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Carbon capture and storage: Consultation opened for major global emissions accounting scheme

The proposed methodologies would apply to both national ‘compliance’ carbon markets, which nations operate as part of their Paris Agreement commitments, and voluntary carbon markets, which enable actors in the…

How Aegon UK produced one of the UK pension sector’s first roadmaps to net-zero

…push and pull between short-term financial returns and long-term, broader sustainability that many businesses grapple with. Aegon UK announced a commitment to achieve net-zero financed emissions from its pension funds…

British telecommunications giants join forces to tackle industry emissions

…Openreach, Sky, TalkTalk, techUK, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Zen. They are being supported by the Energy Systems Catapult. DCF’s head Alex Mather said: “We commend the collaborative commitment of…

DS Smith introduces new targets to boost circular economy transition

…the world around us demands that we all do more. “That is why we are taking action today to ensure our commitments deliver at pace in a rapidly changing world,…

‘Keep the promise’: Former heads of state call for $20bn in annual nature funding by 2025

…loss “will only work when complemented by sufficient financing”. “We recommend that donor countries move fast to devise a strategy and roadmap so that delivery of the $20bn annual commitment

The Africa Climate Summit and Asda’s innovative low-impact salads: The sustainability success stories of the week

…the fact that EV uptake is outpacing charging infrastructure installations. Feeding into a national commitment to quadruple the number of public rapid chargers between 2020 and 2025, the NEC Birmingham…

Sustaining positive change: The importance of thinking long term for both organisations and individuals

…of greenwashing. This has led to a greater consumer demand for businesses to showcase their sustainability efforts to prove their commitments. According to Capgemini’s recent study, conducted alongside BLOOM and…

Report: No nation fully on track to phase out fossil fuels

…cross-party Committee of MPs, stating that the country may falter in achieving its 2035 commitment to cease unabated fossil fuel electricity generation. UK’s renewable energy share In the UK, the…

Climate Crisis: Will we ever get to the heart of the challenge?

…Given the lead time between commitment ad real action, this means we need to make big decisions on how we live, work and operate – and these decisions are all…

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: A multi-million-pound geothermal heating and cooling system

…When: From September 2023 Why: To reduce energy costs, slash energy-related emissions and improve comfort for staff, students and patients The challenge The NHS’s overall climate commitment is to cut…

Nature finance – the key to nature positive business?

…it the key to nature-positive business? At its heart, nature finance is about hard-wiring the restoration of land, water and nature into the monetary transactions of business and government. Organisations…

enfinium: UK’s first ‘Train to Zero’ carbon capture rail link

…captured carbon When: MoU signed March 2023 The challenge The UK Government has earmarked £20bn into carbon capture solutions, but while all locations would benefit from capturing carbon, not all…

Disposable vapes to be banned in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Why has the ban been introduced? This announcement is by the government in response to the smoking and vaping consultation, launched back in October 2023. It aims to bring about…

EU Parliament struggles to agree on due diligence rules before key vote

…into negotiations with member state governments in the EU Council. While member states agreed on their common position regarding the due diligence rules in December 2022, the discussions in Parliament…

Businesses encouraged to disclose plastics footprint through CDP for the first time

…plastic pollution into the environment. According to Pew Trusts, companies face at least $100bn of annual financial risk in the 2040s if governments require them to cover waste management costs…

The Big One: edie to attend climate action event in London this Friday

This weekend (21-24 April), some 100,000 people representing more than 200 organisations will be gathering in Whitehall to tell representatives of the UK Government, as they return from the Easter…

Hybrid working can deliver huge carbon savings in city centres

…recently by the government, so do corporates need to include this as part of environmental monitoring? Epson Europe’s head of sustainability and government affairs Boris Manev explains why they should….

A big week for B Corps and the UK’s first ‘shared’ solar park: The sustainability success stories of the week

…this week. ENERGY: UK’s first ‘shared’ solar park given the green light in Devon The UK Government recently accepted Chris Skidmore MP’s Net-Zero Review recommendation for the nation to host…

UK and Netherlands announce major new power link to boost energy security

…combined, according to the UK government. Expected to be operational in the early 2030s, it will be four times bigger than the only other interconnector of its kind and carry…

Special audio feature: Listen live from The Big One climate action event in London

This weekend just passed (21-24 April), some 70,000 people representing more than 200 organisations gathered in Whitehall to tell representatives of the UK Government, as they return from the Easter…