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KPMG launches Green Tax Index

By Bridget Elliott on 15th May 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

The UK has recently been named by audit and tax advisory company, KPMG, as one of the six most active countries in using tax as a tool to drive sustainable corporate behaviour and achieve green policy goals. The findings are the result of KPMG’s Green Tax Index, a tool created to increase awareness of the ‘complex, fragmented and rapidly evolving’ green tax landscape worldwide. The index analyses green tax incentives and penalties in 21 major economies, focusing on key policy areas such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, carbon emissions, green innovation and green buildings.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 09:00 to 17:30

University of Reading

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Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 08:30 to 13:00

Central London

Future Earth UK Town Hall Meeting

By Bridget Elliott on 15th May 2013
Found in: Events
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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 09:00 to 17:30

The Royal Society and the British Academy are hosting a town-hall meeting to discover more about the new Future Earth initiative led by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in collaboration with the International Social Science Council. Future Earth is a 10-year international research venture that will develop the collaborative knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:30 to 17:00

UCL Lecture Theatre, London

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 17:30 to 19:30

UCL Energy Institute, London

Is it viable to fit external solid wall insulation to a row of terraced houses? This video documents the experience of a Bristol community group who embarked on a mass solid wall insulation project for a whole terrace of houses at once. The film was made for PlanLoCaL by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. More...

A recently published journal article Urban Research & Practice uses empirical data to identify a series of significant trends that have accompanied the global mainstreaming of eco-city policy and practice. These trends include:

• Increased international knowledge transfer activities involving both public and private actors;
• The centrality of ‘carbon discourse’;
• The marrying of ‘green’ with ‘smart’ technological systems; and
• A focus on achieving environmental innovation through economic growth.

The Natural Capital Committee (NCC), an independent advisory body to Government, has just released a report outlining their approach for the better measurement, valuation and management of England’s natural capital. The Report does not aim to be comprehensive, but sets out strategic priorities and corresponding actions to fulfil the NCC’s remit. It also identifies current knowledge gaps, some of which the Committee intends to address in subsequent reports (the next one of which will be published in early 2014).

Annual Conference 2012

By SDRN on 1st December 2012
Found in: Events
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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:00 to 17:00
The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) Annual Conference 2012 took place on 29th November at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Conference Centre in London.