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The Top EHS Stories From July 2019

Did you miss July's top EHS stories?

We've assembled a list of 10 articles for you from EHS and global news outlets, industry leaders, and technology experts.

The 10 stories that made our list include new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, net zero, the importance of inclusion in the climate movement, and more.

10 Green Questions for Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Business Green]

As the UK’s new Prime Minister takes office, many people are wondering how the Conservative leader will shape the country’s climate policy. Business Green’s Editor’s Blog explores Johnson’s stance on net zero, a ‘Green Brexit’, decarbonisation, and more.

Scalia’s Nomination for Labor Secretary: What Could It Mean for Workplace Safety? [EHS Daily Advisor]

President Trump announced on July 18 that he will nominate Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor. If confirmed, Scalia could bring about a shift in OSHA’s priorities and enforcement focus.

Unilever and Dozens of Other Biz Leaders Publicly Commit to Step Up Climate Efforts [Environmental Leader]

Twenty-seven companies – including AstraZeneca, Royal DSM and Unilever – have responded to a call to action from the UN to step up their sustainability efforts, committing to reducing emissions further and setting science-based targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Opinion: Is Anything More Urgent Than The Temperature Of Our Planet? [NPR]

2019 is shaping up to be the hottest summer on record. Scorching new records were set all over Europe this week. What could be more urgent news than the temperature of our planet?

European Investment Bank Plots Ban on Fossil Fuel Lending [Business Green]

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering halting all lending to fossil fuel energy projects by 2020 in a bid to place the bank at the leading edge of the low-carbon transition.

How to Tackle Workplace Burnout [EHS Today]

Workplace burnout can happen in any industry, and has serious consequences for employees and businesses alike. An engineering-manager-turned-stress-coach shares his insights from the manufacturing floor.

Inclusion could be key to mainstreaming the climate emergency [GreenBiz]

The sustainability movement must focus on overcoming language barriers and embracing diversity if it hopes to mainstream the discussion of climate change.

Zero by 2050: How the world's economy has planned to battle climate change [World Economic Forum]

Seventeen nations and 34 major companies are planning to or have already set targets to reach net zero, putting them on track to meet zero emissions by 2050, according to research by UK non-profit the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit. Norway, Sweden and the UK have made net zero pledges, while Suriname and Bhutan are already below net zero.

6 Easy Ways to Keep Up with Regulatory Changes [Perillon]

Environmental and safety regulations change often — sometimes seemingly overnight! If you’re not paying close attention, it’s easy to miss important changes that affect your company. So what’s the best way to keep up with regulatory changes? We put together a list of six of the easiest ways to stay on top of emerging rules in your industry.

Is there another great article we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below!

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