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Friday, 27 September 2013

Climate Science, Climate Scepticism And The IPCC

Today saw the launch of the first part of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), rounding up the state of climate science.  Two further sections on climate change impacts and mitigation respectively will be released early next year.

Set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Association (WMO) in 1988, the IPCC was formed to conduct comprehensive assessments of climate change risk to inform policymakers and is widely considered to be the world’s leading authority on climate change.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sustainability Consult Attends 'De Nieuwe Wildernis' Film Premiere

On Tuesday evening, Kathryn Sheridan, Zoe Volioti and I were privileged to attend the premiere of Natuurpunt’s new film ‘De Nieuwe Wildernis’ at Kinepolis in Brussels.  As the name ‘The New Wilderness’ suggests, the film brings the viewer to the Oostvaardersplassen, a nature reserve in the Netherlands which is less than fifty years old but is nonetheless teeming with wildlife. 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

CEO Blog: Kicking Off The New Season In Style

CEO Kathryn Sheridan
Summer holidays may feel like a distant memory but we've come back energised for a truly awesome season.  We're looking forward to connecting with you all if we haven't done so already.

September has been a very active month for us. We had the first Green Drinks Brussels of the season last week and the Sustainability Communications Lunch on Monday is on 'Crisis Communications: Lessons Learned From The Horsemeat Crisis'. We're also planning to organise The Big Swap at our office to help kickstart the sharing economy in our community.  More on that soon but in the meantime, start clearing out your cupboards and putting some things aside.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Green Drinks Brussels Kicks Off The Season

The first Green Drinks Brussels of the season was held last night.  We were happy to see some familiar faces and also to welcome a great deal of new ones.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

European Mobility Week Kicks Off

The European Commission has launched the 12th edition of European Mobility Week (EMW) this Monday.  Coinciding with the European Year of Air, European Mobility Week runs from 16-22 September and aims to raise awareness of the impacts of transport on air quality and help citizens make more sustainable transport choices. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Learning, Networking and Moderating at the Biofuels International 2013 Conference

Last week, we announced that our CEO, Kathryn Sheridan, would be moderating the two afternoon streams at the 6th Biofuels International 2013 Conference in Antwerp.  I was happy to go with Kathryn to Antwerp to get an update on the biofuels debate and to meet interesting people working in the bioeconomy sector

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Adventures In Brussels And Beyond: My First Week

I’m now entering my second week at Sustainability Consult and wanted to share my experience so far. 

Hayley Coristine
I moved to Brussels from Birmingham in late August to join the Sustainability Consult Team after having worked on the scientific side of sustainability and environmental management for the past two years.  I loved the work I was doing in England but really missed the creative input and communications work that I’d enjoyed in previous jobs.  As the newest member of the Sustainability Consult Team, I’ve been able to merge my two interests, which has been really satisfying so far.