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Seize the Day: A Call to Action for UK Climate Leadership
June 2011 - This is the critical time. The decisions made in this parliament will either set the UK firmly on the path to a low-carbon economy or send us well off track. The UK leads the world in ambitious targets to tackle climate change. We are the first country in the world to extend legally binding targets well into the 2020s. We have the opportunity to transform our economy and lead the world down a path of green growth, well-managed climate risks and decarbonisation. The opportunity must be seized now, or else we risk missing out on new markets and locking in high-carbon, maladapted investments.
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The South African Government’s Green Paper Fails to Address Climate Change Challenges
April 2011 – An opinion piece by Professor Jørgen Randers. The deadline for commentary on the government's green paper on climate change recently closed with many commentators agreeing that it is a vague document that does not present a sufficiently detailed or coherent plan for addressing the looming challenges of climate change.
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Sir Ian Cheshire: Don't fear sustainability
February 2011 – Sustainability: it needn’t send a ripple of fear through the boardroom! An opinion piece by Sir Ian Cheshire, former Group CEO, Kingfisher plc
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West Africa: the climate of change
November 2010 – The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) is working with a number of partners to develop a West African Climate Leaders Programme.
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Sustainability Leadership – a Force for Change
November 2010 – According to a recent survey of 766 United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) member CEO’s, 93% of CEOs see sustainability as important to their company’s future success. Furthermore, 96% believe that sustainability issues should be fully integrated into the strategy and operations of a company (up from 72% in 2007).
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Towards a Sustainable Economy
October 2010 – A new publication from the ‘Next Economy Initiative’ is launched: Towards a Sustainable Economy, Business Leadership & UK Government Policy.
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Chevening Fellowships Economics of Climate Change: A Global Perspective
June 2010 – The Chevening programme is the British Government’s flagship scholarship and fellowship scheme. Its overall purpose is to build a long-term network of future friends of the UK in senior positions who will help to support delivery of the FCO’s (Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s) Strategic Framework.
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Return Characteristics of Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment
June 2010 – The past few years have seen increased questioning of appropriate asset allocations for long term investors, such as pension funds. The CPSL P8 process is one example, highlighting the significance of climate change to long term investment decision making.
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Product Stewardship Overload!
May 2010 – While organic food labelling started in the 1960s, it was the timber debate that first triggered the idea of product stewardship. In the late 1980s, growing recognition of the loss of tropical rainforests led to the creation of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which delivered the closest solution: to provide an economic incentive for the sustainable harvesting of forests.
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The Top 50 Sustainability Books
December 2009 – This unique title draws together in one volume some of the best thinking to date on the pressing social, environmental and ethical challenges we face as a society.
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