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GLOBAL

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

By Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

AFRICA

New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa

UK international development secretary Alok Sharma, on a visit to Kenya, pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future...

22 Jan 2020

KENYA

UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure

Almost half of Kenya's population is predicted to be living in cities by 2030, requiring sustainable, resilient, affordable housing...

23 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with...

21 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Chinese firm picked to help build UK tidal power plant

A Chinese company has been selected to help build the world's first artificial tidal lagoon to generate clean electricity for British homes, the company behind the project said...

8 Jun 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Trina Solar gets contract for extension at Wymeswold Solar Farm

Trina Solar has been selected by solar energy specialist Foresight Group LLP to supply a 2.2MW extension to Wymeswold Solar Farm, a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) installation at a former RAF airfield in Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. ..

18 May 2015

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Interbrand releases 2nd annual Best Global Green Brands Report

LONDON, UK: Interbrand, one of the world's leading brand consultancies and author of the annual Best Global Brands Report, has released its 2012 Best Global Green Brands Report. Toyota (#1), Johnson & Johnson (#2), and Honda (#3) top the ranking with Danone (#9), Ford (#15), Starbucks (#36) and UPS (#43) representing this year's top risers.

2 Jul 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever's sustainable living plan - update

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, first published in November 2010, has published an update on its progress. As part of the update, it announced that by the end of 2012 it will reach its target of 100% certified sustainable palm oil covered by Green Palm Certificates, a full three years ahead of schedule.

25 Apr 2012

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