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North Sea Transition Deal will protect and drive new green energy jobs for the future

New measures announced in the North Sea Transition Deal will ensure skilled oil and gas professionals are not left behind in the accelerated transition towards a low carbon future. The UK government announced a landmark deal ensuring oil and gas workers remain a part of a low carbon future. The sector deal between the UK […]

Thumbnail : Will the Covid recovery fuel a green jobs boom for postgraduates?

Will the Covid recovery fuel a green jobs boom for postgraduates?

With a predicted surge in green jobs, is now the time to pursue a qualification in the green industry? The next generation of environmentally-conscious individuals is actively exploring careers to tackle the climate challenge, inspired to some extent by the campaigning of young activist Greta Thunberg. People realise that to ensure our environment is conserved […]

Thumbnail : UN survey of public opinion on climate change: the majority call for more action

UN survey of public opinion on climate change: the majority call for more action

A recent survey produced by the United Nations suggests that the younger generation view climate change as a global emergency and are actively looking at ways to take action. The level of demand for green-focused businesses and green jobs has reached the highest level in the UK based on a global United Nations survey. Over […]

Thumbnail : Generation Green project to deliver new jobs and volunteer roles for the generation

Generation Green project to deliver new jobs and volunteer roles for the generation

Thousands of young people will have the opportunity to establish connections with the environment through a new project dedicated to generating new jobs, training, volunteering and outdoor learning opportunities.  The Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant will support several not-for-profit environmental and outdoor education organisations and the Generation Green Project, a plan that focuses on young […]

Thumbnail : The rising demand for sustainability jobs in business

The rising demand for sustainability jobs in business

Innovative businesses are accelerating their efforts towards carbon reduction strategies in response to the rising climate challenge and with the added prospect of attracting the next generation of talent with shared values towards the environment and sustainability. Businesses are adopting new environmental strategies and rethinking their plans to ensure sustainability is a core element of […]

Thumbnail : Green jobs and their importance for an effective green recovery

Green jobs and their importance for an effective green recovery

The UK Prime Minister recently announced that now is the time to make plans for a green recovery and the need to focus on delivering high skilled jobs that contribute towards making the nation cleaner and greener. The statement from Borish Johnson included details of a 10 point plan, supported by £12 billion of government […]

Thumbnail : Industry report urges the UK government to focus on green hydrogen to accelerate clean energy transition

Industry report urges the UK government to focus on green hydrogen to accelerate clean energy transition

Leading trade organisation RenewableUK has revealed a series of recommended policy measures that could enable the UK to become a leader in green hydrogen development. In a recent report, RenewableUK urged the UK government to release a detailed hydrogen strategy explaining how it intends to transform the industry from an emerging niche sector into a […]

Thumbnail : The Earthshot Prize – a decade of action to repair our Earth

The Earthshot Prize – a decade of action to repair our Earth

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have joined forces and announced the launch of one of the most prestigious global environmental awards in history. Prince William believes the world is at a tipping point and explains that the Earthshot prize is his and Sir David Attenborough’s effort to ensure we can pass our planet onto […]

Thumbnail : The Conservation Trust highlights the positive implications of farming on UK biodiversity

The Conservation Trust highlights the positive implications of farming on UK biodiversity

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging policymakers to ensure working conservationists are at the core of conservation and green plans in the UK. A new platform called Working for Wildlife developed by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) refers to farmers and land managers as working conservationists. The GWCT believes this group […]

Thumbnail : New Waste and Sustainability Strategy to make a significant investment into a green recovery in the UK

New Waste and Sustainability Strategy to make a significant investment into a green recovery in the UK

Impact 2023 is a new sustainability strategy led by Veolia which intends to empower the circular economy in the UK by supporting several climate-related investment plans.  Within excess of two million tonnes of reclaimed material, Veolia hopes to expand its use of new technologies to reduce resource consumption. With support from a significant planned investment […]

Thumbnail : Why a new Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is critical for the UK

Why a new Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is critical for the UK

As discussions continue around the potential of a rise of COVID-19, another significant challenge looms concerning the climate and ecological crisis. Environmental, Climate and Ecological industry groups are urging the UK government to take further action and implement new measures to enhance the protection of our biodiversity before time runs out. With more information and […]

Thumbnail : A Day in the Life of an Assistant Ecologist

A Day in the Life of an Assistant Ecologist

Among the many areas within the environmental sector is the role of an assistant ecologist. In the case of Thomson EC, the duties of the employee who takes this position can involve a variety of tasks to help determine whether or not development can take place on specific areas of land. Assistant Ecologist Byron Humphries […]

Thumbnail : Renewable Generation Reaches Record High in 2018

Renewable Generation Reaches Record High in 2018

  Over the past year, output from renewable sources rose to another record high, generating an estimated 33% of the UK total electricity in 2018. In combination with nuclear, low-carbon sources contributed 53% of UK generation last year. The share from fossil fuels decreased to its lowest ever, according to a newly-released report from think-tank […]

Thumbnail : Future Hurricanes Could Hit European Shores

Future Hurricanes Could Hit European Shores

Hurricane Ophelia caused damage and deaths in Ireland and impacted upon the UK. Was it the harbinger of heavier intensity storms to cause havoc across Europe? Normally tropical storms peter out before they come all the way to the European shores. However ominously recent Hurricane Ophelia was much stronger than storms usually are when it […]

Thumbnail : Lovely, Tasty Plastic – the film A Plastic Ocean

Lovely, Tasty Plastic – the film A Plastic Ocean

The documentary A Plastic Ocean shows how plastic is contaminating the oceans, the sea-creatures there, and us, as we eat them. In this feature-length documentary a team of film-makers and scientists travel the world, seeing shocking sights of how we are destroying fish, whales, seabirds, and other wildlife with billions of tons of toxic plastic. […]

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Greening the Blockchain

2017 was the year of Bitcoin: the cryptocurrency hit new highs, reaching over $4000, with other alt-coins shooting up in value in its wake, and nations, large organisations and banks starting to look at it seriously. Essentially cryptocurrencies are two intermingled technologies: the financial tokens – that is the digital “coins”, and the backing distributed-ledger […]

Thumbnail : The Prince of Wales’s New Ladybird Book on Climate Change Takes Wing

The Prince of Wales’s New Ladybird Book on Climate Change Takes Wing

The Prince of Wales has co-authored a new Ladybird Expert book on climate change, available now, with fellow writers environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh. The book is the first in a series of Ladybird Expert books, which are written for an adult readership and produced in the iconic style of the original […]

Thumbnail : Hendry Review Gives Thumbs-up to Tidal Lagoons

Hendry Review Gives Thumbs-up to Tidal Lagoons

Renewable source could provide up to 10% of UK electricity A government report on the feasibility of using tidal lagoons to provide up to 10% of the UK’s electricity, the Hendry Review, has come out very strongly in favour of them. Former Energy Minister Charles Hendry says, “I believe that the evidence is clear that […]

Thumbnail : China Announces Ivory Trade Ban

China Announces Ivory Trade Ban

World’s Biggest Consumer of Elephant Tusks Calls a Halt to Poaching China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. This is a very important decision as China is the biggest market in the world, and some estimates suggest that 70% of the world’s trade ends up […]

Thumbnail : Al Gore Makes Follow-up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Al Gore Makes Follow-up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Sequel to famous environmental film to debut at Sundance festival in January 2017 An Inconvenient Truth was a ground-breaking Oscar-winning documentary on climate change released in 2006. Next year, former Vice President Al Gore will be showing the follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, […]

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