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'Expertise' on climate crisis dominated by West, too few Asian and African voices, say just transition activists


The solutions that Indigenous people and local communities have to the climate crisis need to be heard above the business-friendly 'sustainable development' experts from the West, say campaigners

Energy efficiency: 84 per cent of new homes in England built to EPC grade A and B

Business Green

Latest EPC statistics reveals percentage of new homes to bag top EPC ratings is on the rise, but top scores remain uncommon for older homes.


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Rich world’s demands fell poorer world’s forests


The tropical forests maintain global climate and nurture the riches of nature. The rich world’s demands are destroying them

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Wild Edible Plants: A Woman’s or a Man’s World? Gendered Differences in WEP Knowledge and Gathering in Spain.

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Within local knowledge systems research, gender is a relatively unexplored topic. Despite women’s significant roles in economic and domestic spheres, their connection and knowledge regarding social-ecological systems requires more attention. Acosta-Naranjo et al. 2021) have therefore conducted long-term research in three regions of Spain in order to understand differences…

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

BlackRock appoints sustainable investment heads for Asia Pacific


Investment management giant BlackRock has appointed two executives to run its sustainable investment arm for Asia Pacific

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How the 5p carrier bag charge has helped curb plastic pollution

Business Green

With funding from the plastic bag charge Waitrose launched a £1m grant fund for innovative plastic-waste busting ideas - Hubbub's Trewin Restorick sets out the key achievements.

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Will the covid crisis herald the end for the age of the business flight?

Business Green

YouGov survey across seven European countries suggests restrictions on flights during Covid-19 crisis has had little negative impact on businesses' operations and has proved beneficial for many executives' working lives.

Singapore Post appoints Michelle Lee head of sustainability


Singapore Post has appointed Michelle Lee from Lendlease as head of sustainability

Deploying bioenergy with CCS could save UK £4.5bn, Drax claims

Business Green

Report commissioned by energy firm argues BECCS technology offers climate and cost benefits for decarbonising UK energy system.

Singapore's green taxonomy should lead, not lag


By taking the initiative to create a common language for all financial institutions in ASEAN, Singapore is asserting its ambition to become the green finance hub of Asia

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Engie secures green light for 2,300 low carbon homes at former Rugeley coal plant site

Business Green

Developer secures planning permission for major redevelopment of Staffordshire site that aims to provide 'tangible articulation of the whole transition to zero carbon'.

LG Energy & SK Innovation Kiss & Make Up, Promise To Work Together In Harmony


Under pressure from the Biden administration, LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have resolved their long running legal battle.

'A lot of mainstream financiers saw us a bunch of hippies': James Alexander reflects on the UKSIF at 30

Business Green

As the UK's Sustainable Investment and Finance Association celebrates 30 years of existence, CEO James Alexander discusses what is in store for the sector over the next three decades.

Electric Drag Race: Kia EV6 GT Versus Lots Of ICE Supercars


Kia recently revealed a new electric crossover called the EV6. And, while the car’s official specs were initially withheld, the company soon released some staggering numbers.

Fracking Lies & Greed Lead To Oil & Gas Spills On Native Lands (Video)


This is a pivotal moment for US fracking policy, as well as Indigenous-federal relations. Will the Biden administration step up? Fossil Fuels Health Policy & Politics Bureau of Indian Affairs US Bureau of Land Management

French Nuclear Scheme Behind Green Hydrogen Theme Of Michelin’s Le Mans Fuel Cell Dream


Michelin Group is leveraging its advanced materials expertise to make a pitch for green hydrogen and fuel cells, with 24 Hours of Le Mans for good measure.

First Crack At Releasing A Tesla Financial Model On Git


Based on the analysis I did of ARK Invest’s Tesla bull and bear cases, here and here, I decided to create my own financial model for Tesla growth. Tesla has a lot of moving parts, and Elon has famously said Tesla is made up of more than a dozen startups. In true agile fashion, I […].

A Truly Awful Dealership Electric Car Horror Story


Ford Mustang Mach-E customers are finding many dealers are adding "market adjustment' fees to the MSRP or the cars. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles car dealership experiences Ford Ford Mustang Mach E market adjustment

Transportation Policies for New York to Achieve Its Climate Goals


Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris New York achieving its climate goals may rest in the hands of the state’s Climate Action Council, a government advisory group tasked with preparing a plan to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Patent Filing Reveals High-Tech, Electric Honda Grom


Recent patent filings in Japan reveal that Honda is working on what seems to be a high-tech, electric Honda Grom with a slick, single-sided rear swingarm suspension and 3D-printed mesh seat. And, if the guys at Cycle World are to be believed, we may see the bike’s debut as early as next year!

First Look: 2022 NIU Electric Motorcycle + First Ever Kick Scooter


The guys and gals over at NIU have been busy this week, with the company pulling off two major product launches that transform the company from a leading manufacturer of connected, electrified Vespa-style scooters to a full-fledged e-mobility powerhouse.

Zimbabwean E-Commerce Startup Kuva Local Lets You Add A Tree On Checkout


Kuva Local also plants a tree for every bottle of sparkling wine or every case of beer it sells. CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Exclusive Green Economy deforestation forests James Saruchera Koovha Beverages Kuva Local My Trees Trust Zimbabwe Pau Lily Zimbabwe

Segway is Building a Hydrogen Powered Motorcycle


Segway Ninebot recently revealed plans for an all-new, full-sized electric sportbike promising a 0–60 MPH time of about 4 seconds and a 90+ MPH top speed.

Adam Jonas Of Morgan Stanley: Tesla [TSLA] Is A Must Own. But What About Legacy Auto?


This article is on some interesting things that Adam Jonas has said recently on Tesla and legacy auto. We have written a lot about Adam Jonas over the years. I remember him for his infamous $10 Tesla price target if everything goes wrong for Tesla.