“UK and Irish higher education facilities have issued a collective response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with select colleges and universities vowing to embed a new accord to champion the aims of the goals. The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), which represents more than two million UK and Irish students and 400,000 […]
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.)