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  1. UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming
    UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming 18 Oct 2017

    UN Environment partnered with Dutch financial institution Rabobank to establish a $1 billion fund offering grants and loans to businesses interesting in investing in sustainable farming practices.

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned
    The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned 18 Oct 2017

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon inaugurated the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, another first for the Scottish dynamic offshore wind potential.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. EBRD is financing the biggest wind farm in Serbia
    EBRD is financing the biggest wind farm in Serbia 18 Oct 2017

    Serbia’s 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm will receive €215 million in syndicated loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), as announced on Tuesday through a press release.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Progress on the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm
    Progress on the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm 17 Oct 2017

    Vattenfall, the Swedish power company that develops the 1.8GW giant offshore wind project announced the details of the progress being made in the mega-project, aimed to power more than 1.3 million UK households.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. About 1400 multinational companies now factor carbon price into business plans
    About 1400 multinational companies now factor carbon price into business plans 16 Oct 2017

    According to CDP, a global non-profit environmental disclosure platform, the number of companies that now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans has increased eight times since 2014 because they understand that carbon risk management is a business imperative.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020
    Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020 16 Oct 2017

    Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax
    Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax 16 Oct 2017

    Norway is proposing a what-is-known as “Tesla tax”, that would remove the tax exemption from the heaviest electric cars weighing more than 2 tonnes, triggering intense political debate about the future of EVs in the country.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era
    Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era 13 Oct 2017

    This last week has seen three country announcements for major plans to phase out energy generation facilities fuelled by coal, with Netherlands announcing the decommissioning of all coal power plants by 2030 and UK and Canada announcing they will champion a global alliance on the transition from coal during the upcoming COP23.

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. 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
  10. 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

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