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EVs, Green Fertilizers & Plant-Based Proteins: These 3 ‘Super Tipping Points’ Key To Decarbonization

5 Mins Read A new report says targeted action dubbed ‘super-tipping points’ in three key areas including EVs, green fertilizers and plant-based proteins could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. As the world races against time to limit global warming to 1.5°C, a new report unveiled at […]

China’s Hang Lung & France’s LVMH Announce Groundbreaking Sustainability Partnership To Accelerate Joint ESG Goal

6 Mins Read A groundbreaking partnership between Chinese real estate leader Hang Lung Properties and French luxury giant LVMH Group is forging new ground when it comes to sustainable building. Hang Lung and LVMH have officially partnered on a three-year innovative collaboration on climate and sustainability action across their respective real estate and retail businesses that will see […]

7 Big Signals That Prove The End Of Fossil Fuels Is On The Horizon

4 Mins Read For years, climate scientists and environmental activists have been calling for the end of fossil fuels as the number one thing that must happen if we are to save the planet. They have fought tooth and nail to push back against the dirty energy industry’s billion-dollar efforts to spread disinformation and sow public doubt over […]

Why the Space Race Isn’t the Answer to the Climate Crisis

6 Mins Read Some of the wealthiest people on the planet have been highly invested in colonizing space. However, traveling to space can cause more harm than good in the long run. Some of the wealthiest people on the planet — including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson — have been highly invested in visiting, exploring, and […]

Production of Lightyear’s Solar-Powered EVs to Begin This Year

3 Mins Read Solar-powered vehicle start-up Lightyear says it will begin production later this year on its Lightyear 0 with solar panels mounted to the vehicle to recharge the electric battery. The Netherlands-based Lightyear says it will produce fewer than one thousand of its solar cars, which will run about $265,000. The car will be the first solar […]

Zara Showcases Capsule Collection Of Black Dresses Made From Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read Zara parent company Inditex has partnered with Illinois’ LanzaTech to create a line of dresses made from carbon emissions. The collection is the latest Innovation Hub project for the high street giant, which seeks to use more sustainable materials. In creating the collection with Lanzatech, Zara claims to be continuing its piloting of alternative technologies. […]

Seaweed Yarnmaker AlgiKnit Unveils New Facilities To ‘Help Cut The Fashion Industry’s Emissions In Half’

3 Mins Read New York-based AlgiKnit has announced the opening of a new innovation hub. It is located in The Research Triangle, in North Carolina. The biomaterials maker will use the new space to scale production of seaweed-derived yarns. Pilot projects in conjunction with global fashion brands will begin in early 2022. Earlier this year, AlgiKnit announced that […]

Electric Cars Alone Won’t Save The Planet. We’ll Need to Design Cities So People Can Walk and Cycle Safely

4 Mins Read By Timothy Welch At the COP26 climate summit, world politicians patted themselves on their backs for coming to a last-minute agreement. Humanity now waits with bated breath to see if countries implement the commitments they made, and if those commitments help the planet. If the rest of our climate progress mirrors the policies around transportation, we’re […]

EU Unveils Broad Climate Plan To Reach Net-Zero By 2050

4 Mins Read The European Union has just announced a slate of climate proposals to help it reach net-zero by 2050. The plan, which includes a dozen draft policies, mainly takes aim at transport and home heating emissions. Some of the proposals include banning the sale of petrol cars and a tax on jet fuel.  On Wednesday (July […]

New Data Shows Rampant Greenwashing In Sustainable Finance, With ESG Funds ‘Stuffed’ Full OF Fossil Fuel Stocks

3 Mins Read As sustainable investing gains momentum, more funds touting themselves as “green” are misleading investors. According to a report published by the Economist, some of the world’s biggest ESG funds are “stuffed full of polluters and sin stocks”, suggesting widespread greenwashing practices in the realm of sustainable finance.  Sustainable investing has been steadily gaining momentum globally, […]