The Government has failed to set out plans to achieve a series of international goals in the UK, from ending poverty and hunger to tackling climate change, MPs have warned. Instead it is treating the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, as a ‘developing world issue’ and has no clear plan to implement them in the UK, the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has warned. With Brexit triggered, could the goals be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a cross-party consensus on sustainable development in the UK?
Plastic waste is under scrutiny, as the UK Environmental Audit launches an inquiry into the impact of waste from coffee cups and packaging, and Belgium and France join the United Nations’ campaign to ban micro-plastics.
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Businesses can contribute strongly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards, a new report from WWF has claimed.
Read about the report’s findings on the Edie.net web site. (Article first published 17 February 2017.)
This article by Erasmus zu Ermgassen, University of Cambridge was originally published on The Conversation. In a climate conscious era, we’re forever being asked to “turn the lights off” or “drive less!” or “recycle more!”. These familiar messages put the onus on individuals – that is, you and me – to change our behaviour, reduce […]
This article by Paul Nieuwenhuis, Cardiff University was originally published on The Conversation. Since the industrial revolution, humans have been driving towards ever greater efficiency. In fact, efficiency – making the best possible use of the resources at hand – has become the core concept of how we run the world. On the face of […]
This article by Gary Haq, University of York was originally published on The Conversation. Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 – but they’re not alone. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92% of the world’s […]
Taking inspiration from cities such as Vancouver, Stockholm and Copenhagen, Bournemouth recently announced a plan to position itself at the vanguard of environmental protection.
Britain’s first ‘green gas mill’ will convert grass into biomethane to heat more than 4,000 homes and is set to come online in 2018.
The UK Government can embed a “world class” low-carbon environment that could mobilise significant investment streams, but only if current policy gaps and mixed legislative signals are addressed with “bold” action. That is the overarching view of the Future low carbon investment in the UK report, published on 16 November 2016 by a group of leading […]