Tag Archives: biodiversity

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

TotalEnergies to partner with two carbon companies over development of natural below-ground carbon sinks in Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced new partnerships with Australian carbon developers AgriProve, a pioneer in agricultural soil carbon sequestration, and Corporate Carbon, one of the leading … Read the full press release

Austrian bricks and clay roof tiles producer Wienerberger wins Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award for the fifth time for its sustainability reporting

Wienerberger Sustainability Program 2023 contains ambitious goals focusing on decarbonization, circular economy and biodiversity Award in the category “Large companies and organizations”  Fifth ASRA Award in a row confirms rigorous sustainability strategy (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger … Read the full press release

Wienerberger products to include nesting options for birds, bats, insect and small mammals as part of its commitment to biodiversity

Group-wide Biodiversity Program as an important component of Wienerberger’s Sustainability Program 2023 Catalogue of measures developed in cooperation with external experts (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 25-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger Group, the world’s largest producer of bricks and the market leader … Read the full press release

Neste holds its Capital Markets Day 2021 as a webcast on 23 September 2021: strategy execution, market outlook, updated strategic targets

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced its Capital Markets Day 2021 held as a … Read the full press release

Yara EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera takes the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara (OTCMKTS: YARIY), global crop nutrition leader, has announced that its EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera will assume the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE. At IMAGINE Food Collective he … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce marks World Bee Day with the launch of new apiary project in Dubai and the appointment of its first‑ever Junior Beekeeper

(PRESS RELEASE) GOODWOOD, UK, 20-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British luxury automobile maker, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces the appointment of Poppy Liddle from Selsey as its first‑ever Junior Beekeeper at the Goodwood Apiary. Appointment follows story in the Chichester Observer concerning the theft … Read the full press release

M&S launches new programme to support Select Farmers to become more resilient to environmental challenges

M&S launches industry-leading bee programme – introducing over 30 million bees to its Select Farms – to boost pollination, improve product quality and produce delicious British honey for its customers M&S raises the bar even further to offer more RSPCA Assured … Read the full press release

Vattenfall joins the Science Based Targets Network’s Corporate Engagement Program initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall aims to actively participate in the development of new methods and guidance to protect and restore nature based on science by joining the initiative Science Based Targets Network Corporate Engagement Program. Since … Read the full press release

Total commits to development of natural carbon sinks in Africa through partnership with Forêt Ressources Management and Republic of the Congo

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces partnership with Forêt Ressources Management and Republic of the Congo for a new project which involves planting a 40,000-hectare forest on the Batéké Plateaux. The new forest will create a carbon … Read the full press release

Amazon and Cerrado deforestation: BNP Paribas imposes strict policy and criteria to encourage clients to become ‘zero deforestation’ and transparent

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French international banking group BNP Paribas announces that it has taken steps to help fight deforestation in the Amazon and the Cerrado. Beef and soybean production in Brazil accelerates deforestation in the Amazon … Read the full press release

Vodacom Foundation supports massive reforestation programme in Tanzania

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 2-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone announces that a project run by the Vodacom Tanzania Foundation and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) plans to improve the lives of around 12 million people in Tanzania (20% of the population) … Read the full press release

Iberdrola to ensure 70% of its main suppliers worldwide comply with environmental, social and governance objectives by 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 29-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola to promote ESG criteria to its more than 22,000 suppliers worldwide, from which it makes purchases worth 20 billion euros a year. ESG criteria -environmental, social and … Read the full press release

SUEZ and FERMENTALG to address growing climate emergency through innovative solutions based on biomimicry for the capture and recovery of CO2 in bioproducts

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ and FERMENTALG, a key French player and expert in the research and bio industrial exploitation of micro-algae, strengthen their cooperation following a five-year partnership, and to address the growing climate emergency through … Read the full press release

Fortum Group new biodiversity targets: at least 12 voluntary measures enhancing biodiversity to be implemented in 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 18-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy company Fortum announces new biodiversity targets for its entire Group, including Uniper. Fortum commits to implementing more than 12 major voluntary measures that enhance biodiversity in 2021. The biodiversity target was announced … Read the full press release

Unilever launches ambition to help people transition towards healthier diets and reduce environmental impact of global food chain

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever announces new annual global sales target of €1 billion within the next five to seven years, from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The launch of The Vegetarian Butcher … Read the full press release

Zurich to plant 1 million trees to restore biodiversity at Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announces an exclusive reforestation sponsorship in The Atlantic Forest initiative in Brazil. The targeted, sustainable reforestation project will see 1 million trees planted to transform a barren farmland back … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we … Read the full press release

Enel S.p.A. confirmed once again in the FTSE4Good Index Series following the index’s review of the second half of 2018

The company’s presence was renewed following the second half 2018 review The Group’s subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile were also confirmed in the latest edition of the index ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has been … 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

Leicester and East Anglia Universities to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting

LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data Earth Observation technology can map human settlements to predict where monkey populations have declined through hunting ‘High-throughput DNA sequencing’ can tell … Read the full press release

EIB and European Commission launch two new financial instruments to encourage greater private sector involvement in climate and biodiversity schemes

Luxembourg, 16-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Two new financial instruments that aim to encourage greater private sector involvement in schemes that contribute to the twin climate priorities of reducing energy use and conserving natural capital, especially biodiversity, in Europe will be later … Read the full press release

Veolia Environnement and WatchFrog to industrialize smart biosensors detecting the presence of endocrine disruptors in wastewater treatment plants

WatchFrog and Veolia will industrialize their testing process to detect the presence of endocrine disruptors in wastewater treatment plants. Paris, France, 1-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — WatchFrog, a spin-off of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, has developed smart biosensors to rapidly … Read the full press release

The European Commission proposed new legislation to protect biodiversity against rapidly growing threat from invasive species

10-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission today proposed new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12 000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environment. About 15% of these … Read the full press release

UK study: Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants have slowed in recent years

6-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants have slowed in recent years, according to a new study. Researchers led by the University of Leeds and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands found evidence … Read the full press release