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27 11 2020 | 12:54

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges.

Industry promotes materialism and lifts sales of climate-harming products, study says. Advertising needs to be controlled and changed to reduce its impact on the climate, according to a report…

27 11 2020 | 12:40

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity.

The Tasmania government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity. In a…

26 11 2020 | 16:55

Barcelona launches 10-year plan to reclaim city streets from cars.

Plans include making one in three Eixample streets “green zones” and creating 21 public squares. Barcelona has launched an ambitious 10-year plan to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and cut down…

26 11 2020 | 16:11

Kenya's president saves century-old fig tree from highway

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi. The…

26 11 2020 | 15:53

Mining giant Fortescue plans massive global renewable energy buildout.

Andrew Forrest’s iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals has unveiled stunning plans to build more than 235 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity, mostly wind and solar, to become a supplier of green…

26 11 2020 | 10:22

DHL unveils UK’s first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle.

DHL has announced it has begun operating the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.  The Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid is now part of DHL Supply Chain’s fleet in London, making…

25 11 2020 | 07:28

Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies.

As of late summer, governments around the world had pledged US$12.2 trillion of relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 11 2020 | 06:52

Chinese bank pulls out of proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya.

The biggest financier of the troubled Sh200 billion Lamu coal plant project has pulled out, casting doubts on the project’s viability. The new development was reported by local NGO Save Lamu, citing…

25 11 2020 | 06:47

Chinese developer begins construction of 2GW hybrid renewable project in Inner Mongolia.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has begun construction of a 2GW hybrid project in Inner Mongolia which, upon completion, will boast 1.7GW of wind power capacity, 300MW of…

23 11 2020 | 12:12

Katara Towers to become the first hotel with GSAS 5 Stars sustainability rating

Katara Towers’ Development at Lusail has become the first hospitality project in Qatar to receive certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating at the design stage. The Global Sustainability…

20 11 2020 | 17:44

UK ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 'not enough' to hit climate targets.

Thinktank says deadline of 2026 is needed for government to meet its own carbon budget. The prime minister’s plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030…

20 11 2020 | 17:23

Dozens of Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels.

Climate action campaigners applauded Monday after 47 faith institutions from 21 countries announced they would divest from fossil fuels, marking the largest-ever joint divestment by religious leaders…

20 11 2020 | 16:50

350.org responds to ICBC reportedly withdrawing financing from Lamu Coal Plant

Global - The Save Lamu campaign has learned that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has decided not to finance the Lamu Coal Plant anymore, due to cited environmental and social risks…

20 11 2020 | 16:49

Race to zero: This graphic shows the rapidly falling cost of renewables.

The cost of renewable energy continues to fall. In most cases, it’s now cheaper to use renewables than fossil fuels. $23 billion could be wiped off global bills if we switched from costly coal to…

19 11 2020 | 12:52

UK campaigners set out plan to meet Paris agreement and beat Covid recession.

Plan includes home insulation and replacing gas boilers to ensure country reaches its climate targets. A decade-long rollout of home insulation and heat pumps to replace gas boilers is urgently…

19 11 2020 | 12:48

Ellen McArthur Foundation publishes new progress report on plastic use.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released it’s 2020 Progress Report on the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The recent New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress Report, published by…

19 11 2020 | 10:06

The Secretary General : Remarks on Climate Action to European Council on Foreign Relations.

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you for inviting me to speak today.   I will focus my remarks on the climate crisis and the need for heightened climate action.   Recently, we have seen…

19 11 2020 | 09:54

We Are Not All In The Same Boat.

COP26 Coalition releases statement signed by over 100 international civil society organisations which urges caution over government climate rhetoric and demands action which truly addresses the…

19 11 2020 | 09:42

Ban Ki-moon calls for leadership for a zero-emissions future at the Sustainable Innovation Forum.

At Day 1 of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors to create a healthy, resilient,…

19 11 2020 | 09:39

No more natural gas in new San Francisco buildings starting next year.

“The world is changing,” Keighran said. “I came to see that buyers will want this. Buyers will expect this. The mind-set of the younger demographic is to want and demand this. “This is ahead of its…