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Ed Miliband returns: Former Labour leader handed key climate role as Shadow Business Secretary

Ed Miliband previously served in government as Energy and Climate Change Secretary from 2008-10

Key architect of the 2008 Climate Change Act returns to frontline politics, as Sir Keir Starmer unveils Labour’s new front bench team

Ed Miliband has returned to frontline politics in a key climate role, taking up the …

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‘We cannot afford to delay’: Climate Week NYC to be virtual event in 2020

Climate Week NYC is to take place online in 2020 | Credit: The Climate Group

Flagship global green economy event to go ahead as scheduled this year, but for the first time via a new virtual platform

Climate Week NYC, one of the most high profile global events in the green economy …

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IRENA: Renewables accounted for three quarters of new power capacity in 2019

Wind and solar made up the bulk of new renewables capacity added in 2019

Data from International Renewable Energy Association points to slight slowdown in capacity growth last year, but clean energy sector still outpaced fossil fuels

Renewable electricity capacity growth slowed just a touch in 2019, yet still made up almost …

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How is the pandemic affecting the profession of sustainability?

Amid the global pandemic and economic meltdown, the profession of sustainability inside companies seems to be moving apace. Yes, some budgets have been trimmed and travel eliminated, but corporate commitments and activities don’t seem to be slowing down.At least, that’s my observation, having talked with a number …

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Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics

Blockchain technology has been proposed — and is being piloted — for all manner of supply chain applications, particularly for verifying the provenance of source of materials, commodities, food or goods. Two European companies, polyamide supplier Domo and polymer manufacturer Covestro, are collaborating with Dutch technology startup Circularise to create a system …

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5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

I tend towards startup scrutiny. My impulse to question — or ignore — most pitches for purported silver bullets has slowly developed over the years, due in part to growing up within shouting distance of Silicon Valley, the epicenter of startup sensationalism.Don’t get me wrong: Innovators are an irreplaceable element …

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Global Briefing: Norway smashes EV sales, again

Net Zero Festival 2020

Net Zero Festival 2020 is the world’s first business festival dedicated to exploring, advancing, and celebrating the global transition to a net zero emission economy. Join us at BusinessGreen’s inaugural Net Zero Festival 2020 – for leaders who won’t wait until 2050 to build a better business, and a better world.

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Green battle lines drawn over road and aviation industry bailouts

An electric bus / Credit: Volvo

Civil society, researchers, and business leaders argue that multi-million pound transport industry bailouts must come with climate-friendly conditions attached

While the length of the current health crisis is near impossible to predict, debates on the size, shape, and allocation of bailouts to the UK’s transport …

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Government offers £3.25m to help combat coronavirus food waste spike

Food supply chains have suffered huge disruption from the pandemic | Credit: FareShare

Food redistribution charities urged to apply for funding to help prevent 14,000 tonnes of surplus food going to waste amid Covid-19 disruption

More than £3m is being offered by the government to help prevent food waste during the coronavirus …

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Episode 214: What CSOs should do now, agtech and animal health

Week in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 3:00.Not just biofuels: Algae’s next waveThis is exactly the time to be talking about climate changeCorporate America, it’s your time to shineFeaturesWhat CSOs are doing amid the pandemic (19:00)Two sustainability leaders share insights into how COVID-19 is reshaping …

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