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Turning ambition into action: One month left to register for edie Live 2019
Collaborative workshops, a dedicated Plastics Hub and a Future Systems Hackathon are just some of the exciting new features that
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Coalition of central banks urge finance sector to ‘raise the bar’ on climate action
A coalition of 36 central banks and regulators, including the Bank of England and the World Bank, have issued a
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Forget Brexit and focus on climate change, Greta Thunberg tells EU
The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has chided EU leaders for holding three emergency summits on Brexit and none on
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Extinction Rebellion: Role of business in society is being defined by climate change
As thousands of climate protestors continue to blockade key London landmarks as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests, businesses have
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Finnish businesses set up ‘world’s first’ marketplace for carbon removal certificates
A group of Finnish businesses have partnered with global financial solutions firm South Pole and Swedish bank SEB to launch
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Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers
The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors
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Microsoft targets ‘zero-carbon’ status for US headquarters through hydropower deal
Technology giant Microsoft is set to achieve carbon-neutral status for its global headquarters in Puget Sound, Washington, after inking a
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From Brexit to behaviour change: edie launches quarterly ‘Business Barometer’ for energy managers
edie is calling on all UK-based energy managers and practitioners to take a new industry survey which will help to
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Philip Hammond joins finance coalition to spur climate action
Chancellor Philip Hammond has called on global financial leaders to place climate adaptation and mitigation at the heart of future
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JLL ‘on track’ for 100% renewables target by 2020
Real estate giant JLL's electricity mix consists of 90% renewables, putting the firm on track to power its direct UK
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The World Bank accused of dodging ‘no-coal’ pledge by funnelling billions of dollars into fossil fuels
A large-scale study on hundreds of active energy projects commissioned by The World Bank Group has concluded that the body
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Calls for sustainable business action mount amid school climate strikes
The global business sector is facing a new wave of calls to bolster its low-carbon and resource efficiency agendas, with
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UK forecast to miss fourth and fifth carbon budgets
The UK is on course to breach its fourth and fifth carbon budgets by 139 and 245 million tonnes of
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Apple to exceed 4GW renewable energy goal for supply chain
Apple has almost doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to 100% clean energy, as part of a wider
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Extreme weather events cost Scottish farmers £161m in 2018, WWF finds
Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and the so-called 'Beast from the East' contributed to £161m in losses for farmers
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Ikea’s new Greenwich store receives highest BREEAM sustainability rating
Home improvement retailer Ikea's Greenwich store has achieved sustainable construction certification BREEAM's 'Outstanding' status, just over two months after it
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Marston’s to power rapid EV chargers with 100% renewable electricity
Pub chain and brewer Marston's has inked a deal which will see it power the 400 electric vehicle (EV) chargers
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UK emissions linked to annual Arctic ice loss larger than four cities
WWF has measured the impact of the UK's carbon emissions on ice loss in the Arctic for the first time,
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Renewable energy could meet 86% of global power demand by 2050, IRENA concludes
If policymakers, businesses and investors across the world collaborate to scale-up renewable energy and to electrify sectors such as transport
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Shell commits $300m to conservation and carbon offset projects
Oil giant Shell has unveiled plans to invest $300m over the next three years on conservation and carbon offset projects
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Nine fleet operators join Clean Van Commitment as ULEZ launches in London
Siemens, Mitie and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) are among a group of nine business fleets organisations to have joined
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Amazon to support three major new wind power projects
E-commerce giant Amazon has signed a trio of agreements to support three new large-scale wind energy projects, as it strives
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Everything you need to know about London’s ULEZ
The world's first Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been introduced across central London today (8 April), in a bid to
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Shell taken to court over climate impacts and alleged human rights ‘violations’
Oil and gas giant Shell is facing legal actions over "slow" progress in reducing its emissions, improving its human rights
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The Cool Coalition: Business giants unite in drive for low-emission cooling
A coalition of more than 20 businesses, NGOs, local authorities, policymakers and higher education establishments have forged a new joint
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