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Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson: EU’s Plastics Strategy is an important step towards a low-carbon Circular Economy

LAUSANNE, 22-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy. The company will: Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling … Read the full press release

UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd announced that the premiere issue of Scientific European® (a popular science magazine) is released on 19 January 2018

Scientific European® (a popular science magazine) launched Tadworth, Surrey, United Kingdom, 20-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd announced that the premiere issue of Scientific European® (a popular science magazine) is released today on 19 January 2018. Abbreviated … Read the full press release

LOGSTOR Academy to present the final installation videos of the SX family

Løgstør, Denmark, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — During the last 3 months, LOGSTOR Academy has been filming Joint installation videos, and as a result of this work, we are now proud to present the final installation videos of the SX family. These … Read the full press release

MV COSCO Shipping Aries the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship descriptive note for its energy management system

20K TEU container ship built by NACKS has an energy management system cyber-certified by LR LONDON, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MV COSCO Shipping Aries, delivered to COSCOS today, is the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note … Read the full press release

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World Unprecedented participation expected from global leaders including 70 heads of state or government and 38 heads … Read the full press release

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) congratulates colleagues and members recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018

SWINDON, 12-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018. This year’s recipients were honoured for their vital work across a … Read the full press release

IoT: Bosch’s micro-climate monitoring system Climo measures air quality in Las Vegas during CES 2018

Tiny box provides comprehensive real-time data at a fraction of the cost Climo measures air quality in city of Las Vegas during CES 2018 Intelligent data helps cities to take action on air pollution Ambient air quality a key objective … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: Fromageries Bel extends the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 21, 2017, Fromageries Bel signed an addendum to extend the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility and, on that occasion, chose to include environmental and social impact criteria. The maturity … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to install 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines at Gulf of Suez wind farm in Egypt

 It is the largest order ever won by the company in Egypt, a country which offers huge growth potential in wind power. Siemens Gamesa will install 125 of its G97-2.1 MW turbines at Gulf of Suez wind farm, located in … Read the full press release

UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice: next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force on 2 January, 2018

LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (2 January), fishermen targeting certain fish in the North Sea must land everything they catch as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced. The … Read the full press release

Heathrow to offer 50% increase in the discount for domestic flights from 1st January 2018

Heathrow will shave £15 off airport charges for UK fliers – increasing the airport’s existing domestic discount by 50% Domestic discount introduced to make it cheaper to fly within the UK and boost domestic flights to Heathrow UK passengers set … Read the full press release

Heathrow to increase environmental charges to minimise its impact on local communities

Heathrow has restructured environmental charges to incentivise airlines to use cleaner, quieter aircraft Environmental charges set to increase 7% from 1st January 2018 Change is part of Heathrow’s efforts to minimise the airport’s impacts on local communities LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Sweden’s new Climate Act enters into force on 1st January 2018

STOCKHOLM, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sweden’s new Climate Act enters into force today. For the first time, Sweden will have an act stating that each government has an obligation to pursue a climate policy based on the climate goals adopted … Read the full press release

Barclays Corporate Banking launches suite of Green Finance products to help its clients fund more sustainable projects

Green Corporate Banking products including loans, deposits, asset finance and innovation finance set to hit the market Product eligibility backed by Barclays’ industry-leading Green Product Framework, developed with Sustainalytics Move builds on success of recent €500m green bond, the first … Read the full press release

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation create One Planet Fellowship to support research on climate adaptation in Africa

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, under the patronage of the President of the French Republic launch One Planet Fellowship, a programme leveraging French, African and European expertise to support research on climate adaptation in Africa PARIS, 14-Dec-2017 … Read the full press release

UN Environment and BNP Paribas establish Sustainable Finance Facilities to drive sustainable economic growth in developing countries

UN Environment and BNP Paribas have today signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development capital to drive sustainable economic growth in emerging countries. UN Environment and BNP Paribas will … Read the full press release

European Commission presented series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris

PARIS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One … Read the full press release

EIB partners with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement in cities and local governments

LUXEMBOURG, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced at One Planet Summit in Paris, the EU Bank is to collaborate with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) to help cities finance climate action and build greener cities for future generations. The new partnership is … Read the full press release

EBRD joins the global community in stepping up effort to combat climate change at the One Planet climate summit in Paris

Bank and global community stepping up effort to combat climate change LONDON, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) joined other global development organisations in stepping up the momentum for global climate action at the One Planet … Read the full press release

EBRD and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) launch the Green Cities Climate Finance Accelerator

Supporting city climate projects worth US$ 1.5 billion with Global Covenant of Mayors, EU and Bloomberg LONDON, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has teamed up with a leading group of mayors from around the world to speed up and increase … Read the full press release

New study demonstrates the importance of protecting different seabed landscapes to maintain fish conservation

GLASGOW, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Conservation and fisheries management strategies should take into account seabed landscape in order to maintain fish conservation.  A new study led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and Marine … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö will engage in plant-level sustainability trainings throughout the Group to integrate the principles of the UN Global Compact

STOCKHOLM, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In November 2017, Ahlstrom-Munksjö committed to the United Nations Global Compact’s ten principles for ethical business practices by joining the initiative. The company is now among nearly 8,000 companies worldwide that have affirmed their dedication to … Read the full press release

Skanska signs EUR 200M green multi-currency revolving credit facility to back up its Green Projects

STOCKHOLM, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a EUR 200M green multi-currency revolving credit facility. The facility carries a tenor of 2 years with an option for a 1-year extension. The facility is signed by Skanska Financial Services, with the … Read the full press release

St Andrews and Newcastle Universities: breakthrough in catalysis research could lead to clean diesel engine technology

Fife, Scotland, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution. Catalysis is an important process … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa receives major order from Orange Renewable for the EPC construction of 200-MW wind farm in Poovani, India

This agreement is a positive development for the company in the Indian market in the wake of the temporary slowdown The company will install 100 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbines, specifically designed for the low-wind sites typical of India … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches unique filtration media specifically designed for pulse jet gas turbine applications

STOCKHOLM, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in fiber-based materials, announces the launch of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Trinitex® Advance W3000, a unique filtration media specifically designed for pulse jet gas turbine applications. “Trinitex® Advance W3000 has the ability to combine EPA … Read the full press release

WEF: Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Government of Colombia to launch a multistakeholder platform to protect over 60 million hectares of Amazon rainforest

Colombia is working with the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 to convene a multistakeholder platform of buyers, producers, international donors, NGOs and civil society organizations to protect the Amazon rainforest The platform will initially cover palm oil and is expected to … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán reaffirms Iberdrola’s commitment to fighting climate change at a meeting in Madrid with Spain’s Minister Álvaro Nadal

BILBAO, 28-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After meeting Spain’s Minister for Galán defends that the company’s application for the orderly closure of its two coal-fired power plants left worldwide is consistent with the group’s determination to tackle effects of climate change by … Read the full press release

The world’s strongest environmental labels combine their vision for a greener future

STOCKHOLM, 25-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Putting words into action was the theme of the annual conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) in Stockholm, Sweden, in October this year. Sponsored by GEN members Nordic Ecolabelling, TCO … Read the full press release

IVECO’s Daily Blue Power named as the ‘International Van of the Year’ 2018 champion

LONDON, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘International Van of the Year’ jury has chosen the Daily Blue Power from IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), as its 2018 champion. The win was announced … Read the full press release