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Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 8:06pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Companies such as Oak Furniture Land must check their wood is legal, says WWF

A WWF-UK study released raises concerns about the ability of some UK companies – including Oak Furniture Land and Fender – to prove where their wood supply comes from. Customers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests. Some products are not covered by the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which requires companies to make sure that the wood their products...

Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Zero Waste Scotland announces funding to help businesses go green

Scottish businesses can benefit from new funding opportunities launched today (Thursday 20 May) to help them maximise their time, money and expertise and improve their environmental credentials. Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Scottish Government funded Zero Waste Scotland, has launched an Implementation Grant fund and an SME Loan fund to help businesses overcome barrier to implementing...

Posted on Jul 10 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Railway Stations Setting new Environmental Standards

Railway stations across Scotland have been awarded their annual accolades from the charity for Scotland’s environment, Keep Scotland Beautiful, as part of the Tidy Stations Standards Programme Awards – designed to assess and reward environmental management at stations. Keep Scotland Beautiful, working in partnership with ScotRail, visited all of Scotland’s railway stations in 2014 to evaluate...

Posted on Jul 10 2015 - 12:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on 2015 programme launches to find new generation of environmental journalists

Keep Scotland Beautiful, the charity for Scotland’s environment, today launched the Young Reporters Scotland programme – which is set to help young people in Scotland find their voice on environmental and sustainability issues and take action. The annual quest will see young people Scotland-wide encouraged to get creative and submit a piece of journalism which explores, and proposes a solution...

Posted on Jul 10 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Pope Francis Endorses Catholic Climate Petition

Pope Francis endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate action after meeting with the newly created Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) on Wednesday. The Pope’s move is another sign that he intends to lead Catholics into an active response to climate change. The GCCM is an international network of over 100 Catholic organisations, working to rally catholics worldwide to take action...

Posted on Jul 9 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on NEW STUDY FINDS 40% OF UK IMPORTS COME FROM COUNTRIES WITH AREAS OF HIGH WATER RISK

UK industry is being urged to assess supply chains both within the UK and internationally to discover where they might be at risk of water scarcity, poor water quality or reputational damage associated with their use of water. They can also play a prominent role in addressing the challenges and improving management of the rivers, lakes and aquifers upon which their businesses, and other water users,...

Posted on Jul 9 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht’s presentation at the Australian Solar Council Solar 2015 Exhibition and Conference held in Melbourne

THE GLOBAL MOVE TO RENEWABLES The global move to renewables is accelerating. The world is stepping up its renewable energy efforts and building on the momentum created over the last decade. In the 10 years since 2004, the number of countries to set renewable energy targets has risen to 144 – that’s an increase of almost 100.[1] The EU is on track to meet its 20 per cent renewable target in 2020[2]...

Posted on Jul 8 2015 - 8:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on China reduces emmissions equal the UK’s CO2 emissions for three months

Official data from China shows coal use continuing to fall precipitously – bringing carbon dioxide emissions down with it. China is cutting coal and CO2 emissions faster than any other country, the CO2 reduction could be equal to UK total emissions over same period. The data – which comes months before crucial climate talks in Paris – means China has cut emissions during the first four months...

Posted on Jul 8 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Boris Johnson’s rejection of London Assembly divestment motion

Ben Stafford, WWF-UK Head of Public Affairs said: “The Prime Minister signed a pledge before the election making clear his commitment to tackle climate change. Therefore, we are surprised and disappointed to hear that Boris Johnson has rejected the call for divestment from the London Assembly. “Every investment in fossil fuels takes vital capital away from the growing renewable energy industry....

Posted on Jul 8 2015 - 12:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Real time insight into workspace imperative as investment in staff and offices in the environmental sector reaches new high

With office space utilisation averaging around 40 percent, many leading businesses are investing in expensive property they don’t need. Investing in new growth is now at the top of the agenda for the UK’s leading companies in the environmental sector, with the country nearing full employment and occupied office floor space jumping 44 per cent in 2014 in London, the biggest surge since the financial...