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Events

29th Jan 2024

FREE Sustainability Breakfast Networking - Weds 6th March 08.00-10.00am. Barclays Eagle Lab, Discovery Park, Sandwich

Speaker Profiles: Doug Wanstall: Doug’s mission is to demonstrate that through more intelligent land management and regenerative farming we can achieve the collective goals of climate change and biodiversity collapse reversal, whilst producing great quality and plentiful food! Through his i {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

11th Jan 2024

Green Business Grants Scheme - Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Sevenoaks District Council

This scheme is primarily for Capital projects for (1) businesses based in either Tonbridge and Malling borough or Sevenoaks district operating in the green economy to help them develop new ideas and (2) any business located within these areas that are looking to reduce their carbon footprint. The {...}

Started by Martin White

Events

19th Jul 2023

FREE Sustainability Training Courses from the United Nations...

Today’s complex interdependent planet requires a skilled workforce that can leverage cutting-edge knowledge to make the world a better place. The United Nations System Staff College delivers a robust mix of high-quality knowledge management, training and continuous learning for the staff of the Un {...}

Started by Martin White

Company News

11th Jul 2023

Green Business Hub Appointment as Accreditied Supplier on Kent County Council's Low Carbon Dynamic Purchasing System...

LASER, Kent County Council’s energy group, has established a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) of potential consultants and suppliers to help public bodies in achieving their low or zero carbon aspirations. This new DPS service is entitled Zero Carbon – Consult, Design and Install - Reference {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

28th Jun 2023

KCC Launch Device Recycling Scheme...

Device Recycling Scheme KCC have launched a recycling scheme for businesses, charities and other organisations to dispose of their unwanted IT equipment and assets easily, safely, securely and in a way that minimises the impact on the environment. Unwanted and discarded devices contribute to the {...}

Started by Martin White

General

28th Jun 2023

Climate Change Committee - 2023 Progress Report to Parliament on the UK Government’s progress to date in reducing emissions.

This year saw the release of new detail on the Government’s plans for Net Zero with the publication of the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP) prompted by last year’s High Court judgement. But policy development continues to be too slow and our assessment of the CBDP has raised new concerns. Desp {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

21st Jun 2023

GREEN GRANT SCHEME FROM FOLKESTONE & HYTHE DISTRICT COUNCIL...

Folkestone & Hythe District Council have introduced a Green Business Grant Scheme to help smaller businesses become more energy efficient. Grants of up to £10,000 may be available to your business (up to £25,000 in exceptional circumstances). The scheme will currently run until 31st March 20 {...}

Started by Martin White

General

14th Jun 2023

Earth Overshoot Day 2023 Falls on Wednesday 2nd August...

About Earth Overshoot Day Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily ca {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

3rd May 2023

Baseline Carbon Audits & 'Net Zero' Carbon Reduction Planning

According to a recent report by the SME Climate Hub, Skills and knowledge, Lack of Funds & Lack of Time are the three main barriers preventing SMEs from taking action on climate change. Is your business coming under increasing pressure from customers to adapt and embrace more sustainable work {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

12th Apr 2023

Solar Together - Group Buying Programme. Register your interest...

Register your interest for the next group-buying for solar scheme locally to you! How does it Work? The Solar Together scheme works as follows; 1. Register for free and without obligation When you register online for your complete solar PV system, you will be asked questions about your house {...}

Started by Martin White

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22nd Mar 2023

IPCC Publishes Latest Climate Synthesis Report - 20th March 2023

Climate change is a threat to human well-being and planetary health. Human activities, principally through emissions of greenhouse gases, have unequivocally caused global warming, with global surface temperature reaching 1.1°C above 1850–1900 in 2011–2020. Global greenhouse gas emission {...}

Started by Martin White

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9th Mar 2023

SME Climate Hub launches new FREE emissions reporting tool...

New reporting tool and guidelines are now available on the SME Climate Hub. The SME Climate Hub has launched a new reporting tool to help businesses keep track of reductions in carbon emissions as part of their commitment to the UN's 'Race to Zero' campaign. Available FREE to a {...}

Started by Martin White

Company News

14th Feb 2023

NEW REPORT: SME Climate Hub- Barriers & Bridges to Small Business Climate Action. February 2023

"Small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) are the backbone of communities and economies around the world. They make up 90% of businesses globally, employ 70% of the world’s workforce and contribute over 50% of global GDP. Rising global temperatures and weatherrelated disasters compound ris {...}

Started by Martin White

General

4th Aug 2022

UN General Assembly declares access to a Clean and Healthy Environment a Universal Human Right...

On Thursday 28th July and with 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution calls upon States, international organisations, and business {...}

Started by Martin White

Company News

30th Jun 2022

Current Programmes will not deliver Zero... Latest Climate Change Committee Report June 2022

A new Progress Report by the independent Climate Change Committee (CCC) finds major failures in delivery programmes towards the achievement of the UK’s climate goals. CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, said: “The UK is a champion in setting new climate goals, now we must be world-beaters in delivering {...}

Started by Martin White

Company News

23rd Mar 2022

SME Climate Hub Launches Simple Carbon Emissions Calculator...

The Business Carbon Calculator is powered by Normative and offered for free through the SME Climate Hub. Use it to estimate your company’s full carbon footprint and find quick-win actions to reduce emissions. The Climate Crisis Is Getting Worse To limit the worst effects of climate change, we {...}

Started by Martin White

General

17th Nov 2021

Kent County Council Updates Design Guide for Sustainable Homes, Buildings & the Environment...

All new infrastructure and developments in Kent and Medway should have net zero carbon emissions and use resources efficiently, under new-look design guidance published by Kent County Council, Medway Council, and Kent’s District and Borough Planning Authorities. Communities must also be well co {...}

Started by Martin White

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11th Nov 2021

UK Environment Legislation Becomes Law...

Legislation that will protect and enhance our environment for future generations has now passed into UK law. The Act will help clean up the country’s air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste and make better use of our resources. It will halt the decline in species b {...}

Started by Martin White

General

4th Nov 2021

SME Climate Hub - Let us Help you Future Proof your Business...

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the talk around climate change, the 'race to zero - 2050' and not knowing the vital role your business has in achieving this goal? You're not alone! The SME Climate Hub is a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for main {...}

Started by Martin White

General

4th Nov 2021

Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener. Government Policy Document.

Strategy document setting out the UK Government's policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050. Last year, the Prime Minister set out his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, laying the foundations for a green economic {...}

Started by Martin White