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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…