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G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

  BERLIN, Germany, May 5, 2017 (ENS) – The clock cannot be rewound and globalization reversed, said Germany’s Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the B20 Dialogue Forum in Berlin on Tuesday. Together we can shape...

 

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

  BEIJING, China, March 31, 2017 (ENS) – China today permanently closed 55 retail ivory stores and 12 ivory carving entities across the country as a step towards shutting down its entire domestic ivory market to protect elephants...

 

Companies, Cities Earn 2017 Climate Leadership Awards

Companies, Cities Earn 2017 Climate Leadership Awards

  CHICAGO, Illinois, March 5, 2017 (ENS) – Ten companies and organizations, two partnerships, and three individuals have been recognized with Climate Leadership Awards 2017 for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate...

 

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

  LONDON, UK, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and the company called...

 

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – More than 365 businesses and investors from Fortune 500 firms to family-owned businesses sent a message today to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump reaffirming their...

 

International Aviation Emissions to Be Offset by Agreement

International Aviation Emissions to Be Offset by Agreement

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 12, 2016 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from international civil aviation will be controlled through a new global market-based measure, government, industry and civil society representatives have agreed. The...

 

Bank of America Goes Carbon Neutral

Bank of America Goes Carbon Neutral

  CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, September 19, 2016 (ENS) – Bank of America today pledged to go carbon neutral, and to use 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2020. The bank says it will manage facilities that support its 4,700...

 

VW Explores Making EVs With State-Owned Chinese Firm

VW Explores Making EVs With State-Owned Chinese Firm

  WOLFSBURG, Germany, September 9, 2016 (ENS) – Volkswagen and the Chinese corporation Anhui Jianghuai Automobile will explore joint development of electric vehicles in China, the two companies agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding...

 

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 1, 2016 (ENS) – California has unallocated proceeds from its greenhouse gas emission cap-and-trade program, and state officials have just decided how it will be spent. Governor Jerry Brown, State...

 

Broadband to Revitalize Appalachian Coal Country

Broadband to Revitalize Appalachian Coal Country

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2016 (ENS) – Ten communities in six states have been selected by the Obama Administration to participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, a new initiative to help people use broadband...

 

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 24, 2016 (ENS) – A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of 2016 – a 21 percent year on year increase, according to new data released by EV Volumes.com, the electric...

 

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released an updated set of safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.”...

 

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, German automaker Volkswagen AG and related companies have...

 

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2016 (ENS) – Indian and international environmental groups are taking Danish container ship giant Maersk to task for its statement that the company is considering flagging its end-of-life vessels out of Danish...

 

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy, today filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “unprecedented” factors affecting the global coal industry. “Industry...

 

Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

  NEW YORK, New York, March 30, 2106 (ENS) – The Rockefeller Family Fund expressed today its intent to divest from its investments in fossil fuels. At the same time, the Fund blamed the largest U.S. petroleum company, ExxonMobil,...

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2016 (ENS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was signed Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand by officials from 12 nations from around the Pacific Rim that together account for nearly 40 percent...

 

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – Climate change, food waste, sustainable business development, the future of Europe – the World Economic Forum is exploring a wide range of issues at its 2016 annual meeting...

 

MasterCard, C40 Cities Help Megacities Manage Mobility

MasterCard, C40 Cities Help Megacities Manage Mobility

  PARIS, France, December 4, 2015 (ENS) – A first-of-a-kind network that empowers megacities to integrate public transportation best practices has been created in a new partnership between MasterCard and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership...

 

More American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge

More American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2015 (ENS) – Alcoa, American Express, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Cargill, Calpine, Coca-Cola, Dell, Facebook, GE, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, Google… The...

 
 
 
 

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