Tag Archives: biodiversity

Leading Institutions Join VINCI in Fourth Cycle of Environmental Research

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, in partnership with AgroParisTech, Mines Paris-PSL, and École des Ponts ParisTech, has renewed its commitment to environmental research with a budget of €6 million until 2028. The collaboration aims to address key environmental challenges, including energy efficiency … Read the full press release

Holcim Forms Strategic Partnership with IUCN to Boost Biodiversity and Water Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global leader in sustainable building solutions, has partnered with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to enhance its nature strategy. The collaboration focuses on measurable biodiversity and water targets, with IUCN validating Holcim’s … Read the full press release

AFRY Showcases Climate Leadership and Sustainable Solutions at COP28

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, a global sustainability and engineering company, is participating in COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, as part of the Business Sweden delegation. AFRY aims to highlight its sustainable solutions and leadership in addressing the climate crisis. … Read the full press release

Danish Wind Farm Cultivates Climate-Friendly Foods to Combat the Climate Crisis

(IN BRIEF) The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark has launched a research project to cultivate low-carbon foods like seaweed and mussels while protecting the marine environment. The project aims to address both the climate crisis and marine conservation by … Read the full press release

Distinguished Anthropologist Eduardo Brondizio Receives 2023 Volvo Environment Prize for Amazon Sustainability Efforts

(IN BRIEF) Eduardo Brondizio, an Anthropologist Professor from Indiana University, Bloomington, has been awarded the 2023 Volvo Environment Prize for his extensive research spanning over three decades on the Amazon region’s environmental challenges. Contrary to common belief, Brondizio highlights the … Read the full press release

SUEZ’s New Eco-Friendly HQ: Altiplano in La Défense, Paris

(IN BRIEF) SUEZ, a global environmental services leader, is relocating its headquarters to Altiplano, a sustainable building in La Défense, Paris. The move, scheduled for early 2025, underscores SUEZ’s commitment to providing eco-friendly workplaces for its employees. Altiplano offers extensive … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s Bee and Pollination Festival Celebrates Vital Role of Pollinators and Biodiversity

(IN BRIEF) The annual Bee and Pollination Festival will be held at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, showcasing the importance of pollinators in ecosystems and agriculture. The event, taking place on August 26 and 27, will feature talks by … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Launches Carbon2Nature: Pioneering Global Carbon Reduction through Nature-Based Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola has introduced Carbon2Nature (C2N), a new company focused on nature-based solutions to reduce global carbon footprints. The initiative aims to capture and store over 61 million tonnes of CO2 through projects that generate high-quality carbon credits. C2N … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Undervaluation of Nature Fuels Environmental Crisis: Calls for Shift in Values and Policies

(IN BRIEF) A new study published in Nature, involving researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), highlights the undervaluation of nature as a core aspect of the current environmental crisis. The study identifies the dominance of narrow market-based values … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Biodiversity-Enhancing Roundabout Named Roundabout of the Year 2024

(IN BRIEF) A roundabout at the University of Warwick has been named Roundabout of the Year 2024 for its contribution to promoting biodiversity and supporting the local ecosystem. The roundabout features a variety of plant species known for attracting bees, … Read the full press release

EU Aims for 20% Restoration by 2030: MEPs Pass Nature Restoration Law

EU Aims for 20% Restoration by 2030: MEPs Pass Nature Restoration Law

(IN BRIEF) The European Parliament has adopted its position on a nature restoration law, aiming to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. MEPs support restoration measures covering at least 20% of EU land and sea areas by 2030, highlighting the … Read the full press release

EnBW Inaugurates Largest Solar Park in Baden-Württemberg, Providing Climate-Friendly Energy for Thousands of Households

(IN BRIEF) EnBW has officially inaugurated the largest solar park in the Tuttlingen district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. With a capacity of 17.3 megawatts, the solar park in Emmingen-Liptingen has the potential to provide climate-friendly energy to approximately 5,800 households. The … Read the full press release

EU Takes Action to Protect Human Health and Biodiversity with Stricter Air Quality Standards

(IN BRIEF) The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has adopted its position to improve air quality in the EU, aiming to create a cleaner and healthier environment. The report sets stricter limit and target values for pollutants such as … Read the full press release

MEPs Reject Commission’s Proposed Nature Restoration Law in Close Vote

(IN BRIEF) The Environment committee of the European Parliament (MEPs) has failed to secure a majority vote on the Commission’s proposed Nature Restoration Law. Following a series of voting sessions held on June 15 and June 27, the Committee on … Read the full press release

Revitalizing Nature: Vattenfall Converts Power Line Corridors into Biodiversity Sanctuaries

From Power Lines to Biodiversity Hotspots: Vattenfall's Commitment to Conservation

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall, an energy company in Sweden, is converting its power line corridors into biodiversity hotspots, spanning 250 kilometers. These corridors have become crucial habitats for endangered species and are comparable to traditional, species-rich grasslands. Through extensive analysis and … Read the full press release

Syngenta Unveils EQUENTO®: Innovative Seed Treatment for Enhanced Crop Protection and Soil Biodiversity

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Crop Protection has introduced EQUENTO®, a novel seed treatment that offers effective control of soil pests while promoting farm sustainability. EQUENTO® is based on Syngenta’s PLINAZOLIN® technology and provides precise control of a broad range of pests, … Read the full press release

Neste Joins Exclusive Group to Pioneer Science-Based Targets for Nature

(IN BRIEF) Neste, a global renewable fuels and sustainable solutions company, has been selected as one of the initial companies in the target validation group for science-based targets (SBTs) for nature by The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN). The group, … Read the full press release

Holcim at the Forefront of Science-Based Targets for Nature, Driving Sustainability in the Building Materials Industry

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global building materials company, has been selected by the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) to participate in piloting the world’s first science-based targets for nature. Holcim will submit its nature targets for validation in 2023, based … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Demonstrates Dedication to Biodiversity Conservation with Global Sustainability Projects

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto demonstrates its commitment to biodiversity on the International Day for Biological Diversity by highlighting various initiatives and projects at its global production sites. These efforts include planting over 70,000 trees in 2023, conducting dendrological research and … Read the full press release

KfW Development Bank’s Biodiversity Initiative, Legacy Landscapes Fund, Achieves Promising Results after Two Years

(IN BRIEF) KfW Development Bank celebrates the two-year anniversary of the Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF), an initiative for biodiversity conservation. The LLF provides long-term financing for protected areas in developing countries, ensuring effective conservation efforts. It has achieved significant progress, … Read the full press release

Biotalys and Syngenta partner to develop biocontrol solutions for pest management

(IN BRIEF) Biotalys and Syngenta Crop Protection are partnering to research, develop, and commercialize biocontrol solutions to manage pests in a broad range of crops. The solution will be based on Biotalys’ AGROBODY technology platform, offering a new mode of … Read the full press release

SEB Investment Management adopts net zero GHG emissions target by 2040 as part of new sustainability policy

(IN BRIEF) SEB Investment Management has updated its sustainability policy, adding new exclusion criteria for biodiversity. The policy focuses on five themes: climate, biodiversity, water, human rights and labour rights, and corporate governance. The fund company will not invest in … Read the full press release

Professor Hywel Williams to lead groundbreaking Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence at University of Exeter

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has appointed Professor Hywel Williams as Co-Director of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence (JCEEI). The centre brings together leading researchers from the University and the Met Office to develop Environmental Intelligence … Read the full press release

Study finds widespread species benefit from anthropogenic changes, while narrowly distributed species decline

(IN BRIEF) A new study published in Nature Communications reveals that widespread species tend to benefit from anthropogenic changes, increasing the number of sites they occupy, while more narrowly distributed species tend to decrease. The study was conducted by researchers … Read the full press release

Aviva supports Woodland Trust with £10 million donation to fund carbon removal and biodiversity projects

(IN BRIEF) Aviva, one of the UK’s leading insurance companies, has donated £10 million to the Woodland Trust to support their Woodland Carbon Scheme. The donation will fund a number of projects at a variety of Woodland Trust sites, including … Read the full press release

Bayer and M2i Group Join Forces to Offer Sustainable and Non-Toxic Crop Protection Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Bayer and French firm M2i Group team up to offer pheromone-based crop protection solutions to fruit and veggie growers globally. Bayer to become exclusive distributor of select M2i products aimed at Lepidoptera pests in crops such as tomatoes, … Read the full press release

Diverse management options for heather-dominated peatlands revealed in University of York study

A major study has provided answers to the ways in which heather-dominated peatland can be managed, with a number of methods to choose from to help tackle the impacts of climate change and biodiversity losses. (IN BRIEF) A study by … Read the full press release

New study shows functional diversity key in bird community resilience to climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced that a new study has revealed that biodiversity may play a crucial role in safeguarding bird communities under a … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies and Rainforest Connection Join Forces to Protect Vulnerable Rainforests with Modern Sensor Technology

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Dec-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), a German semiconductor manufacturer, is extending its collaboration with Rainforest Connection, a NGO focused on preventing rainforest deforestation. The partners are using modern sensor technology … Read the full press release

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken’s division SEB Investment Management joins the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) forum

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 2-Oct-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (STO: SEB-A) (SEB), a Swedish financial group leader on the Nordic market, has announced that its division SEB Investment Management, a leading asset management company in the Nordic region, … Read the full press release

The SBTi validation of Icade’s decarbonisation objectives reaffirms its leading role in the sustainable real estate

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Oct-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Icade (EPA: ICAD), a multinational integrated real estate player with a portfolio worth €14.8 billion and part of Caisse des dépôts et consignations, has announced its decarbonisation objectives for 2030 and 2050 for … Read the full press release

Eder Ramos, Global President of Symrise’s Fragrance division, to become the President of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)

Symrise Fragrance head supports organization for sustainable supply chains (UEBT) NGO focuses on good working conditions and biodiversity (PRESS RELEASE) HOLZMINDEN, Germany, 18-Aug-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise, a global fragrance and flavoring manufacturer based in Germany, has announced that the … Read the full press release

Eder Ramos, président mondial de la division Fragrance de Symrise, deviendra président de l’Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)

Le responsable de Symrise Fragrance soutient l’organisation pour des chaînes d’approvisionnement durables (UEBT) Une ONG mise sur les bonnes conditions de travail et la biodiversité (COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) HOLZMINDEN, Germany, 18-Aug-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise, un fabricant mondial de parfums … Read the full press release

bp ventures takes part in the Amati Global Investors led funding round for Flylogix, a startup that relies on drones to detect methane

Flylogix leverages unmanned drones to measure methane offshore Investment will spur crossover into renewables industry and entry to new geographies Technology plays critical role in helping bp to reduce its operational methane emissions (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — bp (LON: … Read the full press release

University of Exeter researchers received £10 million funding for their biodiversity renewal project

(PRESS RELEASE) EXETER, 15-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Exeter, a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom, has announced that its researchers have received £10 million in funding to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss in … Read the full press release

Nestlé to establish a new research institute with focus on plant science, dairy livestock and agricultural systems science

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 9-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé (SWX: NESN), a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate and the world’s largest food & beverage company, has announced the establishment of a new research institute called Nestlé Institute of Agricultural … Read the full press release

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) issues EUR 1 billion green bond aimed at financing green loans, the bank’s second green bond issuance

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 3-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (STO: SEB-A) (SEB), a Swedish financial group leader on the Nordic market, has announced the issuance of its second green bond the proceeds of which will be directed towards … Read the full press release

Majority across UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany do not see nutrition as part of sustainable diets – Arla Foods survey

(PRESS RELEASE) VIBY, Denmark, 10-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Arla Foods, a Danish multinational cooperative and Scandinavia’s largest producer of dairy products, has announced the release of its new survey, conducted by YouGov, of more than 8,000 consumers in the UK, … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies’ largest solar farm in France launches in northeast of Gien: 126,000 photovoltaic panels across 75 hectares

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the launch of its largest photovoltaic solar power plant in France. Located just northeast of Gien (Loiret), the solar farm boasts … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and the Government of Suriname sign carbon credit exchange agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, announces the signing of agreement with the Government of Suriname, to support its national strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by preserving forests … Read the full press release