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  1. Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean
    Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean 30 Oct 2017

    The multi-billionaire founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson aims to lead the post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean islands, possibly including debt relief negotiation efforts led by the International Monetary Fund.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. 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
  3. Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030
    Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030 13 Oct 2017

    According to Reuters, the Paris City Hall announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a petrol and diesel phase-out plan in Paris by 2030, as a way to tackle significantly high levels of air pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone
    Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone 13 Oct 2017

    Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have jointly proposed the establishment of a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford City by banning petrol and diesel vehicles ban from parts of the city centre.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar
    Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar 6 Oct 2017

    After Hurricane Maria hit the island, there has been increased interest in the potential of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting on Thursday that the company can transform the energy supply of the island with the power of solar.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment
    Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment 25 Sep 2017

    During a news conference held on Sunday, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in collaboration with Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a series of new incentives to spark the growth of electric mobility around the emirate.

    Middle East,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. New report addresses the $1.4 trillion gap in funding for sustainable infrastructure in the US
    New report addresses the $1.4 trillion gap in funding for sustainable infrastructure in the US 22 Sep 2017

    The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) published a report establishing a framework to support state and local governments to catalyse private investment towards sustainable infrastructure that can help mitigate the effects of extreme weather events.

    Finance,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters
    Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters 20 Sep 2017

    According to a research conducted by Reuters in the city of Higashi Matsushima, a ‘silent’ revolution has been happening in Japan in the wake of the 2011 fatal earthquake and tsunami, with more and more municipalities setting up distributed energy systems to reduce reliance on the main grid, and secure electricity supply during natural disasters.

    Asia,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. London’s first plastic-free shop is now open
    London’s first plastic-free shop is now open 13 Sep 2017

    In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution and raise awareness, Bulk Market is the first package-free pop up store in Islington, in North London.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis
    Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis 13 Sep 2017

    On 8 September, the German ride-hailing service CleverShuttle launched its first hydrogen fuel cell fleet of taxis in Hamburg.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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