Brazil’s blueprint for reforestation
Next Tuesday, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and commercial sponsors Airbus will call for public participation in the world's largest restoration initiative: the Bonn challenge. This aims to revitalise 150 million hectares of land by 2020. The Miguel Pereira forest project, part of the Bonn challenge, will be used as an exemplar of success at Rio+20.
Hospitality industry launches carbon measurement tool
A group of major global hospitality companies have joined forces to form the Hotel Carbon Measure Initiative, to launch a new tool to help measure and report on their carbon emissions. The group includes Marriott International, the Whitbread Group – Premier Inn, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt and Accor.
Policy & Research
UK Government agency increasing policy focus on waste prevention
It was announced yesterday that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, UK) will receive a £1.5 million funding increase for the UK Government's waste prevention loan fund, which is being facilitated by the waste campaign group WRAP. The fund aims to improve resource efficiency for businesses, local authorities and the third sector. Food waste, in particular, will be a key target area.
Companies use CSR strategies to encourage women and youth into the finance sector
Companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are using CSR strategies to encourage low-income women and youth to join the finance and business sector. A representative from Citi is speaking on these developments at the CSR Summit in Dubai.