Circular Economy - Using Mine Waste to Improve Mining Sustainability

    Dr Raquel Balanay, Associate Professor, Caraga State University, Philippines and alumnus of Minerals Policy and Economics 2014, shares her research on circular economy. Her research is a collaboration with Dr Anthony Halog, University of Queensland and is funded through a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship.

    Research Team Explores Impact of Climate Change on Future of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Environmental problems including changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources threaten the world's supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Marty Matlock, executive director of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center, and professor of ecological engineering, and Greg Thoma, professor of chemical engineering, are part of a team of researchers exploring this problem. The tools the team will use include crop modeling, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. 

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     The world's biggest logistics company races towards net-zero emissions

    DHL is the largest logistics and express delivery company in the world. It’s not surprising that its carbon emissions are massive. But those emissions have declined substantively in the last nine years, and those reductions will be tiny compared to what DHL will achieve if its aggressive projections are realized. Emily Davis, the sustainability program manager at DHL North America’s Supply Chain unit, discusses how the largest logistics company in the world will go about achieving its net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

    Consumers 'misled' on green benefits of lightweight car engines

    Researchers are calling for the introduction of energy rating labelling for all motor vehicles after evidence found that green regulations are misleading customers about the environmental benefits of lightweight aluminium engines.

    Setting the gold standard for sustainability

    Toronto-Based clean energy magazine, Corporate Knights has released its 2017 Annual Global 100, which identifies companies that have scored exceptionally well based on specific sustainability and diversity KPIs. The results were being presented today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more.

    FReSH- the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health programme

    Under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT) FReSH is designed to accelerate transformational change in global food systems, to reach healthy, enjoyable diets for all, that are produced responsibly within planetary boundaries. Read more.

    The business case for sustainability-focused banking

    The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a not-for-profit organisation representing a network of the world’s leading values-based banks, released an updated research report reinforcing the business case for the growing values-based banking movement. The data is clear: making the business case for sustainability-focused banking is compelling. So why aren’t all banks adopting this model? Download the report.

    Is China's new agro-investment an opportunity for sustainability?

    A major opportunity exists in China’s recently announced massive farm investment: it could shift the country’s agricultural systems toward more sustainable agricultural development. Read more.

    Opening for doctoral student at Ghent University

    The Research Group ENVOC at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, is seeking a full-time (100%) Doctoral student.