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Why We Should Be Paying More Attention To Water Consumption - An Oil Palm Perspective

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In Southeast Asia, talk of water consumption might seem trivial. Rainfall is plentiful, with Singapore and Indonesia experiencing annual rainfalls of upwards of 2165mm[1] and 3700mm[2], respectively. While water conservation might not seem like a pressing issue, it’s important to recognize that higher rainfall does not equate an abundant water supply.

Kimberly-Clark's UK Operations Move to Renewable Energy to Manufacture Andrex, Kleenex, Huggies, WypAll and Scott

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Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of leading household brands including Andrex®, Kleenex® and Huggies®, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will lead to the construction of a new wind farm owned by Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust that will make almost 80% of all its electrical power consumption in the UK renewable.

Swedish Philanthropist Awards World's Biggest Environmental Prize

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STOCKHOLM, November 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - B4Plastics and GreenWave are given the 2021 Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize for their development of materials for biodegradable fishing gear and sustainable ocean-based food production, respectively. Each prize amounts to $2 million. This means that the world's biggest environmental award is all about food.

For this year and onwards, the Curt Bergfors Foundation has decided to increase the amount of money given to each winner - from $1 million to $2 million.

The Role of Sustainability Certifications in Mitigating Deforestation

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At COP26, more than 100 world leaders pledged up to $19bn USD to help tackle deforestation and forest degradation, which account for 8-10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many ears perked up at the prospect of deforestation hot spots, such as tropical forests in Indonesia and the Amazon, receiving much needed aid packages. The commitments are huge, the intentions noble, and the support for regions devastated by deforestation long overdue. But one has to wonder: Can GHG emissions from forest cover loss really be halted?

Phin Launches Virtual Team Building Experience to Solve Climate Change

The ClimateQuest virtual escape room engages teams in puzzle solving to support climate related causes
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November 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Phin has opened enrollment for its first virtual escape room, Climate Quest, to help remote and hybrid companies build high performing teams. Developed in partnership with award winning escape room artist Shuai Chen, ClimateQuest allows team members to meet over Zoom and solve puzzles to unlock donations to climate related causes that include Lonely Whale, One Tree Planted, and Remake.

American Airlines Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

The airline is the only passenger carrier to appear on the 2021 Index
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FORT WORTH, Texas, November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ — For the first time, American Airlines has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The recognition is a testament to the airline’s ongoing commitment to excellence on matters of environmental, social and governance (ESG), including reducing carbon emissions from its operation; advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and providing regular and transparent ESG disclosures.

Ecocentricity Blog: Farming Squared

By: John A. Lanier
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More and more, owners of farmland are going to be presented with the choice of continuing to farm or selling to solar developers. We absolutely need more installed solar on the grid, but we also need productive farms! So ideally, we would be able to do both simultaneously.

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More and more, owners of farmland are going to be presented with the choice of continuing to farm or selling to solar developers. We absolutely need more installed solar on the grid, but we also need productive farms! So ideally, we would be able to do both simultaneously.

The State of Carbon Pricing

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Earlier this month, key government and environmental figures met to discuss the best path to accelerate climate action toward the goals of the Paris Agreement. The role of the voluntary carbon market was a major topic of discussion. The takeaway? There is no time to waste. We need all action, and we need it now. More and more businesses are making commitments to decarbonize and account for their impact on the planet. Net-zero climate ambition is driving many organizations to participate in the voluntary carbon market as one part of their overall climate commitment.

Get to Know the Board of Directors: Meet Christoph

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To help you get to know the Inogen Alliance Board of Directors better, we'll be sharing a series of interviews with each of the board members. You'll learn more about where they work, what they do, and the value of being a part of Inogen Alliance.

Meet Christoph Olk

Where do you live, and where do your companies operate?

Qualcomm Joins Business Ambition for 1.5ºC, Commits to Net Zero Across All Scopes by 2040

by Emanuela Kerencheva
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Wireless technology company Qualcomm Incorporated announced today a series of long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, including reductions in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 50% and scope 3 emissions by 25%, from a 2020 base year, and ultimately reaching net-zero global emissions for all three Scopes by 2040.

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