Creating a sustainable maritime industry

Maritime

Maritime shipping is on a voyage to net zero with battery power, bio-fuels, carbon capture and sails aiming to cut vessel’s carbon emissions. Shipping is one of the most efficient modes of transport and is responsible for moving 90 per cent of trade goods around the world. However while it is less carbon intensive than […]

Zero emission trucks support 300 clean-tech jobs

electrification

Buckinghamshire Council has inked an electrification agreement with Lunaz to upcycle its fleet of waste refuse trucks. The move will support 300 highly skilled clean-tech jobs in Silverstone, England, with each upcycled electric vehicle (UEVs) saving 82 per cent of the embedded carbon versus replacing with new diesel vehicles. The first 26-tonne refuse truck to become […]

UK scientists to improve forecasting of extreme weather events

extreme weather

The need for accurate weather forecasts and climate projections is increasing in an effort to predict and mitigate extreme weather. The UK Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is investing £11 million to fund new projects to improve the forecasting of extreme weather events including storms, floods, droughts and extreme temperatures. According […]

Parma ham consortium unveils eco-friendly packaging

packaging

Research carried out by the Consortium of Parma Ham has identified alternative materials for plastic product packaging. Sales of Parma Ham packs have increased with more than 90 million packs sold in 2022 but increased sales now pose a new challenge: reducing the environmental impact of packaging. “Parma Ham has always played a fundamental role […]

California wildfires fuel exodus of insurance companies

California

Extreme climate events in California have fuelled an exodus of insurance companies that now refuse to insure homes and businesses. Leading insurance companies say that increasing wildfire risk and re-building costs have driven them to stop writing new policies in America’s most populous state. Industry giants State Farm and Allstate have ceased accepting a range […]

Economic growth is no path to global sustainability

economic growth

Affluent countries must look beyond economic growth to achieve sustainable development, says a study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study, published in the scientific journal Ecological Economics, investigated the preferred future paths of economic growth for countries at different income levels among 461 sustainability scholars. The survey results shed light on the strategic choices […]