Amazon, Google, Microsoft and the climate cloud

Despite all they’re doing to address climate change with both emissions reduction plans, circular economy innovation and consumer awareness, Amazon, Google and Microsoft have been criticized — rightly so, in my mind — for their close ties to the oil and gas sector. All of them are using their artificial intelligence prowess and analytics power to…

Google Becomes First Major Company to Claim a Carbon Footprint of Zero

Google is claiming its carbon footprint is now zero. The tech giant says it was able to achieve this by investing in “high-quality” carbon offsets. Here’s how Google says it is helping build a carbon-free future for everyone: Eliminating its entire carbon legacy, effective today. Becoming the first major company to make a commitment to…

New Report Shows it’s Possible to Have a Carbon-Free Economy by Around Mid-Century

A coalition of 45 leaders from global energy producers, energy-intensive industries, financial institutions, and environmental advocates argues in a new report that the world can achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. It also lays out steps needed in the next decade to achieve that objective. In the report, “Making Mission Possible — Delivering A Net-Zero Economy,” the Energy…

Türkiye Yeşil Fon Fırsatına Sırtını Dönmemeli

İKV Başkanı Ayhan Zeytinoğlu, başta iş dünyası, araştırmacılar ve üniversiteler olmak üzere ilgili tüm kesimleri, 18 Eylül 2020’de açılacak 1 milyar euro bütçeli Avrupa Yeşil Mutabakat Çağrısı’ndan yararlanmaya davet etti. İktisadi Kalkınma Vakfı (İKV) Başkanı Ayhan Zeytinoğlu yaptığı açıklamada, Türkiye’nin de katıldığı Ufuk 2020 Programı sona ermeden önce Komisyonun son bir çağrıya çıkacağını ve AB’nin…

Coalition of CEOs Endorses Economic Roadmap for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery

In an open letter, the group of 14 CEOs calls on governments to accelerate such a transition by recognizing and supporting purpose-first business as an emerging fourth sector of the economy. A new coalition of global leaders including the CEOs of Danone, Interface, L’Oréal, Mastercard, Natura, Philips and 8 other companies — representing a combined annual revenue of over US$100 billion and…

5 Sustainable Fashion Industry Innovations Awarded $1 Million by H&M Foundation

The five winning entries of the 2020 Global Change Award include innovations from lab-grown cotton and creating fabrics from protein DNA, to tracking sustainable fibers by using blockchain technology, wastewater separation and converting carbon dioxide into sustainable polyester. Global Change Award is the non-profit H&M Foundation’s fifth annual innovation challenge. The goal is to identify early stage, disruptive ideas that can make fashion more sustainable, and to scale…

“Koronavirüsü, kendimizi izole edeceğimiz bir geleceğin önizlemesidir.”

Yazan: Will OREMUS Çeviren: Hande Yetkin Kaynak: https://yesilgazete.org/blog/2020/03/17/koronavirusu-kendimizi-izole-edecegimiz-bir-gelecegin-onizlemesi/ Haftanın her günü sabah 8.45’te dört yaşındaki oğlumu kreşe bırakıyor, ona sarılarak vedalaşıyor ve eve dönüyorum. Bu genellikle evden ayrılmak durumunda kaldığım son an oluyor ve sonrasında 17.15’te oğlum ve eşim eve dönene kadarki süreçte odayı başka bir insanla paylaşmıyorum. Bu durum hayatımı kısmen yalnız geçirdiğim anlamına…

Trend: Circularity becomes measurable

Having moved from fringe, mostly academic conversations into the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and the halls of parliament around the world, the idea of a circular economy is growing up fast. In its infancy, circularity’s primary pain point was awareness and conceptual understanding — or a lack thereof. Now, in the impressionable days of…

Starbucks Begins Market Tests on Recyclable and Compostable Cups

This month, Starbucks begins its first market tests of a recyclable and compostable hot cups as part of the NextGen Cup Challenge, which seeks to address single-use packaging waste by developing an industry-wide recyclable and compostable to-go cup solution. This is a step forward in the company’s journey to better manage its waste by ensuring more reuse and recycling….

L’Oreal to Obtain Years of 100% Recycled PET Resin for Packaging

L’Oreal is taking a big step toward creating a circular economy with an agreement to purchase PET resin made of 100% recycled materials for its packaging needs for the next several years. The French personal care company has signed a multi-year agreement with Loop Industries for the resin. Loop says that its low-energy technology depolymerizes…