Environment

Last stand for forests in Ethical Corporation magazine

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

In the first of a two-part investigation into how brands are performing on their 2020 commitments to ending deforestation in their supply chains, this month we look at palm oil and timber products

EU urged to stop substituting biomass for coal as concerns over climate impact grow

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 3, 2020)

Conservationists warn the world’s forests may be under threat if EU continues to regard biomass as carbon-neutral while ramping up its renewable energy targets. Angeli Mehta reports

‘To curb deforestation in the long-term, break the link between politics and palm oil’

Tom Johnson, (Feb 3, 2020)

Tom Johnson of The Gecko Project warns that truly sustainable palm oil in Indonesia may be out of reach without confronting corruption, undue influence and abuse of power

P&G slated for reluctance to switch from virgin pulp fibre

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 2, 2020)

Kimberly-Clark fares better in NDRC report on which US tissue paper manufacturers are doing most to use recycled and alternative fibres

Move to set science-based targets for timber sector as threat to northern forests grows

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 2, 2020)

Environmentalists warn that clear-cut logging permitted by the FSC and poor forestry management practices are undermining the ability slow-growing boreal forests to store carbon. Angeli Mehta reports

‘National Trust is stepping up to the climate crisis, but not all net-zero strategies are equally radical

Will Jenkins, (Jan 21, 2020)

Will Jenkins of Carbon Intelligence explains how the UK consultancy has helped one of Europe’s biggest conservation charities to set its 2030 goal without relying on carbon offsets

'To wean Europe off fossil fuels, we have to invest in the bio-economy'

Osvald Bjelland, (Jan 16, 2020)

From food to clothes, transport fuels to building materials and plastics, we can build a huge amount of our economy around renewable, biodegradable plant materials, writes Xynteo’s Osvald Bjelland. But collaboration is key to ensuring we do it sustainably

‘Climate change is already wreaking havoc in cities. Here’s how they need to step up’

Bruno Sarda, (Jan 3, 2020)

CDP North America’s Bruno Sarda says global warming poses a material and physical risk for mayors. But for true resilience climate action must go hand in hand with tackling social equity

‘There is time to change course, but only if we start turning the wheel now’

Lynn Scarlett, (Jan 3, 2020)

Nature Conservancy’s Lynn Scarlett says a series of international agreements in 2020 could set the stage for more sustainable economies by 2030

'To reverse deforestation in the 2020s we must rebuild trust between forest countries and brands'

Justin Adams, (Jan 3, 2020)

Justin Adams of the Tropical Forest Alliance says durable change will only come when companies graduate from individual feelgood efforts and engage in the messy, hard work of collective action

'This year we must finally abandon business as usual and embark on the path to 1.5C warming'

Andrew Higham, (Jan 2, 2020)

Andrew Higham of Mission 2020 says the Glasgow climate conference will be critical in determining whether we can act quickly enough to avoid catastrophic climate change

EU’s green deal one of few glimmers of hope amid disappointing COP25

Oliver Balch, (Dec 18, 2019)

In his monthly CSR Cheat Sheet column, Oliver Balch picks out some signs of progress amid the gloom of this month’s climate conference, including new corporate commitments and significant steps in the transport sector

Sponsored Content: How Vulcan is helping to create a Zero Carbon future

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 9, 2019)

Vulcan is on track to develop Europe’s — and the world’s — first Zero Carbon lithium project

Plastic Keynote: Embracing Promising Technologies

Conference Recording, (Dec 5, 2019)

75 CEOs call for US to stay in the Paris Agreement as emissions continue to rise

Oliver Balch, (Dec 4, 2019)

As #COP25 opens in Madrid Oliver Balch reports on a boost in firms signing up to Science Based Targets and research on how 2020 goals have fallen short

'We are moving towards a zero-carbon future – but we need to go faster'

Nigel Topping and Elizabeth McKeon, (Nov 28, 2019)

Ahead of next week’s COP25 meeting, Nigel Topping of We Mean Business and Elizabeth McKeon of the IKEA Foundation say companies can play a vital role in keeping global warming below 1.5C, but only if the entire business community is on board

Webinar: Towards a Net-Zero Future – How to Re-align Strategies and Ambitions

Liam Dowd, (Nov 14, 2019)

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Closing Keynote: Moving Forward to a Net-Zero Future

Conference Recording, (Nov 13, 2019)

Exclusive Insights: Delivering Net-Zero Value Chains

Conference Recording, (Nov 13, 2019)

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