Sustainable Development

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 »

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 »

Ljubljana wins European Green Capital Award for 2016

Ljubliana, Slovenia: winner of the European Green Capital Award 2017 (image © Anelim)

Slovenian capital Ljubljana has been named European Green Capital 2016 at a ceremony in Copenhagen, the current holder of the Green Capital title. Ljubljana was commended for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens. The jury also recognised its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', which brings together plans covering environmental protection, mobility, energy and electric transport.

In addition, Ljubljana has made significant progress in implementing green procurement policies covering 70 % of all city purchases. Read more »

Wood-waste biofuel to cut greenhouse gas and transform shipping industry

A sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative sustainable fuels are urgently needed in the marine transport sector due to stringent upcoming regulations demanding reduced sulphur and carbon content in diesels and oils from January 2015. Read more »

Outdoor apparel company Haglöfs donates trees with a new app

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This Spring Haglöfs, the Swedish outdoor company which has put sustainability at its core, is launching an app which aims to connect its customers' outdoor activities with tree planting in East Africa. Read more »

Four British projects shortlisted in the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel

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Dale Vince of Ecotricity on Lynch Knoll: his company has created an ‘electric highway’, enabling electric cars to charge at service stations nationwide

Four British sustainable travel schemes have been shortlisted today for the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel, moving a step closer to winning a share of the £30,000 prize fund. Read more »

World Economic Forum report ranks countries by their ability to deliver secure, affordable & sustainable energy

In support of the global transition to a new energy architecture, the World Economic Forum has released the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014. Read more »

One in four British small businesses say sustainability is a top priority for 2014

25% of Britain's Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) say sustainability is one of their top three priorities for 2014, reflecting a renewed confidence and a desire to focus on developing their businesses' in the New Year, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Read more »

UK provides help for women to access clean energy

Access to modern energy services is fundamental to human development and an investment in our collective future.

The Department for International Development is to help fund new research that will provide girls and women with clean sources of energy. Around 1.3 billion people globally lack access to electricity and 2.6 billion rely on firewood for cooking and heating. Every year at least 2 million people die from burning solid fuels indoors in unventilated kitchens, the majority women and children. Read more »

Report finds recognising & investing in women farmers is good for business & development

Many businesses are unaware of the crucial role women play in supplying the ingredients they depend on for their products, as this contribution is often unrecognised, unpaid and invisible, says a new report Empowering Women Farmers in Agricultural Value Chains laun Read more »

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