Category - sustainability

  • March 23, 2018

    On World Water Day 2018, a new report released by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that sustainable investment in freshwater ecosystems in developing countries helps farmers reduce the impact from floods, droughts and water pollution.

  • February 10, 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce, says the National Audit Office.

  • January 22, 2018

    Client Earth has criticised the European Parliament for failing to set more ambitious rules dictating how wood is burned for energy in the EU, saying MEPs missed a vital opportunity to protect the environment.

  • January 5, 2018

    On the first Thursday of 2018, the average FTSE100 CEO will have already been paid what it will take the typical UK worker all year to earn.

  • November 28, 2017

    Leaders of the UK’s overseas territories gather in London today.The focus will be on disaster relief and improving resilience to climate change.  As many of these economies are reliant on financial secrecy and low tax, the time has come to discuss how overseas territories might transition away from this status quo, says Christian Aid.

  • November 20, 2017

    The fifth round of secret negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement has begun in Mexico. Farm policy will be a  central topic of discussion among negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

  • November 17, 2017

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Government of Pakistan have signed an agreement to improve livelihoods, living conditions and income-generating capacity for 320,000 poor rural households in Pakistan. The programme will be implemented nationwide.

  • May 31, 2017

    Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

  • April 3, 2017

    Carbon Smart has awarded Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, with a Gold Certification for reducing its carbon footprint by 29 per cent since 2009. Numerous green initiatives in Friends House led to this achievement, including using 100 per cent renewable energy and a zero waste to landfill policy.

  • February 9, 2017

    The Church of South India (CSI), Green Anglicans and other groups are sharing creative ways to observe a 'carbon fast' during the Lenten season.