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15 Jan, 2019, 15:12 GMT Nestlé Accelerates Action to Tackle Plastic Waste

Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018...


15 Jan, 2019, 08:46 GMT Mohamed bin Zayed Honours Winners of Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness...


15 Jan, 2019, 07:00 GMT Johnson & Johnson Vision launches the UK's first free nationwide recycling programme for all contact lenses

Over two-thirds (70%)1 of consumers are confused about the types of household items they can recycle, according to recent research by Johnson &...


10 Jan, 2019, 13:00 GMT Firmenich Joins RE100 and Reaches 100% Renewable Power Across Its European and US Manufacturing Sites

Firmenich is proud to have joined RE100, a global initiative of the world's most influential companies, all committed to 100% renewable power. Today, ...


09 Jan, 2019, 04:00 GMT New EIU Research Highlights Initiatives From Across the Indian Ocean Region Encouraging the Sustainable Development of the Ocean

The report presents case studies of innovative approaches to the most pressing ocean challenges facing the Indian Ocean Rim countries; Case studies...


08 Jan, 2019, 08:55 GMT ElectriFI Supports REDAVIA's Expansion in Ghana's C&I Sector

Solar technology company REDAVIA and ElectriFI have signed a USD2m financing agreement to support REDAVIA's expansion in Ghana's industrial and...


03 Jan, 2019, 17:47 GMT Cashplus Announces Degradable PVC 'Bank Card of the Future'

No signature strip and it will degrade in waste. Innovative new card from leading digital bank challenger coming early this year Cashplus, the...


14 Dec, 2018, 11:00 GMT Consumers Worry, Countries Fumble in Addressing Global Plastic Use

New Orb Media Inc. reporting and data analysis shows consumers are extremely worried about plastic's impact on the world. There is widespread public...


13 Dec, 2018, 15:03 GMT Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation

The Protect Our Planet strategic action plan describes how Cargill will eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. By 2020, the company...


12 Dec, 2018, 14:34 GMT Costa Rica and the Netherlands to Become NDC Partnership Co-Chairs in 2019 and 2020

At a high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Conference COP24 honoring two years of collaboration to advance climate and...


11 Dec, 2018, 10:00 GMT Institut Marquès Launch First National Study of Sperm in Ireland

http://www.toxicsarebreakingourballs.ie Environmental pollution with toxic chemicals is the main cause of poor sperm quality Starting today, Irish...


10 Dec, 2018, 09:02 GMT Invitation for the Launch of the Hague Principles and the Earth Trusteeship Initiative

Monday, 10 December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this day, "The Hague Principles for a Universal...


06 Dec, 2018, 08:00 GMT The Club of Rome Launches the First Climate Emergency Plan

Climate change is the most pressing global challenge, constituting an existential threat to humanity. The Club of Rome - Climate Emergency Plan,...


05 Dec, 2018, 11:00 GMT eMotorWerks and LO3 Energy Partner on Local Energy Trading Platform Between Electric Vehicles and Renewable Microgrid Projects

eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group's new advanced energy services business line Enel X, and LO3 Energy, an innovative company that...


05 Dec, 2018, 11:00 GMT eMotorWerks and LO3 Energy Partner on Local Energy Trading Platform Between Electric Vehicles and Renewable Microgrid Projects

eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group's new advanced energy services business line Enel X, and LO3 Energy, an innovative company that...


04 Dec, 2018, 20:56 GMT FinDev Canada Invests USD 20 Million in Climate Investor One to Support Transition to Renewable Energy in Developing Countries

The investment will have a positive impact on climate change mitigation by avoiding 1.2 million tons of CO2 emissions FinDev Canada announced a USD...


04 Dec, 2018, 18:20 GMT Agricultural Transformation Initiative Hosts First Annual Summit with Key Stakeholders in Malawi to Discuss Economic Diversification on December 4 and 5

The Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) is co-hosting the first annual Agricultural Transformation Summit with Palladium this week as a part ...


04 Dec, 2018, 17:17 GMT Azuri and Electrifi at COP24 to Showcase How Innovative Financing is Helping Millions in Africa Access Clean, Renewable Energy

Pay-as-you-go solar pioneer Azuri Technologies and the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFi) will feature at the UN Climate Change...


03 Dec, 2018, 16:51 GMT Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Unveils First-of-its-Kind HouseZero Lab & Prototype

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced today the completion of HouseZero,...


03 Dec, 2018, 16:51 GMT Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Unveils First-of-its-Kind HouseZero Lab & Prototype

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced today the completion of HouseZero,...


03 Dec, 2018, 10:35 GMT Alan Walker Launches Collaboration With Mask Company Airinum to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

Today, Norwegian music producer Alan Walker launches a co-branded mask together with award-winning Swedish brand Airinum. The mask is built on...


03 Dec, 2018, 10:35 GMT Alan Walker Launches Collaboration With Mask Company Airinum to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

Today, Norwegian music producer Alan Walker launches a co-branded mask together with award-winning Swedish brand Airinum. The mask is built on...


03 Dec, 2018, 09:33 GMT Ahead of COP24, Schneider Electric Strengthens Its Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

The Group will present innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice Schneider Electric's experts & leaders will actively participate at...


29 Nov, 2018, 17:00 GMT Honda Insight Named 2019 Green Car of the Year®

Honda's third generation Insight hybrid sedan has been named Green Car Journal's 2019 Green Car of the Year® at the Los Angeles Auto Show's (LA Auto...


29 Nov, 2018, 15:56 GMT Italian Exhibition Group: Italy-Egypt Meeting for Sustainable Development and Green Technologies

A 2-Day Event Organized by the Italian Embassy in Cairo in Collaboration with Ecomondo The "Business Forum on water, energy, waste and mobility"will...