Sustainability

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Rising investment in UK climate tech development

INTERNATIONAL investment into UK climate tech companies risen from $4m in 2021 to $7.5bn this year — and the figure could rise to £20bn...
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Media and emissions link: new ground broken

SINCE 2019, communications company dentsu has been working with the University of Bristol, the BBC, Sky, Netflix and ITV to calculate the greenhouse gas...
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‘Greener’ wind power — but military potential clouds motivation

CEO starts a pan-European crowdfunding bid to advance airborne power generator MOBILE wind turbines tether a sea container to a kite, which turns in a...
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SDG13: The time to look at climate change is right now

What can governments and citizens do to combat climate change? BV’s JASON AGNEW continues his series on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals… SDG13: CLIMATE ACTION UN...
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Go, Patagonia! Billionaire owner gives firm to charity

BILLIONAIRE Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor fashion retailer Patagonia, has given his company to a charitable trust to fight climate change. Under the new structure,...
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Amba pledges open-ended funds to reforestation programme

WORKPLACE tech provider Amba has launched a reforestation programme in Madagascar to repair damaged habitats and support the local community. According to the World Wildlife...
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Tackling climate hazards head-on with pragmatic, progressive prep

By LARA ALVAREZ CLIMATE hazards are increasing in frequency and severity, posing risk to life, assets, infrastructure, and supply chains. Systemic disruption is driven by policy...
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Don’t demolish, retrofit: Buildings key to net zero in UK

THE UK’s net zero efforts have so far been defined by industry bodies calling for government action — but retrofitting buildings could be the...
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Putting a ‘muzzle’ on capitalism needn’t be a complex challenge

JOEL BAKAN, a jazz musician and Columbia professor, argues that the culture of capitalism is one of selfishness that needs the curb of a...
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Sustainable manufacturing: Three UK businesses working to net-zero

By DAVID TAYLOR The UK government is working towards its pledge to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It has presented a ten-point...