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  1. EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement
    EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement 9 Nov 2017

    The EU has reached a provisional agreement to revise its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020 - a crucial move amid the ongoing climate negotiations in Bonn.

    Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  2. Michael Bloomberg expands ‘war on coal’ campaign to Europe with $50 million donation
    Michael Bloomberg expands ‘war on coal’ campaign to Europe with $50 million donation 9 Nov 2017

    On Thursday, UN special envoy on climate change and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced a $50 million fund to extend the battle against coal to Europe.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Barclays issues €500 million bond for “green mortgages”
    Barclays issues €500 million bond for “green mortgages” 8 Nov 2017

    UK-based banking giant has successfully issued a €500 million green bond - the first of its kind in the UK to use funds backed by domestic assets.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025
    Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025 8 Nov 2017

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has published a new report where it argues that building 35 gigawatts (GW) of new energy storage by 2025 could save the US more than $4 billion.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Syria to sign the Paris Agreement, further isolating the US
    Syria to sign the Paris Agreement, further isolating the US 8 Nov 2017

    On the second day of this year’s climate negotiations, Syria announced it will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the US the only country not to abide by the climate change deal.

    COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  6. 150 organisations ask for a ban on oxo-degradable plastics over ocean pollution concerns
    150 organisations ask for a ban on oxo-degradable plastics over ocean pollution concerns 7 Nov 2017

    More than 150 organisations led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) have issued a call for governments around the world to ban oxo-degradable plastics packaging over concerns regarding the effects of pollution on soils and oceans.

    Europe,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. HSBC to invest $100 billion in sustainable financing by 2025 as part of its updated climate plan
    HSBC to invest $100 billion in sustainable financing by 2025 as part of its updated climate plan 7 Nov 2017

    The London-based banking giant HSBC has pledged to provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025, as part of its set of commitments to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Climate Action brings the private sector to COP23
    Climate Action brings the private sector to COP23 7 Nov 2017

    On Monday, the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) kicked off in Bonn under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with the main aim to set the grounds of the Paris Agreement implementation.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. France and China to study ocean-based climate change
    France and China to study ocean-based climate change 6 Nov 2017

    The space agencies of France and China have joined forces to put a new satellite into orbit to improve the prediction of ocean storms and cyclones and create more informed climate models.

    Asia,Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Coca-Cola Europe launches new Sustainability Action Plan
    Coca-Cola Europe launches new Sustainability Action Plan 6 Nov 2017

    The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe has partnered with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) to jointly launch a new Sustainability Action Plan called “This is Forward”, which includes ambitious environmental, climate and social targets.

    Europe,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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