Tuesday, July 5, 2022

European Commission prepares instrument for ban on forced labour products

The European Commission has presented its Communication on Decent Work Worldwide, which reaffirms European Union's commitment to champion decent work, with a particular focus...

Consumers more likely to change providers due to environmental reasons, survey shows

Consumers are more likely to change providers due to environmental reasons than customer service or product quality, according to a recent survey by GHD. 37%...

Recycled waste water used to tackle Scottish Water site fire

Fire crews used an innovative tool to help extinguish a major fire in Cupar by fighting the flames with recycled treated waste water -...

‘A sense-maker in chief’ – New survey examines the role of Chief Sustainability Officers

The Chief Sustainability Officer is emerging as a 'sense-maker in chief', according to a global survey on the role in addressing the environmental, social and...

Green jobs and housing at the heart of Scotland’s COVID-19 recovery

Ensuring Scotland’s economic, health, and social recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is the focus of this year’s Programme for Government, published this week. The First...

Scottish Government and Greens’ new programme to invest in renewables and tackling climate change

The Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group have agreed to work together over the next five years to build a green...

Concern grows over homeowners’ rights and work standards under Green Homes Grant

Homeowners must receive high quality improvements under the government's new energy efficiency scheme, campaigners and MPs have urged. The Green Homes grant will fund improvements...

£5.7m funding on examining how nature can be used to improve mental health and...

Seven sites which will test the ways in which connecting people with nature can improve mental well-being have been awarded a share of a...

£15m woodland creation grant opens for applications

The Forestry Commission has opened a new tree planting grant scheme, the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO), for applications. With £15.9 million available in its...

New consultation examines environmental impact of policies in Scotland’s climate change plan

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the update to the recently published Climate Change Plan 2018-2032. Strategic...