The issue of liability for climate change has opened up again after the European Parliament and the Council agreed on the protection of the environment through criminal law – a charge of ecocide.
Climate-related disasters ranging from floods to wildfires are driving increasing costs across the US. For some extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Idalia and the fires in Hawai‘i, the full cost is not yet completely known. Such disasters are accelerating, highlighting the need for urgent action.
As it explores a new approach to international development, the UK launched a new science centre where experts will develop climate-resilient crops and identify risks to global food systems.
The recent publication of the Fifth National Assessment report in the US has once again highlighted the economic and human costs of climate change. In the US alone $75 billion worth of damage has been recorded so far this year, and concerns are being raised about the associated knock-on impacts on food security and resource management.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has launched a new glass range with 50% less embodied carbon when compared to standard float glass ‒ which the company says is the lowest carbon product of its kind on the market.
BPP Education Group, a global leader in professional and vocational education announces £5 million investment and partnership with UK education technology business xUnlocked, operators of Sustainability Unlocked.
Governments are continuing to drive both investment and demands for credibility in the marketplace.
CarbonCure Technologies and Heirloom have joined forces to permanently store atmospheric CO2 captured by Heirloom’s Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology in concrete using CarbonCure’s carbon mineralisation technologies.
Global agribusiness giant Bunge (NYSE: BG) plans to collaborate with BKP, part of CP Foods, to develop a blockchain solution for the traceability of soy and deforestation-free products.
According to Swedish sustainability research group Profundo, global livestock production has an outsized environmental footprint and a relatively small shift in protein replacement could have a major impact on emissions.