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  1. IKEA launches a mattress recycling programme
    IKEA launches a mattress recycling programme 25 Oct 2017

    IKEA has launched a national mattress recycling programme in the US, as part of its People and Planet Positive Sustainability strategy, aiming to reduce landfill waste and give more value to natural resources used as raw materials.

    North America,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Indigenous people are more involved in community renewable energy projects than ever
    Indigenous people are more involved in community renewable energy projects than ever 25 Oct 2017

    Lumos Energy, a Canadian clean energy advisor to indigenous communities released a new report where it found that clean energy projects with participation from indigenous communities have steeply increased during the past 10 years.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. New federal report implores the US Government to act on climate risks
    New federal report implores the US Government to act on climate risks 24 Oct 2017

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), US Congress’s auditing arm, warns the Trump administration to incorporate climate risks into its policies and formulate a response to climate change threats.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Nicaragua signs the Paris Agreement while UN urges the world to upscale climate policies
    Nicaragua signs the Paris Agreement while UN urges the world to upscale climate policies 24 Oct 2017

    A month after Nicaragua announced its intention to join the Paris Agreement, the country officially committed to the landmark climate accord, - one day after UNFCCC published a new report urging policymakers to upscale existing and new climate policies in order for the Paris goals to be met.

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 22
  5. London activates the £10 Emissions Surcharge fee for old petrol and diesel vehicles
    London activates the £10 Emissions Surcharge fee for old petrol and diesel vehicles 24 Oct 2017

    As of Monday, old petrol and diesel vehicles that want to drive in central London will have to meet minimum emission standards or they will have to pay an extra daily charge of £10, in addition to the £11.5 Congestion Charge which was introduced in 2013.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal
    Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal 23 Oct 2017

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new “Energy Access Outlook: From Poverty to Prosperity” report stating that the role of coal in the pathway to universal electricity access is declining “dramatically” in comparison to the past.

    Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax
    Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax 23 Oct 2017

    Drax (DRX.L), SSE (SSE.L), VPI Immingham and InterGen wrote a letter to the British Chancellor Philip Hammond asking for more clarity on what the future of the carbon tax will be during the 2020s.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai
    Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai 23 Oct 2017

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. reached an agreement with the Government of Shanghai to build a new manufacturing facility for electric vehicles in the city’s free trade zone, becoming the first foreign automaker to start its fully owned car production line in the country.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing
    EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing 20 Oct 2017

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) broke a record in the Bank’s history in financing clean energy projects, financing well over 1GW of new renewable capacity in 2017.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia
    Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia 20 Oct 2017

    The first utility-scale clean energy project, combining solar and wind power with storage will be built by Vestas and Tesla and will be located in Flinders Shire, in north-central Queensland.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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