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Warsaw Climate Talks: No more cop outs

19 Nov 2013, by in Environment

We can’t afford to waste another year stalling on the framework for a climate agreement.  You’d think that the conclusions of the latest IPCC report coupled with Typhoon Haiyan would be a wake-up call to the world’s governments. But not it seems for Poland, Japan and Australia. When the host country uses the Presidency of…

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Education key to stem runaway climate change

10 Oct 2013, by in Environment

Education has a key role to play in avoiding runaway climate change and achieving a low carbon economy. Over 80% of students believe sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, according to the University and Colleges Union (UCU) in its latest Annual Environment Report. It comes as a landmark assessment by…

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Crucial test for the ILO this week

10 Jun 2013, by in Environment

The first week of the International Labour Conference has concluded with all sides – government, employers and workers – stressing the importance of sustainable development. The executive summary of the report ‘Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs’ makes it clear that: “The environment and social development must no longer be treated as separate pillars…

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UCU calls for urgent investment in green skills

12 Mar 2012, by in Environment

The Business Secretary Vince Cable, now persuaded of an “active” role for government in industrial policy, would do well to pick up the issue of skills for a low carbon economy. There is no obvious green skills plan. Unemployment is at a 17-year high, but as the union-led Green Skills Manifesto argues: “The current reliance…

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