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Researchers: 27 percent of 3,000 species in England may not find suitable climate by end of century

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers showed that given a 2°C increase in … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: dramatic increase in hunting of pangolins from 1970s to 2014 across Central Africa

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): first time major bank requested RSPO investigation into one of its clients

Thousands of hectares of rainforest saved after HSBC triggers investigation into its own client LONDON, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Action taken by HSBC, which triggered an investigation into the subsidiary of one of its own clients in the palm oil sector, has … Read the full press release

Stara’s machines and trucks in Helsinki to use entirely waste and residue based Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces emissions of Stara’s working machines in Helsinki, Finland  ESPOO, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of Europe’s largest coordinated advanced biofuels project BioSata, Neste provides Helsinki City Construction Services, Stara, with premium-quality, entirely waste and residue based Neste … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help dairy farmers in the restoration and conservation of nature

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and WNF want to reward, with innovative approach, dairy farmers with restoration and conservation of farmland biodiversity Amersfoort, Netherlands, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have joined forces to help dairy farmers in … Read the full press release

EQT VII fund to acquire Desotec from Private Equity firm AAC Capital Partners

EQT VII to acquire Belgium based Desotec, a European market leader in mobile industrial filtration technology, from AAC Capital Partners Desotec has pioneered the market for mobile activated carbon filters and has achieved strong top-line growth over the past decade … Read the full press release

EIB celebrated the 10th anniversary of the world’s first “Climate Awareness Bond” at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

LUXEMBOURG 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest multilateral public bank and largest issuer of green bonds, today (05/07/2017) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the world’s first “Climate Awareness Bond” at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, … Read the full press release

GE Power and Fincantieri to co-develop solution to reduce pollution in the marine industry and meet upcoming emissions directive

NEW CONTROL SOLUTION WILL AIM TO REDUCE POLLUTANTS AND MEET UPCOMING INDUSTRY EMISSIONS DIRECTIVE COLLABORATION COMBINES FINCANTIERI’S MAIN EXPERTISE AND GE’S EXPERIENCE IN REDUCING EMISSIONS IN THE POWER INDUSTRY  ROME, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GE Power (NYSE: GE) and Fincantieri today … Read the full press release

SUEZ: 360° water monitoring centre opens in Le Pecq (Yvelines)

PARIS, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 4 July, Bertrand Camus, CEO Water France, and Gilles Boulanger, Regional Director, officially opened VISIO, a 360° water monitoring centre in Le Pecq (Yvelines). Packed with “smart” technologies developed by SUEZ, VISIO brings together … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers now ‘trans-gender’

EXETER, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers are now ‘trans-gender’ or ‘intersex’, with both female and male characteristics, due to chemicals flushed from UK households. Research by Professor Charles Tyler, a leading fish physiologist … Read the full press release

LMU project to foster the sustainable use of water in agriculture

A new LMU project explores ways of monitoring global water consumption. Its primary goals are to determine the total volume of water required for food production, and develop incentives to encourage the sustainable use of water. MUNICH, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Alstom proud to be associated with Bangalore metro’s Green Line connecting Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South

Saint-Ouen, France, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom is proud to be associated with the Bangalore metro’s much-awaited launch of operations on the Green Line that will connect Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South, the last section of Bangalore … Read the full press release

Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven launch new spin-off for sustainable agricultural products

GHENT, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven have launched a new spin-off: Aphea.Bio. This new company will develop sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against diseases. Aphea.Bio … Read the full press release

Ballast Nedam: Sportcampus Zuiderpark opens in Den Haag after two years of construction

BH Nieuwegein,The Netherlands​, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday 14 June 2017 mayor Pauline Krikke has officially opened Sportcampus Zuiderpark. After two years of construction, , Sportcampus Zuiderpark has arisen at the former home ground of ADO Den Haag. A unique … Read the full press release

Wind Power Becomes Leading Source of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (15 June 2017) we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 … Read the full press release

WindEurope Urges Biomass Industry To Ensure Rigorous Accounting Methodology While Promoting Renewable Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on 12 June. BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a panel with Paolo Frankl (Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency) and Dana … Read the full press release

SGS-thinkstep consortium to provide certification services for IFC’s EDGE green building program in Ghana

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consortium of SGS-thinkstep will serve as the sole provider of certification services for the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) green building program in Ghana. The agreement was signed on … Read the full press release

SEB’s funds removing companies that violate international standards

STOCKHOLM, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From June 12, all companies that violate international standards for the environment, corruption, human rights and labor law will be removed from SEB’s funds. “Earlier, we have excluded these companies in our sustainable and ethical funds, … Read the full press release

Solidaridad: Lestari tea certification set to become the Indonesian domestic standard

UTRETCH, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New goals for the next four years seek to position the Lestari tea certification as the Indonesian domestic standard. The new vision for the programme is also designed to provide guidance for policies that incentivize sustainable … Read the full press release

Synvina and “PEFerence” Partners To Establish Bio-Based Raw Materials Value Chain with EUR 25 Million Grant

European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI) awards consortium with 25 million Euro Synvina coordinates industry consortium “PEFerence” Grant for establishing a complete value chain for the use of bio-based furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) for PEF Synvina intends to build a … Read the full press release

Stockholm University investigated tropical cyclone activity during an earlier warm climate, the mid-Holocene, 6 000 years ago

Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara (Sahel), with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover. In a recent study, researchers at the Department of Meteorology have found that tropical cyclone activity may have … Read the full press release

Eni and GSE partner to analyze the environmental and socio-economic impacts of “Progetto Italia”

Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, and GSE’s President, Francesco Sperandini have signed the Memorandum of Understanding signed to analyze the environmental and socio-economic impacts of “Progetto Italia”, through which Eni is regenerating unused brownfield sites in the Country. ROME, 08-Jun-2017 — … Read the full press release

University of York: well-managed marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change

Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists say reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to five key … Read the full press release

Telenor survey: Asian youth most passionate for education, climate change and global warming

New digital survey reveals surprising attitudes among Asian youth, including views on how best to empower youth leaders and the role of technology in supporting social causes and promoting Peace. FORNEBU, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Group today released the findings … Read the full press release

Airbus the first aircraft manufacturer to deliver new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel

15 A350 XWB deliveries already dispatched to Cathay Pacific all with jet fuel blend TOULOUSE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel acquires fourteen Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trucks from IVECO

IVECO and Kuehne + Nagel are partnering on reducing CO2 emissions. UTRECHT, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel, one of the worldwide leading logistics providers, and IVECO, a leader in sustainable transport, signed a contract for the supply of fourteen … Read the full press release

Neoen, Schneider Electric sign 750 MW Conext SmartGenTM multi-year framework agreement on three continents

Rueil-Malmaison (France), 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neoen, the premier French independent power producer and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have signed a 750 MW Conext SmartGenTM multi-year framework agreement on three continents. The scope includes: conversion … Read the full press release

SGS launches Zero Discharge Holistic Solution to support textile, footwear brands and retailers towards environmentally responsible production

SGS is pleased to launch its Zero Discharge Holistic Solution, using an assertive approach supported by a diverse range of technical solutions to assist textile and footwear brands and retailers to move a step closer to their zero discharge goal. … Read the full press release

Consumers Demand Benevolent Capitalism

Live online seminar tackles topic of capitalism and the new consumer Houston, USA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business innovator, Gary Douglas warns, “You cannot afford to ignore the demand for benevolent business.” International speaker and vocal advocate of Benevolent Capitalism, … Read the full press release

University of Exeter, Peruvian officials to develop new protection law for River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru will benefit from new protection thanks to a plan developed with help from the University of Exeter. Researchers from the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall worked with Peruvian officials … Read the full press release