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Drugs, plastics and flea killer: the unseen threats to UK’s rivers

By | 2018-03-20T10:27:49+00:00 March 20th, 2018|News|

Waterways look cleaner but levels of new pollutants are not being monitored Beer hasn’t been sold in steel cans for decades. The cans Keith Dopson found in Slough’s Salt Hill stream would be collectors’ items were they in good condition, but they had disintegrated into clumps of rust. “We filled seven bin bags with rubbish,” [...]

UN Warns of ‘Unacceptable’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap

By | 2017-11-02T11:13:34+00:00 November 11th, 2017|News|

Report reveals large gap between government pledges and the reductions needed to prevent dangerous global warming There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, the UN has said. Current plans from national governments, and pledges [...]

Prince Charles: Companies Chased Away from Amazonian Rainforests Now Destroying Plains

By | 2017-10-26T17:16:10+00:00 November 8th, 2017|News|

The Prince of Wales is encouraging companies to sign up to the Cerrado manifesto, which aims to protect globally important natural landscapes The loss of rainforest in the Amazon has been a familiar cause for activism for more than 30 years, but the partial success of efforts to protect it is moving the spotlight to a new landscape: Brazil’s [...]

Big Companies’ Climate Change Targets are ‘Unambitious’, Say Analysts

By | 2017-10-26T09:20:44+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News|

While almost all companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, those plans don’t go far enough, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 [...]

UK is 30-40 Years Away from ‘Eradication of Soil Fertility’, Warns Gove

By | 2017-10-25T14:32:47+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|News|

Farmers must be incentivised to tackle decline in biodiversity, says environment secretary at launch of parliamentary soil body The UK is 30 to 40 years away from “the fundamental eradication of soil fertility” in parts of the country, the environment secretary Michael Gove has warned. “We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the [...]

2017 on Course to be Deadliest on Record for Land Defenders

By | 2017-10-25T10:51:41+00:00 October 27th, 2017|News|

Deaths of environmental activists locked in conflict with mining, logging and agricultural companies across three continents has passed 150 • Interactive: recording the deaths of environmental activists around the world The number of people killed this year while defending their community’s land, natural resources or wildlife has passed 150 – meaning 2017 is on course to [...]

Despite Trump, American Companies are Still Investing in Renewable Energy

By | 2017-10-20T15:52:51+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|News|

Surveyed corporations stated that Trump’s election had no impact on their decision to buy renewable energy After the election of Donald Trump, many of us in the climate and energy fields were rightfully fearful. What would happen to international agreements to cut greenhouse gases? What would happen to funding for climate research? What would happen [...]

Evaluasi Kemajuan Komitmen Iklim Indonesia

By | 2017-10-09T11:22:43+00:00 October 9th, 2017|News|

Mengetahui implementasi aksi iklim yang bertanggung jawab dari 20 negara dengan ekonomi terbesar di dunia sangatlah penting, mengingat negara-negara tersebut menyumbang sekitar 80 persen gas rumah kaca (GRK) dan produk domestik bruto di dunia. Dalam rangkaian artikel blog tentang kemajuan iklim negara-negara G20, peneliti WRI dan para mitranya menganalisis langkah-langkah yang telah ditempuh negara [...]

Aspek Lingkungan dalam Laporan Keberlanjutan Bank

By | 2018-02-19T09:40:04+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Articles|

Oleh: Jalal Chairperson of Advisory Board Social Investment Indonesia   Imperatif Extended Responsibility Baru-baru ini saya membaca laporan keberlanjutan dua buah bank di Indonesia yang membuat saya benar-benar prihatin. Kedua bank itu menyatakan tidak melaporkan indikator-indikator lingkungan, sebab mereka tidak memiliki dampak langsung atas lingkungan. Saya sedih, karena dalam dunia pelaporan keberlanjutan ada pemahaman yang [...]

New studies show Rex Tillerson is wrong about climate risks

By | 2017-09-18T13:25:54+00:00 January 19th, 2017|News|

The remaining climate change uncertainties point toward higher risks and greater urgency for action A crack in Antarctic Larsen C Ice Shelf, as seen during IceBridge’s “Pine Island 5” mission on Nov. 4, 2016. Ice is rapidly destabilizing near both of Earth’s poles, and poses threats of rapid large-scale sea level rise. Photograph: Nathan Kurtz/IceBridge/NASA [...]

Corporate Case Study: The Body Shop – Setting a higher bar for offsetting

By | 2018-02-13T11:48:58+00:00 November 8th, 2016|News|

  It’s easier to trade in arms than in carbon credits, but some forest-based schemes demand stretching standards for community involvement and biodiversity Carbon offsetting is a CSR practice with a dubious reputation. Companies have been criticised for investing in projects that do not deliver the carbon savings promised, or using the schemes to avoid [...]

NGOWatch – August 2016

By | 2017-09-18T13:25:54+00:00 October 25th, 2016|News|

Human rights warning to banks, Amnesty's Myanmar anger, forced labour fears in Venezuela and rich countries lagging on SDGs Banks must consider human rights before funding projects The Coalition for Human Rights in Development, which represents 150 human rights and environmental NGOs including Oxfam, Bankwatch and Human Rights Watch (HRW), has signed a petition urging [...]

Sustainable Rubber briefing: Michelin zero-deforestation pledge raises hopes for responsible sourcing

By | 2017-09-18T13:25:55+00:00 October 11th, 2016|News|

Environmental groups and biodiversity researchers have hailed a move by Michelin to eliminate rubber from deforested areas from its supply chain as an industry breakthrough.   The tyre maker – the world’s largest buyer of natural rubber – announced this summer that it has begun tracing its entire rubber supply chain, the first big company [...]

Partnering to Sustain Access to Safe, Clean Water for All

By | 2018-02-13T12:19:25+00:00 September 21st, 2015|News|

In many countries both the availability and quality of water are in decline as populations – and associated demand from agriculture, energy generation, industry and households – grow. The Water Resources Group (WRG), of which SABMiller is a member, estimates that the shortfall between freshwater supply and global demand could reach 40% by 2030, an [...]

Strategic value creation: Asia’s new CSR frontier | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

By | 2017-09-18T13:26:07+00:00 September 4th, 2015|News|

For many decades, charitable giving to social causes has been a mainstay of the global corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement. But more businesses are realising that traditional  philanthropy is no longer enough nor the best way for companies to demonstrate that they are good corporate citizens. Quite simply, charitable giving does not get firms noticed because [...]