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  1. Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020
    Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020 16 Oct 2017

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

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax
    Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax 16 Oct 2017

    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.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era
    Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era 13 Oct 2017

    This last week has seen three country announcements for major plans to phase out energy generation facilities fuelled by coal, with Netherlands announcing the decommissioning of all coal power plants by 2030 and UK and Canada announcing they will champion a global alliance on the transition from coal during the upcoming COP23.

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  4. Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030
    Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030 13 Oct 2017

    According to Reuters, the Paris City Hall announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a petrol and diesel phase-out plan in Paris by 2030, as a way to tackle significantly high levels of air pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone
    Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone 13 Oct 2017

    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.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. UK released its long-awaited Green Growth Strategy setting out £2.5 billion in green investment
    UK released its long-awaited Green Growth Strategy setting out £2.5 billion in green investment 12 Oct 2017

    The UK Government released its climate action masterplan on how to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy starting from 2020 and on how to reduce its carbon emissions by 57 percent by 2032.

  7. General Electric to open renewable energy technology hub in Southampton
    General Electric to open renewable energy technology hub in Southampton 12 Oct 2017

    Global energy giant General Electric is planning on opening a new research, design and development hub for renewable technology in Southampton.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. More than 23 major brands and retailers pledge for 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025
    More than 23 major brands and retailers pledge for 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025 12 Oct 2017

    During the annual Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, 23 of the world’s most renowned clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Timberland, ASOS and Levi’s pledged to use 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025.

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation
    IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation 11 Oct 2017

    The International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook report, where it dedicated one complete chapter making the case for the unequal consequences of climate change that low-income countries will have to bear, urging rich countries to contribute more toward both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan 11 Oct 2017

    President Trump administration’s move to abolish the Clean Power Plan has provoked multiple reactions from States, businesses and environmental groups questioning the rationality of the decision from both moral and economic perspective.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23

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