Category Archives: Environment

07Feb/22

EXPLAINER: What is ‘net zero’ and why does it matter?

BARCELONA, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Alongside a growing number of countries, hundreds of companies, big and small, have made commitments to cut their climate-changing emissions to net zero in the coming decades.

But what do those promises really mean in practice? Continue reading

03Feb/22

OPINION: There can be no climate action without targets to protect wetlands

03/02/2022, /Thomson Reuters Foundation/–Targets matter. They focus attention. They allow us to hold accountable the people who make them. Calls to fight climate change were vague until the world agreed a goal to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as confirmed at the recent COP26 Glasgow climate conference. Likewise, a wish to halt deforestation has come into focus with the Glasgow deadline of 2030. Continue reading

25Jan/22

AccuWeather Acquires Plume Labs

AccuWeather Global Weather Center, Global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather today announced it has acquired Paris-based environmental technology company Plume Labs® for an undisclosed amount, effective immediately. The deal is AccuWeather’s 15th acquisition since its founding 59 years ago. AccuWeather integrated the company in January 2022 and the deal was closed in December of 2021. Continue reading

14Dec/21

Mars Petcare Europe to Launch Petfood Packaging with Food Safe Recycled Content

Mars Petcare is getting ready to deploy food safe recycled plastic in wet petfood packaging as part of its global commitment to increase recycled content in its plastic packaging. Leading cat food brand SHEBA® will be the first to have the updated packaging formats available in Europe in 2022 as part of Mars Petcare’s efforts to give pet parents more sustainable choices. Continue reading

22Nov/21

A new ranking by MIT Technology Review Insights highlights the countries making the fastest progress to ocean sustainability

The Blue Technology Barometer, a new study by MIT Technology Review Insights in association with Infosys, Morgan Stanley, and Canada’s Ocean Supercluster ranks 66 countries and territories on the progress and commitment they are making toward sustainability by protecting the ocean environment, monitoring marine activity, contributing to technology innovation, as well as the degree to which governments are implementing effective coastal policies. Continue reading

22Nov/21

Europe’s first generative NFT online hackathon and conference takes aim at avian migration crisis hosted by NFT DEB Generative Dimensions


Europe’s most iconic migratory bird species are disappearing like never before.

In the UK, Turtle Dove numbers have declined by 95% between 1992-2017. Nightingale numbers by 56% between 1995—2018.

And these kinds of dramatic population declines are being seen all over the continent.

Birds simply aren’t returning from their wintering grounds any more. Continue reading

08Nov/21

Call for climate protection for smallholders that produce one third of global food


CGIAR urged global leaders today to ensure the 500 million smallholder farmers responsible for up to a third of global food production can adapt to climate change-induced loss and damage. Innovations are needed that can both reduce the contribution of global agriculture to climate change, and adapt to its increasingly evident consequences while also supporting livelihoods, nutrition and equality. Continue reading

02Nov/21

Greenbrier Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) today announced the release of its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, On Track Together. For the second consecutive year, the report was prepared in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework. Continue reading

01Nov/21

CFOs launch guidance for finance teams ahead of COP26 to support board action on sustainable business

To equip chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance teams with the tools to drive action on sustainability within their organizations, an international group of CFOs, part of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S), have launched the ‘Essential Guide to Engaging the Board and Executive Management’. Continue reading

01Nov/21

The road to COP26: Fifth Wall Launches Mural in Glasgow as part of its international “Choose Earth” Campaign

Fifth Wall, the largest venture capital firm focused on technologies for the global real estate industry, launches a mural in Glasgow as part of its international campaign to bring public attention to the real estate industry’s need to invest in climate technology now. Continue reading