United Nations says nature sends a message on World Environment Day
During these exceptional times nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature. For today's annual World Environment Day, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) state: "It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet. The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature."
For World Environment Day 2020, everyone is invited to share why it’s time for nature. Nature is on the verge of a breakdown. One million animal and plant species are likely to disappear - soon. UNEP say be a part of the solution and join them in the global call #ForNature.
More information: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
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Naturally designed 'leaky dams' prevent flooding
A natural "leaky dams" flood management scheme, which was only installed in Tudeley Woods near Tunbridge Wells, Southern England in January this year, has functioned effectively during extreme weather conditions in Kent caused by Storms Ciara and Dennis which swept across the UK in February, according to the South East Rivers Trust (SERT). In partnership with local landowner The Hadlow Estate, the scheme has been introduced to protect properties in Five Oak Green, downstream of the Alder Stream catchment, from future flooding.
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Trade Shows & Conferences
RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 25 JANUARY 2017
The 8th Rushlight Show, sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Enterprise Ireland, Carbon Limiting Technologies, Venner Shipley and Smith & Williamson, is taking place on Wednesday 25 January 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. It is a leading event for cleantech companies and sustainable solutions to meet investors and financiers, corporate customers, government departments, advisers and intermediaries in the heart of London.
Themes and talking points at major energy management show
To give you a glimpse into the seminar programme and the exhibition – here are some of the themes and talking points that will be covered this year at EMEX, the Energy Management Exhibition being held at Excel London, 16-17 November.
5th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2016
January 19 – 22, 2016, Salzburg, Austria
The IERC 2016 is the recycling industry's most important event, bringing together over 500 producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, refurbisher, standards bodies, NGOs, regulators and many more.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING ASIA, November 10-13, 2015, Singapore
The world's reliance on electronic products and digital information continues to feed into the corresponding challenge of how best to recycle the electric- and battery-powered devices that touch all aspects of daily life.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY'S MOVERS AND SHAKERS MEET AT EMEX LONDON
Ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate conference, UK energy efficiency's movers and shakers meet at The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX), the largest business focused event taking place this year on 11- 12 November at ExCeL in London.