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  1. Iceland becomes the first major retailer to phase out plastic packaging
    Iceland becomes the first major retailer to phase out plastic packaging 16 Jan 2018

    In a first-mover action, Iceland has announced its plans to replace plastic packaging from all its own-branded products by 2023, signalling a plastic-free future.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. L’Oréal named the most sustainable company in 2017
    L’Oréal named the most sustainable company in 2017 15 Jan 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,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Santander invests £28.5m in British battery storage
    Santander invests £28.5m in British battery storage 15 Jan 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
  4. London breathes cleanest January air for 10 years
    London breathes cleanest January air for 10 years 15 Jan 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
  5. EBDR supports Turkey’s $11 billion green energy plan
    EBDR supports Turkey’s $11 billion green energy plan 15 Jan 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
  6. All renewable technologies set to be as cheap as fossil fuels by 2020
    All renewable technologies set to be as cheap as fossil fuels by 2020 15 Jan 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
  7. Ford to invest $11 billion by 2022 in 40 hybrid and electric models
    Ford to invest $11 billion by 2022 in 40 hybrid and electric models 15 Jan 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
  8. Researchers make advancements in renewable ‘algae power’
    Researchers make advancements in renewable ‘algae power’ 12 Jan 2018

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

    Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. UAE sets Guinness record for ‘Largest Environmental Sustainability Lesson’
    UAE sets Guinness record for ‘Largest Environmental Sustainability Lesson’ 12 Jan 2018

    Nearly 300 students in Abu Dhabi have participated in an interactive lecture on sustainability setting the Guinness World Record for the most-attended environmental sustainability lesson in the world.

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Formula E could be the only viable motorsport series by 2040
    Formula E could be the only viable motorsport series by 2040 12 Jan 2018

    Alejandro Agag, the founder and CEO of Formula E championship has predicted that, given the current climate policies, the electric vehicles racing series will be the motorsport of the future.

    Worldwide,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport

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OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

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