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Water, water everywhere... or is it?

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Alastair Woods from the Carbon Trust explores why businesses need to take better account of water risk in their supply chains.

Quelccaya Glacier located in southern Peru in the Cordillera Vilcanota. Photo: Edubucher

Energy efficiency a priority for Peru as Lima hosts UN climate talks

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Peru is being put squarely in the spotlight as leaders from around the world descend upon Lima this December. The capital is the host of the final major international meeting before next year’s crucial climate change summit in Paris. Against the backdrop of these talks, one of the questions that will undoubtedly be asked is what is Peru itself doing to take action on climate change?

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It's time the UK had an energy architect

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We wouldn’t build a house or a ship without an architect. So why would we build a new energy system without one? Viewpoint by James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust.

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Greener consumers - sustainability’s final frontier?

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Encouraging customers to make sustainable choices is proving to be one of the most difficult environmental challenges for businesses in the twenty-first century. Companies are still well off-track when it comes to targets for convincing customers to change their habits or buy ‘green’ products. Nevertheless, powerful approaches using design, behavioural psychology, and technology can help bridge the gap.

Introducing October's Certification Panel

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In July we invited certification clients to submit questions to our panel all consisting of Certification peers. Read on for the Q&A dialogue as we aim to share best practise and open the pathway for supporting the Carbon Trust Standard Bearers and Certified Footprint community.