What Is Kyoto 2015 ?3 comments
The year 2015 is the time at which the successor the Kyoto Protocol is set to be finalised, with the deadline for implementation set for 2020, when the Kyoto Protocol's agreement is up.
What is the Kyoto Protocol?
First signed in 1997, then brought into effect in 2005, the Kyoto Protocol, or Kyoto Agreement, is an international treaty that was set in place in order to ensure a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions...
The Green Deal3 comments
As you may have recently read in the news, the government's Green Deal cash back scheme has been shut down in the past week due to an overwhelming flood of applicants looking to make take advantage. The final £70million that was available as part of the scheme was taken up in a staggering three days.
The cash back deal was offering £7,600 to those who engaged with the government's Green Deal campaign, making improvements to the energy efficiency of their...
Natural, sustainable construction materials2 comments
I’m truly passionate about sustainability. It’s at the core of our ethos at Hugo Carter, and something I try and champion in my every day life. I feel we have a duty to the planet to respect the resources we have, and in this modern age, we don’t really have an excuse for being ignorant of our effects on the climate and global environment.
Working with a great deal of construction companies, I’ve noticed that a lot of them will simply plum for the most cost effective options...
Production of Timber2 comments
Last year we finally saw the introduction of strict EU regulations (the EUTR) on the import and consumption of illegally harvested timber. With illegal logging constituting around 30% of the global market, and the EU accounting for around 35% of timber consumption, this has lead to a massive increase in timber production within the European Union, as it's the simplest way of combating illegal logging and safeguarding your company from breaking regulation.
The EU Timber Regulation, in conjunction...
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