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Dell, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Kingfisher are among a host of major businesses to form a cross-sector coalition that aims to increase the number of companies that go beyond reducing negative sustainability impacts to provide "net-positive" contributions to society, the environment and the global economy.
German discount retailer Lidl has today (21 June) announced a commitment to the National Farmers' Union (NFU) Fruit and Vegetable Pledge, underlining the importance of maintaining long-term, sustainable relationships with its British farmers and suppliers.
The solar power industry says it has seen the loss of more than half its 35,000 jobs due to recent changes in government energy policy, just at a time when solar power has eclipsed coal as a major generator of Britain's electricity.
International brewing company SABMiller has revealed annual cuts to key environmental footprints, after tweaking its "Prosper" sustainability initiative to align to the global targets established in the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
As Britain's European Union (EU) referendum draws ever nearer, edie has collated the figures of a range of in/out surveys, with a clean sweep of poll results indicating that the majority of sustainability professionals are in favour of voting to remain in the EU.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled the blueprints for the refurbishment of its London headquarters, which attempts to outline the feasibility of sustainable initiatives in the built environment.
Long-term investment in rewards-based behaviour change schemes is the only way to reinvigorate plateauing recycling rates in a post-Brexit Britain, with 'quick-win' solutions failing to deliver for local authorities across the country.
The UK's energy policy will not change as a result of the vote to leave European Union, energy minister Andrea Leadsom has said.
Global cement companies have been urged to innovate as a means to "future-proof" the sector, after a new report from climate change research provider CDP warned that the majority of emission reduction targets in the industry look set to expire.
With the United Nations calling for countries to mobilise efforts to improve food and energy security, new research has suggested that an accelerated push to generate sustainably sourced biofuel could actually eradicate long-term hunger.
A UK metalwork manufacturer expects to save £170,000 on its energy bills after installing a 28.5kWp solar PV array on the roof of its Leicestershire factory.
Britain, France, Netherlands, Malta and Luxembourg are projected to miss binding goal of getting 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020
Renewables were the fastest growing form of energy in 2014, but the sector's progress can be viewed as a "glass half-full' or half-empty", according to BP's chief economist.
Four time Olympic gold winner Sir Ben Ainslie has called on the UK's sporting organisations to raise the profile of sustainability, as the Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailing team's new energy efficient headquarters in Portsmouth reaches its final stages of construction.
The early end to onshore wind subsidies will protect consumer bills and help cut the costs of other renewable technologies, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has claimed.
It's official: Britain will be home to the world's first ever tidal lagoon energy project as Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has granted planning permission for a giant tidal power plant off the coast of Wales.
Global coffee giant Starbucks has added £19m to its Global Farmer Fund which offers loans to farmers help them become more resilient to climate change.
Climate change negotiators meeting in Bonn on Thursday made slow progress as two weeks of talks drew to a close, with participants and civil society groups frustrated by the sluggish pace of forging a potential agreement.
The G7 summit of economic powers has thrown its weight behind a goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2100 in what has been hailed as an unequivocal sign on climate action.
The London Fire Brigade has unveiled 156 electric-vehicle charging points at 76 fire stations and sites around the capital.
Offshore wind power will be a "vital part" of the UK's low-carbon energy mix in the future and has the potential to compete with other energy sources - if costs come down, according to energy minister Charles Hendry.
The Government must develop a long-term water resource strategy for the UK's smart water network if it is to drive water efficiency and prevent supply disruptions.
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, say the Rio+20 draft agreement is broadly positive but that they would have liked it to be stronger and to go further, others fail to see the positive angle...
A group of major global hospitality companies have joined forces to launch a new tool to help measure and report on their carbon emissions.
The UK's paper industry has criticised a European Parliament agreement to limit the sulphur content of marine fuel, arguing it will "distort" competition and damage economic growth.
Motor giant Ford is seeking to enter into strategic partnerships with waste management firms as part of its zero waste drive.
World governments have been accused of 'backsliding' on climate change by the highly influential Climate Change Task Force (CCTF) who also said that the final document from this week's Rio+20 meeting will be meaningless.
Business leaders have welcomed clarification from government on the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), but warned that there is "still plenty of work to do".
A new voluntary agreement on food and packaging waste has been unveiled for the foodservice sector which aims to save over £45m and cut carbon by 342,000 tonnes.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked Energy Day at Rio+20 by issuing three new commitments to action in support of his Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.
Recycled water will be an "important" part of Australia's future drinking supplies, the government said this month.
Severe floods have affected many parts of the UK over the past week, with more storms in store according to new forecasts from the Met Office.
Government has announced plans to bring in a waste and recycling board for London in the next financial year, with a budget of £19m.
News in Brief
A tool measuring performance towards 'waste neutrality' in construction has been launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).
Recycling alone is not enough to meet the UK's escalating waste problem and people must change their habits to consume less in the first place, according to the Economic and Social Research Council.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) kicks off Architecture Week 2007 today, celebrating ten days of events.
Marine scientists have called for a total ban on North Sea cod fishing.