Fighting food waste and engaging one billion people on climate change: The sustainability success stories of the week
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.
Business leaders call on EU to set net-zero emissions strategy
A group of business and civil society leaders, including Paul Polman, Christiana Figueres, Sir Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, has called on the European Union (EU) to increase climate actions and "ensure targets are aligned with a just transition to net-zero emissions" by 2050.
Sir Richard Branson: Commercial low-carbon jet fuel ‘within touching distance’
A decade on from Virgin Atlantic's first commercial flight using low-carbon fuel mix, the company's founder Sir Richard Branson believes that government incentives can help scale-up sustainable fuel use at a price on par with traditional aviation fuels.
John Elkington: Business case for sustainability must strengthen amidst Brexit and Trump uncertainty
EXCLUSIVE: Major political upheavals caused by Brexit and president-elect Donald Trump have created a "sense of uncertainty" in the climate change battle, which has heightened the need for the private sector to develop a more strengthened business case for sustainability.
Every car on the road will be electric within 15 years, says Richard Branson
The rise of electric vehicles (EV) as a mainstream automotive option gained more traction this week, after Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, predicted that within 15 years "every car on the road will be electric".
Not a drop more, not a drop less
Few consumers like price rises and when it comes to water, they are particularly sensitive. This perhaps goes back to the old days of water rates, when relatively few people actually paid for water directly - paying for this vital commodity is still a fairly new idea for many.
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