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15 05 2021 | 13:20

Feeding a City From the World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse.

The world's largest rooftop greenhouse is in Montreal, Canada. It measures more than 15,000m2 and produces more than 11,000kg of food per week. The company behind it had to hire 200 new employees…

15 05 2021 | 13:15

Moody’s: Global ESG trends amplified by green stimulus, climate policy and disclosure initiatives.

The impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in financial markets will accelerate in 2021 as the effect of government stimulus, decarbonisation policies and greater disclosure…

15 05 2021 | 13:11

UN: Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 Set to Boost Regional Climate Action.

UN Climate Change News, 11 May 2021 – The virtual thematic sessions of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (11 to 14 May), hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic, kicked off…

15 05 2021 | 12:30

Kenya's 'World's Best Teacher' gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor.

In a small overcrowded classroom in Pwani village, rural Kenya, Peter Tabichi teaches his students science. Born in Kiisi, 37-year-old Tabichi is from a family full of teachers. In March, he won…

15 05 2021 | 12:27

Plastic bag charge to rise to 10p in England from 21 May.

The charge will be extended to all businesses, previously it only applied to those with 250 employees or more. The single-use carrier bag charge will increase from 5p to 10p and extend to all…

15 05 2021 | 12:20

How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff

Unless actions by governments and corporations cut emissions in the here and now, a dose of scepticism is in order. So it’s goodbye climate deniers, hello – and you’ll pardon me for being blunt here…

15 05 2021 | 12:01

SINV Europe 2021: Transparency is key for investors to reach goals of the Paris Agreement.

Part 3 and 4 of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2021 took place this week on the 20 & 22 April, convening stakeholders committed to driving forward the sustainable finance agenda from…

14 05 2021 | 10:20

Hi, I am Hazel Akinyi, from Kenya.

My name is Hazel Akinyi, I am from Nairobi, Kenya.

13 05 2021 | 07:12

Corporate climate action: through a glass, darkly.

With the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow less than 200 days away, countries accounting for more than two-thirds of global GDP have now committed to net-zero emissions by the middle of the century.…

11 05 2021 | 15:46

PARIS REINFORCE: The Delignitisation Roller Coaster in Greece: An Old Car and a Steep Slope Ahead

  Lignite has been exploited for electricity generation in Greece since the early 1950s and has been a major socioeconomic growth driver for decades since. But, during the last decade, lignite…

10 05 2021 | 14:40

The no-packaging movement.

Lindsay McCormick used to be a surf instructor who would watch as trash piled up along the beaches of Malibu. When her career shifted to TV production and she had to travel, she kept a toiletry kit…

07 05 2021 | 09:21

UK replaces France as Europe’s second largest electric car market.

About 31,800 battery electric cars were sold in Britain in first three months of 2021. The UK overtook France to become Europe’s second largest electric car market in the first quarter of the year,…

06 05 2021 | 16:03

Rotterdam, major port cities, push to become hydrogen hubs.

Hydrogen, produced without carbon emissions, will find use in many sectors of a future ‘hydrogen economy.’ Its high energy intensity can make it the basis of fuels that reduce carbon emissions in the…

06 05 2021 | 11:43

The COP26 Climate Action Plan: Sign the letter

In 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's UK government took the world-leading decision to put an end to public finance for fossil fuel projects(1) overseas. That same government should now take…

04 05 2021 | 11:40

Activists fight to save 550-year-old oak threatened by new Shrewsbury road.

Objectors say relief road contradicts council’s net zero target and will damage local wildlife sites. A 550-year-old tree known as “Darwin’s oak”, 4km of hedgerows and an internationally-renowned…

04 05 2021 | 10:51

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions.

Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system.

04 05 2021 | 10:29

Covid recovery must not be driven by fossil fuels, says Ed Miliband.

Exclusive: Shadow business secretary calls for the UK to ‘reckon’ with fossil fuels as The Independent launches campaign for greater action on climate. The world’s recovery from Covid-19 must not be…

03 05 2021 | 08:23

School climate strikers urge boycott of Science Museum show over Shell deal

Group hits out at oil and gas firm’s sponsorship of Our Future Planet exhibition as ‘appalling’ Organisers of the school strike movement, in which tens of thousands of young people have taken to the…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 08:11

The new economy requires mechanically-minded, hard working people. Coal communities can lead the way.

Coalfield Development's Jacob Israel Hannah (Conservation Coordinator) and Brandon Dennison (CEO), talked to us about the Appalachian region's (U.S.) transition away from coal and their bottom-up…