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sustainability obstacles

Overcoming the greatest sustainability obstacles

Valpy Fitzgerald, Director of Green Markets at Opus Energy, highlights the biggest sustainability obstacles SME owners are facing right now in and explores the ways in which they might overcome them.
addressing food waste

Why addressing food waste is vital for the green recovery of city centres

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, discusses the role of food waste in the green recovery of our city centres.
sustainability actions

Don’t let COVID-19 derail sustainability: Five sustainability actions to take now

Anthony Ainsworth, COO, Industrial & Commercial, npower Business Solutions, highlights the top five sustainability actions local governments can take now to plan their road to net zero.
supply chain emissions, CDP

What is being done to reduce supply chain emissions?   

Increased demand for renewables increases carbon exhaustive mining, so how can supply chain emissions be reduced?
innovation ecosystems

Cross-sectoral innovation ecosystems enable the European Green Deal

Dr Jatta Jussila discusses the benefits of open innovation and how cross-sectoral partnerships can better solve systemic challenges such as climate change and enable the European Green Deal.
sustainable food supply, solar energy

The “Green Deal” Greenhouse: A promise for sustainable food supply

Brite Hellas S.A, discusses the “Green Deal” Greenhouse, A Promise for Sustainable Food Supply starting with problems and needs.
heat pumps

H2020 TRI-HP Project: Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps

Here, we learn about the TRI-HP Project that concerns trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources.
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...
climate justice project, bezos earth fund

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.
sustainable development, Arctic,

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.
green guilt, perkbox insights

‘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.
killing the planet, sustainable development

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.
future-proof, GODAN

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.

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