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This Week’s Biggest Climate Innovation Stories: 9 March

Catch up on the latest developments in the transition to the zero carbon economy with our Press Review, 9 March 2017.

Women in Innovation

Yesterday (9 March) was International Women’s Day. Our Inspire and Viewpoint this week continues this theme, celebrating women in climate innovation.

Which female innovators do you think are accelerating the zero-carbon economy and why?

As International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, we asked people across the global climate community, including Canadian Minister Catherine McKenna and EIT CEO Martin Kern, about inspirational female innovators.

Moroccan water nets supporting adaptation and empowering women

These fog nets harvest water through a vertically suspended mesh to provide drinking water for people on the edge of Morocco’s Sahara Desert. Read more here.

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Industrial Symbiosis

European countries ramp up battle against plastic waste

Plastic waste is under scrutiny this week, as the UK Environmental Audit launches an inquiry into the impact of waste from coffee cups and packaging, and Belgium and France join the United Nations’ campaign to ban micro-plastics. Read more here.

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Climate Innovation – Policy

EU environment ministers approve post 2020 ETS reforms

Measures to overhaul the European Emissions Trading System, including a €12bn innovation fund and speedier reductions in allowances, have been approved by EU countries. Read more here.

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Smart Sustainable Cities

Chargepoint to expand into Europe after record fundraising 

Chargepoint, one of the US’s biggest electric vehicle charging networks, is to expand into Europe, after securing a record $82 million (€77 million) in funding. Read more here.

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Integrated Landscapes

Civil society organisations call for reforms to EU Common Agricultural Policy

Over 130 European civil society organisations have called on EU ministers to radically reform EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), ahead of meetings on Monday in Brussels, according to the European Environmental Bureau. Read more here.

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Climate Finance

The Financial Reporting Council’s response to task force disclosures is troubling”, says Client Earth

Environmental lawyers Client Earth have branded the UK’s Financial Reporting Council’s response to cross-industry recommendations for climate-related financial disclosure “troubling”. Read more here.

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