Tag Archives: climate change

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

EBRD instrumental in key energy efficiency laws adopted by Georgia aimed at helping the country strengthen its energy links with the EU

Government of Georgia adopts key energy efficiency laws Focus on reducing energy intensity while strengthening resilience of the economy EBRD supported drafting of reform concept (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval and leading low-pressure gas engine designer WinGD to improve engine efficiency on ships

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 25-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval further expands its offering to marine customers with the new Alfa Laval CEC-S solution. Catering to the needs of their marine … Read the full press release

Concern for the oceans drives consumers to ‘vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood

One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine … Read the full press release

Electrolux to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has announced steps to reduce emissions from cooling products. The company plans to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023, as part … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report: concerns about air and water pollution, climate change and global warming raise among consumers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational technology leader Ericsson announced it has released its latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report called ‘Consumers, sustainability and ICT’ that contains a fresh look and insights into consumer attitudes concerning sustainability challenges – … Read the full press release

TU Delft joins universities across the globe to collaborate on climate insight and action

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Together with over 40 universities from around the world, TU Delft joins an International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’). Member universities commit to collaborating on research insights on the most effective means to … Read the full press release

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval joins initiative to accelerate shipping industry’s decarbonization

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval joins initiative aimed to get zero-emission vessels into operation by 2030. The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the … Read the full press release

Centrica champions on climate change disclosure

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, UK, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational energy and services Centrica proves itself once again to be the world leader for strategic action on climate change, said by CDP Worldwide. Based on the climate change report in 2019 … Read the full press release

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel recognised for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has won an award for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions. The competition has five categories, and Neste won in the category for solutions reducing black carbon … 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

Natixis to issue green structured note in Groupe Gan Vie life insurance policies aimed at supporting the fight against climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis and Groupama Group‘s subsidiary Groupama Gan Vie will launch the first green structured note aimed at supporting the energy transition. The innovative unit-linked insurance product will be issued by Natixis (Issuer: Natixis … Read the full press release

Neste on climate change discussion in Finland: transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste calls on the next government in Finland to set more ambitious targets for emission reductions for the next four years. Neste believes that transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately and for the … Read the full press release

Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Eni to establish four linked research centres in southern Italy

(PRESS RELEASE) LECCE, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Italian National Research Council (CNR) (The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and Eni have just signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA) with the aim at setting up four linked research centres in southern … Read the full press release

ENGIE recognized for its climate actions by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with A score based on its 2018 disclosure

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, France, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE’s CDP disclosure for 2018 has been recognized by the environmental impact non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). ENGIE has been given an “A” score by CDP, which is the highest in the CDP Climate Change Assessment. This … Read the full press release

Natixis to support low-carbon and climate resilient economy by joining the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program

Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program to support investment towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/LONDON, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program, an international network of … Read the full press release

EBRD seeks to increase the volume of green financing to 40 per cent of EBRD annual investment by 2020

Development finance institutions share their experience at COP24 LONDON, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate change impacts are high on the international agenda. From severe wildfires in California and Greece to devastating floods in Kerala, these impacts have dominated headlines this year. Both … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and MeteoSwiss: Switzerland becomes drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future

ZURICH, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland is becoming drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future – these are the conclusions reached by climate researchers from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich. Today, they presented the Climate … Read the full press release

Pöyry celebrates its 60th anniversary with an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event

HELSINKI, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry is today hosting an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event in the iconic Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Attended by over 250 industry leaders and world-class experts, the Carbon Clash is set … Read the full press release

Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership meeting to highlight the impact of climate change on migration, the economy and security

BRUSSELS, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MEPs and MPs from EU member states, 18 Asian countries and Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland will debate the environmental challenges that Asia and Europe are facing: sustainable development and the circular economy, … Read the full press release

Ramboll to present at the New York Climate Week (NYCW)

What exactly does climate change and health have to do with each other? That is one of the many questions that Ramboll will address at the New York Climate Week. COPENHAGEN, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cities are responsible for more … Read the full press release

Climate change: CREA Mont Blanc and Orange winners of the 2017 Momentum for Change prize

PARIS, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Committed to understanding climate change and its impact on biodiversity for over 20 years, CREA Mont Blanc (Research Centre for Alpine Ecosystems) has now been recognised by the United Nations during COP 23 through its … Read the full press release

University of York: well-managed marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change

Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists say reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to five key … Read the full press release

Telenor survey: Asian youth most passionate for education, climate change and global warming

New digital survey reveals surprising attitudes among Asian youth, including views on how best to empower youth leaders and the role of technology in supporting social causes and promoting Peace. FORNEBU, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Group today released the findings … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release