Media coverage

The Natural Step in the media

In this area you will find media clippings of selected reports, specialist articles and features that have been published in the German and international media covering The Natural Step Germany and our international organisation. Please keep us informed about your reports on our work, referring to us or using our press materials. We would be pleased if you would send us a copy of your publication. In addition, we would be delighted to include you in our press distribution list.

The Natural Step – Media Coverage

Full report on chemicals launched: UN Global Chemical Outlook II
The Natural Step International is a proud partner with UN Environment

Full report on chemicals launched: UN Global Chemical Outlook II

April 1, 2019, Montevideo, Uruguay. Today, the full Global Chemicals Outlook II (advance version) was launched during the third meeting of the Open-ended Working group of the International conference on Chemicals management (SAICM). The synthesis report was launched on March 11 2019 at the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. This landmark study highlights an alarming picture about the unintended consequences of society’s use of chemicals. The report comments that the human and environmental cost of chemical pollution continues to grow, despite many commitments and initiatives to address the problem.

Urgent action is needed to tackle chemical pollution, especially in light of the fact that the global chemical industry is set to double production by 2030. The benefits from addressing chemical pollution are estimated to yield tens of billions of dollars annually. Encouragingly, there is growing interest in developing green and sustainable chemistry innovations and signals that a new global framework for chemical management may emerge to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Chemicals Outlook II: From Legacies to Innovative Solutions – Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been prepared by UN Environment over the past three years through a process involving more than 400 scientists and experts around the world. Representatives from The Natural Step’s chemicals coalition in the German and Swedish offices have contributed to the report, lending their expertise from working with the chemical industry and downstream sectors.

The Natural Step is a partner to UN Environment (UNEP) and is providing further input on the topic of sustainable chemistry and materials management. To learn more about our involvement and views on chemicals and sustainability, or to contact our representatives, visit www.thenaturalstep.org/chemicals.

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Synthesis report on chemicals launched: UN Global Chemical Outlook II
The Natural Step International is a proud partner with UN Environment

Synthesis report on chemicals launched: UN Global Chemical Outlook II

March 19, 2019. Today, the Global Chemicals Outlook II (Synthesis version) was launched at the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. This landmark study highlights an alarming picture about the unintended consequences of society’s use of chemicals. The report comments that the human and environmental cost of chemical pollution continues to grow, despite many commitments and initiatives to address the problem. Representatives from The Natural Step’s chemicals coalition in the German and Swedish offices have contributed to the report, lending their expertise from working with the chemical industry and downstream sectors.

The Natural Step Canada – Nature Inspiration Award 2016

The Natural Step Canada won the Nature Inspiration Award 2016 in the category “small and medium non-profit organisations” for their Change Labs and IMPACT! Champions Programmes that provide science-based tools to enable groups and businesses to discuss, resolve and move forward on difficult sustainability challenges. “The Nature Inspiration Awards commend individuals and organisations that, through their work or specific projects, encourage Canadians to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and contribute to its preservation.”

The Natural Step International – This could be the key to a truly sustainable business

“Sustainability, which has become a bit of a business buzzword, is largely misunderstood. In the rush to promote their sustainability credentials, corporations are looking more at marketing, communications and social engagement, and less at the many opportunities available to them to move towards a more sustainable future. The current reality is that sustainability is corporate code for enhancing social licence.” Article written by Gordon Hughes, mentioning The Natural Step when talking about current models and frameworks.

The Natural Step New Zealand and Otago Polytechnic

Further ecological light was thrown on the business when they did a sustainable business course through Otago Polytechnic using the Natural Step framework. “Any smart business is taking sustainability seriously,” says Phil. “It’s about being at the front of the curve rather than lagging at the back.” NZ Lifestyle Block features stories about living and travelling well in New Zealand. “Our content reflects the best of our people and our country.”

The Natural Step Canada Appoints David Hughes as President & CEO

“The Board of Directors of The Natural Step Canada (TNS Canada) is excited to announce the appointment of David Hughes as their new President & CEO, effective June 15, 2016. David is highly regarded as a strategic leader with a strong track record of scaling the impact of some of Canada’s leading charities.”

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