Last week saw edie host a webinar on the UK's 2050 net zero #carbon ambitions. Here are five key takeaways from the live question and answer event, which featured Skanska, Nottingham City Council, Business in the Community, and sponsor Ørsted.
The "toughest" emission standard of any world city will enter into force in London from October 23, after London Mayor Sadiq Khan today (17 February) confirmed a £10 T-Charge to help curb #Air#Pollution in the capital.
Attempts to enhance the competitiveness of UK businesses through the Corporate Governance Reform should account for long-term financial performances covering environmental and social factors, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has claimed.
The financial sector is calling on G20 governments to sever ties with the fossil fuel sector, as 16 major companies with assets under #Management worth $2.8trn signed a joint statement for governments to phase-out subsidies by 2020.
Global paper-based #Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has completed its goal of ensuring that 90% of all #Packaging sold to consumers is Chain of Custody certified, demonstrating full-transparency and a willingness to source from verified certification systems.
The majority of European Union (EU) members are showing "little progress" in developing smart built #Environment policies that encourage the uptake of #Energy storage or demand response initiatives, a new report has found.
The European Parliament on Wednesday (15 February) adopted draft reforms of the EU's #carbon market post-2020 that aim to balance greater cuts in greenhouse gases with protection for energy-intensive industries.
EXCLUSIVE: The National Trust is continuing its march towards self-sufficient #Energy generation, having produced 12% of its heat from on-site #Renewable#Energy sources in 2016 - four years ahead of Britain's national #Renewable heat targets.
As digitalisation streamlines the way that humans interact with the #Cities that they live in, a new framework has been launched to ensure that local authorities and policy makers place people at the heart of the smart city transition.
The chief executives from 18 major car manufacturers have called on President Donald Trump to review fuel efficiency standards and regulations that were set in place by the Obama administration more than a year ahead of schedule.
Sales generated by the UK's five biggest sharing #economy sectors could grow by as much as £8bn this year, driven by an increasingly digitally literate and entrepreneurial population, according to new predictions from professional services firm PwC.
A rising majority of British adults understand that #Climate Change is real and is primarily caused by human activity, according to a new survey published by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
EXCLUSIVE: In its pursuit of new trade deals post-Brexit, the UK must be careful that product and resource standards don't handicap businesses from exporting back into Europe, the chair of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has warned.
Introducing and transposing key environmental legislation that enforces political stability once the UK leaves the European Union (EU) will be "critical" to ensuring investor confidence, a new report from a House of Lords Committee has claimed.
JD Sports and property investor Derwent London have committed to procuring 100% #Renewable electricity, while car park #Management company Apcoa Parking and retailer intu have joined the EV100 #Commitment to increase the uptake of #electric vehicles (EV).
The Co-op has joined a select group of #Business#Leaders committed to aligning emissions reduction strategies with the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement, after pledging to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
As 2017 draws to a close, the edie team is now off for a well-deserved break until the New Year, but we thought we'd leave you with a few festive treats to keep you up to date with the year's biggest #Sustainability stories.
LandSec invites edie to its Community Employment Awards to discuss job #growth and #Community engagement, while Costa covers 10 years of its Foundation work to boost social aspects in developing countries.
Marks & Spencer has become the first supermarket chain in the UK to publish details of the use of antibiotics in its farm supply chain, in a step towards reducing the use of vital human medicines in livestock-rearing.
When was Earth Overshoot Day? Which city pledged to introduce the world's first zero-emission zone? And just how cheap has offshore #Wind become? Take edie's 2017 #Sustainability quiz of the year to test your knowledge on some of the biggest moments in the global #Sustainability agenda over the past 12 months.
Energy ministers on Monday (18 December) took well over 15 hours to agree common positions on four clean #Energy draft pieces of EU legislation ahead of a final round of talks in 2018 with the European Parliament and Commission.
The concept that markets can direct themselves without government guidance is a "fallacy" and policymakers must use 2018 to create the regulatory frameworks that enable businesses to thrive on a low-carbon pathway.
Energy managers from British retailer M&S and property developer Landsec revealed they are exploring the potential of rolling out #battery storage technologies on their estates during a recent edie webinar about #Energy resilience.
A new report has found that no sector is on track to achieve a deforestation-free supply chain by 2020, with individual companies adopting a "piecemeal approach" by largely ignoring big contribution areas to deforestation, such as cattle production.