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  1. Over 200 nations sign declaration on clean air and plastic pollution
    Over 200 nations sign declaration on clean air and plastic pollution 8 Dec 2017

    During the recent UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, more than 200 countries pledged to eradicate pollution on the planet, committing their countries to honour efforts to prevent, mitigate and manage the dangerous levels of pollution affecting the ecosystem and the health of billions of people around the world.

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Budweiser orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks to reduce operational emissions
    Budweiser orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks to reduce operational emissions 8 Dec 2017

    Mega-brewer Anheuser-Busch, best known for its beer brand Budweiser, has placed an order of 40 Tesla Semi Trucks to further its mission to reduce operational carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025.

    North America,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit
    Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit 7 Dec 2017

    During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the newly launched Chicago Climate Charter praising bottom up climate action as the new face of American leadership on climate change.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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