TooGoodToGo App

TooGoodToGo, available on Android and IOS, is an app that lets you rescue unsold food from local shops and restaurants, that would otherwise go to waste.

The contents of the bag will depend on which items did not sell that day and you will not know what is exactly inside until you pick it up. This will not be suitable for everyone, especially those with dietary requirements. But if you do not mind the surprise, why not try the service to help combat food waste locally?

Britain Talks Climate

Britain Talks Climate, by climate outreach, is an evidence-based toolkit designed to support any organisation that wants to engage the British public on climate change. It aims to equip campaigners and communicators with better understanding of the different segments of the British public and help identify effective ways to engage people from a diverse range of values.

Alok Sharma takes on COP26 full-time, Great Britain hits new wind power record, Kerala's 'tree mortgage' scheme, and more...

National\International News In brief (Jan 2021):

  • Alok Sharma takes on COP26 Presidency full-time

  • Storm Bella helps Great Britain set new record for wind power generation on boxing day 2020 - wind provided 50.7% of Great Britain’s electricity

  • State sponsored 'tree mortgage' scheme in Kerala reduce risk of deforestation 

  • Apple will modify executive bonuses based on whether the executives act within the company’s social and environmental values in 2021.

  • Scientists experiment with artificial and induced snowfall in effort to slow glacial retreat

Prince Charles Urges Businesses to Sign Terra Carta Pledge to Put Planet First

To mark his 50 years of environmental campaigningPrince Charles urged businesses to join his ‘Terra Carta’ which launched at the One Planet Summit (11th January). Companies supporting the launch of the Terra Carta include BlackRock, Bank of America, and HSBC.  

This Magna Carta-style project aims to raise £7bn to invest in the health of the planet and people by 2022 through the newly created Natural Capital Investment Alliance.

The sustainable finance charter ask signatories to agree to almost 100 actions to become more sustainable by 2030, such as supporting international climate agreements.

Prime Minister Commits £3bn UK Climate Finance to Supporting Nature

On 11th January, during a virtual address to the One Planet Summit for biodiversity in Paris, Boris Johnson announced that £3bn, a part of UK's £11.6bn contribution to International Climate Finance (ICF), would go to 'protecting nature, whether it's marine life or timber conservation or sustainable food production'.  

About 30 politicians and opinion leaders addressed the global summit aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity, including the Prince of Wales. During the summit, around 50 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade.

Conservation group WWF stressed the need to also address the destruction of nature from UK supply chains, alongside this nature restoration.