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Compostable plastics

Compostable plastics: Bio-Mi shares its R&D know-how

Bio-Mi from Croatia shares its expert knowledge when it comes to the compostable plastics industry in South East Europe, including insights into their exciting R&D activities.
extinction target

Scientists propose global species extinction target to preserve biodiversity

New research has proposed a long-term target to reduce species extinction rates, with an objective of a more natural rate of fewer than 20 extinctions per year.
sustainable businesses

Building more sustainable businesses in a post-COVID world

Dr David Dempsey, Country Leader and General Manager, Salesforce Ireland, explores how businesses can keep the environment in mind as they start to rebuild processes after COVID-19.
Climate change and biodiversity loss

Climate change and biodiversity loss: Nature-based solutions in the city are not just for...

In this climate change and biodiversity loss focus, Harriet Bulkeley, Professor at Durham University in the UK and Kes McCormick, Associate Professor at Lund...
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Jeff Bezos creates climate justice project with $10 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made a donation of $10 billion to his new climate justice project, the Bezos Earth Fund.
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Connecting the Arctic’s seas for sustainable development

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, details here the role of connectivity when it comes to the sustainable development in the Arctic’s seas.
eco-friendly Christmas

How to have an eco-friendly Christmas: Tips for greener gift-giving

Yiannis Faf, co-founder of WhatWeWant, discusses how you can have an eco-friendly Christmas by reducing festive waste and ensuring sustainable gift-giving.
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‘Green guilt’ influences one tenth of people to change job

61% of adults experience feelings of green guilt for the environmental impact of their job - does this mean sustainability could become a factor when choosing jobs?
zero-carbon cities, urban developments

The benefits of investing in zero-carbon cities

A report shows that measures to create zero-carbon cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90% and support 87 million jobs worldwide by 2030.
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Is design killing the planet?

Shaun Gomm, Director at Sigma, discusses how design could be killing the planet: touching on sustainable development, tech and our 2050 goals for change.
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World Food Day: “Future-proof our food systems”

Here, we have comment from Andre Laperrière from Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) on the importance of future-proofing the food system.
important ecosystems

Conserving and sustainably managing the world’s important ecosystems

The Office of Conservation & Water coordinates the development of U.S. foreign policy on conserving and sustainably managing the world’s important ecosystems, as we find out here.
sustainable urban tree development, site assessment

Site assessment: The key to sustainable urban tree establishment

Dr Nina Bassuk, Professor at Cornell University, tells us precisely why site assessments are key to sustainable urban tree establishment.
sustainable palm oil, high quality forest

Research finds that sustainable palm oil is best for biodiversity

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through sustainable palm oil plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.
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The advantages of using smart technologies to help commercial buildings

Frankie Bryon, Sustainability Surveyor at LSH discusses why smart technologies can help commercial buildings improve on sustainability as well introduce other benefits that include promoting health and wellbeing and enable agile working.
rethink our food system, food inequality

To tackle climate change we need to rethink our food system

Here, Kathleen Rogers and Dr. Shenggen Fan, discuss their opinion of what needs to change with our food system so humans can survive climate change.
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Open Data in global food security, climate change and the agricultural crisis

André Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), discusses global food security and what can be done to solve this ongoing, critical issue.
eco-friendly cities

Top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world

We explore the top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world, detailing their initiatives to get there and their future ambitions to ensure they remain pro-green
hobby farms

Why are hobby farms growing in popularity?

Here, we highlight some of the most common reasons people start hobby farms and why you may want to consider starting one of your own.
green consumption

Green Consumption: Big data holds the key to sustainability

Chris Harris, Head of Project Delivery, Softwire, discusses why there needs to be a drive around harnessing and using big data effectively to educate consumers about green consumption.

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