Case report: Court of Appeal decision in Ivory Act case

18 October 2021

On 23 June 2020, the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the case of R (Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd had appealed against the refusal of its application for judicial review of the Ivory Act 2018.

COP26: will it deliver on net zero and climate change?

15 October 2021

With less than one month to go before the UK hosts COP26, there is growing pressure on all countries to deliver on their net zero commitments and avoid a global climate catastrophe. But the process of securing an agreement amongst 190+ nations over what needs to be done and who should pay for it, is far more complex, as John Barwise explains.

The impact of Zero Waste Week 2021

5 October 2021

This year’s Zero Waste Week annual campaign gave local authorities and businesses the opportunity to encourage all of us to reduce, reuse and recycle more of our waste. Caroline Hand reflects on the Week and the impact it had.

Combatting our plastic habits in the workplace

30 September 2021

From revolutionary to ruinous, plastics breathed life into the current age we live in today. Now we face decisions and policy to wean businesses away from the lifeline that plastics offered to a more sustainable means of production in order to mitigate pollution, habitat loss and climate change. Existing commitments are to be reconsidered and even redoubled where new zero-waste and carbon reduction targets are to be met in earnest. Max Starr reports.

Towards net zero

22 September 2021

Many businesses and organisations have announced their intention to become carbon net zero. This is possible for larger companies, but what about the small business community?

Adapting to the climate crisis — is your business prepared?

17 September 2021

In this article, John Barwise explains what measures businesses can adopt to reduce the worst impacts of climate change, while adaptation specialist Professor John Dora explains the international standard ISO 14090 — the benchmark for business resilience in the long term — which provides a structured approach to adaptation.

How to manage migraines at work

10 September 2021

Laura King evaluates whether migraines can be classed as a disability and assesses workplace adaptions that can be implemented to help migraine sufferers.

Are we on the green financial “high road” to Glasgow?

10 September 2021

The love of money may be the root of all evil. But a shortage of hard-cash could jeopardise the world’s low-carbon transition. Complex summer talks since the G7 leaders’ late spring meeting in the Cornwall have left many issues unresolved — with little time left to go. Jon Herbert reports.