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Love for local – four in five more likely to shop locally than a year ago

Four in five (80 per cent) shoppers in Ireland are now more likely to shop in their local communities than they were a year ago, according to new research…

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Achieving low-carbon future through the Energy-Chemical Nexus in China – Sustainable Energy & Fuels (RSC Publishing)

Energy and chemical sectors are the two leading contributors for CO2 emissions in China, with long-term coal-dominated structures.To accomplish both international and domestic CO2 emissions targets and achieve a low-carbon future in China, a closer integration between energy and chemical sectors …

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Energy Awareness Month: Residential Energy Efficiency with CUB | Sustainability | University of Illinois at Chicago

Have you ever gasped at your electricity bill, and wondered if there’s a way to reduce your energy consumption? Have you ever thought about installing solar panels on your home, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? The Citizen’s Utility Board is a resource that all Illinoisans can use to effectively manage their utility bill. In addition to discussing residential energy efficiency strategies, CUB liaison and webinar host Foluke Akanni will also discuss how you and your neighbors can get engaged with community solar, as well as the latest news regarding the Clean Energy Jobs Act.   Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mi5M780tRr2pWuy9mP8g8w

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3 Reasons Why CFOs Should Be Firmly Focused on Sustainability

Worldwide, businesses are recognizing the power of green. With the social and economic impacts of climate change impossible to ignore, more and more companies are starting to introduce sustainable business practices. And they’re realizing they aren’t just great for the environment—they’re just as good for business too. According to a report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, investing in green business practices will open up $12 trillion worth of cost savings and market opportunities across the global economy by 2030.

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Sustainable Food Production & Agriculture Online Course

How does food reach our plates? How is the food industry changing? What threats are there to food supply chains? How can we build a sustainable food industry?  Get answers to these questions and more with this course that explores food and agriculture in the modern world. You will learn about the complexity of the global food supply chain, the vulnerability of the food industry to emerging threats and the solutions to stopping these threats early. You will also consider the issues surrounding production of food of animal origin.

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Slow Fashion // Small & Sustainable

In this post I want to share a few of the small and sustainable companies I’ve discovered since the start of Slow Fashion Season, plus let you know that I’M STARTING MY OWN (but more on that at the end of the post…) It’s important to note that sustainability can mean a lot of different things so I’ve included a section on the sustainability of each of these brands.

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Latham & Watkins Advises Invitation Homes in US$375 Million Joint Venture with Rockpoint to Acquire Single-Family Rental Homes

Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) (Invitation Homes) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. (Rockpoint) to form a joint venture partnership (JV) that will acquire single-family homes to operate as rental residences.

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The IFRS Foundation Launches Consultation on Sustainability Reporting

On 30 September 2020, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (the Foundation), a not-for-profit organisation that develops global accounting standards, launched a consultation paper seeking to assess demand for global ESG standards. The paper seeks to assess whether the Foundation should expand its current remit of developing financial reporting standards and use its experience in international standard-setting.

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Coca-Cola Unveils First Look At Its Sustainable Paper Bottle Packaging Redesign

Coca-Cola has pledged to boost sustainability by promising to reduce its carbon footprint. The company’s early efforts can now be seen in the prototype of its first paper bottle.

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Edinburgh’s digital plan targets poverty, inclusion and sustainability

Edinburgh’s Digital and Smart City strategy for the next three years has been unanimously approved by the Policy and Sustainability Committee.

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New grants to realise the Sustainable Development Goals | Beijer Institute

Several researchers at the Beijer Institute together with colleagues from its partners Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) and Stockholm Resilience Centre, were among the successful applicants to receive funding for projects designed to create research aimed at achieving the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call Realising the Sustainable Development Goals from the Swedish research council Formas, received a total of 174 applications, but only 11 projects were selected for funding.

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Bicycles And Buses Will Be Future’s Dominant Modes Of Urban Mobility, Predict 346 Transport Experts

The Transport for Under Two Degrees project published a report on October 8 arguing that governments around the world should stop subsiding motoring, must hike fuel prices, and, instead, build cycleways and wider sidewalks to accommodate a future of “active transport” in cities.

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IMD to employ impact-based warning

Reading Time: < 1 minute India Meteorological Department (IMD) intends to use meteorological data along with with geospatial and population data for assessing the impact of the cyclone in a particular area and provide location of district-specific tailored warnings for the tropical cyclones.

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Many of America’s Schools Aren’t Fully Accessible for Students With Disabilities

In a new Government Accountability Office report, districts cite funding constraints as the main reason for not making their buildings accessible, a longstanding problem.

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IIT-Madras develops sustainable anti-bacterial food wrapper

The IIT-Madras said its researchers have developed a sustainable antimicrobial wrapping material that can prevent packaged food contamination by bacteria as well as reduce the plastic waste.

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Airtel Zambia and Ericsson are driving responsible e-waste disposal, recycling

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has partnered with Ericsson on a ‘Product Take-Back’ program to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment.  The Product Take-Back program is part of Ericsson’s Sustainability efforts geared towards taking accountability for environmental impacts of all products and services during their lifecycle.

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How Yorkshire can benefit from Circular Economy –

The University of York Management School recently held a masterclass webinar in partnership with Circular Yorkshire. Over 95 attendees took part to listen to Katie Thomas, Senior Strategy Manager for Low Carbon & Environment at the York & North Yorkshire LEP talk about Circular Yorkshire and the…

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Textile Trends Look to a More Sustainable Future

New approaches to design are highlighted in a seminar previewing the 2021 Heimtextil trade fair…

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EdTech summit to discuss seismic changes to education and technology in online learning starts tomorrow

Meeting the challenge of remote working and learning is the key focus of this year’s EdTech summit, The Learnovation Summit, which takes place from tomorrow…

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Sustaining staple food with supply chain integrity

A Inspire 2020 finalist project that proposes to reach more people with biofortified crops by improving their traceability in the supply chain. The project plans to implement blockchain technology on the farmX app to help value chain partners improve transparency and efficiency of business…

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Student Sustainability Summit @ Sustainability

Our annual event brings together student officers, students’ union staff and student activists to explore, discuss and plan tactics for getting our universities and colleges to go further and faster on sustainability Returning for its 7th year, the Summit offers workshops, talks and panel…

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A World Without Waste is possible | Making the future more sustainable | Coca-Cola IE

Join us on our journey towards a World Without Waste. We’re doing our part to ensure that the future is more sustainable than ever.

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Upcoming events – Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an informal network of organisations with a common vision on sustainable sanitation. We provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking and discussion on all sustainable sanitation topics.

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Port projects – World Port Sustainability Program

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT Want to share your experiences and be part of the WPSP project PORTFOLIO? Please submit your project using the provided template. Submit

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IAPH announces call for entries to 2021 World Ports Sustainability Awards

Entries accepted between now and 31st March 2021 with simple online submission. The International Association of Ports and Harbors is pleased to announce its call for entries to the third edition of the World Ports Sustainability Awards, with winners to be declared in five categories at a Gala Dinner at the IAPH 2021 World Ports Conference in Antwerp between 23rd and 25th June next year.

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ICSPE 2021: International Conference on Sustainable Petrochemical Engineering, 25-26 Feb 2021 | CLocate

ICSPE 2021: International Conference on Sustainable Petrochemical Engineering, 25-26 Feb 2021, Tokyo, Japan, organized by WASET – World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.Find conference details | CLocate…

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Draft for Sustainability | Forsters LLP | Leading Mayfair law firm

Forsters are supporting The Chancery Lane Project – a pro bono collective effort by lawyers to develop new drafting for contracts and laws to help fight climate change. The UK government has committed to achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

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Big rig builder Scania puts solar panels on truck trailers to save fuel

Scania is one of the largest big rig makers in Europe and has announced a research partnership that will develop a trailer covered with solar panels designed to…

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Computer Science and Sustainable Food Systems: Making Informed Decisions through Data Governance and ICT Access from Farm to Fork in the Digital Era | Frontiers Research Topic

Computer science has generated important advances in diverse areas of knowledge, policy, production, and consumption, enabling informed decision-making that reduces the environmental impacts of society.

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Pontifax AgTech’s food sustainability fund maxes out at US$302 million

US-based capital investor Pontifax AgTech Management has closed its second fund at US$302 million to support sustainable agriculture and food systems.

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H&M Group signs multi-year colocation deal with Swedish eco-friendly operator in sustainability push

Clothes retailer H&M has signed a hosting deal, covering all of Northern Europe, with green datacentre operators EcoDataCenter, as its sustainability push continues apace.

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Virtual care sustainability – A look at policy and trends

Virtual care sustainability – A look at policy and trends Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT Virtual care has grown exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this session will discuss key considerations as you plan for the future. We will cover the latest telehealth policy and regulatory changes, telehealth trends and future applications, tips for providers when adopting virtual services, and enabling a fully virtual care environment where appropriate. 

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Access Bank talks sustainable finance growth during 8th WACEE exhibition & conference

Access Bank Plc was recently invited to participate in the 8th edition of the West African Clean Energy and Environment Trade Fair and Conference (WACEE). During a fireside chat at the event, the bank showcased its diversified portfolio of value-added offerings designed to provide solutions to the bank’s customers and enable them to achieve their individual and corporate goals, whilst delivering sustainable economic growth.

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MCIT | News | Egypt Partakes in EACO Sustainable e-Waste Management Webinar

Egypt Partakes in EACO Sustainable e-Waste Management Webinar…

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Sustainable agriculture | Sustainable Development Goals | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Overview Persistently high levels of hunger and malnutrition – 793 million (2015) chronically hungry people in the world in 2014–2016 – and unsustainable human activity on the earth’s carrying capacity present a major challenge for agriculture. To meet the growing food demand of the over nine billion people who will exist by 2050 and the expected dietary changes, agriculture will need to produce 60 percent more food globally in the same period.

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FRAME | Fashion financing doubles down on sustainability

At the start of the year we wrote about how Prada had taken on a major sustainability-linked loan, ensuring that the brand had to either reduce its environmental impact or else face pecuniary consequences.  We speculated that more brands were likely to follow Prada’s lead in tying the way they raise capital to sustainability objectives, something that would have a fundamental impact on the design and operation of their property portfolios.

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B2B Sustainability Forum 2020

DAY 1 Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Time: 9:20 am – 1:00 pm CEST 9:00 am Our virtual room is open! 9:25 am Welcome Message   Pierre-François Thaler, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, EcoVadis 9:30 am Procuring A Purposeful Business: Through Supply Chain Sustainability Performance   Thomas Udesen, CPO, Bayer   Bertrand Conquéret, CPO & President Global Supply Chain B.V, Henkel

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Sustainability | Special Issue : The Contribution of the Social Economy to the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

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Ocean Science & Sustainability – Online Course

Discover how new technologies can tackle the challenges of the sustainable management of marine ecosystems in this online course from National Oceanography Centre.

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City Research Online – How to engage schools with food sustainability? An analysis of environmental impacts of school menus and development of educational materials in Bahia, Brazil

How to engage schools with food sustainability? An analysis of environmental impacts of school menus and development of educational materials in Bahia, Brazil. Paper presented at the The 8th World Sustainability Forum, 15-17 Sep 2020, Online. Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture) 

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Aviation Sustainability Brochure 2020 | Aviation Sustainability

Aviation Sustainability is the Middle East’s new forum dedicated to accelerating the aviation economy with sustainability. Launching on the 25 November 2020 it will uncover how improving operational efficiency and reducing emissions can help airlines simultaneously protect the environment and their business. Bringing together the entire aviation sustainability ecosystem Aviation Sustainability will dive deep into significant subjects including economically viable fuels, engine design and technology innovation through a series of interactive workshops, roundtables and enhanced networking programs.

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BoS#4: Creative Sustainability – European Creative Industries Summit 2020

The ECIS aims to foster the understanding of innovation and Cross  Innovation, i.e. with the Cultural Creative Industries (CCIs), to support growth, jobs, and sustainability. The Green Paper to this session focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which altogether envision future economic progress that goes hand in hand with social justice as well as the active acknowledgement of planetary limits and appreciation of the earth system we all live in. However, it is only ten years to achieve these ambitious goals in time and hence, meet the urgent societal challenges.

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Reporting on Sustainability – Integrated Report 2019 | PMI – Philip Morris International

This online supplement to our Integrated Report 2019 shows our commitment to transparency and disclosure…

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Treasure Tingle Workshop: Sustainable Salvage To Create A Unique Home Tickets, Sat 14 Nov 2020 at 10:00

Eventbrite – Sian at Moregeous presents Treasure Tingle Workshop: Sustainable Salvage To Create A Unique Home – Saturday, 14 November 2020 at Moregeous HQ. Find event and ticket information.

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Roadmap of moving urban colour toward cultural sustainability in China – Xu – – Color Research & Application

Abstract With the gradual refinement of urban space in China, the aesthetic quality of the urban visual environment has been getting more attention. Urban colour, one of the visual aesthetic elemen…

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Sustainability | Special Issue : Urban Street Networks and Sustainable Transportation

Urban street space is challenged with a variety of emerging usages and users, such as various vehicles with different speeds, passenger pick-up and drop-off by mobility services, increasing parking demand for a variety of private and shared vehicles, new powertrains (e.g., charging units), and new vehicles and services fueled by digitalization and vehicle automation. These new usages compete with established functions of streets such as providing space for mobility, social interactions, and cultural and recreational activities.

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Gandys weather-resistant jackets will carry through all your outdoor adventures this autumn | Daily

Socially-conscious brand Gandys has released a range of transitional jackets that are lightweight and comfortable yet hardy enough to withstand the British autumn.

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Full article: Challenges in supply chain redesign for the Circular Economy: a literature review and a multiple case study

Despite companies face several challenges when redesigning their supply chain for the Circular Economy, the literature lacks a systematisation of such challenges and of the ways to overcome them. T…

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International Campaign Launched to Promote Sustainable Leather

Sustainable Leather – International campaign launched to promote Leather’s heritage and credentials as natural, sustainable and durable.

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Linda Crichton receives MBE for services to waste and recycling sector

There is good news for the resources and waste sector in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year with Linda Crichton (pictured above), a longstanding sector expert and member of CIWM, receiving an MBE.

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Sustainability through Swedish innovation

At Ecophon, we take great pride in making sure that our business is sustainable, inside and out. We have a fundamental respect for people and care strongly about all their environments. That’s why we continuously strive to improve production techniques, materials used, and everything else that adds to our environmental footprint. We do in-depth life cycle analyses to uncover every aspect of our products’ environmental impact. Armed with that knowledge, we push ourselves to improve every phase, from sourcing raw materials and production to transportation and waste management.

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Lika and Mali Losinj included in the top 100 sustainable destinations for 2020 – The Dubrovnik Times

Lika and Mali Losinj are listed among the top hundred world sustainable green destinations for 2020, a list compiled for the sixth year in a row by the international foundation “Global Green Destinations”, which brings together the world’s sustainable tourist destinations.

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Regional Victoria benefits from Providence’s plans to power a sustainable renewable energy future

Victoria is the latest state to benefit from an ambitious solar farm roll-out by Providence Asset Group and follows last month’s announcement of plans for 28 solar farms across NSW, incorporating ground-breaking hydrogen storage technology that will be a…

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Textile Trends Look to a More Sustainable Future

It’s what everyone in the design scene is wondering: What are the trends that will appear after COVID-19? Heimtextil, the leading fair for home and interiors textiles, is scheduled for May 4-7, 2021, in Frankfurt, Germany, and may offer some answers. (The show’s previously planned dates of Jan. 12-15, 2021, were just changed.) The trade show recently presented a video seminar with textile trends for 2021-22.

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2H and 2H/1T-Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Films Prepared via Powderless Gas Deposition for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction | ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

The cathodic process in electrochemical water electrolyzers, the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), is an extremely important reaction as it produces clean H2 gas that can be utilized in a fuel cel…

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Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water research and the bioeconomy | CZELO | Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation

The Czech Liaison Office for Research Development and Innovation (CZELO) together with the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office (LINO) are pleased to invite you to online event on “Food Safety – What is the role of research and innovation?”. The main objective of the webinar is to address the role of research and innovation in delivering the European Commission and UN SDGs objectives on food safety, adaptation to climate change and improving the tolerance of crops and livestock to stress, drought and floods.

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What do you know about e-waste?

E-waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream and much of it is handled unsafely, causing pollution, human health hazards, and the loss of valuable finite resources. Take this short quiz to test your e-waste knowledge.

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RTPI | Kelham Island – A sustainable, neighbourhood vision

Kelham Island and Neepsend Neighbourhood Forum is pleased to present Sheffield’s vibrant neighbourhood of Kelham Island and the Forum’s vision and plans.

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German startup Chemster launches digital ‘ecosystem’ for cosmetics creators

German startup Chemster has unveiled ozmi, an easy-to-use, one-stop digital ‘ecosystem’ for personal care professionals, following an extensive beta testing period.  The first platform launched by Chemster, ozmi has been developed to take the complexity out of the cosmetics creation process.  Users can utilise detailed filters to find ingredients, formulations, packaging and service providers; employ user collaboration for easy contact during the RFQ process and at all product stages; and use product management tools to provide guidance at the product brief or recipe creation stage.

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Brow goals: HCPs latest packaging allows for soft definition or 3D texture

As brow trends shift to looks with soft definition and 3D texture, essential products to encourage this result include nourishing regrowth serums and gels…

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Upskilling your staff and building a sustainable team | FSB, The Federation of Small Businesses

This webinar is for businesses based in England who are looking to hire young people; upskill their staff; merge roles or create new positions post-lockdown. Event details Host – Anthony Impey MBE, Chair, DCMS Policy Unit for Skills and Apprenticeships. Join this virtual event with a packed expert panel to find out about the different ways you can upskill your team and support young people.

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Sustainable Living Programme – Courses available in New Zealand

The Sustainable Living programme is a practical, fun way to learn and use actions which reduce your environmental impacts.

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City of London Corporation targets net-zero by 2040

The City of London Corporation has committed to reaching net-zero across its investments and supply chain by 2040, with an interim ambition to generate net-zero operational emissions by 2027.

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China’s Exports Seen Sustaining Recovery In September As Markets Reopen

China’s exports likely posted a fourth straight month of gains in September as more trading partners reopened their economies, a Reuters poll showed, while imports ar…

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Science Week 2020 launches with hundreds of virtual events taking place

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, today joined Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to launch Science Week…

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Researchers discover the fastest possible speed of sound

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge, and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk have discovered the fastest…

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FIVE FROM FINLAND: Sustainable fashion

Did you know that the fashion industry is considered one of most polluting industry in the world? Luckily, more and more fashion producers and consumers are starting to do their part to halt the industry’s environmentally and harmful practices by shifting towards more sustainable materials, less resource-intensive ways of manufacturing and more responsible choices. 

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B2B Sustainability Forum 2020

DAY 1 Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Time: 9:20 am – 1:00 pm CEST 9:00 am Our virtual room is open! 9:25 am Welcome Message   Pierre-François Thaler, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, EcoVadis 9:30 am Procuring A Purposeful Business: Through Supply Chain Sustainability Performance   Thomas Udesen, CPO, Bayer   Bertrand Conquéret, CPO & President Global Supply Chain B.V, Henkel 10:15 am Driving Sustainability Within A Global Organization In The Decade of Action

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Plastics and the circular economy

Our relationship with plastic needs rethinking. Plastics are versatile materials, but the way we use them is incredibly wasteful. We take oil and gas from the earth to make plastic products that are often designed to be used only once, and then we throw them away. This is what we call a linear take-make-waste model.
 

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The Paper Industry: Circular Economy and Strategic Forests

Learn the components that make up a circular economy, from recyclable paper products, sustainable industry practices, all the way down to you—the consumer.

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EEP Africa approves 26 new projects in productive use and circular economy

The EEP Africa Innovation Window Investment Committee met virtually on 23 September to approve funding for projects submitted under the 2020 call for proposals on Clean Energy Powering Green Growth. This competitive call attracted 357 applications for projects in 14 countries in Southern and East…

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100+ Best Sustainable Shopping images in 2020 | sustainable shopping, ethical accessories, clean makeup

Zero waste, ethical/clean makeup, ethical clothing/underwear, ethical accessories, resources to making good choices // local options to Canada. See more ideas about Sustainable shopping, Ethical accessories, Clean makeup.

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ADEME and INRAE proudly present the new version of the AGRIBALYSE database, to promote sustainable food

On the occasion of the Conference on Food and the Environment – AGRIBALYSE, ADEME and INRAE present the latest version of the database AGRIBALYSE, which sheds light on the environmental impact of a food product, from agricultural production to purchase or preparation by the consumer.

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DS Smith | Sustainability Strategy – DS Smith

As the pace of change in the world accelerates, consumers are demanding more of the products and services they buy. At the same time, there is an…

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Joint position paper: strengthening the evaluation process of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements | WWF

Evaluations of fishing agreements could become essential tools for dialogue on sustainable fisheries between the EU, the third country and their stakeholders.

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Birmingham’s hydrogen buses and Levi’s circular economy store: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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Preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture | The James Hutton Institute

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research organisations, including the James Hutton Institute, have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank to safeguard future research and facilitate the sustainable yield improvement of the UK’s six major food crops.

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A circular economy could save the world’s economy post-COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all facets of human endeavours, and seven months later the economic effects are particularly being felt · How the world can leverage the positive and negative effects of COVID-19 to build a new, more resilient and low-carbon economy has been analysed by a group of academics led by WMG, University of Warwick

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IIT-M develops sustainable anti-bacterial food wrapper

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Monday said its researchers have developed a sustainable antimicrobial wrapping material that can prevent packaged food contamination by bacteria as well as reduce the plastic waste generated in the environment when disposing off the wrappers.

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A pluralistic and integrated approach to action-oriented knowledge for sustainability

Technocratic solutions to complex challenges won’t save us: research institutions and universities need to value and foster action-oriented knowledge and pluralism, and create the conditions for others to learn to do the same. Only in this way, will it be possible to address ‘wicked’ sustainability problems like climate change, according to a publication in Nature, co-authored by DRIFTer Timo von Wirth.

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Tech companies race to environmental sustainability & net zero | TechMarketView

Competition amongst IT services players to be the most ambitious in their environmental sustainability goals can only be a good thing. It looks like it is driving companies to do more and more quickly. Last month we looked at Sopra Steria’s target to achieve net zero emissions by 2028 and highlighted its sustainability achievements and goals (see Sopra Steria: Targeting net zero ahead of the curve). Today, we see announcements from Atos and Accenture that show the IT services suppliers are upping their games.

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Sustainability Saturday: Stewardship in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Two Rivers Community School, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, places a strong focus on teaching sustainability. In fact, conservation of the natural environment is one of the cornerstones of its curriculum. One of the key components of the mandatory 8th grade student capstone project includes demonstrating how they have become good stewards of the natural world, including showing understanding of the importance of conservation, sustainability, and stewardship. The school emphasizes the importance of service and outdoor education.

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Sustainability at DB Cargo UK – We’re committed to helping the UK Government to achieve its climate target of net zero by 2050

Society is facing ever greater pressure to protect the environment. The transportation sector in particular is being called on to make a considerable contribution to these efforts. DB Cargo UK aspires to lead the way in the environmental protection movement. We want to become the leading green logistics services provider and prove that CO2 emissions can indeed be reduced as transport grows.

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Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland – Scottish Government – Citizen Space

This consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. It represents an important next step in our efforts to tackle our plastic problem, allowing us to maintain pace with the environmental standards of our European partners while re-affirming Scotland’s position as a world-leader in the circular economy.

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Exoplanet WASP-121b is so hot vaporized metal is in the atmosphere

Scientists from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva have been conducting atmospheric research on an incredibly hot exoplanet called WASP-121b.

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Sustainable Fashion: How Colombian Designer Nathalia JMag Does It

While some of us spend endless time indoors and others brave the outdoors in masks, fashion has become a meaningless yet constant part of our lives. Whether you’re joyously wallowing in pajamas or daydreaming about re-presenting yourself once “things go back to normal,” clothing’s sway on how we feel moving through the world is ultimately undeniable.

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Join 200 companies to discuss sustainable commodity sourcing and agriculture/forests sustainability on Nov 3-5

We are now just a few weeks away from this year’s Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum (3-5 November). Are you planning on joining the conference?Over three days of virtual workshops, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, lively debates and more, the conference will deliver a dynamic and …

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Cosmetic testing services with QACS

Cosmetic testing services with QACS 12-Oct-2020 INGREDIENTS Clinical Efficacy Testing Standard and custom-made protocols help you assess cosmetic efficacy and substantiate product claims. Clinical tests are conducted using state-of-the-art equipment and in participation of male and female volunteer panels with a wide range of dermal and ophthalmological characteristics.

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L’Oréal fuses research and technology departments with new executive appointment

Following the retirement of L’Oréal’s VP of Research and Innovation, Barbara Lavernos, the groups Chief Technologies and Operations Officer, will head up the French giant’s new Research, Innovation and Technologies department…

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Decommissioning vs. reusing offshore gas platforms within ethical decision-making for sustainable development: Theoretical framework with application to the Adriatic Sea

This paper integrates ethics into decision-making for sustainable development to help planners choose between decommissioning and reuse of an offshore gas platform within a social perspective. To do so, I match multi-criteria analysis (MCA), cost–benefit analysis (CBA), weighted life-cycle assessment (WLCA), and monetary life-cycle assessment (MLCA) to four main ethical standpoints…

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Schneider Electric’s AI-Assisted Advising and Implementation to Accelerate Clients’ Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change Programs

Multi-million-dollar investment into AI and machine learning technology drives next-generation digitally-enabled services Enables a more holistic, future-oriented approach to energy and resource management that drives top and bottom-line benefits for today’s organizations Supports Schneider Electric clients in achievement of climate change outcomes and sustainability targets for resource reductions, data transparency, and business resilience More Climate Action Highlights from Schneider Electric Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the impact of a new multi-million dollar investment in machine learning tools and data science. 

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Davies Wins Sustainability Business and Individual Influencer of the Year

Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has won two major national awards at the Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, against stiff competition from non…

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WPC – Sustainable partnerships between cargo interests and ports

Cargo owners are usually among the first victims in a crisis. COVID-19 has taken that to another level, with shipments being delayed, blanked, subjected to demurrage, stranded, lost, dropped by importers, or stored at sea because of landside space constraints. Cargo owners ultimately are the lifeblood of ship owners/operators and the ports that serve them. With so many parties in between, how can ports get closer to their real users, understand their needs and build solutions to keep them satisfied and loyal?

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Green Hydrogen—Powering a Sustainable Future > ENGINEERING.com

With climate change and the environment becoming a big concern, many people are looking for green resources to replace pollution-heavy processes. One of these resources is “green hydrogen. Hydrogen is an abundant chemical element made of one electron and one proton, and in standard conditions it exists in molecular form as H2 gas. Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless and highly combustible nonmetal that is often stored in high-pressure tanks in its gas or liquid form.

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More talk about sustainability �

Good morning all, As various forms of lockdown continue, distance working has become the new normal for many. Alongside this is the need for distance purchasing, and on the other side of the coin, distance customer interaction. Although customers and firms can easily contact each other via telephone and chat, there is a renewed focus on knowing your customer when s/he is far away. And that is one thing more often easier said than done.

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Sustainable Aviation: ‘Research confirms UK’s ability to lead’ | Biofuels International Magazine

New research by industry coalition Sustainable Aviation confirms that the UK could be home to up to 14 sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities in areas across the country – making it a world leader in clean aviation technology. The research by energy consultancy E4tech and commissioned by Sustainable Aviation revealed that these facilities could be based in seven clusters – Teesside, Humberside, the north-west of England, south Wales, Southampton, St Fergus and Grangemouth.

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LIFE TACKLE /// German start-up leads sports clubs towards sustainability

Vanessa Nord believes that a rethinking is underway in Germany’s professional sports. In 2019, the 28-year-old founded a company that supports clubs on their way to sustainability: ecologically, socially and economically. Apparently, she struck a chord: Nord has already worked with FC Bayern Munich, the second German ice hockey league, and the German Boxing Association.

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New initiative to help investors funnel $10bn into climate solutions annually

By allocating just 0.25% of their savings and investments to fund not-for-profit projects aiding climate adaptation and mitigation, individual investors could collectively funnel $10bn per year into this space by 2030, a pair of ex-financiers …

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Sindiso Khumalo On Sustainability And Winning GCFA’s ‘Independent Designer’ Of The Year

Earlier this year, Cape Town-based fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo received the prestigious LVMH prize, which was for 2020 shared out between the eight finalists, as a measure of Covid-19 era support for emerging talent. But that’s just one of the growing number of accolades Khumalo can add to her mantlepiece. In a fraught year, she’s fought through to be now bestowed with a second prestigious distinction, in the form of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards’ Independent Designer title.