Tag Archives: climate change

Yara launches a farm decarbonization business created for farmers to earn additional revenue from adopting climate-positive practices

The new farm decarbonization business has operations and partnerships across four continents (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 7-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara, a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, announces the commercial launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional … Read the full press release

Allianz releases Sustainability Report 2020, new climate strategy and targets

High customer satisfaction, most attractive employer in the insurance industry and more female managers  Significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from business operations   Expansion of guidelines for carbon-based business models in property and casualty insurance and proprietary investments from 2023 … 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

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

BBVA signs landmark transaction of €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with Enel

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 30-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational financial services company BBVA announces the signing of a €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with the Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, Enel. The transaction is in … 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

Telefónica commits to contribute to the success of the EU’s green and digital transformation

An initiative of the European Commission and leading European ICT companies to drive green digital solutions to create an innovative, sustainable and resilient economy. Its commitment to have zero net emissions by 2025 in its main markets has enabled the … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim aligns Sustainability and Innovation under Magali Anderson’s leadership

LafargeHolcim combines sustainability and innovation leadership for more impact Commitment to publish first Climate Transition report in 2022 Recent Innovation partnerships for sustainable building include XTreeE and CPC (PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, 18-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim announces that it … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel partners with American Airlines to further expand its environmentally friendly air logistics services

Supporting customers in avoiding CO2 emissions Advancing sustainable fuel use within the aviation industry (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 9-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel announces its partnership with American Airlines to deploy more than 11 million litres … Read the full press release

Aviva commits to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by 2040

Aviva takes on the most demanding target of any major insurance company in the world today (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational insurance company Aviva announces its plan to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut partners with Bloom Biorenewables to explore potential for converting chocolate manufacturing processes into reusable material

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 18-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut announces that it has joined forces with MassChallenge participant Bloom Biorenewables Ltd to investigate how side streams from chocolate manufacturing processes could support the fight against climate change and help Barry … Read the full press release

Lundbeck commits to become carbon neutral across the entire value chain by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 4-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Danish international pharmaceutical company H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) announces its new 15-year climate target, which includes a detailed action plan to reduce emissions, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), towards becoming … 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

EBRD supports Albania’s plans to launch its first wind power plants tender

First wind power plants tender in Albania to be launched EBRD and Swiss SECO support preparation of groundbreaking move Albania to diversify energy supply, attract investment and increase resilience to climate change (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European … Read the full press release

HeidelbergCement’s ambitious Brevik carbon capture and storage (CCS) project gets green light from the Norwegian parliament

(PRESS RELEASE) HEIDELBERG, 15-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — HeidelbergCement announces that its investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility in its Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway has received the approval from the Norwegian parliament. HeidelbergCement aims to capture of 400,000 tonnes … Read the full press release

Eni and Saipem to explore technological solutions for decarbonization such as carbon capture, utilization and storage

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 9-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian multinational oil and gas company, Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saipem to cooperate on the identification and engineering of decarbonisation initiatives and projects in Italy with special focus on … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Barry Callebaut to produce biochar from cocoa by-products

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut (SWX: BARN), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it will release its fourth Forever Chocolate Report on December 3, 2020 outlining the progress the … Read the full press release

CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Kuehne+Nagel to support yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020

Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020 Major players in the logistics industry create CO2 transparency in ocean shipping (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 25-Nov-2020 … Read the full press release

McPhy to help accelerate the development of zero-carbon hydrogen solutions by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

(PRESS RELEASE) GRENOBLE, France, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — McPhy announces that is has joined the “European Clean Hydrogen Alliance” #ECH2A. The signing of the Alliance confirms its commitment to deploy zero-carbon hydrogen on a large scale, fully investing to achieve … Read the full press release

Novartis signs 10 year 78 MW renewable Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Enel Green Power

The energy will be generated by the 179.9 MW TICO Wind Farm, located in the Spanish province of Zaragoza, Enel Green Power will be a “Green Enabler” for Novartis, supporting the company along its environmental sustainability journey (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, … Read the full press release

Capgemini Research Institute and right. based on science GmbH released their AI for climate action research

48% of organizations surveyed are using AI for climate action, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and improved power efficiency (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Research Institute, Capgemini’s in-house think tank, and right. based on science … Read the full press release

BBVA releases its first TCFD report

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 10-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA (BME: BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company, has announced the release of its first report on the risks and opportunities associated with climate change according to the Task Force on Climate-related … Read the full press release

Empa / Aerial Robotics Lab: Smart drones equipped with sensors to boost the amount and precision of environmental and ecological data

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, 3-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, and Imperial College London, a public research university with focus on excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business, have announced that they … Read the full press release

Enel leads the way in the fight against global warming by committing a drastic reduction in its emissions

The new 2030 target on direct greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to a 2017 base year has been certified in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global initiative validating corporate decarbonization strategies Enel is the first major, … 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

Snam and Saipem partner on new energy transition technologies to support European Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, 10-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian energy infrastructure company Snam and Italian multinational oilfield services company Saipem sign Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on developing new energy transition technologies, from green hydrogen to capturing and reusing … Read the full press release

Vattenfall strengthens position in public charging in Europe with deployment of further 8,000 charging stations in the Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 4-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company, Vattenfall announces that it has won one of the bigger tenders for new charging networks in the Netherlands. The agreement includes the installation of up to 8,000 new charge … Read the full press release

Siemens Energy to provide green hydrogen production solution for hydrogen fueling station in Beijing

Siemens Energy and State Power Investment Corporation Limited promote the use and development of renewable hydrogen in China (PRESS RELEASE) BEIJING, China, 19-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens group’s global energy arm Siemens Energy (Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. … Read the full press release

Climate change experts and scientists will meet virtually to advance work on the Second Order Draft of IPCC’s Working Group II Assessment Report

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 11-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN body for assessing the science related to climate change the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced it will have its virtual meeting held from 17 to 28 August 2020 … Read the full press release