Governing the sustainability commons


Effective voluntary programs have clearly defined objectives, indicators, monitoring programs and graduated sanctions

Climate Cruelty and Local Governments

The Environmental Blog

Local governments are uniquely impacted by climate change. But climate change’s cruelty extends to American governance, too. The level of government least able to mitigate and adapt is the level of government most affected. Climate Change Local Governments


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Green Government Policies Save Lives

U.S. Green Technology

Government officials recognize the importance of conservation services and team up with professionals to develop solutions. The post Green Government Policies Save Lives appeared first on U.S. The green revolution is influencing various industries and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

Government policy spurs investment in Chinese climate tech


China’s net-zero goal has strengthened the financing landscape for the country’s climate tech sector

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

The power of procurement: How governments can purchase a greener future


By embedding socially responsible and sustainable procurement criteria into their own purchasing habits, governments can reduce climate impacts in meaningful and direct ways

US government must ensure responsible offshore wind development


As the Department of Interior prepares for its first offshore wind leases, they must also work to protect the waters in which they're sited

More consumers are serious about climate change. Are business and government listening?


Consumers around the world need governments and companies to help activate behavior change

6 Cities and Local Governments Accelerating Zero Carbon Buildings

The City Fix

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Should the government spend big on carbon removal?


State and federal lawmakers pitch spending billions to scale up the nascent industry

The UK Government’s deregulation agenda is dangerous

Envirotec Magazine

Instead, the UK Government is pursuing a dangerous agenda of deregulation that puts the very laws protecting wildlife at even greater risk. Defra has more EU retained law than any other Government department, with 570 retained laws on environmental issues.

Local governments must take responsibility for clean heat

Envirotec Magazine

Net zero energy goals for heating need to be owned and delivered by regional and local governments, according to a new report led by the University of Birmingham. Again, the way to do this is by devolving decision-making to local governments.”.

Should the U.S. government buy Greyhound?


The federal government should nationalize it and expand its low-carbon, affordable services. The bus company is for sale. Electric Vehicles Equity & Inclusion Green New Deal Policy & Politics railroad Transportation & Mobility

Government U-turn on promise to reform farming post-Brexit

Envirotec Magazine

The Government has broken its promise to reform farming post-Brexit. In its National Food Strategy published today (13 June), the Government’s commitment to provide a third of its farming budget for Landscape Recovery has been abandoned.

How government procurement creates a snowball effect for corporate climate action


What you need to know about how federal procurement rules will affect companies’ climate strategies

Fuel bills could rise 90% under Government’s hydrogen plans

Envirotec Magazine

This comes as the Government is preparing to decide next year whether to allow blending of up to 20% hydrogen into the gas network and is due to make a decision on rolling out hydrogen for home heating on a mass scale in 2026.

New lawsuits challenge UK government’s “greenwashing and climate delay”

Envirotec Magazine

Both ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are taking the government to court over strategies intended to advance the transition to a low emissions future. The Government claims that those producing pollution should bear the cost of managing it.

How U.S. government procurement can lead the clean economy


government procurement can lead the clean economy. After 50 years of incremental progress in making its purchasing more sustainable, the federal government still faces tremendous challenges to making acquisitions value sustainability, reduce carbon and halt climate changes to our environment. Every decision the government makes with its $600 billion of annual purchasing power has an impact — it could and should be a positive one. How U.S.

New government must act decisively to grip the energy crisis, says CBI

Envirotec Magazine

1) To target support at those households and firms most in need, the UK Government should: Urgently introduce targeted interventions for the most vulnerable households, through existing mechanisms like the Energy Bills Support Scheme. Governments in devolved nations should do the same). (3)

Government funding for ammonia-to-hydrogen project in the Midlands

Envirotec Magazine

It forms part of the UK Government’s commitment to enable 10GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030, with projections indicating that hydrogen will form up to 35 per cent of UK final energy consumption by 2050. A consortium led by Gemserv has secured around £6.7

Government to consider further relief for energy intensive industries

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government is consulting on the option to increase the level of exemption for certain environmental and policy costs from 85% of costs up to 100%.

Stranded at sea: 2000 cattle face culling by Spanish government

Inhabitat - Innovation

Stranded at sea with roughly 2000 cattle, two ships face are "crying out for help" from the Spanish government

Not-so-bright new dawn? Observers respond to the Government’s Growth Plan 2022

Envirotec Magazine

Quite apart from its seemingly frosty reception with global investors, the government’s Growth Plan 2022 policy statement also elicited bafflement from environmental commentators, many of whom seemed dismayed by its apparent “dash for gas”, and volte face on protecting the environment.

Institute for Government slams 'incoherent' government net zero policymaking

Business Green

Policy decisions surrounding new coal mines, air passenger duty, and North Sea oil and gas are undermining the government's net zero agenda, think tank warns. A lack of joined-up policy making has often undermined cross-government ambitions," the IfG report states. "In

Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy


Be that as it may, governments in Europe and Japan have big plans to subsidize hydrogen technology. The Strategy is the result of three years of research and analysis, with input from 1,500 experts and stakeholders from industry, government and academia. Source: Government of Canada.

Australian government stumbles in climate crisis response

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Australian government appears conflicted in its efforts to adopt environmentally progressive policies following the country's recent bushfires and record temperatures

“Top down governance is flawed”, says report on local government and net zero

Envirotec Magazine

New research from UK100 contains a stark warning from two major UK business leaders that the current model of ‘top down’ climate governance is “hindering the full potential for climate action at the local level.”. The report focuses on in-country local government climate networks.

Risk of recycling crisis as UK Government ‘deaf’ to industry concerns about Red Diesel ban

Envirotec Magazine

The body representing Scottish SME resource and waste management operators says recycling services across the country are under threat following the UK Government’s refusal to exempt the sector from today’s cutting of the Red Diesel exemption.

New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

Inhabitat - Innovation

government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. A new rule published by the U.S. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas

US Government Awards Planet EOCL Contract

Planet Pulse

government’s industry-defining procurement vehicle for unclassified commercial satellite imagery and represents the Federal government’s significant investment in and commitment to the commercial remote sensing sector and the capabilities and value it provides.

Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

Envirotec Magazine

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans

CleanTech Alliance

Source:, accessed September 9, 2019 Free Money from the Government The federal government does not offer grants or “free money” to individuals to start a business or cover personal expenses, contrary to what you might see online or in the media. Websites or other publications claiming to offer “free money from the government” are often scams.

Anti-Climate Politicians Tipped for Top Roles in Truss Government


None of those who have so far been tipped for Truss’s cabinet are among the 21 MPs to have publicly backed the Net Zero Scrutiny Group (NZSG), a caucus of Tory backbenchers that formed last year to oppose many of the government’s net zero policies.

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

Envirotec Magazine

In comparison, research published by the University of Cambridge earlier this year showed that there have been 14 government strategies containing 689 policies to tackle obesity. This stark difference in government policy and attention demonstrates that,?despite

Is governance the unexplored secret behind Patagonia’s business success?


Contrary to what you might expect, the company doesn't offer employee stock options, in part so it can continue to push boundaries of corporate behavior. Corporate Strategy Employee Engagement

Turning action into law: government’s accountability legislation a critical step

Clean Energy Canada

We particularly welcome the new requirement that the federal government report on its own climate-related financial risks and opportunities, under the purview of the finance minister. Media Releases Climate Policy Federal Government

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Government unveils business Energy Bill Relief Scheme

Business Green

The government has today unveiled plans for a new Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which will effectively extend the energy price freeze provided to households to all UK businesses, charities, and the public sector.

Federal government’s new climate plan is brave, honest, and historic

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s climate plan update : “When it comes to climate action, honesty is the best policy. Media Releases Federal Government

Government awards £30m to cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects

Envirotec Magazine

Cutting-edge, innovative ideas to decarbonise the UK’s highways are to benefit from tens of millions of pounds in Government funding. Transport Minister Trudy Harrison said: “Investing in innovation is a priority for this Government.

The Australian government unveils plan to end plastic pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the National Plastic Plan, Australia aims to address challenges with biodegradable, recyclable and compostable plastics

Government sets out new targets on air quality, water pollution, waste and woodland cover

Envirotec Magazine

The UK government announced new environmental targets in four key areas of air quality, water, waste reduction and woodland cover on 16 March. On air quality, the government has proposed a legally-binding target to halve the levels of PM2.5

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Governing an ocean of plastics


An effective international agreement on ocean plastic pollution should account for all aspects of plastics production – from manufacturing to disposal, and it must involve governments, the private sector, and the public

UK government funds regional battery-electric buses


The UK government has announced the first five winners of its Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding program, which is designed to enable transport authorities outside London to fund zero-emission buses.