Climate change

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    Coal in India: shortage highlights the need for renewable energy

    Power cuts caused by a lack of coal at power stations have reignited concerns that India is not moving fast enough to expand sources of renewable energy and start reducing its contribution to climate change and air pollution.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 09 June 2022

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    'The days of make it, sell it, throw it away, are gone'

    Mark Maslin is Professor of Earth System Science at University College London and author of How to Save Our Planet. He is also founder of Rezatec Ltd, which works with companies to offer AI ‘big data’ solutions to tackle environmental issues.

    By Professor Mark Maslin on 05 June 2022

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    ESG reporting: why it’s more important than ever

    With investors, customers and society increasingly expecting businesses to be able to prove they are acting in a way that protects the environment and people, accurate and credible ESG reporting is rapidly gaining in importance.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead CEnv, British Safety Council on 06 June 2022

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    HSE ‘flexible’ new strategy to tackle new and longstanding risks

    HSE has announced a new ten-year strategy, which sees the regulator stepping out for the first time of its traditional model of overseeing work-related risk, to include advising on new risks which affect everyone such as climate change.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 May 2022

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    Too hot to handle

    The recent heatwaves in India have forced people to stop work to avoid the brutal heat, and led to renewed warnings that rising temperatures caused by climate change threaten the health of millions of outdoor workers.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

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    Time to report on climate change risks and opportunities

    Some of the UK’s largest businesses and financial institutions must now report publicly on the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 27 April 2022

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    UK businesses prepare to assess climate change impacts under new laws

    Firms will have to disclose climate-related financial information, ensuring they consider the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change under new rules introduced from 6 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 March 2022

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    Renewables: time for a big push on safety

    The UK’s renewable energy sector is set for huge growth in the coming years, but there are worrying signs its health and safety performance is lagging behind.

    By Sue Ferns, Prospect union on 22 February 2022

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    Adapt or die

    Many Indian businesses have begun cutting their carbon emissions to help the country achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070, but employers also need to start planning for the associated risks to workers’ health and safety, like heatwaves and flooding.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 19 January 2022