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Europeans support stronger action to fight biodiversity loss

More than three-quarters of Europeans believe mankind has a responsibility to look after nature and halt biodiversity loss, according to the findings of a new survey.

Europeans support stronger action to fight biodiversity loss
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Record breaking levels of CO2 saved by Scottish renewables
(Thu 01/10)
Scotland’s renewable energy sector is displacing more carbon emissions than ever – a 120% increase on only five years ago, new figures show.... Read more

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Prince of Wales' business group backs calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies
(Mon 28/09)
The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has announced its support for the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, calling for reform, and ultimately, elimination, of fossil fuel subsidies... Read more

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Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy-efficient LED by 2025
(Thu 24/09)
The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025.... Read more

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MEPs to seek binding 30% renewable energy target at Paris climate summit
(Thu 24/09)
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP 21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40% energy-efficiency target and a binding ... Read more



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Europeans support stronger action to fight biodiversity loss
(Fri 02/10)
More than three-quarters of Europeans believe mankind has a responsibility to look after nature and halt biodiversity loss, according to the findings of a new survey.

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Record breaking levels of CO2 saved by Scottish renewables
(Thu 01/10)
Scotland’s renewable energy sector is displacing more carbon emissions than ever – a 120% increase on only five years ago, new figures show.

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Prince of Wales' business group backs calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies
(Mon 28/09)
The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has announced its support for the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, calling for reform, and ultimately, elimination, of fossil fuel subsidies

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Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy-efficient LED by 2025
(Thu 24/09)
The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025.

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MEPs to seek binding 30% renewable energy target at Paris climate summit
(Thu 24/09)
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP 21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40% energy-efficiency target and a binding

Consumers want tighter EU rules to tackle illegal timber, survey reveals
(Wed 23/09)
More than three-quarters of UK consumers want better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market in the UK and across Europe, a new survey finds.

Siemens aims to be first industrial giant to go carbon neutral
(Wed 23/09)
Siemens has announced it aims to be the world's first major industrial company to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint with an ambitious programme to reduce emissions within the next 15 years.

UN looks to boost voluntary action to combat climate change
(Tue 22/09)
The United Nations is calling on businesses and individuals around the world to reduce their climate footprints with the launch of a new initiative, Climate Neutral Now.

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Leonardo DiCaprio pledges fossil fuel divestment as part of $2 trillion shift
(Tue 22/09)
The movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has exploded, growing 50-fold in just one year and topping $2.6 trillion, according to a new analysis released today.

IKEA announces world's largest certified seafood pledge
(Tue 22/09)
Furniture retail giant IKEA has announced that the seafood it serves in stores will come now be provided by sustainable and responsible sources.

Global green bond market now worth $66 billion and growing fast
(Mon 21/09)
The global green market is now worth more than $66 billion as a growing number of institutional investors eye the opportunity to invest in climate change mitigation and adaption.

Banks confirm $200m backing for African Renewable Energy Fund
(Fri 18/09)
The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF), a dedicated renewable energy fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa successfully reached its final investment target, with US $200 million of committed capital to support small to me

Europe agrees steps to fix EU Emissions Trading Scheme
(Fri 18/09)
The European Council has ratified the creation of a market stability reserve (MSR) for the EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme (EU ETS), Europe’s flagship climate policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the

United States sets goal of cutting food waste by half within next 15 years
(Thu 17/09)
The Obama administration has announced America’s first-ever goals for cutting food waste nationwide — setting a reduction target of 50 percent by 2030.

UN welcomes new scheme to boost renewable energy around the world
(Thu 17/09)
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the creation of an international not-for-profit organization to spearhead renewable energy efforts around the globe.