In the course of our work advising companies on sustainability strategy, risk and stakeholder relations, deforestation has progressively crept ever larger into view. The urgent imperative to save the world’s forests, the carbon they store and the people and biodiversity they sustain has, depressingly, been overlooked for decades.This Innovation Forum report sponsored by Robertsbridge contains key analysis from stakeholder voices on the issue.
Water-related issues in shale drilling are leading to growing and complex policy and regulatory challenges and environmental compliance hurdles that could potentially challenge shale gas production expansion and increase operational costs.
Water and energy are closely intertwined: Conserving one inevitably conserves the other. Similar disciplines drive water and energy savings and help communities, businesses and households operate more sustainably.
The challenges British Columbia currently faces with scaling-up renewables are common to virtually all developed countries, and are also emerging in developing countries.
Projects that improve wastewater treatment infrastructure can, increase efficiency, help the local environment, provide economic benefits, improve reliability of compliance and enhance community quality of life.
Defra’s much anticipated White Paper, Water for Life, follows Government-commissioned reviews of water policy and sets out how the Government plans to tackle some of the key challenges facing the water sector.
The importance of managing water wisely has come to the forefront of public consciousness during our inquiry, with much of England gripped by severe drought and some areas simultaneously experiencing flooding.
Industries as diverse as steel, biodiesel, manufacturing, food processing, trucking service industries, waste-water treatment and utility – all face a simple, common problem: oily water. Many facilities, however, are not equipped to effectively remove oil. Plant efficiency suffers. Even worse, profitability suffers.
What is the value of water? It turns out that the answer to that question is not straightforward. Water as a resource is highly complex and filled with contradictions. Water is abundant yet scarce; priceless yet 'free', life-sustaining yet if contaminated, life-threatening.
NDF paper outlines their support for the development of climate change strategies in developing countries
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