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  1. London to welcome its first electric black cabs
    London to welcome its first electric black cabs 7 Dec 2017

    Long-anticipated hybrid black cabs are now fully licenced to operate in the streets of London, with the hope they will contribute to reducing dangerous air pollution levels in the city.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Vestas 11th Hour Racing helps Cape Town overcome water challenges
    Vestas 11th Hour Racing helps Cape Town overcome water challenges 7 Dec 2017

    Vestas 11th Hour Racing sailing team has awarded a grant of $10,000 to an environmental organisation in Cape Town to help the city overcome the water availability challenges posed by the longest drought in the history of the region.

    Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  3. Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley
    Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley 6 Dec 2017

    Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. US Government disbands panel on climate resilience in cities
    US Government disbands panel on climate resilience in cities 6 Dec 2017

    On Monday, it was announced that the panel responsible for advising cities and communities on climate resilience and adaptation in the US will be disbanded.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Hyundai Electric to break the record for world’s largest battery
    Hyundai Electric to break the record for world’s largest battery 6 Dec 2017

    South Korea’s Hyundai Electric is set to build a 150 megawatt (MW) lithium ion battery, competing against Tesla’s recent achievement of building the largest battery in Australia within 100 days.

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. France dominates this year’s Food and Farming Sustainability Index
    France dominates this year’s Food and Farming Sustainability Index 5 Dec 2017

    France has topped the 2017edition of the Food Sustainability Index (FSI) exhibiting the best performance across food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture and nutritional challenges.

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Land Rover BAR sailing team champions recycling of valuable boat parts
    Land Rover BAR sailing team champions recycling of valuable boat parts 5 Dec 2017

    Land Rover BAR, the renowned British yacht racing team, has announced its decision to recycle and reuse all its carbon fibre waste and reuse the material in the manufacturing of future sailing boats to illustrate the most economic and environmentally efficient use of this valuable material.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  8. New York dedicates $3.5 million on research to accelerate the use of electric vehicles
    New York dedicates $3.5 million on research to accelerate the use of electric vehicles 5 Dec 2017

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $3.5 million investment for innovative research and development proposals to scale-up the deployment of electric vehicles and minimise barriers to this technology.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Phoenix Open golf tournament thrives in sustainability efforts
    Phoenix Open golf tournament thrives in sustainability efforts 4 Dec 2017

    The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open has become the first golf tournament in the world to be recognised by the Scottish Golf Environmental Organisation for its impressive sustainability performance.

    North America,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  10. London to increase public water fountains to reduce plastic pollution
    London to increase public water fountains to reduce plastic pollution 4 Dec 2017

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has proposed the deployment of free water fountains and bottle refill stations across London to reduce consumption of single-use plastic bottles.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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