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Japan: A glimpse into environment and energy issues

The work of the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in the Government of Japan are examined here.
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Why the fires in the Amazon are a global responsibility

Andre Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), dives into why the Amazon fires are a global responsibility.
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Climate doesn’t wait: More ambition and accelerated action needed

Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that climate doesn’t wait but more ambition and accelerated action on it is needed in Europe.
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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.
future for electric vehicles

Reducing emissions and improving access: A bright future for electric vehicles

Mike Brown, Director of Industry Collaboration & Partnerships, University of Salford discusses how electric vehicles will play a pivotal role in helping the UK’s C02 emission targets and improve access.
reaching net-zero

The role of local authorities in reaching net-zero

Anthony Donoghue, Principal Engineer and Power Systems team lead at WSP, highlights what role local authorities play in reaching net-zero targets.
planning systems

The impact of climate change on the UK planning systems

Amanda Beresford, partner and head of planning at Shulmans LLP discusses how the UK Government's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will impact planning systems.
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
energy sourcing

Keeping the lights on – the UK’s future energy sourcing challenge

Greg Saunders, Partner at Clarke Willmott shares his thoughts on the need for the UK to have a robust energy sourcing strategy for the future.
waste thermal energy

Waste thermal energy recovery and conversion

Professor Savvas Tassou, Brunel University London, discusses how waste thermal energy recovery and conversion to electrical energy can contribute to the decarbonisation of energy intensive industries.
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flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel

The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
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Sustainable shipping into the next decade

Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), looks ahead to the challenges for international shipping as the next decade approaches.
Climate change impacts

Climate change impacts and greenhouse gases in Japan: A policy perspective

The Ministry of the Environment’s ambitions in Japan are detailed here, with a special focus on climate change impacts and greenhouse gases policy.
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No deal Brexit means new rules for refrigeration

The UK government has launched a new system to ensure they maintain current restrictions on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the event of a no deal Brexit.
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How is the logistics industry responding to climate change?

Weather systems, freak storms, affected sea routes and environmental transformation are climate change factors changing the logistics industry: how will they survive?
organic waste

Synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass

The ToSynFuel project concerns synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass.
climate information

Delivering climate information for the regions

Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS) has been selected as a co-host for the new World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA).
zero energy buildings

From net zero energy buildings to autonomous city districts: A necessary step towards the...

Professor Marc Frère of the University of Mons Research Institute for Energy looks at the arguments for creating low energy demand buildings
microbial diversity

Combatting climate change: Microbial diversity and biomass issues in the North

Dr Taina Pennanen and Dr Hannu Fritze from Natural Resources Institute Finland share their thoughts on microbial diversity and biomass issues in the north in terms of combatting climate change in the North of our planet.
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: The UK’s government’s Clean Growth Strategy

David Taylor, Head of Corporate Affairs and Innovation at Flogas shares his views on the UK’s government’s Clean Growth Strategy and the extent to which this will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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