Sustainability & Climate

The IMF and World Bank's Spring Meetings 2024: What you need to know

The 2024 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) take place from April 17 to 19, with ancillary meetings taking place Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20.

UK businesses rally behind 'Made in Britain' movement

New research has revealed that nearly 6 in 10 businesses now prefer to purchase products made within the UK, a promising shift in mindset that could bolster the nation's economy and job market.

A modern epidemic: Why are allergies on the rise?

Allergies are now recognised as a global health issue by the World Health Organisation, with current predictions that by 2025 half of the entire EU population will be affected by chronic allergic diseases.

Decarbonising the building sector: New initiative launched at Building and Climate Global Forum

On 7-8 March, 2024, the Buildings and Climate Global Forum (BCGF) took place in Paris, and saw ministers and senior industry representatives come together for two days to explore the challenges, opportunities and urgent actions needed to accelerate building decarbonisation…

Innovative new technology set to revolutionise plastic recycling

When it comes to recycling, some plastics are more difficult to recycle than others and are often sent to landfill, incineration or are leaked into the environment. 

Location-based electricity pricing: Can it revolutionise the energy market?

Bold and controversial moves are being explored and debated this week within the realm of British energy supplies. On Tuesday, the UK’s Energy Secretary, Claire Coutinho, set out proposals to boost gas power capacity and introduce location-based electricity pricing, with…

British Science Week launches for 2024: Here's how to get involved

British Science Week, formerly known as the National Science and Engineering Week, is now underway, with events taking place across the country from the 8th to 17th March. Here's what's happening and how to get involved. 

Amazon on the search for leading sustainability entrepreneurs

Amazon is on the hunt for startups with unicorn potential to help solve the world’s most challenging sustainability issues. As of this week, applications are open for the latest Amazon Sustainability Accelerator, an initiative now in its third year that…

Greener cities: Decarbonising Bristol by 2030

Cities are major contributors to climate change, emitting substantial greenhouse gases and consuming a significant portion of the world’s energy. Bristol is well known for its efforts to become a green city, and for over the past decade has been…

Changing tastes: Top food and drink trends in 2024

As we move into 2024, the culinary landscape continues to evolve, with exciting trends emerging to reflect our changing tastes, and growing interest in the environmental impact of our food choices. From molecular farming and smart plants, to retro throwbacks…