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The Net-Zero Strategy: The Good, the Bad and the Untimely

There was a real and growing concerns that the hosts of COP26 were set to enter November’s two week climate summit, whereby it would call on nations to ramp up…

Less ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’! More action

Climate change is the most serious future threat to the global environment, economies and societies. Science shows that failure to take urgent climate action will be catastrophic, unless we can…

Purpose, culture and impact: The importance of engaging your people

Taking my seat at the table for edie’s latest Better Business discussion, it was clear that businesses large and small are taking purpose seriously. We talked about what the term…

The necessity of net-zero

To mark the start of Net-Zero November and Energy Day at COP26, EDF’s Head of Large Business Raghav Singh answers a few of edie’s questions about corporate approaches to net-zero….

COP26: The role of connectivity in accelerating the race to net-zero

The conference in Glasgow is being billed as the last opportunity for nations to commit to action which limits global temperatures from rising by 1.5 degrees to prevent catastrophic climate…

Why tackling gender inequality and the climate crisis must go hand in hand

We can’t tackle the climate crisis successfully and sustainably without tackling inequalities. Climate action must go hand-in-hand with efforts to promote gender equality and protect women’s health and rights. Climate…

Time to build our infrastructure on green foundations

Three quarters of the infrastructure that will exist in 2050 has yet to be built. This point, made by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the launch of…

Climate transition plans: Critical to keep companies accountable for net-zero

As we enter the second week of the most critical post-Paris COP, the need for increased corporate ambition alongside clear accountability mechanisms is clear. That is why it is encouraging…

A new plan for our planet: What does the Environment Bill mean for developers, landowners and local authorities?

The initiative, that I introduced to the UK as a concept when I set up the Environment Bank in 2007, will be a major game-changer in the way biodiversity is…

COP26: Shifting the focus from net to zero

COP26 is upon us. The crucial climate summit has been a mountain at the sustainability community’s gate for over a year now. Always looming in the background, but seemingly still…

Renewable energy investments can, and should, empower women across the developing world

One evening several years ago, I was walking down the main street of a rural community in Uttar Pradesh, India. Everywhere I looked, there was a buzz of activity: neighbors…

Women need to play a reinforced role in the race to net-zero this International Women’s Day

It’s estimated 80% of people displaced by climate change are women and women are 14 times more likely to die during environmental disasters. Additionally, across the globe, women make up…

Your ambitions should be higher: Accelerating the journey to net-zero

Across the planet, we are seeing wildfires rage, and floods sweep through cities and storms gain in strength. These are the undeniable effects of extreme weather that scientists have long…

A new countryside: Restoration of biodiversity in the UK

Fully functioning ecosystems, comprising the full complement of species, are of ultimate importance in providing resilience to our food supplies, nutrition, the quality of our landscapes, protection from flooding, crop…

Then, now and next on nature-based solutions: Reflecting on COP26 and the road ahead

COP26 was much delayed, much anticipated, much maligned, and much celebrated. In the Presidency for the summit, the UK government had prioritised nature, and nature-based solutions (NbS), as an area…

COP27 is already in sight and plastics must be top of its agenda

The agenda at Glasgow was sprawling, encompassing everything from gender equality to electric vehicles, and much was agreed on these territories. That means we cannot give up on the COP…

How can the financial sector move faster to slow climate change?

Among many notable announcements, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) commitment to align $130tn of lending, investment and underwriting with Paris Agreement goals grabbed the most attention. True,…

How does innocent embed B Corp culture into their brand?

A purpose-driven drinks brand on a mission to help people and the planet live well and die old, innocent gives 10% of all profits to charity. It has grown into…

How to use the start of 2022 to accelerate climate action

This call for action isn’t new but the precedents surrounding it are. Used correctly, they could make 2022 the year that systems really started to shift. Eight years to 2030…

There’s no time to waste for action on emissions

After another year of horrific wildfires, floods and other climate extremes, there is no doubting the effects of climate change. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently said: “The alarm bells…