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BBVA sign a €300 million sustainable revolving credit facility with EDF

Multinational Spanish banking group BBVA and the French electricity company EDF have signed a €300 million sustainability-linked...

Finnish innovation boosts EV battery recycling rate to over 80%

The Finnish innovation will see battery recycling rates boosted to over 80 per cent.

Shell to power 700,000 homes with renewable energy

The British-Dutch oil and gas company has revealed that they will power 700,000 homes with renewable energy.

Climate change contributing to significant threat of water shortages in the UK

Sir James Bevan has warned that the UK is at the ‘jaws of death’ when it comes to future water shortages.

Starbucks unveils new ‘greener’ takeaway cups

The new takeaway coffee cups will be recyclable and compostable and will be trialled across major cities in the UK, US and...

Royal Mail trials e-Trikes to deliver letters and parcels in a more environmentally-friendly way

The zero-emission e-Trikes are designed to reduce road danger, congestion and air pollution to help reduce CO2 emissions in urban...

IWA sets out new plan for Wales to run on 100% renewable energy by 2035

The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) has released the report in hopes that the country can reach their renewable energy...

Dead whale found with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

The whale had over 40kg of plastic in its stomach when it was found on a beach in the Philippines.

The UN launches Alliance for sustainable fashion

The United Nations has launched an Alliance for sustainable fashion in Nairobi, Kenya.

Students set to strike as it’s revealed that Australia’s carbon emissions have hit record high

School students across Australia set to strike as new data has found that Australia’s carbon emissions are at an all-time...

‘No doubt’ temperatures in Arctic will rise 3.5C by 2050, says UN

New research by the United Nations (UN) has found that a sharp temperature rise in the Arctic is now inevitable.

UK Government announces end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025

The UK Government has announced plans to end fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025.

Public Health England makes plea to ban cars near schools

New evidence from the Public Health England (PHE) has highlighted the effects of pollution from cars.

Foxhole Spirits launches ‘sustainable’ gin made from surplus grapes

Tesco stores to stock luxury gin sourced entirely from grapes “which can’t be sold as fresh”.

Arla Foods pledge to carbon net zero dairy by 2050

Arla Foods have revealed ambitions to reduce greenhouse emission on dairy farms by 30% per kilo of milk over the next decade, with a goal...

Stanislas Pottier discusses mainstreaming ESG and social inclusion through investment

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, taking place in Paris on the 12th March 2019, we caught up with Stanislas Pottier to...

Wim van Hyfte discusses the power of divestment as an ESG tool for investors

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe taking place in Paris on the 12th March 2019, we caught up with Wim van Hyfte, Global...

Part 2: Beyond business-as-usual - Sustainable Investment game changers

Business-as-usual is not an option, so Climate Action asked a range of sustainable finance experts: What game changing ideas can take...

UN announces COP25 will take place in December in Chile

It has been announced that the United Nations Climate Change Conference will be hosted in December 2019 in Santiago, Chile.

Honda to electrify 100% of its European sales by 2025

Honda has pledged to make 100% of its European sales electric by 2025.