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    Need for a scientific basis of EU climate policy on forests

    A group of scientists has sent an open letter to EU decision-makers, warning that a planned increase in harvesting levels of forests for bioenergy use risk having a negative impact on the climate.

    Read more:http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/need-for-a-scientific-basis-of-eu-climate-policy-on-forests/

    The SDG Club - a new crowd funded project just launched

    Since the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were published 2 years ago, much has been said on the difficulty in implementing them into business practice. The main difficulty comes from the sheer number of goals (17) and accompanying targets (169) and indicators (so far 230). 

    Job Opening (Australia): Senior Sustainability Consultant, WSP

    The WSP Sustainability team is looking for a new, experienced professional for the role of Senior Sustainability Consultant for their office in Brisbane.

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/34404959 

    Circular Economy - Using Mine Waste to Improve Mining Sustainability

    Dr Raquel Balanay, Associate Professor, Caraga State University, Philippines and alumnus of Minerals Policy and Economics 2014, shares her research on circular economy. Her research is a collaboration with Dr Anthony Halog, University of Queensland and is funded through a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship.

    Research Team Explores Impact of Climate Change on Future of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Environmental problems including changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources threaten the world's supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Marty Matlock, executive director of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center, and professor of ecological engineering, and Greg Thoma, professor of chemical engineering, are part of a team of researchers exploring this problem. The tools the team will use include crop modeling, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. 

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     The world's biggest logistics company races towards net-zero emissions

    DHL is the largest logistics and express delivery company in the world. It’s not surprising that its carbon emissions are massive. But those emissions have declined substantively in the last nine years, and those reductions will be tiny compared to what DHL will achieve if its aggressive projections are realized. Emily Davis, the sustainability program manager at DHL North America’s Supply Chain unit, discusses how the largest logistics company in the world will go about achieving its net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

    Consumers 'misled' on green benefits of lightweight car engines

    Researchers are calling for the introduction of energy rating labelling for all motor vehicles after evidence found that green regulations are misleading customers about the environmental benefits of lightweight aluminium engines.

    Setting the gold standard for sustainability

    Toronto-Based clean energy magazine, Corporate Knights has released its 2017 Annual Global 100, which identifies companies that have scored exceptionally well based on specific sustainability and diversity KPIs. The results were being presented today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more.

    FReSH- the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health programme

    Under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT) FReSH is designed to accelerate transformational change in global food systems, to reach healthy, enjoyable diets for all, that are produced responsibly within planetary boundaries. Read more.

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