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  1. 250,000 trees to be planted under ‘Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign’
    250,000 trees to be planted under ‘Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign’ 22 Dec 2017

    US-based telecommunications company Verizon has pledged to plant more than 250,000 trees in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico as part of its tree restoration efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    North America,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Should supermarkets and drink companies pay for plastic recycling?
    Should supermarkets and drink companies pay for plastic recycling? 22 Dec 2017

    The Environmental Audit Committee in the UK has issued a report suggesting the adoption of the ‘polluter pays’ principle forcing retailers and drink firms to pay for the recycling of the plastic waste they create.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Boston bans plastic bags to reduce pollution
    Boston bans plastic bags to reduce pollution 21 Dec 2017

    Boston became the 60th city in the Massachusetts state to put a ban on plastic bags and reduce some of the 357 million single-use plastic bags the city uses approximately every year.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Major coal company committed to climate change breaks ties with industry groups
    Major coal company committed to climate change breaks ties with industry groups 21 Dec 2017

    BHP Billiton, a British-Australian mining company has announced it will withdraw its membership from energy associations which don’t hold an active position on climate and energy policy, emphasising its commitment to take responsible action against global warming.

    Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Germany to break new record in renewable energy production
    Germany to break new record in renewable energy production 21 Dec 2017

    New data has shown that renewable energy has provided one-third of Germany’s electricity this year, with wind energy becoming the third largest electricity source surpassing natural gas and nuclear energy.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. New York Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels
    New York Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels 21 Dec 2017

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York State Common Retirement Fund to halt investments in fossil fuels and set up a ‘decarbonisation’ strategy to secure future pensions from financial climate risks.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. UK and EU take further steps to improve energy efficiency
    UK and EU take further steps to improve energy efficiency 20 Dec 2017

    On Tuesday, the European Union approved energy standards for all-new public buildings within the 28 countries.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. UN Environment: “Stop ‘boring’ language to spur climate action”
    UN Environment: “Stop ‘boring’ language to spur climate action” 20 Dec 2017

    In a recent interview Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment has argued that technical jargon alienates people keen on taking climate action, calling for an urgent change in language.

    Finance,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. The Vatican backs competition for climate change start-ups
    The Vatican backs competition for climate change start-ups 20 Dec 2017

    The Vatican has announced the first round of finalists of its competition calling for climate change focused start-ups from around the world to submit innovative ideas that contribute to the mitigation of global warming.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. France to outlaw oil and gas exploration by 2040
    France to outlaw oil and gas exploration by 2040 20 Dec 2017

    France has taken another bold step towards combatting climate change by passing legislation to end all oil and gas exploration and production by 2040. It will also ensure that no new exploration permits are granted within French territories from now.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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