S & S News: The Week in Highlights 01.12.2019

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.

December is here which means it is  time to defrost Michael Buble and look at the latest sustainability week in highlights!

The Oxford Dictionary declares ‘Climate Emergency’ the word of 2019 as according to their data usage of the term has soared 10,796%.

In Brazil, Bolsonaro blames darling Leo for the start of the Amazon rainforests. Meanwhile in the UK, tensions are rising as PM Boris skips out on the climate debate, only to be replaced by an ice sculpture, as well as being reprimanded by Attenborough as ‘shameful’.

Britain’s Institute for Public Policy Research estimate the UK should pay £20m into UN Climate Research Fund but will the government cough up?

Italy leads in education as it becomes the first country to make climate change lessons compulsory through it’s ‘Il verde a scuola’ Green at School curriculum.

Great news for lovers of BBC Radio 4 as climate activist Greta Thunberg will be guest editing my personal favourite, the Today Programme!!

In transport, un grand bravo for Eurostar as it announces its partnership with the fabulous food sharing platform Olio where the unsold produce from Café Métropole will find a loving home.

Publishing sees Conde Nast sign the Fashion Industry Charter for Global Climate Action and Swedish giant H & M dip their toes into the shared economy as they trial their rental service in time for the festive season.

Ice Sculpture Steals Show at U.K. Climate Debate That Boris Johnson Skips via NY Times

Boris Johnson’s Climate Debate via Independent


Italy becomes first country to make climate change lessons compulsory for all children via Independent


Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames actor for Amazon forest fires via CNN


H&M debuts rental service trial in time for Christmas party season via Business Green


IPPR: UK should pay £20bn into UN climate fund via Business Green


Conde Nast Signs Fashion Industry Charter for Global Climate Action via UNFCCC


Oxford Dictionaries declares ‘climate emergency’ the word of 2019 via Guardian


Greta Thunberg to guest edit BBC Radio 4’s Today programme via Guardian


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