Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham could become the first carbon neutral city in the UK after the City Council set itself an ambitious target to achieve this by 2028. The city has already met its Energy Strategy target early – a 26% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 – and reduced emissions by 39% since 2005. Nottingham is also on track to meet its 2020 target of 20% of energy generation from low carbon sources, due to a combination of a reduction in the City’s energy demand and its renewable energy projects programme.…

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Maersk sets net zero co2 emission target by 2050

Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk announces its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required. Climate is one of the most important issues in the world, and carrying around 80% of global trade, the shipping industry is vital to finding solutions. By now, Maersk´s relative CO2 emissions have been reduced by 46% (baseline 2007), approx. 9% more than the industry…

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Forest Green recognised by United Nations after going carbon neutral

Forest Green Rovers has become the world’s first United Nations certified carbon neutral football club, after signing up to the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now initiative for the upcoming season. FGR is the world’s only vegan football club after making the switch to a plant based diet for all players, fans, staff and events two years ago. Forest Green chairman Dale Vince said: “It’s a real honour to be the very first sports club in the world to be named carbon neutral by the UN. We’re a small club with big ambitions,…

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L’Oréal USA announces innovative approach to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019

On March 1st, L’Oréal USA announced its plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities with a financially sustainable approach, that could potentially serve as a model to support new renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the future. The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar arrays in Arkansas Kentucky as well as wind turbines in Texas. In order to reach this milestone, L’Oréal USA is adding to its diversified energy portfolio with RNG…

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Carlsberg Group’s 2017 Sustainability Report shows good progress in Together Towards ZERO

The Carlsberg Group’s 2017 Sustainability Report shows good progress of the Group’s new sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO. Headline results include a 16% reduction in carbon emissions and a 6% reduction in water use since 2015, as well as the elimination of coal as a source of energy at nine breweries in China. Launched in June 2017, Together Towards ZERO calls for strong action in the face of complex sustainability challenges such as climate change, access to water resources and public health concerns. It consists of four major ambitions –…

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