Category: Europe

Businesses seek required reporting of emissions goals

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

Businesses and financial institutions across the UK and Europe want all companies to be required to report their net zero emissions plans.

UK companies Aviva, BT Group and Tesco were among those with assets of up to $6.1 trillion that are asking the British government to get companies to disclose those carbon goals. The businesses are seeking mandatory disclosures from companies in the country regarding emissions goals to be made by 2025.

As the climate bakes, Turkey faces a future without water

Read the full story at e360.

No nation in the Mediterranean region has been hit harder by climate change than Turkey. But as heat and drought increase, Turkey is doubling down on water-intensive agriculture and development and spurring a water-supply crisis that is expected to get much worse.

Food Waste Reduction Roadmap Progress Report 2021

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WRAP and IGD launched the ground-breaking Roadmap in September 2018, with a scope that
encompassed the entire supply chain from field to fork, and with a call for businesses to commit
to implementing a strategy of Target, Measure, Act. This report outlines progress made in the third year of the Roadmap.

A low-carbon economy is cheaper than the costs of climate change, a report says

Read the full story in the New York Times.

After a summer of extreme heat, wildfires and floods in Europe, the costs of climate change — human and financial — have become increasingly stark. And a new report by the European Central Bank has reaffirmed the severe consequences of delays or inaction on climate change.

Banks and companies in the eurozone risk economic loss and financial instability, the central bank said Wednesday as it published the results of its first economywide climate stress test, part of a major effort by policymakers to support the transition to a net-zero carbon world.

The European Union wants a universal charger for cell phones and other devices

Read the full story from NPR.

If you live in the European Union, your days of futzing around with a handful of chargers to find one that fits your latest gadget may be numbered.

Under a proposal released Thursday by the E.U., there would be one universal charger for all cell phones and other handheld electronic devices — no matter whether you had an iPhone or Kindle or anything else.

State of the Union: 9 green initiatives you need to know about

Read the full story at ENDS Europe.

The European Commission will spend more on international climate and biodiversity finance, promote ‘green hydrogen’ investment in Africa, and propose an array of new legislative files tackling environmental problems. Here’s what you need to know.

NSA: Holistic approach to sustainability is necessary

Read the full story at Farming Life.

A landscape lacking lambs, a countryside without cows, and the loss of Britain’s pastoral heritage would be the stark consequence of an inadequately analysed approach to managing climate change, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has warned.

Bringing Europe’s soils back to life

This month’s Horizon Magazine takes a look at soils, a critical resource that is often overlooked, in every sense of the word. The stories include:

The European Union wants a universal charger for cell phones and other devices

Read the full story from NPR.

If you live in the European Union, your days of futzing around with a handful of chargers to find one that fits your latest gadget may be numbered.

Under a proposal released Thursday by the E.U., there would be one universal charger for all cell phones and other handheld electronic devices — no matter whether you had an iPhone or Kindle or anything else.

Industry’s first carbon label: Foodsteps helps restaurants and food businesses quantify CO2 impact

Read the full story at Food Ingredients First.

Foodsteps, a food-tech start-up established by Cambridge University scientists and alumni, has formally launched in the UK. It’s the first British tech firm to provide carbon tracking and impact labeling to restaurants, caterers and food businesses. This initiative helps companies calculate, reduce and label the environmental impact of their food.

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