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Friday, 26 April 2013

NGOs Win the Debate on Fuel Efficiency Standards

Source: Transport & Environment
On Wednesday 24 April 2013, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on legislation to determine how to implement the EU target of average CO2 emissions of 95g per kilometre by 2020, and 130 grams per kilometre by 2015 for passenger vehicles. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Reestablishing Trust in the Food Industry

Source: www.aei-ideas.org
Communications issues and regaining trust in the food industry were hot topics at Hungry for Change 2, a conference organised by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), which we attended last week. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Making The Most Of Our Voices at the Sustainability Communications Lunch

Communicators need to know how to present themselves and to convince their audience about the strength and credibility of their messages.  To help our fellow communicators make the most of their presentations, Sustainability Consult invited Marie Terese Letorney, Founder/Director of Ask Your Voice™ to present at the latest Sustainability Communications Lunch on Monday.

Friday, 5 April 2013

World Health Day 2013 – How Controlling Your Blood Pressure Can Benefit the Environment

Source: www.wta.org
Every year, the World Health Organization selects a priority area of global public health concern as the World Health Day theme.  This year’s World Health Day focuses on high blood pressure (hypertension), a condition that affects more than one in three adults worldwide, leads to heart disease and contributes to more than nine million deaths every year.  Sustainable living practices should help prevent and control high blood pressure in the cases where medication is not needed.  

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Shape of Climate Coverage to Come

Source: guardian.co.uk
Last year, before joining Sustainability Consult, I wrote in this blog about how media coverage of climate change had dropped dramatically since its peak in 2009.  Media organisation Daily Climate found that globally coverage decreased a further 2% in 2012.  However, analysis conducted by other researchers found that reporting on climate change actually went up last year in some sections of the US press.  Coverage on US TV news networks also doubled compared to the previous year.  So will this trend continue in 2013?