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May 05, 2021
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L’Oréal Paris to cut carbon footprint 50 percent by 2030

PARIS: L’Oréal Paris says it will reduce its carbon footprint 50 percent by 2030 from a 2016 baseline by only using recycled and recyclable plastic and glass; source all packaging from sustainable forests; ensure all biobased ingredients are sustainably…
April 29, 2021
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Sustainability is not the answer, regeneration is

BERLIN: According to Wolfgang Oels, COO of the Ecosia tree-planting search engine, sustainability is not the answer to saving the planet. Regeneration is: In recent years, brands have started to make promises about their impact on the planet. They tell us…
April 26, 2021
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US$16.8 trillion GDP loss by 2050 forecast

ZURICH: A report from reinsurer Swiss Re says global GDP will drop 18 percent or US$16.8 trillion by 2050 with a 3.2°C rise in temperature above pre-industrial levels. In a study of how climate change would impact 48 countries with no additional mitigation,…
April 21, 2021
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IKEA Foundation commits €1 billion to reduce emissions

LEIDEN, The Netherlands: The IKEA Foundation is to spend US$1 billion over the next five on renewable energy sources to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This new commitment is in addition to €500 million the Foundation has allocated to climate…
April 07, 2021
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TIACA calls for "People, Planet, Prosperity" partnerships

MIAMI: The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) says the air cargo sector is facing a future with the challenges of digitalisation, sustainability, safety and security, liberalisation and the need for partnerships. As IATA reports a nine percent…
April 02, 2021
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Flock Freight defines a sustainable business

SOLANA BEACH, CA: Last year Volvo Group Venture Capital invested in Flock Freight, a technology company based in Solana Beach, California that pools shipments to fill unused trailer space. The company uses algorithms to match multiple LTL (less than a…
April 01, 2021
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“Crisis of faith” in addressing climate crisis

PARIS: A new UNESCO worldwide survey of 15,000 people, over half of which are under the age of 35, shows 95 percent think global cooperation is crucial to address climate change and loss of biodiversity. However, only 25 percent report feeling confident that…
March 22, 2021
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Deutsche Post DHL to spend billions on “turning green”

BONN: Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) is to spend €7 billion over the next decade on alternative aviation fuels, the expansion of its zero-emission e-vehicle fleet and climate-neutral buildings. By 2030, 60 percent of its last mile delivery fleet will be…
March 22, 2021
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Greed still works for some, for others not so much

WASHINGTON, DC: Sarah Anderson is Global Economy director at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), an independent center for research and action founded in 1963. On March 17 she testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing on ‘The Income and…
March 03, 2021
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“We aren’t going to solve the climate problem by telling people not to eat toast”

MEDINA, WA: The first clue to appreciating Bill Gates’ new book is in the title: It’s not about climate change or a climate crisis, but avoiding a climate disaster. As a self-described technophile, the author has also been able to avoid the emotional…
February 18, 2021
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World Trade Organization appoints first African and first woman director-general

GENEVA: For the first time in 73 years the World Trade Organization (WTO) has elected an African and a woman as its director-general. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, takes up her role on March 01. She was recently…
February 16, 2021
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UNICEF launches COVID-19 airfreight programme

COPENHAGEN: UNICEF has launched a ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’ to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to 100 countries via 10 airlines including Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo, Etihad Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo.. UNICEF says the new airfreight…

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