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New report unpacks pervasiveness of ageism, ableism in the workplace

According to a new report from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), employers need to urgently tackle ageism at work...

13 May 2021

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Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading...

By Kim Harrisberg 11 May 2021

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Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and weather extremes...

By Maytaal Angel 6 May 2021

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Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

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Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

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Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

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Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

15 Apr 2021

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Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

8 Apr 2021

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Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

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Sustainability, it's in the details

Small wins across a wide range of areas can have a big impact...

By Mai Youssef 31 Mar 2021

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Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

By Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

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Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

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Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

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Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

By Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

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Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says

Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to Covid-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden...

By Sonia Elks 25 Feb 2021

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How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

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Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic

People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

By Matthew Lavietes 23 Feb 2021

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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

By Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

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Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April

Founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has launched the XPrize Carbon Removal competition which aims to create...

17 Feb 2021

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Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

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Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

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5 climate trends for 2021

Ambitious action from all parts of society needs to be taken in the here and now on climate change...

By Daniel Klier 9 Feb 2021

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Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?

There's a new nature conservation strategy in town - and it means business...

By Tom Oliver 8 Feb 2021

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Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021

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Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists say

Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals' ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn...

By Sharon Bernstein 5 Feb 2021

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What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

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Want a stronger world after Covid-19? Choose more women leaders

Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top UN official said...

By Emma Batha 2 Feb 2021

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They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

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How Covid-19 could transform non-profit organisations

Covid-19 has been disruptive to non-profit organisations that are, in many cases, already operating on a shoestring...

By Brent McKnight and Julie Gouweloos 1 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AI

From reducing bias in product design to tackling racial injustice, more than 100 businesses, governments and non-profits launched a global initiative...

By Zachary Fagenson 29 Jan 2021

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PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

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NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen...

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski et al. 12 Jan 2021

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Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

By Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 is stifling NGO efforts to promote gender equality when it's most needed

Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to increase gender equality both in Canada and worldwide. Rebuilding with women at the forefront will help communities succeed post-pandemic.

By Andrea Paras 11 Dec 2020

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Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

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World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research Prize

Researchers from the University of Patras in Greece have been named the winners of the Grohe Water Research Prize - part of the World Architecture Festival annual awards programme...

3 Dec 2020

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How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targets

A new report from Asite, Smart retrofitting: The key to decarbonizing the built environment, examines how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets...

2 Dec 2020

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A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

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Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

By John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

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Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health

For its second annual Checkerboard Day, Vans will focus on the vital role creativity plays in helping individuals and communities address mental health and well-being, in light of the period of global isolation experienced as a result of Covid-19.

3 Nov 2020

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Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

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850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 30 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster

Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

26 Oct 2020

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L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

14 Oct 2020

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Prince William launches Earthshot Prize, 5 challenges unveiled

Prince William launched the £50m Earthshot Prize this week that will see five, £1m prizes awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems by 2030...

9 Oct 2020

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Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

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Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help

Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a new future for itself in plastics...

By Deirdre McKay 29 Sep 2020

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FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

23 Sep 2020

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Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment

Converse is expanding its All Stars youth mentorship programme by opening it to the public for the first time, with the aim to incorporate a more grassroots approach to supporting youth action...

23 Sep 2020

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Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

By Stephanie B. Borrelle 18 Sep 2020

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Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

17 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

By Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 15 Sep 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030

Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

2 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

By Brant Walkley 31 Aug 2020

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Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

By Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

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FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

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Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists

The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize has been awarded to Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece, and Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea...

27 Jul 2020

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Fraym launches localised tool mapping populations vulnerable to food insecurity

Geospatial data company Fraym has launch its Localized Food Insecurity Index, a highly detailed targeting tool that maps populations vulnerable to food insecurity...

23 Jul 2020

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C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

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UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announced

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize...

21 Jul 2020

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New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 Jul 2020

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Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperity

It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...

By Ashim Paun 14 Jul 2020

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New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities

Accredited as an implementing partner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will work with the Adaptation Fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change...

6 Jul 2020

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3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

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Pandora commits to using only recycled silver and gold from 2025

The world's largest jewellery maker will stop using newly mined silver and gold in its jewellery by 2025 and only buy from recycled sources...

9 Jun 2020

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The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

By Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

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Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

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Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue

There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade...

By Simon Evans 27 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

[WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".

26 Mar 2020

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Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy

As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...

By Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020

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Covid-19: World's response has slashed CO2 emissions - here's how to keep them down

How do you respond to a crisis? It's obvious that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been dramatically different to anything provoked by repeated scientific warnings about climate change...

By Simone Abram 24 Mar 2020

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Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

11 Mar 2020

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Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report

Recently released research shows that 67 out of the 129 countries studied, and home to 2.1 billion girls and women, won't achieve any of the set gender equality targets...

6 Mar 2020

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Why billionaire climate philanthropists will always be part of the problem

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and the richest man alive, recently made headlines after pledging to donate $10bn to a new "Bezos Earth Fund"...

By Heather Alberro 3 Mar 2020

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Commonwealth secretary-general advocates for climate justice

Secretary-general Patricia Scotland said the Commonwealth advocates for changes in policies, modification of behaviour and curbs in pollution to reverse damage to our environment and ensure climate justice...

2 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

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BA plans to remove 30,000 suitcases of plastic from their flights

British Airways has set a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020...

27 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

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4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

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Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

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Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

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New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

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China: Rise of a new philanthropic power

In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on 31 January, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of $144m...

By Fabrice Jaumont and Charles Sellen 10 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day

In 1970, a The New York Times ad helped spark an environmental revolution with a call to action that saw 20 million Americans join national efforts to tackle environmental degradation...

3 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Employees want genuine corporate social responsibility, not greenwashing

Described as the "moral face of globalisation," corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives focused on solving societal and environmental concerns are increasingly expected by society...

By Magda B.L. Donia 30 Jan 2020

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UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challenge

Four new members, two of which are from outside Europe, have joined the WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations...

24 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Traditional healthy diets fundamental to sustainable development

The Government of Italy, with support from the FAO, recently held an event highlighting Mediterranean and other traditional healthy diets as fundamental to...

28 Nov 2019

GLOBAL

To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't

Synthetic biology lets us explore places where evolution has never gone, to help meet humanity's food needs in a future shaped by climate change...

By Claudia Vickers 20 Nov 2019

GLOBAL

World Media Group survey identifies activism as key campaign benefit

A new content-led marketing-focused survey found that there is an increased interest in brand activism...

7 Nov 2019

GLOBAL

Act Responsible announces 2019 Care Awards jury

The 2019 Care Awards jury has been announced. The jury will review the 2018 and 2019 entries celebrating excellence in promoting care for people and the environment...

23 Sep 2019

GLOBAL

The One Club announces Sustainable Development Pencil at SDG Media Summit 2019

At the recent SDG Media Summit 2019, The One Club for Creativity announced the introduction of The One Show Sustainable Development Pencil...

23 Sep 2019

GLOBAL

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

GLOBAL

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...

By Chris Free 22 Aug 2019

GLOBAL

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015



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