Environment

Unlocking the trillions for poor countries

Claire Manuel, (May 24, 2017)

Innovative climate finance mechanisms are trying to lure private-sector investment into the developing world

Vancouver goes for green growth

April Streeter, (May 24, 2017)

The west coast Canadian city has signed up 200 local businesses to help it deliver its ambitious climate goals, reports April Streeter

Spotlight falls on energy storage

Angeli Mehta, (May 24, 2017)

Attention is turning to storage technologies amid fears that lack of grid capacity could stop the UK’s clean energy revolution in its tracks

Biomass a burning question for climate

Mark Hillsdon, (May 24, 2017)

Debate over the sustainability of bioenergy has flared up again on both sides of the Atlantic, with some saying it is worse for the climate than coal. Mark Hillsdon weighs the arguments

'We need to move faster on renewables'

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2017)

Rapid uptake of clean technologies across the globe will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to #Mission2020. In this briefing we look at three big barriers that will need to be overcome

Shenzhen: China’s pearl of carbon finance

Angeli Mehta, (May 24, 2017)

The city of 15 million has slashed CO2 emissions and carbon intensity through a city-wide cap and trade scheme. Angeli Mehta reports

Cape Town asks business to help pull it back from brink

Claire Manuel, (May 24, 2017)

The South African city has turned to the private sector for help with critical problems such as water shortages and congestion. Claire Manuel reports

Mexico City places bets on green bonds

Diana Rojas, (May 24, 2017)

The city of 21 million people is tapping into climate finance through the C40 to get its 21 million people moving again, reports Diana Rojas

Why mayors must lead on climate change

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2017)

The battle against global warming will be either won or lost in cities. To introduce our briefing on cities and climate change we look at why they will have to collaborate with the private sector to meet steep cuts in emissions

Smurfit Kappa's zero-waste alchemist

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2017)

As manager of one of Europe’s largest recycled paper mills, Jo Cox is turning his nearly zero waste Netherlands facility into the linchpin of a bio-based industrial economy

Toyota and Jaguar show zero-waste metal

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Leading carmakers are mining scrap vehicles for valuable raw materials to reuse in new cars

Timberland aims to scale plastic waste fabric

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

The US outerwear giant wants to use Timberland X Thread, made from Haiti rubbish, in all products that use recycled PET

It takes a city to close the waste loop

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Municipalities from Amsterdam to Peterborough are mapping out how firms can work together to share resources

Who's moving the dial in circular economy?

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

With a proliferation of standards, metrics and tools to help firms join the zero-waste revolution, we look at those that are doing most to close the loop

Speaker interview: Jon Mitchell, Mayor, New Bedford

Conference Recording, (Apr 25, 2017)

Weekly Watch: 20 April 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 20, 2017)

Mars, Timberland back Earth Day, Chicago goes green, boost to impact investment, Target lifts packaging targets, plant-based coffee cups

Weekly Watch: 13 April 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Apr 12, 2017)

Ford electrifies China, Smurfit Kappa's cardboard tent, O2 reduces emissions, AccorHotels goes low-carbon, Riversimple gets funding, and H&M boosts circular innovation

NGO Voices: Consumers want to go green. Just don’t mention the S word

Trewin Restorick, (Apr 3, 2017)

Trewin Restorick of sustainability communications charity Hubbub says campaigns such as the #SquareMileChallenge to recycle coffee cups, launched this week, succeed if they are positive and playful

Stella McCartney’s innovation in ethical fashion sets tone for Kering

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

The fast-growing fashion brand has reduced its environmental impact by 35% per kilogram of raw material

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