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📅  4 May 2022 🕓 5 min

Conscious Consumer Brands from the UK: Opportunities for buyers in the Netherlands and across Europe

One topic that emerged during COP26 in Glasgow last year, is the need to improve our global food systems since they make a significant contribution to climate change. Last month, 17 innovative UK brands journeyed across the North Sea to showcase their vision of sustainability with Dutch consumers in the heart of Amsterdam.


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📅  21 April 2022 🕓 8 min

The UK's New Energy Security Strategy: Opportunities for International Companies

The British Energy Security Strategy builds on the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, and, together with the Net Zero Strategy, is driving an unprecedented £100 billion of private sector investment into a secure, stable and prosperous future in the UK and Europe.


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📅  07 February 2022 🕓 9 min

The top three green highlights of the UK-Italy Year of Presidencies and what they mean for business

As the UK’s presidency of COP26 continues into 2022 we take a look back at the top 3 moments that framed the “Year of Presidencies”, in which the UK and Italy together led the G7, G20 and COP26. And we look at the opportunities these activities have created for businesses…


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📅  6 December 2021 🕓 8 min

Interview on Net Zero Innovation with Maurits van Tol, Chief Technology Officer of Johnson Matthey

Maurits van Tol, Chief Technology Officer of Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, sat down with the UK's Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe, Ilaria Regondi.


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📅  29 November 2021 🕓 5 min

Built to be Green – Small Changes build Big Results: Highlighting Opportunities & Latest Developments in Ireland's Built Environment

For years, we have all been making small changes to improve our individual carbon footprints. Use a re-usable coffee cup when you get a take-out coffee, turn off lights when leaving a room, bring a reusable bag to the shops instead of using new plastic bags each time, walk or cycle for short journeys rather than drive.


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📅  11 November 2021 🕓 5 min

At the Milan Pre-COP, fashion weaves sustainability into its garments

While COP26 is under way and world leaders are discussing how to keep the average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees by the end of this century, back in September-October Milan hosted the Pre-COP, a series of preparatory conferences ahead of the Glasgow negotiations, including a Youth4Climate event.


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📅  27 October 2021 🕓 5 min

Corporate Climate Action: Targeting Net Zero

Spanish companies are playing a leading role in supporting the global transition to net zero. Both through providing cutting-edge technology and services to support decarbonisation but also by acting to reduce their own carbon footprint.


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📅  21 October 2021 🕓 5 min

Supporting Businesses in Setting Ambitious Net Zero Commitments

As the host of COP26 in Glasgow, the British government has set itself ambitious climate targets and strives to be a pioneer in climate action, while at the same time enabling sustainable growth. Businesses have an essential role to play in this context, operating in uncertain times and environments, seeking to secure jobs and remain profitable and at the same time becoming CO2 neutral or even CO2 negative.


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📅  27 September 2021 🕓 5 min

The Future of Growth is Green

The global shift to a Net Zero economy has secured its rightful place as a "must-have" for every business: now ubiquitous in corporate strategies; the growth opportunity we are all focused on. Besides the moral imperative, it is clear the future of economic growth is green: 70% of the global economy is covered by Net Zero targets, including the UK and the EU, and we hope that percentage will rise by COP26.


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📅  16 September 2021 🕓 5 min

Reap, Rent, Repeat: UK Leadership in Greening the Consumer Market

Climate change is a top priority for the UK, and there are many British businesses and organisations working on exciting initiatives in this space. Join us on a journey from the cotton field to the circular economy, and find out more about some of the ways the UK is striving for more sustainability in the consumer market.


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📅  27 July 2021 🕓 5 min

The Road to COP26 – Technology & Sustainability: In conversation with Rolls-Royce

One of the world's leading industrial technology companies with a presence in more than 50 countries, Rolls-Royce is now creating the world’s fastest zero emission all-electric aircraft, new electric commuter planes and revolutionising electricity transfer across Europe.


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📅  15 July 2021 🕓 5 min

Europe’s beach clean: EU rules to fight plastic litter and how businesses need to adapt

This summer new EU rules to fight plastic litter came into force in all EU member states. EU businesses need to adapt what they buy, and their suppliers need to be aware of the changes, the banned products and new labelling requirements.


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📅  8 July 2021 🕓 5 min

Collaboration fuels innovation – Partnering with the UK to reduce emissions

Shipping remains essential to global trade and is already one of the most sustainable ways of moving goods. However, the maritime sector still accounts for more than 2% of global carbon emissions and it is clear that more needs to be done to reduce emissions.


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📅  3 May 2021 🕓 5 min

The importance of Net Zero: The role of government and business

he UK’s clean growth market provides rich opportunities for investment, and world-leading expertise to support the accelerating transition across Europe. There is a key role for business leadership on climate change and green recovery.


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