Sustainability News Roundup - August 2016

Here's a roundup of interesting sustainable business articles from this month.

Sustainability News Roundup 
August 2016

Here's a roundup of interesting articles on energy, carbon, the Paris Agreement and sustainability reporting

US and China agree to ratify Paris Climate Change Agreement
The Guardian: The US and China have agreed that they will ratify the Paris Agreement, a decision that is hailed by campaigners as a key moment in the battle against climate change.
Read more

UK Carbon footprint rises
The Environmentalist: Government data indicates that the UK’s carbon footprint has increased by 3% between 2012 and 2013 largely due to a change in countries it sources goods from.
Read more

Gaps found in world’s largest companies’ sustainability reporting
The Environmentalist: According to research, less than half of the companies listed on world stock exchanges have disclosed data on their greenhouse gases emissions.
Read more

EU hits energy reduction target six years early
The Guardian: Europe achieves energy savings equivalent to switching off about 400 power stations ahead of its 2020 goals.
Read more

Halogen spotlights to be phased out across Europe
The Guardian: New European regulations ban new orders of GU10 halogen spotlights and PAR30 halogen floodlights due to high energy waste.
Read more