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Sharing the Climate Change burden: new study suggests how global carbon cuts could be fair

The UK and other developed nations will have to make far bigger cuts in their carbon emissions than currently planned to meet their fair share for tackling climate change, a new study has revealed. Read more »

Survival announces winners of 45th anniversary photographic competition

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The overall winning photograph by Giordano Cipriani is a stunning portrait of an Asurini do Tocantins tribes man in the Brazilian Amazon. (Cover and September) © Giordano Cipriani / Survival International

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has announced the twelve winning entries of its first-ever photographic competition, held to mark the organization’s 45th anniversary. The winning photograph by Giordano Cipriani is a stunning portrait of an Asurini do Tocantins man in the Brazilian Amazon. Read more »

Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

The UK’s leading environmental and development groups have been joined by the IKEA Group, the National Trust, Unilever and the Women’s Institute in calling on David Cameron to speak out at the UN Climate Summit in New York. Read more »

Gold for Grow Mayow Community Garden

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Grow Mayow Community Garden has been awarded the highest level of achievement from the Royal Horticultural Society and London in Bloom in this year’s RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative.

Iris Borgers and Erika Sager were presented with the Level 5: Outstanding award at the RHS London In Bloom ceremony at the Surrey County Cricket Club on Monday, 8 September. Read more »

MeyGen tidal project signs the UK’s largest marine energy lease

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Atlantis, owner of the world’s largest planned tidal stream energy project, MeyGen, has announced that it has signed a 398MW, 25-year seabed lease with The Crown Estate. It is the largest marine energy lease to be awarded by The Crown Estate and is the first in The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters region, Scotland.

Atlantis recently announced that it has agreed terms with a funding syndicate for Phase 1A of the MeyGen project which will exceed £50 million. Construction is expected to commence in Q4 2014 with first power to the grid and revenues being earned in H1 2016. Read more »

Co-operative Energy to launch world’s biggest celebration of community energy

One of the younger visitors to Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park during the inaugural Community Energy Fortnight in 2013 (Photograph: Andy Cantlon)

Community energy projects spanning the breadth of Britain will be opening their doors as part of the 2014 Community Energy Fortnight, launched this Saturday by leading energy provider, Co-operative Energy. From the Outer Hebrides to the depths of Cornwall, these events will give everyone in the UK the opportunity to get involved with – and be inspired by - community energy, through visits to wind farms and hydro stations, to DIY solar panel workshops and the launch of a community share offer. Read more »

Re-booting FSC: Confor to bring in members' motion at General Assembly in Seville

The Forest Stewardship Council is twenty years old, and like most adolescents it has had a troubled few years, perhaps lost its focus and not really delivered on its early potential. However, unlike most adolescents, it has over 600 people from all over the world attending its birthday party this week in Seville. Read more »

New research identifies the areas of the Earth that are high priorities for conservation in the face of climate change

Europe is particularly vulnerable, as it has the lowest fraction of its land area, only four per cent, of any continent in ‘refugia’ – areas of biological diversity that support many species where natural environmental conditions remain relatively constant during times of great environmental change. The refugia that do exist in Europe are mostly in Scandinavia and Scotland.

The biggest refugia are in the Amazon, the Congo basin, the boreal forests of Russia, the Artic and the Australian outback. Read more »

Arjowiggins Graphic publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report

Arjowiggins Graphic, a leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, has published its latest CSR report, detailing its industry-leading milestones, ambitions to work towards a circular economy and its role in developing a more sustainable industry. Read more »

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse beats hotel giants to green award

A tiny guesthouse in the foothills of Snowdonia has seen off competition from major hotel chains to scoop a national prize for its environmental credentials. Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse beat the reputation and resources of Best Western Hotels' Old Tollgate, in Suffolk, and Park Plaza London (with its 396 bedrooms) to take the Green Team of the Year title in the Considerate Hoteliers Awards 2014. Read more »

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