This Week’s Biggest Climate Innovation Stories: March 2


Catch up on the latest developments in the transition to the zero carbon economy with our new-look Press Review, 2 March 2017.

Smart Sustainable Cities

A 12-month trial of urban electric trucks used in last mile distribution will begin in Germany this year. Read more here.

The City of Stockholm is positioning itself as a global hub for sustainable data centres by recovering the waste heat to warm homes. Read more here.

  • Lord Drayson And Moovit Unveil Air Monitoring Transport App For UK Commuters Via Edie.
  • Environmentalists And Libertarians Unite In HS2 Criticism Via BBC.
  • Urban Heat Islands: Cooling Things Down With Trees, Green Roads And Fewer Cars Via Guardian.
  • Are We Ready For The Infrastructure Revolution? New EY Report Reveals Pressures Faced By Our Cities Via Politicshome.
  • Vital Aim For District Heating Via Bdaily.Co.Uk

Climate Innovation

European companies are outperforming China and the US in green energy, or cleantech revenues, according to the latest report ranking 200 of the publicly listed companies leading the way with solutions for the transition to a clean energy future. Read more here.

Climate Finance

A new report from responsible investment charity ShareAction is calling on investors to demand greater information from the banking sector about practices that incur climate risk. Read more here. Read more here.

  • Businesses Call For Sdgs To Act As A Pillar For Long-Term Environmental Policy Via Edie
  • NEST Climate-Proofs Default Pension With New UBS ‘Climate Aware’ Fund Via Businessgreen

Integrated landscapes

Finland is looking to continued sustainable forest management and stronger forest sequestration to help it achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 at the latest. Read more here.

  • European Investment Bank Confirms Multi-Million Backing For Irish Forestry Via The Irish Independent
  • Biomass ‘Carbon Neutrality’ Debate Continues To Divide Opinion Via Edie
  • Billions In Public Money Funds Climate Assault From Biomass Via Clientearth.
  • The EU’s Renewable Energy Policy Is Making Global Warming Worse Via New Scientist.
  • Biomass Subsidies ‘Not Fit For Purpose’, Says Chatham House Via The Carbon Brief.
  • Overeating Is Responsible For An Insane 10 Percent Of Global Food Waste Via Fastcoexist.
  • Steam Powers New Source Of Revenue At Daventry Biomass Plant Via Bioenergy News.

Industrial Symbiosis

  • Coca-Cola Pledges Support for Scottish Plastic Bottle Deposit Return Scheme 

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest drinks manufacturer, has pledged support to test a bottle deposit return scheme in Scotland.

  • Circular Economy Leads To Reduction Of Waste Resources, A Conference In Cyprus Underlines Via Famagusta Gazette.
  • Sainsbury’s Becomes First Retailer To Commit To 100 Percent Plastic-Free Cotton Buds Via Edie.
  • Canary Wharf Group Launches Circular Coffee Waste System Via Edie.
  • Unilever’s Commitment To The Circular Economy Is Going Straight Ahead Via Environmental Leader.
  • Plastic From Tyres ‘Major Source’ Of Ocean Pollution Via BBC.
  • Matching Realism And Ambition In Aluminium Recycling Via Euractiv.Com.


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