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European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

  KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, November 19, 2019 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021, bank officials have announced. Future financing from the world’s largest...

 

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

  PARIS, France, October 23, 2019 (ENS) – Today six environmental groups in France and Uganda, led by Friends of the Earth, are taking the French multinational energy company Total to court for its failure to elaborate and implement...

 

Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

  NEW YORK, New York, September 28, 2019 (ENS) – The first United Nations summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note Thursday, with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed of...

 

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2019 (ENS) – Before Congress took its six-week August recess, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to every U.S. senator and representative urging swift approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement,...

 

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

  LONDON, UK, June 26, 2019 (ENS) – Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth US$700 quintillion...

 

Big Companies Ask Congress For National Carbon Price

Big Companies Ask Congress For National  Carbon Price

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – Representatives of some of the largest U.S.-based corporations are asking Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation, including a price on carbon. Today, executives from more than 75 businesses,...

 

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 – Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, today was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by “Corporate Responsibility Magazine”...

 

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

  NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment opened in Nairobi today with a moment of silence for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 accident, which happened...

 

OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

  PARIS, France, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions limits set by the European Union’s Emissions Trading System have not hurt revenue, profits or employment at firms subject to the cap-and-trade program over the years 2005-2014,...

 

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement...

 

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

UN, 28 Banks Draft Global Responsibility Standards

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – “The global banking industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge,” said Satya Tripathi of India, UN assistant secretary-general, UN Environment. “I’m optimistic...

 

Big Corporations Vow to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Big Corporations Vow to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 21, 2018 (ENS) – United Airlines has become the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to cutting its own greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, strengthening the carrier’s stated ambition...

 

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

  CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of more than 2,770 retail food stores by 2025, the grocery giant announced on Thursday. Seattle-based...

 

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) increased their climate financing to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up more than 20 percent from the year before. The...

 

Sustainable Development: a Path to Happiness

Sustainable Development: a Path to Happiness

  NEW YORK, New York, July 10, 2018 (ENS) – “It is literally the truth, that sustainable development is the path to happiness,” Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University,...

 

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

  JUNO BEACH, Florida, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has presented Florida Power & Light Company with its 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto...

 

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 19, 2018 (ENS) – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, is launching a first-of-its-kind guidance for the chemical industry to help the industry assess sustainability “signals”...

 

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

  GAZA, State of Palestine, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – In Gaza, the territory between Egypt and Israel, power blackouts often last up to 16 hours a day. But help is on the way in the form of a US$12 million rooftop solar power array for...

 

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for...

 

China to Open World’s Largest Emissions Trading Market

China to Open World’s Largest Emissions Trading Market

  BEIJING, China, December 20, 2017 (ENS) – China has announced plans to establish the world’s largest emissions trading system, covering more than 1,700 power companies and three billion tonnes in total greenhouse gas emissions. The...

 
 
 
 

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