Climate change

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    It’s time to act on Net Zero

    The need to act on climate change is all the more urgent as the gas and economic crises take hold. If we are to deliver the UK government’s 2050 Net Zero target we also need to radically change our behaviour, systems, processes and lifestyles.

    By Alex Sobel MP on 10 June 2022

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    'The days of make it, sell it, throw it away, are gone'

    Mark Maslin is Professor of Earth System Science at University College London and author of How to Save Our Planet. He is also founder of Rezatec Ltd, which works with companies to offer AI ‘big data’ solutions to tackle environmental issues.

    By Professor Mark Maslin on 29 June 2022

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    ESG reporting: why it’s more important than ever

    With investors, customers and society increasingly expecting businesses to be able to prove they are acting in a way that protects the environment and people, accurate and credible ESG reporting is rapidly gaining in importance.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead CEnv, British Safety Council on 06 June 2022

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    HSE ‘flexible’ new strategy to tackle new and longstanding risks

    HSE has announced a new ten-year strategy, which sees the regulator stepping out for the first time of its traditional model of overseeing work-related risk, to include advising on new risks which affect everyone such as climate change.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 May 2022

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    Time to report on climate change risks and opportunities

    Some of the UK’s largest businesses and financial institutions must now report publicly on the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 27 April 2022

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    Businesses prepare to assess climate change impacts under new laws

    Firms will have to disclose climate-related financial information, ensuring they consider the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change under new rules introduced from 6 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 March 2022

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    Renewables: time for a big push on safety

    The UK’s renewable energy sector is set for huge growth in the coming years, but there are worrying signs its health and safety performance is lagging behind.

    By Sue Ferns, Prospect union on 22 February 2022

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    Environment Act can guide us to a cleaner and greener future

    In a historic move, the UK’s first dedicated Environment Act for nearly 30 years has become law.

    By Ruth Chambers, Green Alliance on 21 December 2021

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    Work in a warming world

    The biggest robot in the world doesn’t have two legs and arms but is in fact a massive storm barrier in the Netherlands. Constructed as a response to the 1953 North Sea floods, it acts as a protector of homes, businesses and people, without anybody being aware.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 January 2022

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    Achieving Net Zero will boost the nation’s health

    In June 2019, the UK Parliament passed legislation requiring the government to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100 per cent by 2050.

    By Alex Sobel MP on 01 December 2021