help them foot the bill for emergency services and recovery.