SAPEA’s comprehensive review of the evidence on Europe’s food system finds that it is not enough simply to increase productivity in a sustainable way. We also need to change from linear mass consumption to a more circular economy — which will mean changing our norms, habits and routines.
Terminology-based Approach to the Research around Sustainability, Societal Grand Challenges and Key Enabling Technologies —
This study presents two different approaches to address topics on one hand related to sustainability defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and on the other hand topics related to the Societal Grand Challenges (SGCs) and Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) defined by EU Horizon2020.
Rick Hindley, executive director at Alupro, says a ‘carefully designed’ deposit return scheme (DRS) could position the UK as a world leader in waste management – maximising environmental impact, embracing existing systems and maintaining competitiveness within the packaging industry.
Thai researchers have developed a portable device – whimsically shaped like a chilli pepper – that can assess how ‘hot’ a pepper will be by detecting how much capsaicin it contains. Chilli peppers are a popular food ingredient around the world. But all types of chillis contain different levels of capsaicin. This is a compound that gives chilli peppers their kick and may give a palate-singeing burn to people not used to spicy foods.
A Survey Study The Role of information and communication technologies in agricultural sustainability in COVID-19 era Supervised by a group of researchers from different international universities a…
Globally, sector of agriculture (crop and livestock productions) accounts for about one-third of gross domestic production (GDP). In addition, agriculture is the main source of income for farmers in most developing countries.
One of the most polluting industries, denim has been closely watched for its adverse environmental impacts. This has led the industry to accelerate sustainability innovations and inspire the fashion industry towards a greener and cleaner future.
Sustainable is sexy. Words like re-use, recycle, upcycle, repurpose, and reimagine are part of our daily vocabulary as we work to reduce our footprint on this planet. But turning car parts into wearable style? Even the most creative brain probably doesn’t go there. But Hyundai did. Meet Re:Style 2020.
The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy reaches over a quarter of its five-year target and supports ground-breaking circular economy projects
After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided €2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.
Environmental caution is an attitude must adopt if we want to achieve the challenging climate change targets set by the government. At a time where climate change is reaching a peak, actions have to be taken.
Kirklees workshop: Maximise your business’s potential through a circular economy : Priestley International Centre for Climate
University of Leeds/Kirklees Council joint workshop Circular economy is about creating a more social, resilient and sustainable economy. It is about moving away from an economy that relies on overconsumption and waste, and instead aims to make better use of materials, components and products.
“Healthy eating and Sustainable Food Production and Consumption”, by Gara Villalba – ICTA – Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals
Colloquium: “Healthy eating and Sustainable Food Production and Consumption” Speaker: Gara Villalba, ICTA-UAB researcher Date: Thursday, October 29th 2020 Time: 15.30 h Venue: Live streaming here From 28 to 30 October, the UPF is organizing the virtual conference WeDiscover Days Barcelona, within the framework of the project Eutopia.
The history of science shows us over and over again that, in order for any species to survive, it needs to be able to adapt to changing environments. The same, of course goes for business. For me, in essence, this is what sustainable business means – how we adapt and position ourselves in order to survive when resources are becoming scarcer by the day and consumers more demanding by the minute.
Reading Time: 3 minutes EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution geospatial spatial data that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze aerial and LIDAR imagery, recently announced the release of an updated building footprint database, which contains over 156 million footprints of commercial…
Montessori, Waldorf, & Reggio Emilia Education Anima Mundi is a conscious, plant-based, and virtual K-12 school that offers an Education for a Lifetime Curriculum. We empower children to create sustainable change in themselves, their own communities, and ultimately in their planet.
Would you like to work with behavior change and sustainability? Do you have the experience needed to develop relevant conversations with both the public and a corporate audience that inspire action?
Chiang Khan and Nan on the list of the “2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations” – Tourism Authority of Thailand
Thailand’s charming destinations Chiang Khan in Loei and Nan Old City in Nan have been listed among the “2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations.” around the world by Green Destinations, a non-profit foundation for sustainable destination development and recognition based in Leiden, The Netherlands.
When George Schneider decided to sell his home this spring, Opendoor made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Schneider had paid $76,750 for his three-bedroom stucco house in the Phoenix suburbs a decade earlier. Opendoor, the iBuying startup backed by SoftBank and Lennar, was willing to pay him $225,000, all-cash.
The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy reaches over a quarter of its five-year target and supports ground-breaking circular economy projects
After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided €2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. This initiative launched by the six largest public financial institutions in the EU aims to finance at least €10 billion of investments to support the circular economy over five years (2019-2023).
Scientists have discovered that biodegradable glitter is no better for the environment than its microplastic counterpart.
In a first-of-its-kind study, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Cambridge, found these so-called ‘eco-friendly’ sparkly accessories are just as detrimental to the environment as plastic ones and are damaging rivers and lakes.
Welcome to Bonsucro. We’re passionate about helping those invested in sugarcane to go further, faster – and to make the most of this remarkable plant.
Ruminant agriculture has been the focus of much debate in recent years regarding its contribution to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and its role in sustainable food production and consumption. In 2018, the Oxford Martin School outlined a new way to think about how greenhouse gases contribute to emissions budgets…
Grants to USA Institutions and Organizations in Western States for Professional Training Related to Increasing Sustainability in Agriculture
Grants to USA institutions and organizations in western states and Pacific territories for professional training and educational opportunities on increasing sustainability…
The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star has become the global face for premium wellness brand Dose and Co…
COPENHAGEN, Den. (PRWEB) October 22, 2020 — COPENHAGEN, Den., Oct.22, 2020 – As part of its campaign to advance the responsible production of palm oil, the…
Sustainability | Free Full-Text | A City Capability Assessment Framework Focusing on Planning, Financing, and Implementing Sustainable Energy Projects | HTML
Cities are critical actors in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the level of knowledge, skills, and capacity, especially regarding innovative project planning such as sustainable energy (SE) projects, is fundamental for cities to meet their untapped potential.
This improved filter material may make desalination and reuse more sustainable and affordable.
Virtual conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response, held 22 October 2020…
Doing the right thing shouldn’t come at a cost and we pride ourselves on being able to ‘save’ customers money, as well as helping significantly reduce their environmental impact.
It’s not an either/or, but an opportunity to achieve huge cost savings, carbon reductions of more than 94%, whilst at the same time improving productivity. Managed Print is changing and together we help customers make better decisions for their businesses, as well as the environment.
Across the world, businesses and organisations have been forced to adapt in response to the coronavirus pandemic adopting digital processes to mitigate the disruption caused, writes Sylvie Thomas, Lexmark’s head of EMEA sustainability policies & CSR.
In a circular economy, design is about more than just creating a sustainable product. In this system based on eliminating waste and minimizing the use of resources, the design process is aimed at preserving the value of products and materials and keeping them in the economic system for as long as…
Most procurement sustainability leaders will tell you they want responsibility for securing sustainable supply to be dispersed throughout the organisation. Better that sustainability be integrated into procurement’s standard sourcing, supplier selection, contracting and supplier management processes than managed separately.
Dangote, Africa’s largest business conglomerate needed to engage all stakeholders in developing strategy, approach and implementation of the company’s sustainability programme. To achieve this, under Dr. Nnoli’s leadership, Dangote Group developed a framework towards sustainability across seven sustainability pillars, referred to us the “The Dangote Way”.
FPT Industrial is a key partner in innovative European Union backed sustainability projects to reduce emissions in truck and coach transport | Automotive World
FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial, is spearheading research into the evaluation, testing and use of alternative fuels…
Westminster Forum Projects | Environmental sustainability in UK higher education – estates and investment, research and the curriculum, and the net-zero policy agenda
Environmental sustainability in UK higher education – estates and investment, research and the curriculum, and the net-zero policy agenda…
The Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge is a program to support innovations in off-grid solar e-waste management in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information on the Challenge, see Background below. Halfway through the inaugural Solar E-Waste Challenge, key themes emerged from the eight projects implemented across sub-Saharan Africa.
Innovative & safe customer interaction – AWANTYS Group presents extended range of sustainable packaging solutions at the industry’s first virtual trade show Webpackaging LIVE – Company News – AWANT…
AWANTYS Group is showcasing its sustainable packaging innovations and extensive portfolio of standardized cosmetics packaging components at the industry’s first digital trade show Webpackaging LIVE. The entire portfolio of more than 1,000 designs can also be browsed at AWANTYS’s digital showcase.
Covid-19 has shone a light on many social and environmental issues faced around the world. As action begins on rebuilding from the pandemic, the calls to rethink how businesses create value and tackle big challenges ahead grow louder.
In this month’s ‘Spotlight on…’ series our focus is sustainability. Read on for insight and advice covering plastic-free solutions, championing local and the war on food waste. The hospitality industry is striving to becoming more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint, so we want to support you to ensure you have the facts and insight you need to make sustainable changes to your business.
In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Rob Hicks, Innovation Manager at Sovereign Housing Association. They discuss Sovereign’s decision to invest in sustainable heating technology to meet their long-term, ‘affordable warmth’ objectives for residents.
FICCI thought leadership initiative for global economic prosperity with sustainability, inclusivity and social wellbeing
FICCI LEADS is an initiative to evolve a shared vision among global leaders, to reimagine economic growth. In the backdrop of self-reliance, economic resilience and multilateralism, the focus would be 21st century challenges and giving a fresh meaning to global business value chains.
Monitoring Yellowstone’s Watersheds to Create Sustainable Ecosystems and Forecast Environmental Changes | Onset Data Loggers
Systems ecologist Robert Crabtree knows the benefits of caring for backyard watersheds and the health of rivers and streams. And nowhere is this more important for him than in the 22 million acres comprising the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest, nearly intact temperate-zone areas in the world.
To accelerate the reduction of CO2 emissions along its entire value chain, European dairy cooperative Arla Foods and its 9.700 farmer owners recently launched the first European wide, incentivized climate check program.
X is a company that wants to bring in an era of computational agriculture.The company’s goal is to significantly increase food production over the next 50…
The European Union and its member states were a major driving force behind the negotiations at the United Nations that led to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda to achieve them. Five years later, the EU’s leadership is needed more than ever before to drive the transition towards a sustainable future and to lead by example. The EU has the power to pass transformative laws and commands the resources needed to drive the transition.
Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Woody Plant Encroachment and the Sustainability of Priority Conservation Areas
Woody encroachment is a global driver of grassland loss and management to counteract encroachment represents one of the most expensive conservation practices implemented in grasslands. Yet, outcomes of these practices are often unknown at large scales and this constrains practitioner’s…
In the context of archaeological research and practice, the subject of Sustainability has a two-fold implication. From one side, the archaeological record provides evidence of sustainable practices carried out by ancient communities in different ecological niches around the globe. Adaptations to climatic and environmental variations, strategies for the exploitation and management of natural resources (soil, wood, water, etc.), changes in land use…
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HVS Report – Mixed-use Development – The Most Sustainable Model for Hotels Going Forward – Mandeep S Lamba, Akash Datta and Dipti Mohan
Article – HVS Report – Mixed-use Development – The Most Sustainable Model for Hotels Going Forward – Mandeep S Lamba, Akash Datta and Dipti Mohan – Mixed-use developments are going to be the most sustainable model for hotels going forward as they leverage the best of each asset class, while…
In line with the Company’s principle of ‘building sustainable communities as foundations for sustainable businesses’, the sustainability video showcases Coca-Cola’s commitment towards its purpose to ‘Refresh the world and make a difference’, and is testimony to the positive impact that the Company…
Sharing their formidable experiences and thought leadership will be Paula Luu, Director of the Center for the Circular Economy and Anna Bahr Thompson, author of ‘Do Good’, and A Trust Across America 2018 Top Thought Leader in Trust and a top ten 2020 Superbrands Branding Leader, But this is not your ‘usual’ webinar. This is not a sales pitch, nor is it a sales pitch dressed up as a learning event.
The Sustainable Development Goals call upon us to develop an equitable society within the natural boundaries of our planet. Circular economy provides the most encompassing approach to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12). At the same time, it is indispensable in building resilient infrastructures, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation (SDG 9). Circular economy is a crucial contributor to sustainable development and the achievement of the climate goals.
The prototype uses data that allows consumers to trace a garment’s production journey and lifecycle…
New company will offer solutions to convert plastic waste to value-added products, production of chemicals and fuels from biomass, and decarbonization of existing and future assets.
Responsibly sourced plant-based materials can reduce a food package’s carbon footprint and protect biodiversity. Renewables are the future of food packaging.
Hortidaily.com is an online meeting place for the international horticulture industry.The website is updated daily with interesting news from around the globe which can help growers manage their horticultural enterprise…
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.
In Sweden, a housing corporation will soon finish 44 self-supporting apartments. Residents will we totally independent of the network for water, electricity, and heat.“We will show the world that all available ecologic methods can manage it all.” “We’ve searched […]…
Zero Waste Scotland has published a new document that covers some excellent resources for circular construction. Relevant to all construction project stakeholders, organisations and workforces and all project types and all build phases and end of life: RIBA 0 to 7. It covers national strategy, delivery mechanisms, case studies, implementation tools, training resources and many more! Check it out here!
Imperial partnered with Sainsbury’s on sustainability research | Imperial News | Imperial College London
IMPERIAL AND SAINSBURY’S – Imperial is carrying out a range of research in partnership with Sainsbury’s to help the supermarket chain meet its Net Zero emissions target.
With debt swaps governments and finance institutions can address the triple crises of debt, climate change and the destruction of nature…
Call to action on biodiversity for sustainable development – EU joins UN Biodiversity Summit – European External Action Service
Biodiversity and Nature are essential for all life on the planet. Biodiversity plays a critical role for sustainable development and human well-being. Biodiversity can also reinforce peace when putting in place inclusive management of natural resources, respecting indigenous rights, combatting…
2020 Global Hunger Index: One decade to zero hunger linking health and sustainable food systems – World
English Analysis on World and 9 other countries about Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment and more; published on 12 Oct 2020 by Concern and WHH…
Welcome for Scottish Government plans which are a positive step towards addressing the problem of plastic pollution at its source.
The OECS is set to host the third and final Blue Economy webinar series aimed to ensure sustainable use of ocean resources in the OECS.
The latest issue of the TRIMIS Digest is now available. It takes a look at efficient and sustainable urban freight transport. Automation, electrification and shared mobility in urban freight takes a look at the opportunities and challenges of using technology to change the urban freight system. Automation, electrification and shared mobility are the key technologies in this sector.
UWI St. Augustine – Our First Peoples – Leading us Toward Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Communities | Facebook
Welcome to the livestream of the Virtual Symposium: Our First Peoples – Leading us Toward Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Communities…
SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia–The Government of Saint Lucia continues its thrust to achieve long-term development which seeks to include Sustainable Development Goals, climate change resilience and the economic growth of the country.
The point at which a molecule of carbon leaves the value chain and enters the atmosphere as CO2 is driven by a complex and interrelated set of financial drivers.
There are places on the earth that scientists want to study, but that study is difficult due to the danger involved in getting there.University of Washington…
The region already has first plans passed for a green jet fuel refinery…
Even if Roland Garros did not welcome a single Monegasque tennis player on its court this year, Monaco still managed to make its mark on… its locker…
As bad as things are this year, I confess that I remain an optimist and believe we will figure out the crises we now confront and make the world less bad than it is today. COVID-19, climate, equity, racism and poverty are real and daunting public policy problems.
Update on our progress on sourcing sustainable palm oil – achieving 100% RSPO certification and beyond
Update on our progress on sourcing sustainable palm oil – achieving 100% RSPO certification and beyond 9 October 2020 We know our customers care about where their food comes from. Palm oil is a common ingredient used in many food and non-food products. When sourced responsibly, it is one of the most efficient vegetable oils with the least environmental impact.
Full article: Defining sustainable limits during and after intensification in a maritime agricultural ecosystem
Introduction: Intensification of agricultural ecosystems in the 20th century proceeded by a series of innovations that initially ensured food security, but had negative consequences for the in-fiel…
Reviewing the history of environmental racism in Hawai’i, the author lifts up a present-day story of a Native Hawaiian path to indigenizing environmental and climate justice.
The government’s recent White Paper, Planning for the Future, sets out the most substantial reform to the planning system in decades. However, the White Paper lacks detail on how the government intends to deliver the urgent step change in sustainability that is required to fundamentally address…
Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Albania: Support for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems | Press Releases | News & Features | JICA
signing ceremony On Oct. 8, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Republic of Albania in Tirana for the Project for Capacity Building for Improving Ecosystem-Based Management on Divjake-Karavasta National Park, a technical cooperation project.
Plans to ban some of the most ‘environmentally damaging’ single-use plastic items in Scotland, including plastic cutlery and plastic straws, have been today (12 October) published for consultation.
Wallmakers has completed The Pirouette House, a brick residence in Thiruvananthapuram driven by circular principles.
Travel Markets Insider is the leading source of information on the Duty Free Markets of the Americas and the Caribbean.
Learn how GTIS Partners uses Measurabl to power a scalable, transparent approach to ESG to meet stakeholder and investor demands for sustainability disclosure.
Nature-inspired solutions addressing the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges
Created in honor of Ray C. Anderson, founder of Interface, Inc.and a business and sustainability leader, the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® helps startups cross a critical threshold in becoming viable businesses by amplifying their stories and providing them with equity-free funding…
Qlik is a software company, founded in Sweden now based in the US, that believes in the power of data…Read more »…
On a dusty side street in Auki, a seaside market town on the island of Malaita, Arania Enterprises is bustling. Cocoa dryers come and go, bringing plenty of cocoa beans for sale, and its unassuming wood-framed warehouse is stocked full of giant bags ready for export.
Why becoming a more sustainable society matters: Environmental Scientist Prof Tim Benton – LIVE at Otley Courthouse event tickets from TicketSource
Tickets are now available for Why becoming a more sustainable society matters: Environmental Scientist Prof Tim Benton – LIVE at Otley Courthouse, West Yorkshire.
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BIM is witnessing a new approach to the way buildings are viewed and implemented by the government….
Towards a more resilient, sustainable and decarbonised building and construction sector in Africa.
Focus on a just and inclusive transition to a clean economy claims spotlight in The Ceres Roadmap 2030.
In a sink-or-swim world, learning how to keep your head above water will enable you to go the distance.
They need to respond to global economic changes, environmental pressure and shifting attitudes towards food safety and security concerns.
Canada’s federal government in Ottawa is banning single-use plastics–from cutlery to takeout containers–from 2021, and plans to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030.
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