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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. - 7 years ago

New Gold Standard Framework to Unlock Billions for High-Impact Sustainable Development
New Gold Standard Framework to Unlock Billions for High-Impact Sustainable Development

Leadership / In collaboration with Climate-KIC, South Pole Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Gold Standard — a global benchmark for climate and development initiatives — has announced a new framework designed to unlock billions of dollars needed to scale-up clean technology and sustainable development in cities around the globe. - 7 years ago

G20 Task Force Report Creates Buzz Around Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
G20 Task Force Report Creates Buzz Around Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Marketing and Comms / One year after its formation, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TFCD), a global task force created by the G20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) to prevent market shocks stemming from climate change, has published its report, Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. - 7 years ago

New 'Clean' Line of Campbell’s Soups Aims to Encourage Small, Healthy Daily Choices
New 'Clean' Line of Campbell’s Soups Aims to Encourage Small, Healthy Daily Choices

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In a bid to reposition itself as a producer of convenient natural products, Campbell Soup Company is set to launch Well Yes!, a pivotal “clean” canned soup line, with a corresponding campaign that encourages consumers to make small, healthy daily choices rather than big, unrealistic resolutions. With the New Year only a week away, the launch of the new campaign is timely. - 7 years ago

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Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time
Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Earlier this year, the World Bank announced a fundamental shift in its role of alleviating global poverty, by refocusing its financing efforts towards tackling climate change through the lens of SMEs. Last month, the group launched a new Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN) during COP22 in Marrakech to help commercialize and diffuse clean technologies through developing countries. - 7 years ago

30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models
30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models

The Next Economy / A recent report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and a number of new initiatives sweeping Europe have highlighted the convincing business case for companies to adopt circular principles into their business models. The latest development on the path to a circular economy? A new project across the UK and the Netherlands called REBus. - 7 years ago

Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings
Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Ambitions to reduce environmental impact by slashing water use are driving brands in industries of all kinds to rethink their manufacturing processes. This week, both Wrangler and Toyota announced they have risen to the challenge and have plenty to show for their efforts. Having recently reached a milestone of three billion liters of water saved since 2007, denim and casual apparel brand Wrangler announced on Wednesday that it plans to reduce water usage at its facilities by 20 percent by 2020. - 7 years ago

UK Universities Poised to Lead Europe in Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030
UK Universities Poised to Lead Europe in Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030

Waste Not / Ending food waste is a key concern across the Western world, with new initiatives such as WWF and Sodexo’s sustainable meals program and Sainsbury’s Waste Less, Save More campaign seeming to crop up almost daily. - 7 years ago

Bill Gates & Friends Launch $1B Clean Energy Investment Fund to Fight Climate Change
Bill Gates & Friends Launch $1B Clean Energy Investment Fund to Fight Climate Change

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On Monday, Bill Gates announced the establishment of a $1 billion investment fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, geared towards fighting climate change through clean energy innovation. - 7 years ago

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2017 Circulars Nominate 36 Innovators Leading the Way to a Circular Future
2017 Circulars Nominate 36 Innovators Leading the Way to a Circular Future

The Next Economy / There’s growing evidence around the efficacy of a circular economy and the key role it will play in helping companies and nations carry out the commitments outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, maintain competitive economies, and reduce waste and consumption of natural resources. The journey to a circular economy will be a long one, and it will require cooperation between businesses, local governments, investors and individuals around the world. - 7 years ago

Trending: More Entrepreneurs Giving Ugly Fruit a Chance to Shine
Trending: More Entrepreneurs Giving Ugly Fruit a Chance to Shine

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Reducing global food waste seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, and two young health food brands — Barnana and Wonky Juice — are looking to address the issue at the source, giving misshapen fruits and vegetables new life and boosting local economies. Fact: Bananas are the number-one wasted food product in the world, with fifty percent of all bananas grown going to waste. Caue Suplicy, founder of organic banana snack brand Barnana, is hoping to change that. - 7 years ago

PG&E Becomes First US Energy Company to Pilot Methane-Detection Device
PG&E Becomes First US Energy Company to Pilot Methane-Detection Device

Cleantech / Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has officially become the first U.S. energy company to pilot a methane-detection device. - 7 years ago

Report: 95% of Impact Investors Say Returns Meet or Exceed Expectations
Report: 95% of Impact Investors Say Returns Meet or Exceed Expectations

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / A new study released by the Global Impact Invest Network (GIIN) at the opening of its two-day Investor Forum 2016 in Amsterdam this week found that impact investors reported substantial growth over the last three years - 7 years ago

New Benchmarks, Empowerment Program Aim to Eradicate Worker Exploitation in Apparel Supply Chains
New Benchmarks, Empowerment Program Aim to Eradicate Worker Exploitation in Apparel Supply Chains

Supply Chain / Growing concerns over the environmental and social impacts of the footwear and apparel industry have kickstarted efforts to create more transparent and ethical supply chains and practices, but there is still a significant amount of work to be done, according to a new benchmarking system launched today by KnowTheChain (KTC), a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor abuse - 7 years ago

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Lagunitas Poised to Save $22.5M Through Cambrian’s New Water-Energy Purchase Agreement
Lagunitas Poised to Save $22.5M Through Cambrian’s New Water-Energy Purchase Agreement

Waste Not / Cambrian Innovation, a commercial provider of distributed wastewater-treatment and resource-recovery solutions for industrial facilities, announced today that it is offering a novel water-energy purchase agreement (WEPA) - a new form of financing that it’s calling the wastewater industry’s answer to solar’s power purchasing agreements (PPAs) – and that Lagunitas Brewing Company will be the first to use it. - 7 years ago

Could Siemens’ Blockchain-Based Microgrid Project Foster an Energy-Sharing Economy?
Could Siemens’ Blockchain-Based Microgrid Project Foster an Energy-Sharing Economy?

Cleantech / Siemens and New York-based startup LO3 Energy have announced that they are partnering up to make the energy-sharing economy a reality through the development of microgrids that use blockchain technology to enable local energy trading. - 7 years ago

Solar Roadways Will Soon Drive Energy Production on Four Continents
Solar Roadways Will Soon Drive Energy Production on Four Continents

Cleantech / French engineering giant Bouygues Group is making a convincing case for reinventing the wheel, rolling out four new solar road projects across four continents that could change the way we drive by 2018. Colas SA, a subsidiary of Bouygues Group, has designed solar panels that are rugged enough to withstand the weight of an 18-wheeler truck — and are currently building them into road surfaces in France. Colas has been performing research and laboratory tests over the past five years and now plans to construct 100 test sites to further test the new technology before commercializing it in 2018. - 7 years ago

Circular Economy Framework Could Give India a Competitive Advantage
Circular Economy Framework Could Give India a Competitive Advantage

The Next Economy / A new report has found that adopting circular economic principles would put India on a path to positive regenerative and value-creating development with annual benefits of US $624 billion in 2050 compared with the current development — equivalent to 30% of India’s current GDP. - 7 years ago

WWF, Sodexo Team Up to Launch New Sustainable Meals Initiative
WWF, Sodexo Team Up to Launch New Sustainable Meals Initiative

Collaboration / Sustainable food initiatives aimed at tackling food waste and climate change are sweeping through Europe and the UK, and the latest example comes in the form of a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK and global catering and facilities firm Sodexo. - 7 years ago

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European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?
European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?

Organizational Change / Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced it will begin phasing out coal subsidies and reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 under a new clean energy package. - 7 years ago