Archive for 'resources'

New online case study library of sustainable development initiatives »

SDRN's new library of real world examples of innovative sustainable development initiatives collates evidence in a concise and accessible format for policy-makers, researchers and sustainable development practitioners.

Grassroots innovations for sustainable development »

As a new Grassroots Innovations website launches to provide a one-stop shop for news and updates on research into sustainability from the bottom up, Dr Gill Seyfang and Dr Adrian Smith introduce the concept of grassroots innovations.

New calendar and archive of events and publications »

Defra's sustainable development website launches a new calendar and archive of planned and past events and publications from government and international public bodies covering the sustainable development agenda.

Making the most of valuable materials: the Resource Security Action Plan »

Ensuring reliable and sustainable supplies of precious metals and minerals used in high tech and other consumer goods is the focus of Defra's recent Resource Security Action Plan: Making the most of valuable materials.

Online events from 2degrees in February »

Online events in February from 2degrees: mineral sourcing, a smart grid for water, building information modelling, environmental management, sustainable supply chains, product impact, engaging with waste.

Power in agriculture »

The FCRN considers a new study examining where the economic, political and natural resource power currently lies in world agriculture, how that might change in future and what it means to British farmers.

Sustainability is changing the grocery business »

Toby Pickard considers how the grocery industry is responding to sustainability issues, drawing recent IGD research into shopper attitudes to the environment and industry practices, and the new Environmental Sustainability Matrix.

Green game-changers: innovations to inspire business transformation »

WWF's collection of case studies from around the world demonstrate how businesses and entrepreneurs are responding to environmental challenges with innovation and transformation.

Energy publications round-up: UK consumption, household facts, bio-energy, fuel poverty, renewables »

The SDRN highlights new publications on energy: UK energy consumption; housing energy fact file; bio-energy technologies; fuel poverty and a low carbon economy; energy and fuel poverty policy; renewable electricity.

Cutting office water use »

Rob Fenn of The British Assessment Bureau considers the options available to businesses looking to reduce their water consumption, from monitoring, maintenance and education, to the use of new technology.