Tag Archives: biodiversity

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

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