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Retailers, Platforms Lead From Front To Drive Sustainable Consumption: Davos

By Elizabeth Utley
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The world’s biggest retail companies and e-commerce platforms are leveraging their global networks to deploy responsible consumption strategies, audiences heard on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

“As it relates to sustainable and responsible consumption, we are either a big part of the problem or a big part of the solution,” Alibaba Group President Mike Evans noted during a panel discussion.

Alibaba Group Earth Day Roundup: Alibaba To Share Green Patents; Lazada Says No to Plastic! Ele.me Rolls Out Low-Carbon Points Program

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Earth, you rock! In this special shout out to the planet we bring you the very latest steps taken by Alibaba Group to protect our home.

This week, Alibaba promised to make nine green data center patents freely available, including designs for liquid cooling machines and hard drive power regulators.

In other news, Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada is cutting down on plastic waste after launching this week a vertical to spotlight sustainably-packed products.

Alibaba's Tmall Pilots Carbon Labeling to Drive Sustainable Consumption

By Ivy Yu
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Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce platform Tmall has launched eco-friendly product labels to help consumers check the impact of their purchases on the environment and make sustainable choices. 

The platform started labeling electric goods this month and will gradually add other shopping categories. On the product display page, a label shows the carbon emissions buyers could save by using an energy-efficient device versus a regular appliance.  

Cainiao Taps Rooftop Solar Panels to Power Bonded Warehouses

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Alibaba Group’s logistics arm Cainiao Network has started to use energy generated by rooftop solar panels installed on its bonded warehouses in China to power the operations within.

The two warehouses, located in Hangzhou and Ningbo in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, are the first to adopt renewable energy sources within the bonded zones in China, the platform said in a statement on Thursday. 

How Alibaba Cloud Data Centers Will Reach 100% Clean Energy By 2030

By Elizabeth Utley
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Alibaba Cloud is on track to meet carbon reduction targets as it upgrades server-storing data centers around the world, according to a scientist on the project.

The cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group aims to have its global data centers running entirely on clean energy by 2030, starting with upgrades to five of its hyper-scale data centers in China.

Alibaba Cloud Drives Sustainability and Inclusiveness at Beijing 2022

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Alibaba Group said on Tuesday that cloud technology has made the Olympics Winter Games Beijing 2022 more efficient and sustainable while helping the host city Beijing manage the cost of staging the Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has teamed up with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG) and Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, to move core operations of the Games to the cloud ranging from communications to content delivery and production.

Five Ways the Olympic Winter Games Will Be Greener: From Eco-Friendly Ice Rinks to Recycled Buildings

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Figure skating, ice hockey and curling at The Winter Olympics are about to get greener.

The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will feature eco-friendly refrigeration systems at ice venues when the event kicks off in February, part of the Olympic movement’s push to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change is increasingly impacting the sports world. Unreliable snowfalls and temperatures are disrupting winter sports, while hotter summers threaten the health of athletes, event organizers and fans alike.

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