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Deep transformations needed to achieve sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. IIASA contributed to a...
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Sustainable Natural Rubber: Pathways, Policies and Partnerships

On September 24-26, stakeholders from around the world and across the rubber value chain will come together in Hat Yai, Thailand, to discuss the challenges and opportunities that we face...
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From Ikea to Gap, firms aim to use scarce water more wisely

With population growth and climate change making water a scarcer resource, companies say using water wisely is key to remaining profitable. People line up to collect drinking water from a public...
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Paris is opening the world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Just outside of the French capital, an urban farm is being built that will supply a tonne of food a day. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Europe’s most densely populated city is...
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$87M wildlife bridge in California will be a haven for mountain lions

Mountain lions in Southern California will have a safer place to roam by 2023 thanks to an $87 million bridge being designed northwest of Los Angeles and spread out above the busy...
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Peru to End Palm Oil Driven Deforestation by 2021

Last week, the Peruvian Palm Oil Producers’ Association (JUNPALMA) promised to enter into an agreement for sustainable and deforestation-free palm oil production. The promise was secured by the U.S. based National Wildlife Federation (NWF)...
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Paris Agreement Key To Future Health Of Global Economies

A new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge has concluded that 7% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon...
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Detroit Zoo to Meet 100% Renewable Energy Goal

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS)  will be powered by 100 percent Michigan-made renewable energy through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program.The move will offset 7,425 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to...
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UK rail line becomes first in world to be powered by solar farm

Pilot scheme on Network Rail’s Wessex route paves way for solar-powered trains  King’s Cross station. The move could pave the way for solar-powered trains across the country. Photograph: Sarah Lee/The...
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Meet Planted: The Startup Making Plant-Based Chicken From Pea Protein

Swiss company Planted has concocted a plant-based chicken that, well, tastes like chicken. The startup is part of a growing movement to create plant-based alternatives to meat, joining the likes of Impossible...
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Hasbro to Phase Out Plastics in Packaging Starting in 2020

Toy maker Hasbro announced today that, beginning in 2020, it plans to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets...
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Dundee’s green revolution: council-run charging hubs and electric cabs

Electric bin lorries and solar-powered charging points are aimed at making city cleanest in UK  Abdullah Kamer, a delivery driver, charges his BMW i3 vehicle at the Princes Street charging...
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