A new trust, the Bangladesh UK Environmental Foundation (BUEF), was launched in Cardiff on Monday 20th April. BUEF believes it will be the only UK charitable trust specifically focused on environmental issues in Bangladesh, and aims to raise funds to support relevant projects and activities for public benefit. BUEF has lodged an application to the Charity Commission to be registered as a UK charity.
The opportunity for Cardiff to lead the development of smart, sustainable cities internationally was outlined last week at a conference hosted by Cardiff Council and the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP) at Cardiff’s SWALEC Stadium. Attended by business and sustainability leaders from across the UK and internationally, the proceedings of the conference demonstrated the environmental and economic benefits available to cities, especially those in the Commonwealth, by sharing their expertise in technology, innovation and knowledge.