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January 18, 2022
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4°C global warming by 2100 “cannot be ruled out”

EXETER, UK: Climate experts from the University of Exeter and the UK Meteorological Office have warned the British government that a 4°C rise in global warming by 2100 "cannot be ruled out”. The claim, contained in the Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment…
January 17, 2022
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Climate action failure remains top risk to humanity

GENEVA: The World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risks Report 2022 says climate action failure, extreme weather and biodiversity loss are the top three concerns among 13,000 global experts and leaders from 124 countries. Respondents rank climate action failure…
January 07, 2022
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Survey says governments responsible for tackling climate crisis

BERLIN: A survey of 17,000 people in 17 OECD countries for the Vodafone Institute has concluded governments are primarily responsible for tacking the climate crisis. Conducted prior to COP26 last November, 54 percent of respondents expect politicians to solve…
December 10, 2021
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How courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take

ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands: Paul Polman headed Unilever from 2009 to 2019. Under his leadership he put Sustainability at the heart of the company. Since stepping down from the CEO position just before – in hindsight – the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has…
December 02, 2021
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Banks fined €344 million for Forex cartel

BRUSSELS: The European Commission has imposed fines of €344.4 million on three British and one Swiss bank for operating a cartel in foreign exchange spot trading. The cost of doing business was €54.35 million for Barclays, €83.29 million for Credit Suisse,…
November 24, 2021
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Logistics specialist wins a couple of Green Apples

HEATHROW: B&H Worldwide, specialising in aerospace logistics, has won two environment awards from the NGO Green Apple Organisation for its carbon reduction initiatives. B&H was recognised for cutting its carbon footprint over the past two years covering the…
November 22, 2021
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Climate crisis means it is time to be predictive not reactive

MUJUGA, Rwanda: In an appeal for money to feed 811 million people worldwide, a statement from the UN’s logistics aid agency World Food Programme (WFP) says COP26 fell far short of the groundbreaking success many had hoped for. “ It is critical for the world…
November 18, 2021
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Organised crime grows on plastic waste

GENEVA: Virginia Comolli is the research manager for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) and author of a new report: ‘Plastic for Profit - Tracing Illicit Plastic Waste Flows, Supply Chains and Actors’. Before joining GI-TOC…
November 13, 2021
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"If you’re a coal company executive this COP saw a bad outcome"

GLASGOW: COP26 ended today with a last minute intervention by India to change the agreed text from “phasing out” coal to “phasing down”. Greenpeace International executive director Jennifer Morgan comments: " It’s meek, it’s weak and the 1.5C goal is only…
November 08, 2021
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Two billion people with little or no protection from climate change

GLASGOW: The Centre for Climate Resilience and Research at the University of Chile, with support from McKinsey & Company, has launched a tool for NGOs, cities, businesses and regions to measure the human impact of their actions for the first time. The goal is…
November 05, 2021
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The world’s poor pay for the rich to pollute

GLASGOW: A report by Oxfam based on research by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), says the richest one percent of the world’s population - less than that of Germany - are expected to account…
November 05, 2021
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Major shippers launch ‘1.5°C Supplier Engagement Guide’

GLASGOW: The Exponential Roadmap Initiative (ERI), part of the UN ‘Race To Zero’, introduced its 1.5°C Supplier Engagement Guide at COP26 this week to help suppliers halve their GHG emissions before 2030. The Guide, devised by the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders…

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