Climate change

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    Achieving net zero: why the associated safety risks must be addressed from the very start

    Climate change and sustainability are becoming ever more pressing items on corporate agendas.

    By Sean Elson, Pinsent Masons on 06 June 2023

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    Why water should be a priority for your business

    Implementing water-saving measures can save a business money and energy – and boost its reputation as an environmentally-responsible organisation.

    By Laura White, Waterwise on 09 June 2023

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    Why every business needs to prepare for a changing climate

    The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is the UK’s independent advisor on tackling climate change. As part of our role, enshrined in law by the Climate Change Act, we assess how well the government is doing in ensuring the country is prepared for the changing climate today and in the future; the legislation calls this adaptation.

    By Baroness Brown, Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee on 01 June 2023

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    Encouraging people into green careers

    With hundreds of thousands of ‘green jobs’ set to be created as the UK seeks to achieve its decarbonisation and environmental goals, IEMA has launched a new careers hub where anybody, from any sector or background, can go for information on how they can play a role in greening the economy.

    By Martin Baxter, IEMA on 12 June 2023

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    Government's ‘Green Day’ plans need more ambition on green jobs

    The government’s Net Zero strategy fails to protect jobs and is not creating enough ‘green jobs’, says the TUC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 April 2023

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    Heat stress ‘not part of the job’ urges video

    Breaking guidelines for working in the heat is the same as breaking the highway code, says a video produced by GMB union to help workers know their rights for working in extreme heat.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 August 2022

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    What a scorcher! How well did we respond to the heatwave?

    So, how was the recent heatwave for you? That is not a flippant question. I ask it in the knowledge that, almost without exception, every person in the UK and a lot in Europe, will have experienced it in one way or another this summer.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 08 August 2022

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    It’s time to act on Net Zero

    The need to act on climate change is all the more urgent as the gas and economic crises take hold. If we are to deliver the UK government’s 2050 Net Zero target we also need to radically change our behaviour, systems, processes and lifestyles.

    By Alex Sobel MP on 10 June 2022

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    'The days of make it, sell it, throw it away, are gone'

    Mark Maslin is Professor of Earth System Science at University College London and author of How to Save Our Planet. He is also founder of Rezatec Ltd, which works with companies to offer AI ‘big data’ solutions to tackle environmental issues.

    By Professor Mark Maslin on 29 June 2022

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    ESG reporting: why it’s more important than ever

    With investors, customers and society increasingly expecting businesses to be able to prove they are acting in a way that protects the environment and people, accurate and credible ESG reporting is rapidly gaining in importance.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead CEnv, British Safety Council on 06 June 2022