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Volvo targets 25% recycled plastic in all new cars by 2025

 
3:31pm - 18 June 2018

Volvo has become one of the first car manufacturers to take up the issue of plastic pollution.

Worldwide, Transport

British city leaders call on Government to bring forward diesel ban

 
1:07pm - 18 June 2018

City leaders and Mayors across the UK are calling on the government to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030.

Europe, Policy, Transport

Macquarie Group offers £500m to finance sustainable projects

 
11:46am - 18 June 2018

Australian investment group Macquarie has offered £500 million to finance green projects.

Worldwide, Finance

City of London commits to 100% renewable energy

 
9:49am - 18 June 2018

The City of London Corporation has announced plans to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewables.

Europe, Sustainable Energy

McDonald’s to phase-out plastic straws in UK and Ireland

 
4:21pm - 15 June 2018

This could be the final straw. McDonald’s will bring forward plans to replace plastic straws with paper alternatives in all of its UK and Irish restaurants.

Europe, Policy

Legal & General divests from companies failing on climate change

 
12:40pm - 15 June 2018

One of the Europe’s largest asset managers is taking strong action against global companies which aren’t doing enough to address climate change.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund

The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund

Finance

Climate Action spoke to Kate Murtagh, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Sustainable Investment at the Harvard Management Company about Harvard’s sustainable investment and engagement strategies.

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Antarctic ice loss increases to 200 billion tonnes a year

Antarctica, Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP24

A major international study has found a tripling of ice loss in Antarctica over the past five years.

 

India on course to hit renewable energy target before 2022

Asia, Sustainable Energy

India’s Power Minister has told reporters that he expects the country to hit its 175 gigawatt renewable energy target “well before 2022”.

 

American Express to launch credit card made from ocean plastic

Worldwide, Tech. & Innovation

The card currently exists as a prototype but it is expected be made available to the public within the next 12 months.

 

Dow saves $120 million by investing in nature

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Tech. & Innovation

The Dow Chemical Company is edging towards making its huge global business more sustainable.

 

‘Truly circular’: IKEA commits to using only renewable or recycled materials by 2030

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Tech. & Innovation

IKEA has added to its rich array of sustainability pledges by planning to become a truly circular business by 2030.

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