As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While it’s easy to apply this to antiques, souvenirs and keepsakes, it can also translate to sustainable practices. In a circular economy, materials that’d typically be thrown away can be reimagined and reinvented into something useful. This is how plastic pots enjoy a second life as hanging baskets, plastic wrap is transformed into deck boards and EPS foam is revived as insulation.
CSRWire – Ferrara Signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment for a Circular Economy for Plastic
Chicago-based sweet snacking company Ferrara today announced its commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The company has become a signatory…
VMware, Inc. has announced its 2030 Agenda, a decade-long commitment to address critical challenges facing the global community. The Company created 30 measurable goals to achieve by 2030 (30×30) that are focused on three outcomes relevant to its technology and business operations: Trust, Equity and Sustainability.
The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in huge changes to urban life. Previously bustling city centres remain empty, shunned in favour of suburban or rural areas where social distancing is easier and connections to the outdoors are abundant.
Read more: Coronavirus could turn cities into doughnuts: empty centres but vibrant suburbs
The roll out of vaccines provides hope for a partial restoration of normality in cities. However, the impact of COVID-19 could last much longer…
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Colombia is set to become one of the world’s largest food exporters. If it succeeds, Europe will be seeing more Colombian produce on its supermarket shelves than ever before. Colombia, with its Caribbean coastline, soaring Andean peaks and lush Amazonian jungle, is best known around the world for its specialty coffee. The sweet and floral Arabica bean, which has been cultivated in Colombia’s mist-shrouded Zona Cafetera…
789 million people lack electricity access and 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking. Climate change remains a key issue as most of the world’s energy is generated from unsustainable sources like fossil fuels, while the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for access to energy for healthcare provision and cooling solutions for vaccine distribution.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.
Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) venture capital and mobility services arm has invested in a blockchain technology scale-up that will help it to make supply chains for battery materials more sustainable.
Electric vehicles are seen as a key part of the transport sector’s low-carbon emissions, but the metals and minerals used in their batteries aren’t inherently sustainable
Called Circulor, the blockchain platform uses a combination of GPS, biometrics and QR codes to create a tamper-proof trail of audit for raw materials. The platform tracks compliance with environmental and social regulation and company pledges in these fields, while also calculating the carbon footprint of the materials.
A viable quantum internet — a network in which information stored in qubits is shared over long distances through entanglement — would transform the fields of data storage, precision sensing and computing, ushering in a new era of communication.
This month, scientists at Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, and their partners took a significant step in the direction of realizing a quantum internet.
The biggest sustainability problems can’t be solved without big contributions from the building and construction industry. Solving these problems calls for sweeping transformation in today’s building practices. As DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design, we’re up to the challenge, and have charted a course to help make sustainability a reality in the building industry over the next decade. Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and in support of the DuPont 2030 Sustainability Goals, we are committed to deliver solutions that help solve climate change, drive the circular economy, deliver safer solutions and help communities thrive.
Circle of Influence: Laying The Foundation: Creative Leaders Thinking Sustainability For The Long Term on
Digging deeper into the minds of seasoned industry leaders who have successfully championed and fostered sustainability within the fashion industry, this episode will go straight to the source to uncover how the groundwork for sustainable practices can be formed to produce long-term results.
Firmly committed to sustainable engineering – Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy
Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy
The year is 2050, and the world’s population is almost 10 billion. You’re sitting down to dinner with your family – well, your son’s avatar, because he’s away at college – and your partner brings you dinner. On your plate are the tomatoes and zucchini that you grew on your roof, a couple of organically farmed potatoes, and what looks and tastes exactly like an Atlantic salmon filet – only it’s a much more sustainable alternative, packed full of protein and totally delicious.
“The Nile today does not bring us mud like before,” said Hosni’s brother, 31-year-old Alaa Ahmed. “Even when we get the mud, it is not clean, full of wastewater and garbage.” They also say authorities have offered to modernise their craft, suggesting they use less polluting gas ovens, and produce…
Seatrade stresses on sustainability, digitalization and innovation in the industry
Berkshire Grey Partner Alliance (BGPA) program connects customers and supply chain partners with robotic solutions…
Filinvest City raises the bar for city planning, producing a live-work-play balance in an environment that thrives in sustainable practices amid rapid urbanization.
With its innovative, sustainable, and resilient master plan, Filinvest City serves as an ideal destination for future investors that will help pump up the country’s economy even amidst the crisis.
Sustainable community well adept in the new normal
Filinvest City prides itself on an environment that fosters human connection while preserving sustainability towards a safe and healthy future.
Game-Changing the Roofing Industry with Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Green Roof Coatings – with Tatsuya ‘Tats’ Nakagawa of Castagra
Quantum Quote: “Escape competition through authenticity.” – Tats Nakagawa Are you tired of your roof always needing replacement and thinking of ways to prolong its life? If you have an old or damaged flat roof, chances are you’re exploring all your options to address the problem. While a roof replacement…
Revenue generation increased to around Rs 7.70 crore in the 2019-20 fiscal from Rs 2.18 crore in 2018-19 fiscal thereby recording a growth of around 82 per cent, the food safety commissioner said.She said there had been a steady increase in the number of registered and licensed FBOs in the state…
Former Miss World and actor Manushi Chhillar on Wednesday said she wishes to have a “fully sustainable garden,” at her home. Chhilar’s current pet project is to turn her terrace into a sustainable garden.
“I want to have a fully sustainable garden at my home because I think the future of complex, modern society will be all about self-sustenance and environmental-friendly living. I have started planting different kinds of trees at my home and I can’t wait to see it all come together,” the 23-year-old actor said. “My dream garden is actually at a very nascent stage currently and it will take months of work for me to slowly bring it together,” she added.
Feed additives ‘key tool’ in achieving farming sustainability goals, say stakeholders – EURACTIV.com
Feed additives hold enormous potential for reducing the environmental impact of the farming sector, but are not getting the attention they deserve according to farming sector and feed industry stakeholders, who are calling for more focus on the role of feed additives in contributing to sustainability goals.
“Feed additives is most probably one of the important factors [for sustainability] and a new factor that most people outside the agriculture sector do not necessarily recognise,” Pekka Pesonen, secretary-general of EU farmers association COPA-COGECA, highlighted during a recent EURACTIV event.
The 2021 MICHELIN Guide Thailand Unveils New Stars, With Sustainable Gastronomy And Culinary Ecosystem In Focus
Following the recent announcement of Bib Gourmand honorees, Michelin today announced the winners of MICHELIN Star, as well as 3 newly introduced accolades: MICHELIN Green Star, MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award, and MICHELIN Guide Service Award, in the official launch event of the fourth edition of The MICHELIN Guide in Thailand, entitled The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2021. Featured in this latest edition are 299 dining establishments – with a total of 6 two-star, 22 one-star, 106 Bib Gourmand, and 165 MICHELIN Plate eateries.
The recycling of scrap metal by the company has resulted in diverting millions of tons of materials every year, which might have otherwise ended in landfills.United States Metal Recycling News News…
This report, produced in the framework of IEA Bioenergy Task 43 (biomass supply), provides a current Canadian perspective on how the sustainability of the agricultural bioeconomy is governed.
In Canada, the agricultural bioeconomy (in which agricultural biomass is used as feedstock to produce energy, fuels, chemicals, and bio-based materials) is still emerging with liquid biofuels and biogas production being at commercial scale while many other types of bioproducts are still in the R&D and pilot stages of innovation. To date, the dominant feedstocks supplying the bioeconomy are grain corn, canola oil, wheat, soy oil, used cooking oil, animal fat, dairy manure, and food processing waste.
Following a year like no other that saw eCommerce hurled five years ahead of its time, 2021 is set to see emerging eCommerce trends that will centre around preparing for the unpredictable, says global eCommerce platform provider Kooomo,
“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is out of the realm of possibility as far as the future goes,” says Ciaran Bollard, CEO of Kooomo. “Bricks and mortar retailers were forced to place digital transformation at the top of their agendas and online retailers have had to respond to the immediate, and unprecedented changes to consumer behaviour at the hands of COVID-19.”
NoMuWood is a digital platform that aims to inspire and inform Nordic Municipalities on the possibilities of wood construction.
At UWTSD we are committed to sustainability and strive to adopt a green approach at every opportunity. If you, like us, believe in moving towards a greener future, you might enjoy these ideas for more sustainable study. Get involved! Taking notes in lectures If you’re concerned by the amount of paper you’re getting through in lectures, try a free app like Evernote. Evernote is a note-taking app which allows you to hand-write, draw or type, add audio recordings, links and attachments for thorough and efficient lecture notes. It will give you a great deal of flexibility, letting you adopt whatever method best suits your learning style. Another bonus is that your notes will stay as they are. They won’t become untidy or crumpled and they’ll all be kept in one place permanently, which will undoubtedly come in handy over exam periods. It is a brilliant solution for paper waste, and definitely worth a try. If you enjoy sharing your notes with friends on your course, a platform like Evernote or OneDrive will make collaboration easy. Cut down on post-it notes Whether you use them to create to-do lists, bookmarks, or like to plaster your flat with them during revision, we’re all guilty of using hundreds of post-it notes over the course of our studies. Instead, why not adopt a paperless approach? Download an app like Google Keep onto your device to categorise your thoughts and filter using colour. It’s easy to use, and will synchronise across your devices so that your ideas are always within reach. If you’re a visual learner, this might be the perfect revision tool for you. If there’s something you’re particularly struggling with, why not set your notes as the lock screen on your phone? You’ll soon absorb that information! Use the Online Library UWTSD’s Online…
A circular economy differs from a linear economy quite fundamentally: the step plan, the perspective on sustainability, and the quality of reuse practices.
Nobia first Swedish kitchen company adopting science-based sustainability targets in accordance with Science Based Targets – Nobia AB
As part of the company’s new sustainability strategy, new climate targets have been set based on…
Update on our work on sustainable food systems by Francesco Rampa, Head of ECDPM’s Sustainable food systems team Dear Francesco, I hope that this message finds you and your family well and that you’re keeping safe. Although vaccines against COVID-19 are being developed at an impressive speed, the social and economic effects of the pandemic will linger much longer. If anything, 2020 and the exceptional situation we found ourselves in reminded us that, no matter how distant, communities around the world are connected. In 2021, we need to build back our food systems better, not only to avoid more health crises but also because of looming challenges such as climate change, malnutrition, poverty, inequality and biodiversity loss. Our team continues to work for a positive change towards sustainable food systems in Europe and Africa. Here is what has kept us busy over the last months. We wrote a guide on the concept and practice of a sustainable food systems approach to help practitioners and decision-makers to handle the complexity and move towards more coherent, effective and context-appropriate interventions for the necessary transformations. The guide came in handy also when discussing the design and adoption of a sustainable food system approach for Irish official development assistance. While Ireland’s development policy recognises the need for systemic responses to the challenges posed by unsustainable food systems, this has not been integrated into any of the country’s development strategy or operations yet. In an upcoming paper, we will put forward a three-year plan to integrate the sustainable food system approach into Irish strategy and operations – keep an eye out in the coming months! In the search for the sustainability of food systems, trade can either help or hinder the process. Together with the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), we…
Buy printed & sustainable kids clothing. Print to remind her that she is CONFIDENT, BRAVE and KIND. UV protecting, sweat absorbing and softer than cotton fabric.
Airbus has concluded its global Quantum Computing Challenge (AQCC) announcing the winning team of the competition. The Italian team at Machine Learning Reply – a leading systems integration and digital services company part of Reply Group – won the challenge with their solution to optimise aircraft loading.
With cosy, comforting knits being such a wardrobe staple during colder months, read our tips on what to wear instead of wool in autumn and winter.
Supply Chain News: Some Retailers Pushing Slow Parcel Shipping but for Costs, not Yet Sustainability
Among the huge surge of parcel shipments in this Christmas season, with volumes expected to rise as much as 40% and UPS and FedEx refusing to take some shipments from retailers that have blown past their earlier forecasts, some retailer are pushing customers to consider slower deliveries.
Africa has the richest solar resources of any region, yet today is home to only 5 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, less than 1% of the global total. With the right policies and financing, solar PV could become the continent’s top electricity source by capacity. While solar PV is set to expand most rapidly, all renewable technologies are needed to support energy access and development, especially an expansion of hydroelectric capacity. Over 40% of global gas discoveries in recent years were in Africa and, if used locally, this gas has the potential to complement electricity generation from renewables and support industrialisation. All such resources could help bring about a much less carbon-intensive development trajectory compared to other developing regions. Tapping Africa’s potential for energy efficiency, renewables and domestic use of natural gas is crucial to put all African countries on track for universal access to reliable electricity by 2030. To achieve this goal, over the next 12 years, the average number of people gaining access to electricity each year would need to triple from around 20 million today to over 60 million people. More decentralised and modular technologies, mainly based on renewables, are now available and they are reducing the length of time it takes to provide access to electricity and cutting the costs of doing so. According to the IEA’s latest geospatial analysis (developed in collaboration with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology), while grid expansion and densification will remain essential, mini-grids and stand-alone systems could provide power to more than half of the population who need to gain access by 2030, or almost 450 million people. A reliable electricity supply for all would require an almost fourfold increase in power sector investment, averaging around $120bn a year to 2040, half of which is needed for networks. Mobilising…
FLINT GROUP PACKAGING INKS JOINS GROUNDBREAKING HOLYGRAIL INITIATIVE TO ACCELERATE CIRCULAR PLASTICS ECONOMY | FlintGroup
Flint Group Packaging Inks, a global leader in the supply of print consumables and services to the packaging industry, has signed up to the HolyGrail 2.0 project that seeks to solve the complexities surrounding the recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging. Project HolyGrail was established in 2017 to speed up the transition to a global circular economy for plastics by improving recycling rates through more effective, high quality sorting of materials. In 2020, the second phase of the project, HolyGrail 2.0, was launched to open it up as a cross-value chain initiative with greater scale and scope. Partners involved in the project are exploring the viability of tagging packaging with unique, machine-readable codes to improve automated detection and sorting within current recycling systems. One technique being considered is to apply an optical code utilising digital watermarking technology. The watermark would be applied directly within the packaging artwork and printed onto the expanse of the printed package, usually in a repeatedly tiled manner. Paul Winstanley, Senior Director – Technology & Innovation at Flint Group Packaging Inks, commented: “HolyGrail 2.0 aligns perfectly with our vision to support the packaging industry achieve a circular economy by developing responsibly-built products and sustainable solutions. It made absolute sense to commit ourselves to working with the European Brand Association (‘AIM’), which is spearheading the project, and other HolyGrail partners, to further develop this technology that will significantly increase the recycling of plastic packaging. “Flint Group Packaging Inks can bring some unique capabilities and expertise to the project to drive the development of digital watermarking and coding. This includes our Global Innovation Centre where we can design supporting ink and coating technology and test full scale simulations of any proposed solutions.” One of the biggest hurdles to achieving high volumes of quality recycled plastics lies in the complexity…
By Ryan Purcell (pictured) Director, Global Impact at LLamasoft…
Signature Renew is a conscious effort towards environmental responsibility for business and private aviation through Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), solar, electric vehicles and more.
Ikea partnered with Vox Creative and American RV and tiny home builder Escape to design a space-saving house with eco-friendly features.
L’Oréal has been awarded a Triple A rating for its corporate sustainability for the fifth consecutive year, making it the only company in CDP’s annual ranking to achieve such a record. CDP, a global nonprofit organization that urges companies to share their environmental data and assesses their performance and efforts to be transparent, grades groups on how they undertake climate change, protect forests and safeguard water security.
Understand your place of business through geospatial thinking. Location analytics empowers sustainable business practices that help outpace the competition.
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKRITA) has entered into a five-year collaboration plan with the H&M Foundation to drive the sustainable development of the fashion and textile industry through research into technology enhancements.
– The electric bus will use a flash-charging system that quickly charges the battery while passengers get on and off the bus.
– IIT Madras will host the infrastructure required to operate the flash-charging system for the e-bus.
City of Ames Grows Sustainable Fleet with Partners Renewable Energy Group and Optimus Technologies | Business Wire
The City of Ames is adding seven new dump trucks to their fleet, equipped to run on B100 biodiesel from Renewable Energy Group.
Researchers of the study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel used computer models to predict the current and historical mass of all things on Earth dating back to 1900.
Interfacial catalysts for sustainable chemistry: advances on atom and energy efficient glycerol conversion to acrylic acid – Green Chemistry (RSC Publishing)
Conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid represents an emerging application in transforming waste biomass to valuable products in chemical industry.However, achieving almost perfect atomic efficiency and intrinsic zero-waste generation still remain a grand challenge to meet stricter regulations on …
By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on Earth. To provide them with a healthy diet, eating habits need to change.
When sustainable timber construction helps grow local jobs and local forests – PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
Join Paul Jarquin, President and founder of REI Habitat, and two other experts for our Construction webinar on 16 December.
|| Enhancing Financial Sustainability and Commercial Viability of BRTs in Sub-Saharan Africa-Factor Analysis and Assessment Tool – Webinar | UITP ||
Rapid urbanisation and urban population growth in SSA have led to the development and expansion of cities which have generated increasing pressure on their transport systems. Some major cities in SSA have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems to address some of their mobility challenges at the lowest possible cost. Total length of BRT corridors under development in six SSA cities is 343km (including 141 km under operation in four cities) representing a total capital investment estimated at US$ 1.8 billion. Two of these cities (i.e. Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria) have operational Quality Bus Service and BRT-Lite system. BRT implementation in SAA cities has shown mixed results. Financial sustainability and commercial viability challenges have often materialized. They translate BRTs’ high upfront infrastructure investment costs and operational subsidies requirements to maintain services quality. In this context, private sector solutions have been explored to address known public financial gap. To date, mobilization of private sector capital has been slow and difficult, however. This is due to cross cutting challenges encompassing political economy, regulatory, institutional, technical, social and financial characteristics of these projects. It is critical for SSA governments to have in-depth understanding and comprehensive assessment of those challenges if they are to develop contextualized and effective solutions to them.
Sustainable gift guide – clutter free gift ideas that are kinder to the environment | Woollahra Municipal Council
‘Tis the season to be writing your Christmas list, checking it twice and figuring out who’s been naughty or nice. Before you hit the shops this year, take a minute to think about the impact your gifting has on the planet. Australian households generate 30% more waste over the Christmas period. We can all do our bit to help minimise waste and protect our environment by gifting sustainably. Give an experience Instead of giving ‘stuff’, give an experience to remember, like: A voucher for your loved one’s favourite restaurant, a show or workshop. A Groupon, Cudo or RedBalloon voucher will cater to all types of interests – sports, massage or an outdoor adventure. Treat your loved ones to a meal at one of our fabulous local eateries Make something There’s nothing quite like receiving a gift you know has been made just for you: Pot some fresh herbs for cooking. Bake a few treats. If you are super creative – paint, draw or whip-up a Christmas stocking on the Janome. Donate If there is someone in your life who already has everything, do you know if they have a charity or interest you could support? Here are a few ideas: Kids and animal lovers might like to adopt an animal at Taronga Zoo or through the WWF. Support bushfire victims in NSW and QLD or drought affected farmers who are doing it tough this Christmas. Donate to community development organisations like World Vision, or Oxfam and contribute to sustainability programs (tree planting, food production, education etc.) in developing countries. Many environmental charities have donation programs over Christmas, including marine conservation, reforestation to help our koalas or regenerative farming – just to name a few. There are also many charity groups assisting native animals who have been injured during bushfires. Who…
Full article: Smart City Beyond Efficiency: Technology–Policy–Community at Play for Sustainable Urban Futures
Smart urbanization has become a popular discourse in urban policy circles across the world. This is due to the rising popularity of the smart city notion, the main premise of which is achieving hei…
Albéa Group is proud to partner with FMCG leader P&G to launch several ranges of recyclable toothpaste tube, using its proprietary Greenleaf Generation 2 tube technology. P&G has recently announced that the new packaging would be released across its renowned Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med toothpaste brands. The three brands now feature recyclable HDPE toothpaste tubes made using Albéa’s Greenleaf Generation 2 tube technology.
Steps to Sustainability information session When: Friday 11 December 2020 Where: Zoom online forum Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Are you an ambitious, forward thinking, small to medium sized heritage organisation with an income generating idea? Turn it into reality with Steps to Sustainability, the Social Enterprise Academy’s new National Lottery Heritage Fund project which AIM is partnering on. As well as training in key entrepreneurial and commercial skills, the programme will support you and your organisation in developing an income generation project, for which you will be eligible to unlock funding of up to £10,000. Join the Steps to Sustainability team to find out more at this information session. Hear about how this scheme could help you and get your questions answered by the Social Enterprise Academy team. Click here to book your place on Zoom>> Click here to find out more about Steps to Sustainability>>
Údarás na Gaeltachta is to research a development plan for the environs of Ros an Mhíl harbour based around marine renewable energy.
Luisa Wahlig, HERE Technologies and Julian Renninger, SBB discuss intermodal urban mobility and the urgency of sustainability and integration.
Walsall College accelerates automotive industry sustainability with launch of electric/hybrid training courses
Walsall College launches electric/hybrid vehicle training courses…
Reesources that have been designed for academics and students to build knowledge and stimulate dialogue around the circular economy.
Nonprofit XPrize has teamed with ASPIRE to launch its new ‘Feed the Next Billion’ competition, one that offers up $15 million to develop realistic and…
Can integrated constructed wetlands provide a sustainable alternative to usual wastewater treatment? (COOPERR_U21SCIEC) – UEA
Sewage effluent is a major global driver of freshwater pollution, but conventional treatment technologies to mitigate sewage pollution are energy intensive, expensive and frequently provide sub-optimal pollutant removal performance. In this regard, integrated constructed wetlands (ICWs) have emerged as a potential alternative, cost-effective, natural treatment for sewage effluent, but major questions remain about their seasonal effectiveness and long-term ability to capture, retain and cycle nutrients with sufficient efficiency to reliably replace conventional treatment technologies. Furthermore, there is growing environmental concern regarding the inability of conventional treatment process to remove endocrine disrupting plasticizers and laundry microplastic fibres, and research is required to assess whether ICWs have increased potential to mitigate these plastic pollutants. Integrating hydrological, biogeochemical and analytical sciences, the student will investigate the potential of ICWs to provide an environmentally and economically sustainable alternative to conventional wastewater treatment technologies for the reduction of nutrients, plasticizers and microplastic fibres in sewage effluent. This field and laboratory intensive project will see the student lead on a comprehensive 18-month field sampling campaign, collecting water, sediment and plant materials from across numerous operational ICWs and their neighbouring river channels at hourly-to-monthly resolution. In the laboratory, the student will be trained in the operation of a wide range of state of the art analytical equipment, enabling them to deliver a novel, comprehensive and quantitative evidence base on the effectiveness of ICWs at treating sewage effluent. The student will gain extensive and highly valuable data analysis experience as well as opportunities to engage with a wide range of water, environmental and industry stakeholders. The professional training gained will provide rewarding career opportunities in conservation, regulation, research and industry organisations.
ERDF, a reformed territorial cohesion instrument for smarter and sustainable European economy in all regions. – News – Renew Europe
A historic and effective instrument of EU cohesion policy, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is back in service for 7 years after the agreement reached today between the Council and the European Parliament. Always at the disposal of its traditional local partners, the ERDF has been deeply reformed in order to help to introduce the environmental objectives of the Green Deal in EU territories. 30% of the funds will thus be intended to promote a clean and fair energy transition, the circular economy or adaptation to the needs of the climate. Infrastructure works will only be subsidised if they improve the carbon footprint. Another priority of Renew was to support the competitiveness, research and innovation capacities of SMEs, with special attention given to rural areas, in terms of training and connectivity, so that all European regions could reap the benefices of the digital economy. A new system will grant specific support to areas inhabited by less than 12.5 inhabitants / km2 or facing demographic decline. However, the ERDF remains attentive to sociological changes and the appropriations intended for city policy will increase by 8% in order to finance sustainable urban development projects. Finally, the application of ERDF has been simplified in order, on the one hand, to respond to emergency situations, such as the current pandemic, by supporting sectors in crisis such as tourism and culture, and, on the other hand, to empower local authorities in the management funds, thanks to more flexible rules allowing a greater number of projects to be carried out and facilitating better absorption of funds. This new ERDF will enter into force as soon as an agreement is reached in the European Council on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework. Susana SOLÍS PÉREZ (Cuidadanos, Spain), spokesperson for Renew Europe for the ERDF amid the Parliamentary…
Good for the planet. Good for business. We are working to minimize environmental impact and operate more sustainably because it is the right thing to do—for our employees, our customers, our business, and our planet. From production improvements designed to conserve water to efforts that recycle nearly 100% of the plastics used in production, CooperVision is prioritizing environmentally responsible practices across four key areas: water, energy, recycling, and people. Saving water Working continuously to reduce consumption, increase conservation, and protect vital resources. Learn more » Conserving energy Finding ways to minimize energy consumption, utilize clean energy resources, and share best practices with like-minded companies. Learn more » Reducing, reusing, recycling Minimizing our impact by using less and recycling more of the materials needed to make and distribute our products. Learn more » Empowering people Supporting our employees and local communities through programs that encourage individual stewardship and promote an environmentally conscious workplace. Learn more » Earning Prestigious LEED Certification in Costa Rica Our 100,000 square-foot contact lens manufacturing facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica has been awarded the prestigious LEED Silver certification for its environmentally-conscious design and operation. Learn more » BREEAM Certified in the UK Our United Kingdom facility is rated “Excellent” by BREEAM UK, a third-party certifying body that recognizes sustainable and socially responsible places to work. Our goal is simple: Do better every day. From award-winning conservation efforts in Puerto Rico, to earning sustainability certifications in Costa Rica, Spain and the UK, to operating with 100% renewable electricity resources at three Rochester, NY area sites, we’re making sustainability a priority in the many places where we do business. CooperVision sustainability measures may vary from facility to facility, owning to site-dependent external and internal factors.
Agreement follows a years-long Justice Department investigation into claims that some stations don’t accommodate wheelchair users or people with limited mobility.
WWE has settled a lawsuit with a man claiming he was denied equal access to the WWEShop website.
Tiny pot stock Creso Pharma Ltd [ASX:CPH] is soaring today. The CPH share price is trading 22.22% higher at time of writing. A huge boost for investors as the market eyes up this fascinating stock. However, what is far more fascinating is the reason for Creso’s surge today. Rising higher on the back of a surprising and landmark decision from the UN. Cannabis reclassified for good
As Creso notes, the UN has decided to reclassify cannabis. Removing it from the Schedule IV status that it has held since 1961.
Azure This Week: Sustainable Swedish region, policy integration with GitHub & tricky terms explained
This time on Azure This Week, Microsoft announces a world-class, sustainable datacenter region for Sweden in 2021 and Azure policies as code are now integrated with GitHub. Plus, we put together a dictionary of all the top terms and concepts that commonly trip us up, and it’s free for you to use!
As Nina knows well, Forestry at UBC is about much more than lumberjacks. During high school in Ottawa, Nina always enjoyed spending time in nature. Excited by encouraging others to get outside, she set up her own program at her school named Women for the Environment and the Great Outdoors. Nina chose UBC Forestry for her next step, and she is now continuing to explore the relationships between people and forests, as well as the plants, animals, air, and water in forested areas. During her time at UBC she’s conducted research on Douglas-fir and Western larch seedlings, climbed her first mountain, taken her first dip in the Pacific Ocean, and will graduate ready for an outdoor career of her choice.
More than 2,000 African business leaders from across 35 countries and the UN convened to inform, inspire and catalyze collective approaches in this Decade of Action in Africa to realize the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and Agenda 2063 on the continent. The forum comes at a decisive moment in an effort to create a peaceful, prosperous future for Africa.
At the beginning of 2020, BlackRock laid a series of steps to make sustainability a key component of our investment approach, driven by an investment conviction that an understanding of sustainability issues is essential to long-term investment performance. In mid-2020, we surveyed our clients to better understand their drivers and challenges to sustainable investing, how the pandemic has affected their implementation, and how innovation can spur adoption. We heard from 425 investors in 27 countries representing as estimated U.S. $25 trillion in assets under management.
Thus, it goes without saying, that soil organic matter not only improves food security due to higher yields, lower crop losses and better storage potential, but also food safety due to higher nutritional density and lower risk from pesticides, heavy metals, human pathogens.
Railway track infrastructure asset management is a challenging problem with added values on safety, society and environment. With railways serving as a key sustainable mode of transportation for passengers and freight, the industry is facing an increasing demand to expand its capacity, availability and speed, resulting in faster deterioration of the aging railway track infrastructure. Given the constrained maintenance budgets and the environmental challenges posed by climate change, railway asset managers have to identify economically and environmentally-justifiable track maintenance strategies without compromising on safety.
Sustainable procurement will help you avoid damage to the environment, whilst also generating benefits for your organisation, society and the economy…
Start up – Start strong In sustainable Fashion A live lecture series Join our January cohort The lecture series This lecture series – which will be available to attend live and recorded on zoom to collectively share and aid start ups in sustainable fashion development.
Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast said on Thursday they would withdraw from chocolate industry sustainability programmes if companies try to avoid paying a premium aimed…
Total 6000 SQM solar panels on the roof of our manufacturing to produce electricity, either used in real-time by our facility, or fed back to the grid where it benefits our community. Use in production line has low down our production cost which crate cost-effective belt price.
Green groups and business leaders have welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the UK has created an updated domestic emissions target for 2030 as its contribution to the Paris Agreement, but with progress lacking against upcomin…
The European Food System: The transition towards sustainability and climate mitigation – EURACTIV.com
Our society faces challenges more urgent than ever.The food sector is striving to transform the way that we produce, manage and consume food…
Greater sustainability for emission-free vehicles: Continental paves way for new industry benchmark | Automotive World
Continental has adopted one of the most comprehensive sustainability roadmaps in the vehicle supplier industry, thus paving the way for a new global industry benchmark…
The plastics industry is a responsible partner to policy-makers and other stakeholders, working together to find solutions to the challenges of climate change, energy and resource efficiency, consumer protection and the circular economy. Plastic materials are ideally suited to be essential components of the solutions to these challenges. To achieve this, PlasticsEurope works closely with all its stakeholders and the plastics value chain to develop a common plastics industry vision and approach. Plastic plays a major role in delivering and sustaining the quality, comfort and safety of modern life-styles. Its impressive ratio of cost to performance also means that people of all income groups can enjoy these benefits. But meeting the needs of society is not just about ”today”. Future generations also have the right to products that will benefit their everyday life. Meeting the needs of tomorrow is the foundation of the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’. Plastic products are already helping to improve people’s lives every day, whilst conserving natural resources and helping to protect the environment for tomorrow, in a world with a growing population, and ever-increasing demands for water, food, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security. Contact us for more information Contact us for more information about the benefits of plastics and the activities of PlasticsEurope.
Four UK based innovation and research projects offering practical and impactful recycling and reuse solutions have been awarded a total of £500,000 by the Ecosurety Exploration Fund.
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About the pilot project The tropical areas suitable for palm oil plantations are incredibly rich in biodiversity. For many years, oil palm production has been associated with negative impacts on global biodiversity, as it significantly contributes to land-use changes in tropical forests, peatlands, and other species-rich habitats. The major direct impact on biodiversity caused by palm oil cultivation is habitat loss caused by deforestation and the burning of peat or natural vegetation to prepare the land for planting. Since the 1990s, palm oil has become a global commodity widely used in processed foods and is the highest yielding plant producing vegetable oil. Palm oil is produced from palm trees cultivated in Western Africa and South and Central America, but the most considerable extension of palm oil fields is in Indonesia and Malaysia, which provide 85% of the world production. This pilot aims to advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and biodiversity conservation practices at the farm level for palm oil producers. To sustainably produce palm oil, there is more than concentrating on preventing deforestation or habitat loss. Advanced integrated pest management (IPM), less toxic plant protection products, and improving biodiversity-friendly production practices are crucial to arrive at environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production systems with maximum resilience. The pilot includes the development of an additional module of Malaysia-specific pesticide data for the Pesticides & Alternatives APP, a survey of biodiversity-friendly practices currently implemented by farmers, and a census of insect diversity and their associated host plants on oil palm farms – both pest and beneficial insects. The results of this census will provide important additional information about the natural history of beneficial and pest insects and their host plants in local oil palm production regions. An international team of entomologists and botanists will discuss the results to understand plant-insect interactions and…
SRS offers a coordinated e-waste recycling and IT asset disposition (ITAD) solutions with a high focus on data security, regulatory and corporate compliance, value recovery and sustainability. With processing facilities throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC, SRS is well-placed to directly support…
Every day we do things and make various choices that in one way or another impact our environment, as well as other living beings and climate. Maybe some people are not aware of it, but that’s the reality.
How can we make our cities more sustainable seminar online sample lecture…
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Buy Authentic and Original Indian Arts, Crafts, handloom and hand painted fashion products directly from Artists, Craftsmen, Sculptors and Weavers. Our goal is to improve the lives and livelihoods of India’s skilled rural handicraft and hand-loom artisans, who produce objects of great beauty with…
83% of business leaders believe well-managed supply chains can support sustainability objectives…
Innovation in advanced materials offers the disruptive potential to transform the way we build our future cities – and make them greener and smarter.
We’ve heard about Hyundai’s dedicated E-GMP electric vehicle platform since the 45 Concept’s debut at Frankfurt last year.And now, the South Korean automaker…
The European Union has set itself ambitious goals to become carbon neutral by 2050 and hence will raise its 2030 climate target. One solution to contribute to the goal is on hand: advanced biofuels. Now the EU must ensure that all political measures are implemented to guarantee that biofuels can…
Buildings Week: Not all sustainability measures add up, say BUILDEX Alberta presenters – constructconnect.com
Those new high-performance windows or that efficient boiler might look like a smart way to achieve energy targets but sometimes the most sustainable technologies are not well suited to a new building or a retrofit.
London, December 2, 2020 FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. , has teamed up with Slow Food, a global grassroots organization, to support two local…| December 2, 2020…
Sustainable Development Goals and the environment in Europe: a cross-country analysis and 39 country profiles —
Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…
Cargill has moved to enhance its environmental policies in becoming one of a small number of large-scale US suppliers of segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), writes Neill Barston…