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Bank of America raises US$2.25 billion in largest green bond issue

By : editor_2, May 21, 2018

Bank of America Corp has issued a US$2.25 billion bond to support clean energy projects, the largest green bond issuance by the bank so far.

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African cities pledge to cut climate emissions to zero by 2050

By : sustainabilityo..., May 18, 2018

Africa is sometimes better known for its vulnerability to climate change than its action on the problem - but a set of African cities intend to change that. 

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Europe's bottled water producers seek to increase plastic recycling

By : sustainabilityo..., May 16, 2018

Europe's bottled water producers set a goal on Tuesday of raising collection rates of plastic bottles to 90 per cent by 2025 from 60 per cent to improve recycling and cut pollution. ...

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China wants polluting power plants to sell their electricity contracts

By : sustainabilityo..., May 14, 2018

China plans to encourage low-efficient and polluting power plants to sell their electricity contracts to renewable energy power generators, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a...

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Wells Fargo to provide US$100 billion to clean energy by 2030

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 23, 2018

San Francisco-headquartered financial services provider Wells Fargo & Company has said it will provide more than US$100 billion in financing to clean technology and renewable energy...

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Single-use plastics could be banned in England next year

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 19, 2018

Cotton buds, plastic drinking straws and other single-use plastics could be banned from sale in England next year in the next phase of the campaign to try to halt the pollution of the world’s...

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U.S. to spend $105.5 mln to advance solar technologies

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy will spend $105.5 million to fund 70 projects aimed at advancing solar energy technologies and smoothing their integration into the electricity grid, it said on Tuesday.

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UBS introduces first pure green investment portfolio in Asia

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 9, 2018

UBS, the Swiss private banking giant, is launching a portfolio that invests purely in green stocks and bonds in Asia on Monday (April 9) in a bid to meet demand from wealthy, environmentally-...

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Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 23, 2018

Singapore will begin levying a carbon tax starting in 2019 in an effort to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and help make companies there more competitive. Finance minister Heng...

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Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 23, 2018

Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said today, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year....

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