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European Union (EU) carbon prices could more than double to €40 per tonne between 2019 and 2023, spurring the transition away from coal power across the bloc.
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
EXCLUSIVE: The University of London is working on a full environmental strategy that will enable the campus to reach zero carbon emissions by 2036. To get there, it has called on leading universities to deliver a range of ideas and technologies as part of a "crowdsourcing" event.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that 20 new water fountains will be installed across the capital as part of a scheme to slash the amount of single-use plastic bottles that are purchased.
The amount of food wasted each year worldwide is set to rise by a third by 2030 without "urgent and aggressive" action from nations and corporates.
Environmental charity Hubbub has launched its second waste-cleaning boat made from recycled plastic today (30 August), with funding jointly provided by Tideway and Starbuck’s 5p paper cup surcharge.
Global packaging firm Ball Corporation has set new science-based targets within the company's direct operations and across its supply chain to reduce its emissions intensity by 58% by 2030.
Pub chain and brewer Greene King has revealed that it is saving more than 600,000 pints of water each day since obtaining a self-supply licence to deliver its own water and wastewater services last year.
The deadline to enter the 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards is now just one month away. With that in mind, edie has created a free online guide outlining our top tips to make your entry stand out from the crowd.
In late July, environmental law firm ClientEarth and YouGov surveyed more than 2,000 UK adults on attitudes across a spectrum of climate-related questions. With the survey released on Monday (20 August), edie rounds-up the relevant facts and figures.
Major car makers are being accused of clutching at straws after they agreed to fit software to 5m diesel vehicles in Germany to reduce harmful emissions by up to 30%.
A British manufacturer has launched a new hydrogen additive technology that can reportedly reduce engine emissions by as much as 80% and offer up to a 20% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Global clean energy stocks have surged past investments in fossil fuels in the past year despite the political shockwaves caused by Donald Trump's US presidency, new research has found.
Planning permission has been granted for what will be Scotland's largest solar farm, a 20MW project in the north-east of the country.
Health food retailer Holland and Barrett has brought hundreds of its UK sites under one contract for water retail services, after striking a new three-year deal with Anglian Water Business.
As the Government this week reiterates its pledge to maintain high standards for the environment post-Brexit, researchers have warned that a so-called hard Brexit could disproportionately threaten the green economy in the North of England.
The UK's largest supermarket group is replacing all of its 5p single-use carrier bags – which it sold more than 600 million of last year – with a new 10p 'bag for life' made from 94% recycled plastic.
London's Borough Market is to introduce free drinking water fountains as part of a new pledge to phase out sales of all single-use plastic bottles over the next six months.
New planning models which adopt collaborative and tech-savvy approaches are required to create future sustainable and connected transport systems, according to a new report from PwC.
Delivery firm Deutsche Post DHL Group has today (16 August) kickstarted a new collaborative partnership with Ford that will place around 150 electric delivery vans into German delivery services in 2017.
An energy co-operative has been given the green light to build a wind turbine in Derbyshire having raised more than £2.6m through a successful public share offer with 600 local investors.
Businesses could benefit from taking a three-pronged approach to fast-track effective water management strategies, a sustainability expert has said.
The amount of CO2 being saved by local councils in England and Wales through recycling fell by 3%, between 2011/12 and 2012/13, according to a new recycling report released last week.
Work on the largest local authority rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system in the UK has been completed at the Northacre Resource Recovery Centre in Westbury and will save £1.5m over the next 20 years.
Kimberly-Clark is exploring opportunities around the circular economy as it looks to secure a more reliable supply of fibre for recycling and use in the products it sells.
General Motors is composting food waste from its global headquarters in Detroit, US, for redistribution in urban farming initiatives throughout the city in what it is calling a "circular" initiative.
PepsiCo is to expand the number of recycling bins at petrol stations and convenience stores across the US, as part of a five-year plan to drive up packaging recovery rates.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced an additional £900,000 of funding for seven local sustainable transport schemes in the UK.
TelecityGroup has been recertified under the Carbon Trust Standard and achieved a 92.5% score for carbon management qualitative assessment.
The Scottish Government has announced that it has launched a new strategy to tackle marine litter.
Energy saving LEDs are to replace inefficient lightbulbs in 3,500 London traffic lights, saving £200,000 per year in fuel bills.
Organisations that can demonstrate that they measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint could find themselves in a better starting position when the Carbon Reduction Commitment kicks in next year.
Brownfield contaminated sites across the United States are set for a $55m clean-up scheme.
Coastal rubbish tips that long since covered over and abandoned could cause a fresh headache as erosion threatens to open them up and wash the waste into the sea.
Environmental activists have taken up residence outside a peat-burning power plant in central Ireland to protest over the use of the natural resource.
The Irish government has said it will draw up a law tying the country to carbon cuts in what is being seen as a concession to Greens in parliament.
Two water ducts appear to have collapsed in Russia's largest hydro-electricity station killing several workers injuring more than 60 and leaving rescuers looking for dozens of missing people.
Las Vegas' 24 hour a day power draining strip is going to get a lot greener with details of a new sustainable resort released this week.
Protesters will gather in a number of locations in central London today for the 2009 Camp for Climate Action.
Billions of pounds invested in biofuels is 'disastrous' and increasing climate change, according to a Christian Aid report.