>Tag: Europe

EU Climate Law Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Deforestation

By |2018-09-17T13:36:46+07:00September 19th, 2018|News|

World’s carbon sinks are at risk because the law will count energy from burning trees as carbon neutral, say climate scientists Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive. The climate law could suck in as much imported [...]

Crop Failure and Bankruptcy Threaten Farmers as Drought Grips Europe

By |2018-09-07T13:43:24+07:00September 7th, 2018|News|

Abnormally hot temperatures continue to wreak devastation across northern and central parts of the continent Farmers across northern and central Europe are facing crop failure and bankruptcy as one of the most intense regional droughts in recent memory strengthens its grip. States of emergency have been declared in Latvia and Lithuania, while the sun continues to bake [...]

Nuclear Accident in Russia or Kazakhstan Sends ‘Harmless’ Radioactive Cloud Over Europe

By |2017-11-10T17:14:29+07:00November 13th, 2017|News|

French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material south of the Ural mountains in September has no consequence for human health A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident has happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, French nuclear safety institute IRSN [...]

World’s Deepest Lake Crippled by Putrid Algae, Poaching and Pollution

By |2018-02-13T12:09:33+07:00October 28th, 2017|News|

Lake Baikal in Siberia holds one fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world’s deepest lake for centuries but is [...]

Why Central Banks are not Hitting Their 2% Inflation Target Nouriel Roubini

By |2017-10-09T11:05:14+07:00October 7th, 2017|News|

Growth and inflation are out of sync in most developed nations, causing bubbles and crises Since the summer of 2016, the global economy has been in a period of moderate expansion, with the growth rate accelerating gradually. What has not picked up, at least in the advanced economies, is inflation. The question is why. [...]

Sustainability in Europe – 4 top trends 2017

By |2017-09-18T13:25:54+07:00May 6th, 2017|News|

We look at the top trends and issues now and in the coming years for sustainable business In just eight weeks’ time over 500 leading CEOs, sustainability, communication, ESG and compliance professionals will meet in London at our 16th Annual Responsible Business Summit Europe. As part of the knowledge exchange in the build-up to our [...]

Reykjavík: The Geothermal City That Aims To Go Carbon Neutral?

By |2017-09-18T13:25:55+07:00October 12th, 2016|News|

Icelandic capital plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040 by reversing urban sprawl and promoting walking, cycling and public transport. Reykjavík used to be marketed as a place of “pure energy”, run on geothermal power – and now Iceland’s capital is trying to become the world’s first carbon neutral city. Last [...]