Environment

SDG12: ‘If UK retailers are to create a better world, they have to address consumption'

Hayley Baines-Buffery, (Nov 14, 2018)

Hayley Baines-Buffery of Bioregional explains why the British Retail Consortium’s Better Retail, Better World initiative won’t bring the systems-level change required

The disruptors: How Jeremy Oppenheim is leading the charge for systems change

Oliver Balch, (Nov 14, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to the former McKinsey executive and co-founder of Systemiq about his big tent approach to building coalitions to tackle the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges

CSR Cheat Sheet: Reality check for the planet amid tide of bad news

Oliver Balch, (Nov 9, 2018)

Chances of limiting global warming to below 2C ‘almost zero’; companies make large-scale pledges on plastic waste; resolving the disconnect between corporate and consumer views of transparency

Deadline 2020: ‘We won’t end deforestation through certification schemes,' brands admit

Terry Slavin, (Nov 1, 2018)

With hundreds of companies having failed to act on commitments to be deforestation-free by 2020, Mars Inc is leading Consumer Goods Forum’s work on developing credible new paths to clean up their supply chains

‘Moving to renewable energy is the biggest health intervention we can make’

Michael Levitin, (Oct 30, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how the US healthcare industry is tackling its own emissions and helping cities become more resilient to climate change

Growing concerns: the companies innovating to cool the planet

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 29, 2018)

Angeli Mehta profiles Land Life, TerViva, and Komaza, three startups that are finding growth opportunities in planting the trees scientists say are urgently needed to combat climate change

Fightback against deforestation in Africa focuses on small farmers

Eric Marx, (Oct 29, 2018)

Eric Marx looks at how initiatives such as AFR100 and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire are tackling land tenure issues, food insecurity and poverty to try to stop rampant deforestation

Sowing more sustainable soy production in Brazil's Cerrado region

Mark Hillsdon, (Oct 29, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the Consumer Goods Forum is trying to replicate the success of the Amazon soy moratorium, halting deforestation by making more productive use of already degraded land

Indian farmers using smartphones to fight fast-moving crop killer

Eric Marx, (Oct 22, 2018)

Eric Marx reports on how Plantix, a diagnostic app that uses image recognition software and AI, is being used to halt the advance of the fall armyworm pest

‘We need everyone in the tech industry to sign up to 100% renewables’

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2018)

The Global Climate Action Summit in California saw 21 tech firms, led by Salesforce, pledge to work with Christiana Figueres' Mission2020 group to urgently decrease their emissions and clean up the cloud. Terry Slavin reports

Analysis: America Inc goes all in for climate action at Jerry Brown’s summit

Terry Slavin, (Sep 26, 2018)

CEOs from the biggest US companies were at the glitzy Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco pledging 'bigger and better' action to cut their CO2 emissions. Terry Slavin asks whether it marked a turning point for Wall Street

Taking the heat out of the digital revolution

Mike Scott, (Sep 24, 2018)

With $20bn a year being spent on new data storage, the IT sector’s ballooning carbon footprint is of growing concern. Mike Scott looks at the firms leading the way on greener data centres

America shows how to tackle climate change from the bottom up

Michael Levitin, (Sep 20, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where ambitious climate action by mayors and state governors was in the spotlight

Food giants back US consumers in battle for meaningful food labelling

Michael Levitin and Terry Slavin, (Sep 3, 2018)

The contentious battle over mandatory GMO labelling rages on months after the deadline for federal regulation. Michael Levitin and Terry Slavin report

China ramps up search for solutions to meet urbanization challenges

Mark Hillsdon, (Aug 22, 2018)

Faced with ballooning congestion and pollution, China has been testing new technologies for transport and buildings in its eco-cities. Mark Hillsdon reports

Creating a hydrogen economy in Aberdeen

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 22, 2018)

The EU-funded £19m hydrogen bus project is part of a wider strategy to diversify the Scottish city's economy from oil and gas. Angeli Mehta reports

Hydrogen hits the road in bid to speed energy transition

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on the Hydrogen Council’s ambitious roadmap to power 15 million cars and 500,000 trucks by 2030

Bumps in the UK's road to zero emission vehicles

Giles Crosse, (Aug 22, 2018)

Giles Crosse looks at how slow roll-out of charging points could put the brakes on Britain's plan to decarbonize transport by 2040

California looks to boost EV market through shared purchasing power at GCAS

Michael Levitin, (Aug 22, 2018)

With increasing EV ownership failing to make a dent in transport emissions, Governor Jerry Brown is hoping that next month’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco will unlock solutions. Michael Levitin reports

How Oslo became the world’s electric vehicle capital

Giles Crosse, (Aug 22, 2018)

Plentiful charging stations, along with incentives by Norway to make owning and operating an electric vehicle cheaper than conventional cars, have driven demand, reports Giles Crosse

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