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Sustainability

Sustainability represents the integration of environmental health, social equity and economic vitality in order to create healthy, diverse and resilient communities, organisations and economies for our current generation and generations to come. The practice of sustainability understands how these issues are interconnected, requires a systems based approach, an acknowledgement of longer term dependencies, and the imperative to collaborate, innovate and resolve sustainability challenges.

Sustainability articles

EU proposes Nature Restoration Law

The European Commission has proposed a new Nature Restoration Law with legally-binding targets to restore damaged ecosystems across every member state.

23rd June 2022

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Europe can achieve a clean, reliable and expanded power system by 2035 with a similar overall cost to current plans for a smaller and more polluting supply, new modelling has found.

22nd June 2022

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The Broadway Initiative has co-published a new report outlining how the UK can overcome barriers to private investment needed to fill an annual £5.6bn financing gap for nature recovery.

9th June 2022

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The amount of plastic waste produced globally is on track to almost triple by 2060, with around half ending up in landfill and less than a fifth recycled, the OECD has forecast.

9th June 2022

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Petrochemicals could be made with almost no carbon emissions if the industry invests an extra $759bn (£604bn) by 2050, according to a new report from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).

26th May 2022

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Momentum is gathering behind the switch to electric vehicles, but there are concerning disparities in chargepoint coverage. Huw Morris reports

26th May 2022

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Two pioneering energy-saving projects in Sweden hold important lessons for the smart transition, says Oliver Ingwall-King

26th May 2022

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Chris Carus tells Joe Nisbet why a community-based retrofit approach could be key to decarbonising our homes

26th May 2022

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At the end of March, our longstanding colleague Nick Blyth departed IEMA to take up the role of senior environment manager at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

26th May 2022

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