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scotland green investment

Scotland green investment to support sustainable projects

Scotland has launched a new green investment programme, aimed at supporting businesses enabling the transition to net zero emissions by 2045. Local authorities, third sector...
vinylplus sustainability forum

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum explores plastic and the circular economy

The 2019 VinylPlus Sustainability Forum heard how recycling is a key part of VinylPlus’ Voluntary Commitment to sustainability. VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment of the European...
payment by results pilot

‘Payment by results’ pilot rewards environmentally friendly farming

A ‘payment by results’ pilot scheme rewarding UK farmers for environmentally friendly practices has shown positive results. The programme, which was rolled out in Wensleydale,...
environmental principles and governance

Environmental Principles and Governance survey shows Brexit concerns

A Scottish consultation on environmental principles and governance has raised concerns about the impact of Brexit on environmental standards in the UK. A majority of...
uog development

UOG development ‘incompatible’ with Scotland’s climate change policy

The Scottish government has announced it will categorically not support unconventional oil and gas (UOG) development, including fracking, in Scotland. The government’s position has been...
biodiversity loss

Biodiversity loss: one million species threatened with extinction

With one million species facing the threat of extinction, the WWF explains how the EU can mitigate biodiversity loss. Biodiversity is in crisis. This catastrophic...
butterfly data

Butterfly data can inform Europe’s environmental policy

Butterflies and moths are vital indicators of the health of Europe’s biodiversity and a new project is helping to get a clear picture of...
battery recycling prize

Battery Recycling Prize rewards sustainable EV battery use

The USA’s Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the first round of winners of its Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Prize. The Battery Recycling Prize is administered...
circular economy transition

Circular economy transition could be complete by 2029

New research suggests that the global circular economy transition could be complete as early as 2029, as consumers and businesses increasingly prioritise sustainability. Data research...
ecodesign measures

Ecodesign measures to boost appliance sustainability, circularity

The European Commission has adopted new ecodesign measures aimed at improving energy efficiency for EU households. The ecodesign measures, which fall under the ‘energy efficiency...

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