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SBTI Invites Building Sector to Pilot New Sustainable Building Guidance Tool

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has opened a call for companies and financial institutions in the buildings value chain to pilot the Buildings Science-Based Target-Setting Guidance and Tool drafts. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has opened a call for companies and financial institutions in the buildings value chain to pilot the Buildings Science-Based […]

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TotalEnergies and Masdar’s Test Flight Pioneers Methanol-to-SAF Conversion at COP28

The first test flight to demonstrate the potential for converting Methanol to SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) has taken place in Dubai on the sidelines of COP28 in the UAE. Masdar, TotalEnergies, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, Airbus, Falcon Aviation Services and technology licensor Axens all contributed to the successful flight. The Alcohol-to-Jet Synthetic Paraffinic […]

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Top 5 Tips For a Sustainable COP28 Travel Experience

Use Public Transportation: Dubai boasts of an excellent public transportation system, with its metro covering major part of the city. Opt for these eco-friendly options for your commute instead of hiring a private car to reduce your carbon footprint. Stay in Eco-Friendly Hotels: Increasingly, hotels in Dubai are focusing on sustainability. Look for accommodations that […]

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We’ll gather together — even though everything seems so much more expensive

Inflation and the economy will be front of mind for many Americans as they fork out more for Thanksgiving groceries than in recent years. Recent polls show most Americans feel the U.S. economy is in tough shape and getting worse. In one, 76 percent rated economic conditions in the U.S. negatively, while 74 percent said […]

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BRI Strengthens Commitment to Sustainable Finance with $400 Million in Green Bonds

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Persero Tbk. (IDX: BBRI) has issued an IDR 6 trillion Green Bonds for 2023, with three series: 1-year (6.10% coupon rate), 2-year (6.35% coupon rate), and 3-year (6.30% coupon rate). This issuance follows the fund usage framework set by the Financial Services Authority Regulation No. 60/POJK.04/2017. The 2023 Green Bonds Phase II was […]

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Energy Transition Accelerator and World Bank Announce Strategic Collaboration to Scale Up Clean Energy Finance

The U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Earth Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Bank announced a strategic collaboration between the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) and the World Bank to mobilize finance to support just, accelerated energy transitions in developing countries. ETA – a partnership of the State Department and the two philanthropies – […]

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L’Oréal Groupe announces €15M Endowment Fund, the L’Oréal Climate Emergency Fund

EUR15 million endowment fund aimed at communities facing greatest disaster risk presented at Climate Week NYC L’Oréal announced a new EUR15 million endowment fund to support vulnerable communities to develop greater resilience in the face of climate disasters. The L’Oréal Climate Emergency Fund will support communities in the most exposed areas by enabling expert partner organizations to help them prepare for and recover from […]

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Flo Group and Versalis Launch R-Hybrid: First Vending Cup Made from Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene

Flo Group and Versalis have launched R-Hybrid, the first vending cup made from post-consumer recycled polystyrene (rPS). The cup is made with an ABA multilayer, sandwich-type structure, where the inner layer contains r-PS from the Versalis-Revive PS series, and the outer layer contains virgin PS. R-Hybrid is recyclable and has a reduced carbon footprint compared […]

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Google Joins One of the World’s Largest Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programs

Tech company joins Amex GBT and Shell Aviation program powered by Avelia, one of the world’s first blockchain, book-and-claim platforms for SAF American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), the world’s leading B2B travel platform, and Shell Aviation today announced that Google has joined its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) program. Google’s collaboration with Amex GBT and Shell […]

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KYOTO Plants 1 Million Trees in Pledge To Become the World’s Most Sustainable Blockchain

Regenerative Finance (ReFi) blockchain pioneer, KYOTO, has planted 1 million mangrove trees along the coastlines of Kirepwe, Diani and Shimoni in Kenya and Kigamboni in Tanzania, creating 80 new jobs for local communities in the process.  The initiative, which completed in July, ahead of the blockchain’s highly-anticipated launch, is a demonstration of KYOTO’s ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on […]

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