The 200 years that it took to industrialise the world and seep damaging carbon into the atmosphere can be mitigated within the next three decades, but only if funds are made available to kick-start a rapid decarbonisation process that revolves around social awareness.
The future of the planet is in our hands. Global biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016 shows the scale of the challenge – and what we can do about it.
A new London-wide behaviour change initiative could save Londoners £330m, reduce avoidable food waste in the capital and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating.
Businesses are beginning to understand and reap the benefits of implementing circular operating models, but adoption across numerous sectors will likely flounder unless enhanced cooperation paves the way to the “collaborative economy”.
The research, ‘Material Oxford’, is the first stage in a process for the city of understand the flow of natural resources that underpin its ability to function so that it can make informed choices about how to manage its footprint in the future.
To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. On bikes and clothes, VAT has been reduced from 25% to 12% and on white goods consumers can claim back income tax due on the person doing the work.
The World Green Buildings Council has released a report on the benefits for businesses of healthy, green buildings. The report centers around 15 case studies from across the world which demonstrate the link between green office buildings, health, well-being and productivity in the workplace. It also outlines 8 key actions businesses can take to improve […]
Speaking to the World Economic Forum (WEC) during a live Facebook webinar, TerraCycle’s chief executive Tom Szaky claimed that the world “can’t recycle [it’s] way out of waste” and instead called on individuals to tweak shopping habits in order to promote durable and used products.
The refurbishment of the offices of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) in Central London has achieved the lowest embodied carbon footprint ever recorded for a UK office refurbishment. The refurbishment project has resulted in a 139kgCO2/m2 embodied carbon footprint for the 162m2 office floorspace – 22% below a comparable “standard” fit-out.
Up to 35% of properties in the UK could be unlettable by April 2018 if action is not taken to improve energy efficiency ratings.