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 Video Video: 'By 2020 there may be no more forests left in the world to save'

Aida Greenbury managing director of sustainability for Asia Pulp and Paper

APP's head of sustainability explains the challenges the company has faced ending deforestation

31 Oct 2014

BusinessGreen debates zero deforestation

Indonesia rainforest photo by Rainforest Action Network

Catch up with BusinessGreen's Twitter debate with Aida Greenbury, managing director of sustainability for Asia Pulp and Paper

31 Oct 2014

 Video Video: Ergro takes on the Nissan e-NV200 £2 challenge

Nissan e-NV200 electric van

A leading building and building services engineering group is the latest UK business to put the groundbreaking e-NV200 through its paces

31 Oct 2014

Row ignites over BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

Friends of the Earth rejects claim it is 'working closely' with controversial trade association, as row sparks host of questions over schools-focused lead generation initiative

31 Oct 2014

How energy storage can change the power dynamic

Stationary battery storage is emerging as ‘phenomenal opportunity’ and a fundamental challenge

31 Oct 2014

Coal gets cold shoulder from Denmark and Germany

Danish minister says country is looking at ways to ditch coal power within 10 years, while Germany mulls shutting down capacity

31 Oct 2014

We've got an EU 2030 deal, what now?

Roz Bulleid of the EEF offers five proposals to help ensure the EU meets its new energy and climate change targets

31 Oct 2014

Why British companies lag Americans in fighting deforestation

"Too many UK firms have delivered ever-more-grandiloquent panegyrics to the glories of the rainforest - while doing precious little to actually protect them"

30 Oct 2014

Nestlé palm oil - the journey so far

In 2010 Nestlé made a public commitment to have no association with deforestation - Benjamin Ware, Nestlé’s manager of responsible sourcing, explains how the multinational is working towards that goal

30 Oct 2014

We must work with businesses to stamp out deforestation

Justine Greening underlines the government's commitment to helping communities around the world phase out deforestation

30 Oct 2014

Report highlights 'strong' economic case for national energy efficiency overhaul

Campaign group says making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK GDP by £14bn and create 108,000 jobs

30 Oct 2014

How the deforestation agenda came in from the wilderness

Governments and businesses across the world are working to arrest the loss of forests, but financial and political barriers remain

30 Oct 2014

Can we rely on voluntary industry action to drive deforestation out of supply chains?

Greenpeace's Andy Tait says companies should commit to traceable supply chains, but remember it is just a means to an end

30 Oct 2014

Between two worlds: People making progress in the middle ground

Scott Poynton of The Forest Trust highlights the growing unity between businesses and NGOs in tackling deforestation

30 Oct 2014

Fracking investments under threat from falling oil prices

Shale gas companies and oil majors seeing profits eaten away as crude prices dip to $80 a barrel

29 Oct 2014

Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight

29 Oct 2014

Green Deal Finance Company says liquidation 'highly unlikely' as demand accelerates

Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed

29 Oct 2014

International climate targets are great, but the future's local

John Alker of the UK Green Building Councils argues that international and national arguments over decarbonisation conceal the rapid progress being made at a local level

29 Oct 2014

Tackling deforestation can help your business build a powerful brand

Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests

29 Oct 2014

EU could cut emissions 24 per cent by 2020

Preliminary figures suggest bloc is on track to meet all three 2020 climate and energy goals

28 Oct 2014

The key ingredients for successful green collaboration

Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future outlines how companies can work together to solve industry-wide challenges

28 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

Alevo exits stealth mode to charge up energy storage market

After 10 years development and $1bn raised, US start-up is to start producing non-flammable, long life batteries that cut grid emissions and boost green energy

28 Oct 2014

Asia Pulp and Paper reveals how zero deforestation became a reality

Aida Greenbury of Asia Pulp and Paper explains how bottom line performance and sustainable forests can be combined to help deliver 'a green economy for Indonesia'

27 Oct 2014

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