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L’Oréal named the most sustainable company in 2017

 
4:19pm - 15 January 2018

The US branch of the French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has been recognised as the top performing global company on sustainability in 2017.

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

Santander invests £28.5m in British battery storage

 
2:32pm - 15 January 2018

Spanish bank Santander has announced that it is investing £28.5m towards the construction of new battery storage projects in the UK.

Europe, Tech. & Innovation, Sustainable Innovation Forum

London breathes cleanest January air for 10 years

 
11:57am - 15 January 2018

In a symbolic victory, London has managed to maintain within its legal limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution during the initial two weeks of January.

Europe, Smart Cities, Sustainable Innovation Forum

EBDR supports Turkey’s $11 billion green energy plan

 
11:49am - 15 January 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has backed Turkey’s newly inaugurated National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEAP) which aims to reduce the country’s energy consumption by 14 percent by 2023.

Europe, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

All renewable technologies set to be as cheap as fossil fuels by 2020

 
10:29am - 15 January 2018

A new report has concluded that all renewable technologies will be cost competitive worldwide within the next two to three years, and some are already beating fossil fuels on price.

Worldwide, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Investment Forum

Ford to invest $11 billion by 2022 in 40 hybrid and electric models

 
10:08am - 15 January 2018

Chairman Bill Ford has announced that the multinational automaker is greatly scaling up investment in the next generation automobiles aiming to add 40 hybrid and all-electric models to its line-up by 2022.

Worldwide, Finance, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, AP2

Interview with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, AP2

Finance

Climate Action caught up with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2), on scaling up low carbon investment and her participation in the first Sustainable Investment Forum Europe.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Climate Action launches the European Sustainable Investment Forum

Climate Action launches the European Sustainable Investment Forum

PRESS RELEASE – 6 November 2017, London, UK – Last September, UK-based Climate Action announced, at its second Sustainable Investment Forum USA, the launch of a European Forum, which will also be focusing on climate finance.

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Stephen Hawking: “Next time you meet a climate denier tell them to take a trip to Venus”

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Innovation Forum

In the second episode of his new series Stephen Hawking's Favourite Places the renowned theoretical physicist used the example of Venus to illustrate the impact increased greenhouse gases can have on a habitable planet.

 

UK government pledges to eradicate plastic waste by 2042

Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

The UK government has unveiled its new 25 Year Environmental Plan today, in which it commits to removing all ‘avoidable’ plastic waste.

 

Tesla’s new Gigafactory aims to revolutionise rooftop solar

North America, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York has started large-scale production of its rooftop solar glass tiles with Elon Musk pledging that it will transform the rooftop solar industry.

 

New York City to divest from fossil fuels and sue companies for climate change

North America, Finance, Sustainable Investment Forum

New York has announced unprecedented plans to divest the city’s pension funds from fossil fuels within the next five years.

 

Researchers make advancements in renewable ‘algae power’

Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

The capacity for algae to generate electricity has taken a step forward thanks to new research from the University of Cambridge.

LIVE STREAM: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FORUM 2017 BONN, GERMANY

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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