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  1. The US signs an agreement with Denmark to boost cooperation on offshore wind
    The US signs an agreement with Denmark to boost cooperation on offshore wind 1 Nov 2017

    In an unexpected turn of events, the US and Denmark have signed a new cooperation agreement to further the expansion of offshore wind in North America.

    Europe,North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. The French Federation of Table Tennis commits to sustainability
    The French Federation of Table Tennis commits to sustainability 1 Nov 2017

    The French Federation of Table Tennis (FFTT) has signed the “15 Eco-responsible commitments for sports events” charter prepared by the French Ministry of Sports and WWF France.

    Europe,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  3. Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards
    Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards 31 Oct 2017

    A group of EU countries comprising Austria, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Slovenia has written a letter to the European Commission asking for stricter limits on vehicle emissions standards, ahead of the induction of new standards next month.

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. The University of Edinburgh moves £60 million into sustainability and low-carbon companies
    The University of Edinburgh moves £60 million into sustainability and low-carbon companies 31 Oct 2017

    The University of Edinburgh has announced it will shift £60 million of its investments into businesses that will directly benefit the environment, as part of its 2040 Climate Strategy.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry
    Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry 31 Oct 2017

    Whyalla Steelworks, a major steel and rail manufacturer based in South Australia, has announced the development of 1GW renewable energy projects to power its energy intensive operations, including solar, battery storage and pumped hydro.

    Oceania,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience
    Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience 30 Oct 2017

    Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond after it raised 100 million Fijian dollars to finance climate mitigation and adaptation projects.

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  7. Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan
    Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan 30 Oct 2017

    On Friday, Manitoba’s Government published its proposed Climate and Green Plan outlining its 2018-2022 strategy to fight climate change, including a contentious carbon pricing policy at $25 per tonne.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean
    Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean 30 Oct 2017

    The multi-billionaire founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson aims to lead the post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean islands, possibly including debt relief negotiation efforts led by the International Monetary Fund.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Kansas City Airport deploys fully electric buses for passengers
    Kansas City Airport deploys fully electric buses for passengers 27 Oct 2017

    Kansas City Airport has become the first airport to introduce fully electric shuttle buses to serve passengers across its airport facilities.

    North America,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. We Are Still In coalition outlines its COP23 plans
    We Are Still In coalition outlines its COP23 plans 27 Oct 2017

    This week, the We Are Still In coalition announced its big plans for the upcoming 23rd Conference of the Parties as an indication of robust support for the UN climate talks.

    Europe,North America,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23

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