S & S News: The Week in Highlights 21.07.2019

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.

Highlights reveal the heat of June 2019 was the hottest on record and that Trumps drilling leases create more pollution than the EU in 1 year (including closing 278m acres of public lands/waters for oil and gas leasing). This week 1/6th of the world’s economy soon could be covered by carbon neutral commitments and Michael Gove concedes UK government action on climate change hasn’t been adequate and will be the new PM’s largest priority. 

Extinction rebellion parade their boats in further protests and Scotland seeks to set a 25p latte levy on disposable coffees. 

Meanwhile, the Office for National Statistics reveal increased demand for antiques and second-hand clothes helped to lift retail sales in June, as sales volumes rose by 3.8% from last year. 

In fashion, Bangladesh pledges its commitment to the UN Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (UNFCCC) initiative. Saint Laurent faces backlash following its S/S 20 Menswear show as their beachside runway show violated environmental regulations in Malibu. 

Finally Angelina Jolie partners with Guerlain for a sustainable development project to protect bees in northwestern Cambodia. 

Trump drilling leases could create more climate pollution than EU does in a year via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/16/trump-drilling-leases-pollution-eu-climate-change

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49040058

Victorian recycling firm warns of landfill crisis if it goes under via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/19/victorian-recycling-firm-warns-of-landfill-crisis-if-it-goes-under

Could Carbon Emissions Trigger A Mass Extinction In The Ocean? via Forbes 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/priyashukla/2019/07/17/could-carbon-emissions-trigger-a-mass-extinction-in-the-ocean/#2fcdc11d62ba

Extinction Rebellion boats banned from London protest via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/19/extinction-rebellion-protesters-block-site-of-london-super-sewer-bermondsey

Weeding, writing and arithmetic… why green fingers are good for our children via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/21/britain-failing-to-teach-new-generation-of-gardeners-skills-crisis

One-sixth of the world’s economy soon could be covered by carbon neutral commitments via GreenBiz

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/one-sixth-worlds-economy-soon-could-be-covered-carbon-neutral-commitments

Antiques and second-hand clothes help retail to grow via The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/antiques-and-second-hand-clothes-help-retail-to-grow-pzbgkm2qw

Michael Gove: Government action on climate change has not been good enough via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3079250/michael-gove-government-action-on-climate-change-has-not-been-good-enough

How to feed the world without destroying the planet via National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/how-to-feed-the-world-without-destroying-the-planet/

Nearly half of companies with deforestation risk aren’t addressing it via Green Biz

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/nearly-half-companies-deforestation-risk-arent-addressing-it

Coffee drinkers face 25p levy on disposable cups via The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/coffee-drinkers-face-25p-levy-on-disposable-cups-z3rtrwx6c

Bangladesh joins UN Fashion Climate Charter via Eco Textile

https://www.ecotextile.com/2019071224489/social-compliance-csr-news/bangladesh-joins-un-fashion-climate-charter.html

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Sign Fashion Climate Charter via Sourcing Journal

Saint Laurent incident underlines environmental cost of fashion shows via Vogue Business

https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/saint-laurent-resort-mens-spring-summer-2020-malibu

Guerlain reveals new Mon Guerlain campaign and celebrates launch of Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense with Angelina Jolie in Paris via LVMH

https://www.lvmh.com/news-documents/news/guerlain-reveals-new-mon-guerlain-campaign-and-celebrates-launch-of-mon-guerlain-eau-de-parfum-intense-with-angelina-jolie-in-paris/

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