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EU environment ministers greenlight position on Nature Restoration Law

commitments under the Kunming-Montreal agreement,” she added. The agreement reached shows the EU is serious about tackling the biodiversity crisis and reaching its international commitments, said EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus…

COP28 director-general: Business involvement in summit crucial to keep 1.5C alive

…detail from some wealthy nations like Austria and Iceland. It also estimates that only 24% of the finance will go to adaptation, when the commitment covers 50%. Al Suwaidi emphasised…

Beyond recycling: Is ‘deplastification’ the next step for businesses?

…on brands to define a “deplastification” pathway with enforceable commitments and tailored action plans that actively reduce plastics, rather than relying on solutions and marketing that may actually be increasing…

Sainsbury’s switches from plastic to cardboard for own-brand steak trays

…more “bold changes” to meet its environmental commitments. Hughes said: “As part of our Plan for Better commitments, we are trying to reduce plastic packaging across our own brand ranges,…

Vodafone signs three solar deals as part of net-zero drive  

…is comparable to the annual electricity demands of approximately 117,000 homes. Vodafone’s chief external and corporate affairs officer Joakim Reiter said: “These agreements across Europe underline Vodafone’s commitment to ensure…

COP28 President outlines vision for climate conference, including ‘inevitable’ reduction in fossil fuels

…key facet of the UAE’s COP28 action plan is advocacy for countries to better embed emissions from food and land use in their Paris Agreement Commitments. Nations are being asked…

NGOs call on ‘flawed’ SBTi to increase standards for corporate climate targets

Commitments of Non-State Entities was set up by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in March 2022 in order to develop stronger standards and scrutiny of net-zero pledges from non-state entities such…

Intel allocates more than $400m in green bond funding

…with new energy conservation projects saving approximately 162 million kWh in 2021 and 160 million kWh in 2022. Intel’s commitment to environmental sustainability extends to its manufacturing facilities, where point…

Ella’s Kitchen teams up with RSPB for British nature conservation and restoration

…wildflower-rich grasslands, rich in biodiversity including an array of birds and insects. It is hoped that the partnership will feed into the UK’s commitment to conserve 30% of land and…

Businesses encouraged to tackle ‘hidden’ emissions from banking

…said The Outdoor Policy Outfit’s founder and executive director Paul Moinester. Engagement and divestment Included in the guidance are steps companies can take to assess their bank’s climate commitments and…

LEGO sets net-zero target and pledges $1.4bn in sustainability investments

The firm has officially conveyed its commitment to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and is set to collaborate with the SBTi in developing a target that encompasses emissions across…

MPs claim climate crisis has changed from ‘outsider issue’ to ‘mainstream’ challenge, so why are policies faltering?

…fields in a bid to reduce energy costs, despite widespread evidence that the decision won’t impact energy bills, but that it could jeopardise the net-zero commitment. Even the UK’s zero-emission…

From fossil fuel taxes to food funding: What happened at the Africa Climate Summit?

…strong opposition of offsets. The major announcement inside the Summit was a $450m commitment from the UAE to purchase credits through the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI), which launched at…

Majority of UK businesses feel energy crisis has delayed decarbonisation plans

…will become more of a priority over the next three years. One in 10 businesses believe that national net-zero commitments will fall down the political agenda at that time. “Business…

G20 nations agree to treble renewable energy capacity, but water down fossil fuel pledges

…meeting was held shortly after the UN released its first global stocktake of climate commitments from governments, which confirmed that the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C pathway can only be delivered with…

Amazon launches seller sustainability hub and makes first direct air capture investments

…comes days after Amazon confirmed its first investment in DAC technologies, with a commitment to purchase removal credits for 250,000 tonnes of CO2e over a ten-year period. For context, Amazon’s…

The importance of regional engagement and education to achieve widespread sustainability

Global Goals Week is a shared commitment to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now at a midpoint in the timeline, it’s an opportunity to come together to…

Embracing biodiversity and nature conservation through thoughtful packaging choices

…biodiversity and nature conservation which starts with our primary raw material, wood fibres. It is through a commitment to sustainable wood and fibres, and commitment to voluntary, third-party verified certification…

New nature markets principles unveiled to combat greenwashing in offsetting

…in its nature commitments The UK faces an annual funding gap of approximately £6bn in its commitments to rejuvenate and conserve its natural assets across both land and sea. To…

WWF: Deforestation has gotten worse despite landmark COP26 conservation pledge

…d $527bn of funding to companies with no deforestation commitments at all in 2022, per Global Canopy’s calculations. Related articles: Pension providers accused of undermining net-zero commitments by bankrolling deforestation…