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Resource Efficiency Pledge Ambassador

Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group becomes Resource Efficiency Pledge Ambassador

Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group is delighted to be supporting this new initiative and would urge others to demonstrate leadership in your sector by signing up your business and encouraging your supply chain to follow lead. Increasingly, our businesses work with global supply chains. This means that issues such as supply disruption, volatile prices, accelerated environmental degradation, rising political tensions and resource protectionism all affect us here in Scotland – even if the epicentre of the …

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Saltire Foundation

Saltire Fellowship seeks future leaders for Fellowship programme

The Saltire Foundation and the Scottish Government have teamed up to offer companies in sustainable housing or energy efficiency retrofit supply chain an opportunity to join the Saltire Fellowship. The Saltire Fellowship is a world-class Executive Leadership programme. The training is short, sharp and intense with the core programme being delivered in Scotland, US and China over a 3 1/2 month period. Over the last two years the Scottish Government have sponsored Saltire Fellows to …

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Scotland's 2020 Climate Group

Ambitious activities launched by climate group

Business doing it for themselves Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group has today, (Monday, 7 April 2014), launched 14 bold activities for 2014, which were identified as priority areas of work, as the Group continues to tackle climate change. The Group, which was set up in 2009, was formed to bring the private, public and third sectors together, to address the Scottish Government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2020 through its collaborative philosophy. The …

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How can the value of nature be embedded in the world of business?

Natural capital isn’t about putting a cash value on a Siberian tiger or a mangrove forest; it’s about business risks and costs. Natural capital is a new class of business risk that is often overlooked. It is measured in terms of the structure and function of ecological systems. For example, wetlands buffering coastlines from storms, forests sequestering carbon and enabling natural filtration of water as well as the recharging of underground aquifers. A former banker …

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Climate change could wipe out wildlife and is ‘major risk’ to UK forests

Climate change poses a “major risk” to forests all over the world, threatening widespread tree deaths that could wipe out wildlife, exacerbate global warming and hurt the economy, a major new UN report will warn today.

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