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Polluted, dirty Black sea in Romania with plastic waste in the water

Time to stop passing the buck on plastic waste

Plastic waste and single-use plastic is a significant environmental, climate, and global health challenge – and it only seems to be getting worse.
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A look at the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Mattie Yeta – Chief Sustainability Officer, CGI, UK & Australia, provides a detailed & think tank view of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.
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PerformFISH supports sustainable development of marine fish farming in the Mediterranean

PerformFISH supports the leading fish farming sector in the EU to accelerate sustainable development.
Healthcare and innovative technology: apps for medical exams and online consultation concept

Only immediate action will get us to net zero healthcare by 2050

In a significant step forward for net zero healthcare, countries responsible for over a third of global healthcare emissions have pledged to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems.
Timber house frame against blue sky

Living in timber houses could avoid 100 billion tonnes of emissions

Housing a growing population in timber houses, as opposed to conventional steel and concrete, could save 100 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.
A water treatment plant with two treatment ponds viewed from the air

Sustainable development needs eco-engineering to help solve the water-food-energy nexus

Dr Rod Coogan, Agri-Food Expert at PA Consulting argues that sustainable development needs eco-engineering to help solve the water-food-energy nexus.

Shell Fleet Solutions: Four steps to decarbonize fleets

Here, we learn about Shell Fleet Solutions, one of the global leaders in business mobility, including why public sector fleets need to decarbonise Shell Fleet...
Electric Vehicle charging on street for carbon net-zero emissions, in UK

Helping the public sector get on the road to carbon net-zero

Crown Commercial Service details how they are helping the public sector get on the road to carbon net-zero.
Stethoscope and crystal globe on green background, representing sustainable healthcare

Sustainability in healthcare: The Nordic experience

Diego Angelino, Hjalmar Bardh Olsson & Daniel Eriksson from the TEM Foundation, reveal the Nordic experience when it comes to sustainability in healthcare.
Young people walking in a tropical forest in Danum Valley in Borneo

International Youth Day: Rural young people and sustainable living

Open Access Government interviews María Fernanda Ghiso, an expert in Youth Inclusion at the Rainforest Alliance, to understand the role of young people and the environment.
Patient waiting for a doctor in a NHS hospital

Poorer people are burdened with reducing healthcare carbon emissions

Healthcare carbon emissions are to receive an 80% reduction in the NHS, but this could continue exacerbating existing health equalities.
concrete mixer with construction background

Net-zero carbon housing means changes to concrete infrastructure

Net-zero housing will require changes to the concrete industry, not just in manufacturing standards but also changes in purchasing habits.
EV charging point outside a property in London

Grants can help landlords install EV charge points in their properties

EV charge points are becoming more essential for those with electric vehicles, but how can they be more accessible to owners?
water infrastructure

Water infrastructure and planning in a climate-changing world

Maria Alina Rădulescu, Wim Leendertse and Jos Arts, from the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), look towards water infrastructure to plan for better stakeholder engagement.
solar powered hospitals, net zero

Could solar powered hospitals be the future of net zero health?

Updates to the Castle Hill Hospital in Hull show that solar powered hospitals may be the next step towards net zero health in the NHS decarbonisation strategy.

It is time to replace single-use medical textiles with sustainable alternatives

Charlie Preece discusses Revolution-ZERO’s mission to displace the global single-use PPE and medical textiles market with more effective, economic and sustainable alternatives.
sustainable framework, wastewater

A sustainable framework could make cities more water efficient and affordable

A sustainable framework can help to design efficient cities - with systems that supply affordable and accessible wastewater treatment, cooling, heating, and electricity.
insect waste, sustainable crop

Eating insects: Sustainable crop growth with insect waste?

Plant ecologists suggest that people should be eating more insects and using the insect waste to grow crops, as it gives added nutrients to the soil we use.
ESG strategy

COP26: Putting meaning into E, S and G

Fathia Murphy, ESG Product Specialist, NAVEX Global, discusses the importance of understanding what E, S and G means so businesses can recognise their responsibility and be prepared to tackle ESG related issues, as well as how to put effective initiatives in place.
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Advancing a competitive bioeconomy for a sustainable future

Philippe Mengal, Executive Director at CBE JU ‐ Circular Bio‐based Europe Joint Undertaking, charts the priorities for advancing a competitive bioeconomy in Europe for a sustainable future.

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