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EIB Global Unveils Pioneering Climate Initiatives at COP28 in Dubai

(IN BRIEF) In a significant announcement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, the European Investment Bank (EIB) revealed its pioneering approach to a just transition and just resilience on a global scale. The EIB Group introduced … Read the full press release

Yara Launches YaraAmplix™ Biostimulants to Enhance Crop Resilience Amid Climate Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Yara, a global agricultural solutions provider, has introduced a new brand of biostimulants called YaraAmplix™ to help farmers combat the challenges posed by climate change on crop production. These biostimulants are formulated with natural ingredients such as seaweed … Read the full press release

Neste Collaborates with Altens and Bolloré Energy to Introduce Renewable Diesel in France

(IN BRIEF) Neste is teaming up with French fuel distributors Altens and Bolloré Energy to introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to the French market starting in January 2024. This collaboration aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Joins Global Effort at COP28 to Accelerate Transition to Net-Zero Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval, as part of the Swedish delegation to COP28, is actively participating in discussions and collaborations to expedite the transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. The company’s focus revolves around the systemic shift in key industries, including … 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

Nobel Sustainability Trust and TUM Launch Prestigious ‘Sustainability Award’ Honoring Climate Champions

(IN BRIEF) The Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are introducing the “Sustainability Award supported by NST” for exceptional research and development efforts in sustainable energy and climate change economics. The inaugural recipients are Prof. … 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

Thales Alenia Space and Partners Collaborate on Digital Twin Earth Prototype for Flood Prediction in Luxembourg

(IN BRIEF) The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) has been supporting Thales Alenia Space, along with partners the Luxembourg Institute of Sciences and Technologies (LIST) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg (PwC), in their initiative to create a Proof of Concept for a flood … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Launches “Exeter Innovation” Initiative to Tackle Key Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has introduced a new initiative called “Exeter Innovation” aimed at fostering business partnerships and addressing contemporary challenges, including climate change and skills shortages. This initiative seeks to connect organizations with leading experts, support skill … Read the full press release

Carbon Markets: A Path for Small-Scale Farmers to Combat Climate Change and Boost Income

(IN BRIEF) The changing climate poses significant challenges, including wildfires, unpredictable rainfall, and heatwaves. To address these issues, there’s a global need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon markets, including voluntary carbon markets, provide a way to assign value to … Read the full press release

Insurance Industry Urged to Focus on Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Allianz Trade Study Reveals Gap Between Perceived and Actual Inflation, with Germany Experiencing Significant Disparity

(IN BRIEF) Nicola Ranger, Leader of the Resilience and International Development Program at the Environmental Change Institute, and Sibylle Steimen, Managing Director of Advisory & Services at Allianz Re, advocate for increased attention to climate resilience and adaptation. They emphasize … Read the full press release

Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven health risks

(IN BRIEF) An international team of researchers has released a scientific paper through the IDAlert project, published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe journal on August 7, 2023. Titled “Decision-Support Tools to Build Climate Resilience Against Emerging Infectious Diseases … Read the full press release

Electrolux Unveils AEG EcoLine: Resource-Efficient Appliances to Reduce Climate Impact

(IN BRIEF) Electrolux Group, operating under its premium brand AEG, is unveiling its most resource-efficient appliances, the AEG EcoLine, at IFA 2023. These appliances, covering various categories, are designed to reduce climate impact while maintaining high performance. The selection includes … Read the full press release

Newcastle University Recognized for Exceptional Internationalization Efforts in Higher Education

(IN BRIEF) Newcastle University has been awarded the Excellence in Internationalisation honor by the European Association for International Education (EAIE). This prestigious accolade celebrates the university’s exceptional approach to integrating international research and educational opportunities, focusing on addressing societal and … Read the full press release

The Dutch Research Council (NWO): KIC Funds Three Projects for Accelerating Mission-Driven Innovation through Collaborative Research

(IN BRIEF) The Knowledge and Innovation Covenant (KIC) has awarded funding to three projects under the ‘Collaboration in mission-driven innovation’ call. These projects involve interdisciplinary consortia of knowledge institutions, private entities, and public partners. The research aims to explore ways … Read the full press release

Brilliant Planet Partners with Schneider Electric and Platinum Electrical Engineering to Scale Algae-Based Carbon Capture Process

(IN BRIEF) Brilliant Planet has teamed up with Schneider Electric and Platinum Electrical Engineering to implement the EcoStruxure Automation Expert solution for its low-cost, algae-based carbon capture technology. By growing microalgae in open-air pond-based systems, Brilliant Planet can sequester carbon … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Varying Climate Change Impact on UK Habitats, Highlighting Vulnerabilities

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by a researcher from the University of York highlights that all UK habitats will face significant challenges due to climate change in the coming years. The study analyzes past and future climate data, current … Read the full press release

EBRD and CGI Launch Climate Governance Platform “Chapter Zero Egypt” to Drive Sustainable Business Practices

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) have collaborated to launch Chapter Zero Egypt, a platform aimed at promoting effective climate governance practices among businesses and financial institutions in Egypt. Chapter … 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

Iberdrola and AEDIVE Form Alliance to Drive Electrification of Heavy Road Transport in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola and the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) have formed an alliance to accelerate the electrification of heavy road transport in Spain. The initiative aims to combat climate change, improve fuel efficiency, … Read the full press release

Generali Presents Women in Sailing Trophy at Barcolana to Promote Equality

(IN BRIEF) Generali, as the presenting sponsor of the Barcolana sailing event, is supporting sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The event, organized by the Barcola and Grignano Sailing Club, will include the ‘Generali Women in Sailing’ Trophy, awarded to the … Read the full press release

EIB Report Calls for Reforms and Financial Support to Boost Nature-Based Solutions in Europe

(IN BRIEF) A report by the European Investment Bank (EIB) highlights the importance of nature-based solutions in building resilient societies in the face of climate change. The report calls for regulatory and subsidy reforms and a more flexible range of … Read the full press release

EIB and Multilateral Development Banks Unite to Accelerate Circular Economy Adoption

(IN BRIEF) During the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2023, environment-focused directors from leading Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) met to discuss the circular economy for the first time. The African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s Partnership with Extreme E Supports Climate Change Awareness and Salmon Conservation in Scotland

IoT Technology to Aid Conservation Efforts for Scottish Atlantic Salmon

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone and Extreme E have partnered to protect Scotland’s Atlantic salmon from the impacts of climate change. Extreme E, an eco-conscious, all-electric motorsport series, aims to raise awareness about climate change while showcasing damaged environments. The racing series … Read the full press release

EBRD Welcomes Canada’s Inclusion in HIPCA Partnership for Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) Canada has joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s High-Impact Partnership for Climate Action (HIPCA), strengthening its support for climate action. HIPCA, launched at COP26 in 2021, focuses on combating climate change and environmental degradation through … 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

EIB Group and Santander Launch First Synthetic Securitization Transaction for Energy Efficiency in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group and Santander have signed an agreement to support energy efficiency investments in Portugal through a synthetic securitization transaction. The partnership aims to finance the construction of nearly-zero-emissions buildings and the renovation of existing residential properties … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Academics Lead the Way as Scientific Section Presidents for British Science Festival

(IN BRIEF) The British Science Association (BSA) has announced the selection of three experts from the University of Exeter as Scientific Section Presidents for the 2023 British Science Festival. Professor Tim Lenton will serve as the Geology President, focusing on … Read the full press release

Finnish SMEs to benefit from new climate and innovation loan products with EIF guarantee

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) will provide a €170 million guarantee to Finnvera Plc to finance approximately €280 million of investment by small companies in Finland. The support of the InvestEU programme enables the guarantee to trigger more … Read the full press release

Civil society groups and EIB leadership discuss high-impact investments for sustainable development goals

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank held a meeting at its headquarters in Luxembourg with representatives of civil society groups to discuss how the bank can respond better to global challenges including climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, and conflicts. The … Read the full press release

Arkema accelerates deployment of climate fresk to raise awareness among employees

(IN BRIEF) Chemicals company Arkema is set to roll out its Climate fresk workshops to more employees. The workshops, which have already been held with over 1,000 employees, aim to increase awareness of climate change, its causes and effects, and … Read the full press release

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) announces partnership with Water Plus to tackle climate change

(IN BRIEF) The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has gained its first corporate supporter, Water Plus, for their new initiative to research blue carbon capture. The partnership aims to accelerate research in the field of seaweed-based blue carbon capture … Read the full press release

Capgemini to optimize cloud environment for JAPETUS nanosatellite constellation

(IN BRIEF) Capgemini has been selected by Prométhée, a French NewSpace operator, to develop the mission center for its first European constellation, JAPETUS. The constellation, supported by CNES, the French Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, and … Read the full press release

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation partners with DNV to achieve sustainability goals

(IN BRIEF) DNV, an independent energy expert and assurance provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to support their efforts in setting science-based targets for their net zero goals. EGPC is aiming … Read the full press release

Mitsubishi Corporation Partners with Solidaridad to Distribute Energy-Efficient Cookstoves to Nigerian Cocoa Farmers

(IN BRIEF) Mitsubishi Corporation and Solidaridad have partnered to introduce energy-efficient cookstoves to smallholder cocoa farmers in Nigeria’s Ondo and Cross River states. Most rural households in Nigeria use traditional cookstoves made from mud or metal scraps, which require large … Read the full press release

International conference explores the human cost of coastal heritage loss from climate change

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia will hold a conference discussing the loss of coastal heritage due to climate change, and how it can be addressed in policy. Despite the growing realisation that heritage losses due to climate change … Read the full press release

Study Warns of Increased Risk of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Along US Coast Due to Climate Change

(IN BRIEF) A new study by the University of East Anglia warns that continued warming of the climate would cause a rise in the number and spread of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found along parts of the coast … 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

Bekaert Joins Forces with Non-Profit Solar Impulse Foundation to Combat Climate Change

(IN BRIEF) Bekaert has announced its partnership with the Solar Impulse Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bertrand Piccard, which aims to promote sustainable and profitable solutions. Through this partnership, Bekaert will have access to valuable resources and expertise in … Read the full press release

New Study Offers Fresh Perspective on Daylight-Saving Time and Building Energy Consumption

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at Empa have conducted a study analyzing the impact of daylight-saving time on heating and cooling energy requirements for office buildings. The study suggests that the time change could lead to energy savings in offices due to … Read the full press release