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  1. Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley
    Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley 6 Dec 2017

    Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Hyundai Electric to break the record for world’s largest battery
    Hyundai Electric to break the record for world’s largest battery 6 Dec 2017

    South Korea’s Hyundai Electric is set to build a 150 megawatt (MW) lithium ion battery, competing against Tesla’s recent achievement of building the largest battery in Australia within 100 days.

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens partner to deliver hybrid electric jets
    Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens partner to deliver hybrid electric jets 29 Nov 2017

    A new partnership between Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens aims to commission a hybrid electric aircraft prototype by 2020, aspiring to demonstrate that a mix of conventional and electric engines is able to work.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. New report calls for sustainable production models in the fashion industry
    New report calls for sustainable production models in the fashion industry 28 Nov 2017

    Stella McCartney and Ellen MacArthur have partnered to launch a revolutionary report which urgently calls for a new, shared vision for a circular fashion industry, in order to eliminate environmental externalities.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Finnish start-up wins circular economy award for alternative packaging
    Finnish start-up wins circular economy award for alternative packaging 21 Nov 2017

    Finnish-start-up Sulapac has won the 2017 Green Alley Award, the first European award for start-ups dedicated to the promotion of the circular economy, by providing an alternative to plastic packaging for cosmetics.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Facebook to power its new data centre from 100% wind energy
    Facebook to power its new data centre from 100% wind energy 20 Nov 2017

    Facebook’s growing power needs have contributed to the development of a 320 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Nebraska. The company’s new data centre in the state led to the search for clean power sources, and demonstrates how big corporations can boost demand for renewable projects.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels
    Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels 17 Nov 2017

    Scientists have discovered that the way butterfly wings absorb sunlight could offer engineering insights on how to improve the efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic modules.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn
    The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn 16 Nov 2017

    On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action
    Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action 14 Nov 2017

    The visionary innovator who flew 40,000 km in a solar-fuelled plane urged companies to pursue revolutionary ideas as the only way to truly achieve a paradigm shift and fight climate change.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  10. Climate Action publication launched in Bonn
    Climate Action publication launched in Bonn 13 Nov 2017

    On Monday, the 11th edition of the Climate Action publication was launched, where the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policymakers provide detailed insights on the pathway to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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