European Commission threatens sanctions against trade partners who fail to meet sustainability standards

The European Commission has unveiled a plan to “protect the climate, environment and labor rights worldwide” by introducing sharper teeth to the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters of the EU’s trade agreements. All the EU’s ‘modern’ trade agreements include chapters on trade and sustainable development based on a broad set of mutually agreed commitments. … Read more

Green lane: Tarmac confirms switch to low carbon asphalt

Low carbon asphalt is set to become a feature of Britain’s roads after Tarmac this week announced it is to make its emissions-saving warm mix material standard for road building in the UK. From July, 40 of Tarmac’s asphalt plants across the UK will default to using the new warm mix for all lower layer … Read more