'Not an abstract threat': 250 businesses and leaders push UN and social media giants to clamp down on climate misinformation
Paris Agreement architect Laurence Tubiana, WWF, Sky, Virgin Media O2 and Ben & Jerrys are among the 250+ organisations and leaders supporting a new call to tackle climate misinformation, launched to coincide with COP26.
Climate misinformation running high on Facebook, report finds
Climate misinformation is "rampant" on Facebook, despite the platform's claims to the contrary, according to a new report.
Facebook targets 'water positivity' by 2030
Social media giant Facebook has committed to replenish more water than it consumes in its global operations by 2030.
Facebook accused of failing to tackle misleading climate claims from fossil fuel majors
Oil and gas businesses and lobby groups collectively spent almost $9.6m on Facebook advertising in 2020, a new report has revealed, with the majority of these adverts either containing misleading information or promoting initiatives which are not aligned with climate science.
Facebook achieves net-zero operations, 100% renewable electricity
Facebook has revealed that it achieved net-zero operational emissions in 2020, after eliminating the majority of its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and investing in carbon removal projects.
World's biggest tech firms 'dedicate just 4% of lobbying efforts to climate change'
Analysis of the lobbying activities of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google's parent firm Alphabet has revealed that they allocated just 4% of their annual lobbying resources to efforts to combat climate change.
Facebook accused of failing to tackle climate misinformation, despite crackdown on fake news
Even though Facebook bans false advertising and has recently introduced new measures to tackle misinformation, 51 advertisements promoting climate denialism were posted by US-based users in the first half of 2020 and were viewed by millions of people.
Facebook launches climate science information centre, targets net-zero value chain by 2030
Facebook has launched a dedicated digital space where users can access “factual and up-to-date” information on climate science, modelling the tool after its Covid-19 information centre.
Facebook backs major renewables projects in Ireland and the US as it closes in on 100% target
Facebook has made a string of new wind and solar purchases across the US and in County Tipperary, Ireland, as it strives to meet 100% of its electricity consumption with renewables by the end of 2020.
Facebook to capture and donate wasted heat from Danish data centre
The installation of a "hyperscale" district heating system at Facebook's data centre in Odense, Denmark, has been completed, setting the firm up to donate 100,000MWh of energy annually.
Investors target Facebook, Nintendo and other business giants over climate disclosure
More than 1,000 multinational companies have been contacted by a group of more than 100 investors, calling for relevant data on environmental performance and stewardship to be disclosed to CDP.
Facebook's former sustainability chief: Business needs to get vocal to reach net-zero
EXCLUSIVE: Facebook's former sustainability director and Google's former clean energy czar Bill Weihl has called on businesses to "go beyond their own four walls" and lobby for policies that create net-zero national economies in a "just" manner.
Facebook invests in large-scale solar project
Social media giant Facebook has made its first direct investment in a renewable energy project, as it strives to source 100% clean power by 2020.
Corporate giants target 60GW of US renewable energy
Google, Facebook and Walmart are amongst the businesses to commit to bringing more than 60GW of renewable energy online in the US through the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA).
Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018
Businesses obtained 13.4GW of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018, more than doubling the record set in the previous year.