Flash Appeal launched as 2.5 million face ‘dire situation’ in Kenya

Two and half million people are already experiencing deep food insecurity after two back-to-back rainy seasons failed.  By November, it will have nearly tripled since the same time last year, OCHA warned.  “People in the ASAL region are facing a dire situation”, said Stephen Jackson, UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya, as he launched the humanitarian Flash Appeal for the Kenya Drought response.  Speaking from Nairobi Mr. Jackson said people in Wajir, Northern Kenya, had not seen rain for over a year. Acute malnutrition rates are rising rapidly, posing an imminent risk to children and…

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Survey finds that access to specific zero emission vehicle models is more important than brand loyalty for major companies and fleet operators

A major alliance of large companies is calling on U.S. auto and truck manufacturers to produce new and more diverse zero emission vehicle models and to support the deployment of critical charging infrastructure and to actively collaborate to improve interoperability between vehicle brands and charging networks.  In a letter released today, the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, a group led by Ceres, urged manufacturers to expand their zero-emission model offerings, and shared the results of a recent internal survey of Alliance members, which showed that respondents plan to buy at least…

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Cutting consumer confusion – and costs – is key to cutting emissions, says Which? in COP26 report

UK consumers support setting ambitious targets and making big changes to their lives to support the transition to net zero, but they need much greater support from the government and businesses across the UK, according to a major new report from Which?.  With the UK set to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 26 in Glasgow in less than a month, it is clear that to meet the country’s net zero requirements, millions of households will have to make fundamental changes – particularly to how they travel, heat…

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New Report Reveals 86% Of Brits Want Brands To Help Solve The Mental Health Crisis In The UK

Creative communications agency Full Fat shows where consumer experiences are headed post pandemic – with insight from age 18-55 year olds Covering wellbeing, sustainability, hybrid events and more. Some insight includes: ●   Over 4/5 aged 18-55 (89%) would purchase a ticket for an event if it aided their personal mental health●   More than half (60%) of those aged 18-41 will attend digital events post pandemic ●   3/5 of Generation Z (60%) would be up for seeing what an event was like via a digital platform before committing to it in real life● …

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Triodos Bank UK has attained the Ethical Company Award from The Good Shopping Guide

Following rigorous and comprehensive research and analysis of Triodos Bank UK’s activities and practices, The Good Shopping Guide is pleased to announce that Triodos has qualified for an Ethical Company Award. This award recognises the achievements that Triodos has made across several ethical criteria covering environment, animals, people and other ethical and sustainable criteria. The top rating awarded to Triodos Bank UK, which appears on The Good Shopping Guide, reflects primary research that was undertaken by our researchers in August 2021 into the company’s positive practices and ethical policy commitments,…

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