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  • GlasPort Bio Ltd - overall Rushlight Award winners, reduce gas & add value to manure Awards & Standards
    GlasPort Bio Ltd - overall Rushlight Award winners, reduce gas & add value to manure

    Animal manure has long been recognised as a valuable fertiliser and a source of renewable energy. It is also a major source of pollution, with emissions from stored manure accounting for approximately 15% of all agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than 70% of all ammonia emissions in Europe.

  • Ion Science - new protection against VOCs Health & safety
    Ion Science - new protection against VOCs

    Offering a new level of enhanced, reliable protection against VOCs with the first 11.7 Cub personal solution from ION Science.

    In a 2018 report from the UN, it was revealed that a worker dies every 30 seconds due to exposure to toxic gases in the workplace. That such statistics still exist today is one of the reasons ION Science is working hard to create protective technologies for workers against VOC exposure. The new 11.7 eV Cub personal solution is the first of its kind and promises to be a game-changer for protection against exposure.

    ion science VOC sensorThe Cub 11.7 eV personal device is the latest addition to ION Science's world-leadingrange of gas and leak detection products. Using their 30 years of industry experienceand their extensive knowledge of both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) andphotoionisation detection (PID), ION Science continue to deliver excellence in protection for workers.

    The 11.7 eV sensor lamp is a notoriously difficult lamp to manufacture. Due to its highly sensitive nature, 11.7 eV devices in the past have been temperamental, require frequent lamp changes and ultimately end up with increased environmental exposure, affecting performance of the device.

    ION Science has tackled this issue and developed a refined manufacturing method that eliminates some of the sensitivities and issues previously associated with 11.7 eV detection.

    As the first 11.7 personal detection solution from ION Science, the Cub 11.7 offers all the features a customer would expect from the market leader.

    This includes resistance to humidity and moisture, operational in temperatures from 0-55 degrees, and intrinsically safe even in explosive environments. Its lightweight design at only 111g makes it comfortable for wearers and the small size doesn't impede movement or work.

    Unrivalled Gas Detection.
    ionscience.com

  • CORE (UK) Ltd - Supply chain pioneers win Queens Award Awards & Standards
    CORE (UK) Ltd - Supply chain pioneers win Queens Award

    Supply chain pioneers, CORE (UK) Ltd, win The Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade

    CORE (UK) Ltd, leaders in digital supply chain management software have been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding growth and commercial success in international trade.

  • Enviva - Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry Energy & Resource Management
    Enviva - Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry

    Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry - by Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Chief Sustainability Officer at Enviva

    Healthy, growing forests remain one of the most critical tools in the fight to mitigate climate change, and sustainable forest management is part of every plan outlined by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the "IPCC") to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:35

Kew honours Mary Robinson for work on food security and climate justice

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announces the recipient of this year's Kew International Medal is Mary Robinson, a world-leading advocate for environmental and human rights, and the first female President of Ireland. The Medal is awarded to individuals for distinguished, internationally-recognised work aligned with RBG Kew's mission.

Mary has been selected for her integral work on climate justice: the notion that the growing impacts of climate change are wiping out opportunities for the world's poor, when they have contributed the least to greenhouse emissions. This connects directly with human dependency on plants, especially in relation to agriculture, crops, and therefore food security in the wake of climate change.

kew mary robinson 1On learning that she will be presented with this award in London in March 2019, and invited to deliver a lecture on climate justice and biodiversity, Mary Robinson said: "This is a great honour for me. We face unprecedented losses of biodiversity and rapid environmental change. The invaluable scientific work that RBG Kew does globally is helping to conserve and sustain the plants and crops that matter to supporting local communities for a sustainable future. We will only succeed in securing climate justice if we stay true to the science. We desperately need fact-based, evidence-based science to determine the global policy agenda."

It is the interconnectedness of science, policy, and people's lives that lies of the heart of Mary's work as both an esteemed member of The Elders – a group of global leaders working together for peace and justice - and as founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. Through her Foundation, Mary has been involved in projects in Malawi, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador and Ethiopia, transforming these areas of the world, influencing policy, and seeing real action taken to build climate resilience and enhance food security in communities most at risk.

Mary advocates strongly for climate justice to feature at the forefront of education, working to engage young people in pressing scientific issues to inform and inspire the thought leaders of the future. She is passionate about communicating and engaging with people on a humanitarian level, to increase awareness about the threats facing the environment, plant life, and the humans that depend on it: a mission that lies at the very heart of Kew's own ethos.

kew mary robinson3In selecting Mary Robinson, Richard Deverell, Director of RBG Kew said: "A charismatic and influential leader of our times, Mary Robinson is an international champion of climate justice, and an expert at communicating to a wide audience the importance of conserving the natural world. With this award we want to acknowledge the integral work Mary has done to advocate the pressing issue of food security, and to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on our planet."

Kew is actively working to raise public awareness of the actions needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 as they relate to tackling food insecurity, developing more sustainable agriculture, and protecting ecosystem services through cutting-edge research in partnership with hundreds of institutions worldwide.

The Kew International Medal was first established in 1992 by the Board of Trustees and is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to science and conservation and the critical challenges facing humanity. Previous recipients include Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury (1994); Sir David Attenborough (1996); Stella Ross-Craig (1999); Margaret Stones (2000); Mary Grieson (2003); Peter H. Raven (2009); Jared Diamond (2012); E. O. Wilson (2014); Dr Kiat W. Tan (2015); Professor Sebsebe Demissew (2016); and President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (2017).