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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Trade Shows & Conferences
WWEM 2018 open for registration and publishes speaker line-up
The organisers of WWEM 2018, the water, wastewater & environmental monitoring event, have published details of a comprehensive programme of conferences, seminars and workshops that will take place during the 2-day (21+22 Nov) event in Telford (UK). Covering testing issues such as microplastics, nutrients and pesticides, the event will cover all of the most topical subjects in water and wastewater analysis and monitoring. Many of these presentations are free to attend; as is the international exhibition that accompanies them.
Registration opens for Air Quality & Emissions Show
With political and media activity approaching fever pitch on the subject of air pollution, the role of monitoring is under more scrutiny than ever, so AQE 2018, the Air Quality & Emissions event (Telford, UK 21/22 Nov.), is set to be the busiest yet.
Activate your e-ticket for RWM
In just 16 days on 12th and 13th of September, the NEC Birmingham will host UK's largest and most anticipated waste management & recycling event, RWM. Environment Times are a partner and exhibitor of the show and you will be able to find them there on stand 4A140.
Achieve your sustainable energy future, today at edie Live
At edie Live (22-23 May, NEC Birmingham), we will show you how your organisation can achieve a sustainable future, today. Driving resource efficiency across your business and its supply chain is a highly complex and challenging mission. But this mission is possible. At the NEC Birmingham on 22-23 May, edie Live 2018 will show you how.