United Nations

  • London second most sustainable city in the world

    IN A REPORT by consultants Arcadis, London has been named the world’s second most sustainable city.                     Beaten only by Frankfurt, the UK Capital was among a number of European cities… Read More

  • Climate Change to affect food security

    THE UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its latest study reporting that the impact of climate change will be felt most keenly in Africa, South America and Asia predicting droughts, food shortages and a rise in diseases… Read More

  • Aramark makes a splash for World Water Day by expanding charity project to record number of sites

    ARAMARK HAS marked the United Nations’ World Water Day by reaching a new charitable milestone.                   The company has extended its ‘One Water’ bottled-water project to a record number of sites. More… Read More

  • Lamb versus lentils

    THE CONCEPT of cutting meat consumption to save the planet is a difficult one to swallow – especially for a nation that prides itself on livestock farming and craves roast beef on a Sunday. Indeed, it’s an idea that environmentalists… Read More

  • CEO’s fear energy costs more than consumer spending

    THE RISING costs of energy and raw materials now concerns businesses more than consumer spending and behaviour.   According to preliminary results from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ global annual survey of almost 800 CEOs, 53% said energy and raw material costs are a… Read More

  • Doha: Progress or Failure?

    ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have reacted angrily to the “failure” that was the Doha climate talks, while the UK Government has called the agreement “a step forward”. Most agree, however, that the progress was modest, with a mismatch between the scale and… Read More

  • Climate talks fail

    SIX OF THE largest environmental and development organisations in the world issued a statement claiming the climate talks in Doha were “on the brink of disaster” and that “rich governments had 24 hours to urgently make a deal that reflects… Read More

  • Water use must be more efficient

    GLOBAL LEADERS at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm have called for substantial increases in public and private sector investment to reduce losses of food in the supply chain, enhance water efficiency in agriculture and curb consumer waste.  … Read More

  • Europe needs new emission target

    EUROPE SHOULD set a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% on 1990 levels by 2020 in order to demonstrate political leadership in the run up to UN climate talks in 2015.     That is the verdict of the… Read More

  • Bee decline set to force food price up

    THE DRAMATIC declines in bee numbers could force food prices up as farmers turn to hand-pollination.                       Research by bee experts at the University of Reading have calculated that it… Read More