Environment

Is the water crisis being overlooked?

With its imperativeness to human life, is enough attention being placed on the water crisis from our world’s changing climate, asks water sector training provider Learning & Development Associates (L&DA). The global water crisis is perhaps the biggest challenge in...

Step up climate change adaptation efforts or face huge disruption: UN report

Estimated adaptation costs in developing countries are five to ten times greater than current public adaptation finance flows Fewer than one third of 66 countries funded COVID-19 recovery measures to address climate risks Over 2,600 projects focus on...

Accolade for JPA Workspaces at 2021 Chamber Business Awards

JPA Workspaces has won Planet Saver Award in the East of England heats of the Chamber Business Awards. JPA is a sustainable office furniture and services company based in St Albans. With a rigorous sustainability policy, the company uses...

The future is green CO₂

Green CO₂ from a Dorset farm marks the launch of a pioneering model for the UK’s CO₂ industry, and aims to ensure there is no repeat of the industry-wide shortages experienced in 2018. J V Energen’s new CO₂ capture facility, at...

Global funding pours into UK national parks

With COP26 just around the corner, the UK’s National Parks and global impact firm Palladium have announced a number of pioneering deals for nature restoration projects in the UK, under the name Revere. Revere aims to restore natural habitats at...

More Than Simply Furniture…

Is it time to look past the furniture purchased for projects and re-visit your furniture providers? How do they support your organisation’s environmental and social targets and aspirations post-covid? At JPA Workspaces, we are passionate about the environment and community....

Jetpack designed for renewables industry shows the power of grants

The grand unveiling of a jetpack designed to support the renewable wind industry has thrown a spotlight on how grant funding will continue to shape the UK’s net zero future. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed the UK to getting...

Adler and Allan bolsters sustainability offering

15 September 2021, Environmental risk reduction specialist, Adler and Allan has launched several new services and strategies to reflect its mission to help clients reduce environmental risk and impact. Alongside these initiatives it has appointed a new Sustainability Manager to...

Innovation driving sustainable solutions to treat Yorkshire’s wastewater

Yorkshire Water and its partners Stantec and BarhaleDoosan JV are currently constructing an integrated wetland at Clifton wastewater treatment works to help reduce reliance on energy intensive treatment processes.  Here Yorkshire Water project lead Michael Housby explains the thinking behind...

Habitats protected in Norfolk through stricter abstraction limits

The Environment Agency has announced changes to water abstraction licences held by 20 businesses in the Ant Valley on the Norfolk Broads. This means that farmers and local businesses will be required to develop alternative and more sustainable sources of...

Thames Water co-funds £1.2 million London nature project

Thames Water is co-funding an ambitious new £1.2 million project to help more Londoners enjoy the benefits of nature on their doorstep. The Grow Back Greener fund will provide grants to dozens of projects to improve access to green spaces...

VENERABLE CIDER COMPANY MOVES WITH THE TIMES

Rooted in the soil of Herefordshire for five generations now, multi-award winning Westons Cider is wedded to the countryside it cherishes. By HELEN COMPSON “We are passionate about the environment where we both live and work,” said Darryl Hinksman, head of...

HELP AT HAND FOR ORGANISATIONS SEEKING TO BUILD CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE

An international authority on mitigating the effects of climate change, Climate Sense has joined forces with Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), a leading training provider to the UK water sector, to roll out the newly accredited Adaptation to Climate...

The climate fight will be won in the water

By John Russell, Senior Director Strategy, Finance and Infrastructure at Ofwat    There was a time when climate-conscious consumers keen to do their bit for the planet focused mainly on lifestyle changes that relate to our impact on the land.  From...

COP26 launches environment education packs for UK schools and students

Schools across the UK are being encouraged to start a conversation on climate change with their students, ahead of the UK hosting global climate summit COP26 later this year, as the Together for Our Planet Schools Pack launches today...

Best practice in climate change adaptation – are you climate ready?

Building resilience to climate change is a must for all organisations to ensure that your assets, operations, staff and customers can stand up to the impacts of extreme weather now and in the future.  Climate Sense has teamed up...

Public urged to Plant For Our Planet in a new campaign launched today

New initiative to get the country planting more trees and flowers launches on World Environment Day Drive to build back greener comes ahead of UK hosting global climate summit later this year The Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust, National...

How public support today can accelerate the sustainable, bio-based supply chains of tomorrow

By Dr Sarah Hickingbottom General Manager for New Product Development and Stakeholder Relations, Circa Group For the European Union to meet the climate and biodiversity targets set out in the European Green Deal, it needs bold action. Sustainable, renewable and circular...

UK secures historic G7 commitments to tackle climate change and halt biodiversity loss by 2030

G7 Environment and Climate ministers commit to tackle climate change. G7 Environment and Climate ministers commit to protect land and ocean to bend the curve of biodiversity loss by 2030. They also commit to phase out new direct government...

Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation welcomes new Environment Bill provisions to tackle storm overflows

On 11 May 2021 it was announced that new legal duties on water companies and government will be included in the Environment Bill to reduce sewage discharged into waterways. The additions to the Environment Bill include duties on the government to publish...

The Rivers Trust responds to amendments made to the environment bill, announced by Defra today

The Rivers Trust welcomes the amendments to the Environment Bill announced by Defra today, which focus on tackling storm overflows and sewage pollution. The Environment Bill will now include legal duties to tackle sewage discharges into rivers, first announced by...

CASE STUDY: Integrating individual competence and organisational capability in the management of Risk and Resilience – as a route to organisational outperformance.

Summary Societies throughout the world are coming under increasing stress from a range of influences. Principal amongst these are demographic pressures,  resource constraints and environmental impacts. In the UK water sector these manifest themselves in population growth, mismatches in water availability...

The Smart FM know how: Five steps towards environmental compliance in your facility 

Every business has an impact on the environment - along with legal obligations that it must fulfil. Facilities owners need to understand a variety of complex laws and legislation when it comes to environmental compliance. What are some of these...

Airly raises $3.3m from marquee tech investors to address the air quality health crisis

Problem: More than 10 million people die each year from air pollution. Solution: Airly’s sensors and software provide ultra-local, accurate, predictive air quality data to help control air pollution across the world Traction: Revenue increased 200% in 2020 as Airly deployed...