Investments in nature given boost by new guidance on quality from the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance

Today the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, a multistakeholder coalition convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), publishes “Natural Climate Solutions for Corporates”. Natural climate solutions (NCS) are actions to conserve, restore, or improve the management of land and coastal ecosystems (e.g. forests, wetlands, grasslands, agricultural land) […] ... lees meer

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent […] ... lees meer

ClimatePartner to accompany international recruitment expert Hays on its sustainability journey

ClimatePartner is excited to announce its new partnership with Hays plc, helping to advise and support on their sustainability journey. Hays – the world’s largest specialist recruiter, with a presence in 33 countries – will become a carbon neutral company by the end of 2021 and is committed to becoming a Net Zero company as a […] ... lees meer

Cross-industry CEO Alliance backs EU plan to cut carbon emissions by 55% by 2030

As the EU Commission prepares to present its Fit for 55 legislative package, the European CEO Alliance has issued policy recommendations supporting a progressive and ambitious push to achieve climate neutrality.  Tackling climate change requires strong collaboration between the public sector and industry, the Alliance announced after its meeting in Paris. The Alliance would welcome […] ... lees meer

Retailers join forces to tackle climate change in the Race to Zero – H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), Kingfisher and Walmart

Leading retailers H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), Kingfisher plc and Walmart today launched a new climate change initiative – the Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail Campaign – in partnership with the COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions and supported by WBCSD. Retailers have pledged their support to accelerate a movement in the retail industry to drive climate action and encourage other retailers […] ... lees meer

Sustainable development report UN shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021, launched on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York, shows the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the 2030 Agenda, as the landmark annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) officially got underway. In addition to the almost four million deaths due to the coronavirus, between 119-124 million people were […] ... lees meer

Food Waste Could Change the Future of Fashion, According to a New Report

Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale. Spinning Future Threads, from the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), Wageningen […] ... lees meer

65 companies and associations sign the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices

Today, the Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, another deliverable under the Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy. This Code is an essential part of the EU’s efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options that help reduce our overall environmental footprint. […] ... lees meer

FedEx Express Europe Becomes Newest Member of Capital Equipment Coalition in Europe

FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has become the newest member of the Capital Equipment Coalition (CEC) in Europe. Led by not-for-profit organization Circle Economy, in close collaboration with the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), the Capital Equipment Coalition (CEC) engages leading businesses from multiple industries involved in the servicing, manufacturing, […] ... lees meer

Ahold Delhaize signs EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices

Today the European Commission launches the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices as part of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy. Ahold Delhaize is among the first signatories to the Code, and pledges 10 commitments in the areas of healthier choices, product transparency, eliminating waste and […] ... lees meer

Business leaders call on EU for effective and coherent “Fit for 55% package” that delivers EU leadership on climate and the net zero transition

In an open letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and further key EU policymakers, CLG Europe members and business network partners, are calling on the EU to seize this opportunity and demonstrate leadership in the run up to the COP26 summit. Read the letter here (pdf) Ahead of the release of the Fit […] ... lees meer

Nouryon joins the United Nations Global Compact, strengthening its sustainability commitments

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, announced today that it is further strengthening its sustainability commitments by joining the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The Global Compact is an international initiative that brings companies together with UN agencies and labor and civil society organizations to support universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and […] ... lees meer