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Europe Needs to Cut Transport Emissions by 94% to Keep Climate Commitments
Europe Needs to Cut Transport Emissions by 94% to Keep Climate Commitments

LEADERSHIP - According to a new report by Germany’s Öko-Institut, Europe has its work cut out for it if it intends to stop the planet’s temperature rising above the two-degree limit agreed upon by world leaders at COP21. As it stands, the EU will need to cut global warming transport emissions by 94% by 2050 — a lofty goal that will require significant efforts be undertaken by all Member States. The Paris Agreement, which came into effect in November 2016, sets the cap at two agrees above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational goal of 1.5%. But climate experts warn that even a two-degree rise could have catastrophic impacts.

GM Exceeds Landfill-Free Goal, Starts Testing Autonomous Vehicles
GM Exceeds Landfill-Free Goal, Starts Testing Autonomous Vehicles

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - General Motors (GM) achieved a record number of landfill-free facilitiesin 2016, exceeding its commitment four years early. The company now operates 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations, including 100 manufacturing sites and 52 non-manufacturing sites.

C40 Pledges End to Diesel, Partners with J&J to Link Urban Air Quality to Human Health
C40 Pledges End to Diesel, Partners with J&J to Link Urban Air Quality to Human Health

COLLABORATION - At the recent C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, the City – along with Paris, Madrid and Athens - pledged to remove all diesel vehicles by 2025, as part of an effort by mayors to improve the quality of air for citizens. The pledge also includes a plan to incentivize alternative vehicles and promote walking and cycling infrastructure, helping to deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement.

First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore.
First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore.

PRESS RELEASE - eBike To Help Solve Ever-Evolving Demands of Urban Logistics 

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UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions
UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions

PRESS RELEASE - UPS and Sealed Air Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to help retailers, e-tailers, and businesses around the world maximize the efficiency of their packaging operations, minimize packaging waste, and reduce annual shipping costs.

Trending: Uber, Nissan Further Disrupt Car Ownership with New Takes on Sharing Model
Trending: Uber, Nissan Further Disrupt Car Ownership with New Takes on Sharing Model

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With car sharing becoming an increasingly popular solution for cities and millennials, automakers are finding new ways to standout in a crowded market. Last week, David Plouffe, chief strategic adviser of Uber Technologies Inc., announced intentions to create a new market and assist smart cities with developing better transportation systems. While at a technology forum in Taipei, Plouffe explained that a lot of Uber clients aren’t taxi users, and that the company gives opportunities for drivers to create an extra income for themselves, outside of their main careers.

Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders
Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders

PRESS RELEASE - Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced the launch of its StealthWrap™ ultra durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer, opaque cartoning alternative which allows primary package cartons to be protected for transit without the need for outer boxes or additional packaging materials. The company also announced that XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and supply chain solutions, will be the first to bring this innovative packaging solution to market in the logistics industry. XPO is deploying StealthWrap™ in several distribution centers where it fulfills and ships e-commerce orders for customers.

United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards
United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards

PRESS RELEASE - United Airlines is proud to announce that we have been honored with four awards in just the past week, recognizing our work to make environmental sustainability part of the DNA of our operations.

United Airlines and Clean the World Partner to Assemble Hygiene Kits For Hub-Based Charities
United Airlines and Clean the World Partner to Assemble Hygiene Kits For Hub-Based Charities

PRESS RELEASE -   United Airlines and Clean the World Partner to Assemble Hygiene Kits For Hub-Based Charities   Volunteers in cities across the country and in the U.K. gather to help those in critical need  

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PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025
PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025

LEADERSHIP - The host of food and drink company members of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a series of new sustainability commitments. The newly-released “Ambition 2025” document builds on the group’s previous “Five-Fold Environmental Ambition” and includes goals related to climate change, food waste, packaging, water, transport, supply chains and natural capital, as well as case studies highlighting some of their members’ best practices.

Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline
Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline

PRESS RELEASE - US 10/13/16 Atlanta and Kigali, Rwanda Up To 150 Emergency Medical Drone Flights a Day

This Virtual Planning Tool Helped San Francisco Develop a Tech Roadmap for Its Sustainability Goals
This Virtual Planning Tool Helped San Francisco Develop a Tech Roadmap for Its Sustainability Goals

CLEANTECH - A data-driven modeling tool is helping cities – including San Francisco – reach their sustainability goals by outlining which technologies will provide the greatest impact. According to a study released last week, electric car sharing alone has the potential to reduce emissions by half a million tonnes by 2050 – representing a 13 percent reduction in GHGs from a single technology.

Toyota is Using Sewage Sludge to Power its New Electric Car
Toyota is Using Sewage Sludge to Power its New Electric Car

PRESS RELEASE - Hydrogen fuel cell cars could help solve the global warming crisis, but nobody wants to buy them. Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car, calls it a “chicken or the egg” problem: no one wants to purchase hydrogen cars because there are no hydrogen fuel stations, and nobody wants to build hydrogen fuel stations because there are no hydrogen cars. But Toyota thinks it may have found a solution. For unlimited clean energy, it’s turning to one of the dirtiest places there is: the toilet.

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Ford Leading the Transportation Revolution
Ford Leading the Transportation Revolution

PRESS RELEASE - San Francisco will benefit from Ford’s latest expansion into alternative travel, as the company acquires Chariot and prepares to launch GoBike. What do we know about Chariot? It launched in 2014, and its shuttles fill the gap between cab and bus services as a flexible, cost-effective option. Chariot uses Ford Transit shuttles, currently operating around 100 of them around 28 San Francisco Bay routes. Currently, these routes are crowd-sourced based on rider demand, but eventually will operate in dynamically, using algorithms to map the most efficient routes.

UPS Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Fourth Consecutive Year
UPS Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE - US 09/08/16Atlanta, GANamed to DJSI North America Index for 12th Straight Year

3 Low-Carbon Transportation Technologies Driving Development in the Global South
3 Low-Carbon Transportation Technologies Driving Development in the Global South

CLEANTECH - Transportation accounts for around one-seventh of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And globally, greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster in transportation than in any other sector, with rapid motorization — more cars and trucks — being the principal cause.

UPS Completes One Billion Miles in its 'Rolling Laboratory' Green Fleet
UPS Completes One Billion Miles in its 'Rolling Laboratory' Green Fleet

PRESS RELEASE - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced on August 2nd that the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. The company’s wider sustainability progress is detailed in the 14th annual Sustainability Report.

UPS Hits '1B Cleaner Miles' Goal a Year Early, Shares Other Highlights in Latest Sustainability Report
UPS Hits '1B Cleaner Miles' Goal a Year Early, Shares Other Highlights in Latest Sustainability Report

CLEANTECH - UPS today announced it has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is helping to transform commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. The company’s wider sustainability progress is detailed in the 14th annual Sustainability Report, released today.

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Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia
Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia

PRESS RELEASE - Toyota believes hydrogen-fuelled vehicles are more viable than electric ones — and it has brought three of its Mirai models to Australia to prove it. The Mirai is already on sale in Europe, Japan and California and uses an on-board fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity. The small demonstration fleet will be accompanied by a portable refuelling station, which will allow the company to tour the vehicle around the country for maximum exposure. When the Mirai’s hydrogen supply is running low, it can be fully refuelled in a matter of minutes — a stark contrast to the longer charging times of most electric vehicles. The Mirai can also travel roughly 500km before needing a refill.

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