Net Zero

The Water-Carbon challenge: take two steps now to hit 2030 goals

Most businesses are spending their time focusing on reducing carbon in the race to Net Zero. This is a good start but focuses only on the obvious source of carbon – emissions – and distracts attention from the elephant...

Eco-I North West will match fund capital investment for new products, processes and services

A new green innovation fund will help North West SMEs transform their Net Zero ideas into reality. Businesses, charities and social enterprises can get up to 60% funding towards projects worth £25,000 to help them deliver sustainable products, processes or...

Oxford University & Bank of America tackle sustainability in financial services

Bank of America has pledged £1.2 million to the University of Oxford to support greenhouse gas and sustainable finance research at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. This research will help inform decisions made in the financial services...

Translating risk into opportunity: an effective guide to acting on climate risk

For many businesses, climate risk is a problem for the future. Rising seas, mass extinction and extreme weather conditions, whilst cataclysmic, are events that others can deal with ‘tomorrow’. But the reality is far more present, warns Dr Andrew...

Climate crisis won’t be solved with electric cars

Conversations around climate change are largely focused on electric vehicles (EVs), but they are not emissions free and don’t ease congestion. According to a recent report, for the majority of time, cars are parked, not driven. It’s time to...

The evidence is clear: the time for action is now. We can halve emissions by 2030

In 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond...

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Taking action now can secure our future

Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit,...

Net zero: recognising the challenges ahead

Professor Jovica V. Milanovic, of the University of Manchester, discusses the balances to be struck (and the trade-offs to be made) in the pursuit of net zero. The term ‘net zero’ has been on the lips of many a climate expert, politician,...

Rising to the challenge of Scope 3 emissions

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in your value chain are often the most difficult to measure and control, but they are a crucial part of any credible net zero strategy. Phil Richards at BiU explains. UK businesses are becoming increasingly...

Can hydrogen fuel propel from the back of the lab to become star of the show?

Toby Gill, CEO of British climate-tech company IPG, argues that a holistic approach is needed to make hydrogen the ‘fuel of the future’. Investment in green hydrogen production is on the rise: take the UK Government’s £10 million project to...

Policy needed for climate action in UK arable sector

The British arable sector offers many solutions to the climate challenge, but it needs the right policy environment if it is to fulfil its potential when it comes to preventing and managing the impacts of climate change, says the...

Construction heavyweights call on COP26 to drive lasting change in industry

With an estimated 40% of all carbon emissions linked to the built environment, some of the UK’s biggest voices in building and construction weigh in on what needs to change for the country to meet its Net Zero target. The...

Glasgow’s £30bn Greenprint open for investment

COP26 host, the City of Glasgow, has launched a £30bn investment strategy to help reach its Net Zero target by 2030. In the summer, the city announced it had already reduced carbon emissions by 41 per cent since 2006,...

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...

Taster webinar announced ahead of first-ever approved qualification in the Management of Adaptation to Climate Change

Free registration: https://bookwhen.com/resiliencetoclimatechange/e/ev-szx9-20210930110000 Date & Time: Thursday 30 September, 11AM-12PM Ahead of the first delivery of the new Level 5 Certificate in the Management of Adaptation to Climate Change, the first-ever approved professional qualification in this subject, Climate Sense and Learning...

IPCC Report – Travel behaviour must be taken seriously to avoid climate catastrophe

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has warned that human activity is irreversibly accelerating climate change and collective action must be taken now to ‘avert climate catastrophe’.  Travelknowhow Scotland is urging the public and businesses to rethink the...

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying – IPCC

GENEVA, Aug 9 – Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today. Many of the changes observed...

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...

Anglian Water accelerates towards Net Zero with expansion of electric fleet

Anglian Water has this month acquired an additional 33 electric vans with a further 43 due by the end of the year, bringing its fleet of electric vehicles (EV’s) to 86 and leading the way across the industry. The company,...

Environmental R&D and Innovation Centre launched in Brighton

A new research, development and innovation centre has been set up at Plus X Brighton by regional highways construction leader Roadways. The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Coun. Alan Robins, declared the centre officially open at the beginning of July. Roadways’...

UK’s First Hydroponic Hop Farm relocates to Mid Wales

Since the craft beer boom, the demand for hops has exploded. At one point, the average homebrewer was faced with a limited choice of hops as craft and commercial breweries were first in line to claim the pick of...

FREE WEBINAR ANNOUNCED IN ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate resilience experts, Climate Sense, and water industry training provider, Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), have announced a free webinar on adaptation to climate change following the launch of their new qualifications. The first step on a learning journey that...

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...

Firms must commit to net zero to win major government contracts

New measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 before they can bid for major government contracts. New measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans...

Why Education Is Key for Sustainable Businesses

As the UK rushes to fulfil its legal net zero obligations, businesses are facing pressure to adopt sustainable practices. With new legislation on the horizon, soon sustainability will no longer be something to aim for, but a legal business...

SP ENERGY NETWORKS UNLOCKS £61.7 MILLION FOR GREEN PROJECTS

SP Energy Networks unlocks £61.7 million of funding for green projects to deliver Net Zero The investment in 40 projects over the next eighteen months will help achieve a green economic recovery Work is part of massive change...

Why we need to rethink the way we travel moving forward

Travelknowhow Scotland is calling on Scottish businesses to start planning ahead encourage a more climate-friendly commute, with transport currently the largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions, according to Government statistics.  In a year which the United Nation’s COP26 will...

How leakage reduction can support goals to minimise carbon emissions

The water industry is estimated to be responsible for one per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions per annum. In this article, Watertrain highlights the role of leakage reduction in the industry’s efforts to tackle climate change.  Water distribution accounts for...

Low-carbon concrete flood defences to help Environment Agency hit net zero by 2030

New roadmap sets out how EA will reduce emissions by 45% to hit 2030 net zero target. The Environment Agency (EA) has pledged to default to low-carbon concrete when constructing flood defences and other critical infrastructure projects, provided they meet...