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Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US

  Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US
11:49am - 19 October 2017

Former Mayor of New York City, billionaire, and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has announced a new commitment of $64 million to support Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign; one day after President Donald Trump repealed the Clean Power Plan.

North America, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran

  Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran
9:57am - 19 October 2017

Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

Middle East, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming

  UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming
2:26pm - 18 October 2017

UN Environment partnered with Dutch financial institution Rabobank to establish a $1 billion fund offering grants and loans to businesses interesting in investing in sustainable farming practices.

Worldwide, Agriculture, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum

Interview with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum

Climate Action had the pleasure to talk with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum, the Helsinki based leading clean-energy company ahead of its participation at the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum, taking place alongside COP23 in Bonn Germany, 13-14 November.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Poseidon brings value to nature through carbon blockchain technology

Poseidon brings value to nature through carbon blockchain technology

Finance, Tech. & Innovation

London and New York, 19 September 2017- Today, Laszlo Giricz announced the launch of a partnership to create a carbon currency that will revolutionise the way we value nature, using blockchain technology to access the carbon market.

🎤CLIMATE LEADER PAPERS
  Bertrand Piccard

Clean energy: the change is happening

by Bertrand Piccard
Solar Impulse
  Pablo Badenier Martinez

Strengthening climate action in Chile

by Pablo Badenier Martinez
  Dr. Barbara Hendricks

New country partnerships to enhance climate policy cooperation

by Dr. Barbara Hendricks
German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  Dr Fatih Birol

Air quality and urbanisation – drivers of climate change

by Dr Fatih Birol
The International Energy Agency (IEA)
EDITOR'S PICKS
  Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax

Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax

Europe, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

Norway is proposing a what-is-known as “Tesla tax”, that would remove the tax exemption from the heaviest electric cars weighing more than 2 tonnes, triggering intense political debate about the future of EVs in the country.

  Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020

Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020

North America, Oceania, Sustainable Energy, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

  Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone

Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Policy, Smart Cities, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have jointly proposed the establishment of a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford City by banning petrol and diesel vehicles ban from parts of the city centre.

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