S & S News: The Week in Highlights – 27.04.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.

Waving goodbye to April with what has been a rather eventful month for sustainability and the climate agenda!

A newly published Stanford economics report has found that the global wealth gap would be smaller today without climate change, stating that countries such as Nigeria would be 29% richer without climate change.

Inequality between developed and undeveloped regions continues as Philippines’ Duterte demands Canada takes back its imported garbage.

In Europe, the power of Greta’s rhetoric for climate action has prompted politicians far and wide to consider their policies, including Michael Gove.

Money talks this week as governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney,  warns the financial industry and global banks they cannot ignore climate change.

Extinction Rebellion continues its efforts, this week being backed by Labour, blocking the London Stock Exchange and rallying even 83 year old protestors. Banksy’s latest work on the topic has been located near Marble Arch.

Heart breakingly, the world’s second largest emperor penguin colony was wiped out over night as an ice shelf in the Antarctic collapsed. Simultaneously, the salmon situation is dismal as catches fall by 30%, disconcerting figures as Britain’s biggest food export account for £720 million to the economy in 2018.

Meanwhile, events of Fashion Revolution Week spotlight the strategic imperative for transparency.

Sustainable foodies rejoice as Deliveroo partners with Oxwash on waste busting takeaway tub cleaning service.

Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds via New York Times

‘We will declare war’: Philippines’ Duterte gives Canada 1 week to take back garbage via Global News

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/17/mark-carney-tells-global-banks-they-cannot-ignore-climate-change-dangers

Extinction Rebellion: Activists glued to Treasury after London Stock Exchange and Square Mile protests via Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/25/extinction-rebellion-activists-glued-london-stock-exchange-top/

World’s second largest emperor penguin colony ‘disappeared overnight’ with thousands of chicks wiped out via Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/emperor-penguins-deaths-sea-ice-collapse-climate-change-antarctic-a8885641.html

Labour endorses Extinction Rebellion activists after week of protest via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/labour-extinction-rebellion-climate-change

The Greta Thunberg effect: at last, MPs focus on climate change via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/greta-thunberg

Packaging Is Killing the Planet—These Start-Ups Offer Luxe, Sustainable Solutions via Vogue

https://www.vogue.com/article/sustainable-reusable-packaging-loop-fashion-home-products

London Extinction Rebellion mural is a Banksy, says expert via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/26/london-extinction-rebellion-mural-is-a-banksy-says-expert

Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018 via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/25/death-by-a-thousand-cuts-vast-expanse-rainforest-lost-in-2018

Wild salmon ‘at crisis point’ after catch falls by 30% via The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wild-salmon-at-crisis-point-after-catch-falls-by-30-lbdwmz9wn

‘Bee saviour’ sugar cards could save starving insects via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/24/bee-saviour-sugar-cards-could-help-starving-bees

€3.7m funding for closed loop fibre business via Apparel Insider https://apparelinsider.com/e3-7m-funding-for-closed-loop-fibre-business/

Fashion Industry Still Failing on Transparency via Business of Fashion

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-bites/fashion-industry-still-failing-on-transparency

MPs warn post-Brexit environment plans fall ‘woefully short’ via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3074649/mps-warn-post-brexit-environment-plans-fall-woefully-short

Deliveroo and Oxwash partner on waste-busting takeaway tub cleaning service via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3074672/deliveroo-and-oxwash-partner-on-takeaway-tub-cleaning-service

British startup wants to weigh passengers to save carbon emissions and money via Washington Post

The zero-waste revolution: how a new wave of shops could end excess packaging via Guardian

An A to Z Guide to Not Killing the Planet When You Travel  via Conde Nast

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