Tag Archives: COP21

Weathering the storm

Political turmoil on both sides of the Atlantic means responsible businesses may have to go it alone. November was a month of extremes for those engaged in climate change. It started on a high when the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4th (remarkably quickly given that the deal was agreed less than a…
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UK swims against the green tide

Experts fear that Cameron and co are undermining the renewable energy sector just as it is most needed in the wake of the Paris deal. Can private initiatives fill the gap, asks Nick Hughes. It has been a rollercoaster few months for UK suppliers of renewable energy. In December, the historic agreement at COP21 in…
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FOOD WASTE effecting wildlife; new look DEFRA; $1B in organic sales; overcapacity in foodservice and climate denial not dead.                           Food waste putting birds and fish at peril   We already know that food waste is a pressing problem, but a new study…
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SPROUT POWER, giving up fizzy pop, protesting tip fees and COP21                   Sprout power  British households’ consume over 25 million Christmas puddings and 370 million mince pies over the festive period. But this festive over indulgence creates around 230,000 tonnes of additional food waste, the equivalent weight…
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Business must step up to back historic climate deal

IT HAS BEEN an emotional start to the week. Saturday brought relief, tears, euphoria and cheers in Paris as the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, brought down his gavel, and announced that a Paris agreement had been signed at COP21. However, world leaders have stressed that the work has only just began, and that businesses…
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COP21, CADBURY'S pays no corp tax, low carbon farming, Britons eat record treats, Dad’s diet effects unborn kids and call for “responsible use of antibiotics” labelling   COP21 close to agreement   After long negotiations and late nights, there is hope that ministers will reach agreement on how to limit climate change to 1.5-2ºC at…
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Behind the headlines: UK swims against the green tide

Now the climate change deal has been signed in Paris new regulations are a long way down the Conservatives’ agenda. By the time you read this there may already be a global deal on climate change in place. The COP21 talks end on December 11th, and the odds that an agreement will be struck are pretty…
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Sustainable diets not on the menu in Paris

REDUCING MEAT consumption does not feature in a single national emissions reduction plan submitted in advance of the COP21 climate change meeting in Paris.   Starting this week, the talks could see a new global deal struck to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the commitments will not be enough to keep temperature rises within the…
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Temperatures to rise one degree

CLIMATE CHANGE triggered by temperatures warming by four degrees will put 5.9 million UK residents at risk from rising sea levels. A two-degree rise will threaten 3.9 million people. The findings, published by Climate Central, come as the UK’s Met Office also released new figures showing that global temperatures will likely rise more than one…
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