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Report reveals: Delivering Paris Agreement could help save most endangered species

April 2021
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report reveals: Delivering Paris Agreement could help save most endangered species More than nine in ten plant and animal species will face challenges if the current global warming trajectory continues, a new study has revealed. But most species could be saved from extinction if the world delivers on the Paris ... more

Three ESG lessons from Covid-19 for the climate crisis

April 2021
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Three ESG lessons from Covid-19 for the climate crisis None of us coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic unchanged. The crisis has forced everybody to respond to new challenges and, largely, we have adapted well - parish council and cat filtered lawyer zoom calls notwithstanding. more

Report: 6 in 10 plastic packaging companies have no environmental policies

April 2021
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: 6 in 10 plastic packaging companies have no environmental policies An analysis of 83 of the world's biggest publicly traded plastic packaging firms has found that almost two-thirds report no policies on sustainability-related topics like waste or carbon. Find more facts here ... more

The coronavirus 'white swan': Companies and investors ramping up sustainability commitments

April 2021
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The coronavirus 'white swan': Companies and investors ramping up sustainability commitments The coronavirus pandemic is acting as a "white swan" moment that is accelerating corporate focus on long-term sustainability strategies, but better disclosure and communication is needed for investors to unlock new finance to spur the ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week!

April 2021
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week! 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. Learn more in this article ... more

VDMA: OE-A Competition 2021 - And the winners are ….

April 2021
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: OE-A Competition 2021 - And the winners are …. What added value does Printed Electronics bring to this product? Which product shows the highest degree of innovation? And how attractive is it for the target group? These were tough questions to answer for the jury of the OE-A ... more

Emissions covered by EU pricing markets fell 12% in 2020

April 2021
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Emissions covered by EU pricing markets fell 12% in 2020 Emissions regulated under the European Union's (EU) carbon market decreased by more than 12% last year, with the coronavirus severely limiting energy demand and industrial output. more

Report SDG Spotlight: How Businesses Can Achieve Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

April 2021
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report SDG Spotlight: How Businesses Can Achieve Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation edie's latest SDG Spotlight report provides a detailed progress update on how businesses are transforming operations, services and supply chains to deliver Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation across the globe. Get the report! more

The best green innovations of March 2021: Microwave boilers and autonomous EVs

April 2021
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of March 2021: Microwave boilers and autonomous EVs Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up five of the best from March 2021. more

The 2021 roadmap for sustainable business: Single-use plastics

April 2021
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The 2021 roadmap for sustainable business: Single-use plastics It’s been one of the biggest sustainable business issues of the past decade: tackling the scourge of single-use plastics. But has the progress delivered in 2019 off the back of the so-called “Attenborough ... more

Starbucks plots path to 'resource positivity': Carbon-neutral coffee and water-efficient farms

March 2021
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Starbucks plots path to 'resource positivity': Carbon-neutral coffee and water-efficient farms Starbucks has announced new measures to deliver carbon-neutrality across parts of its coffee supply chains and to boost water stewardship in coffee-growing communities, as part of its vision to become 'resource positive' by ... more

Why the circular economy is primed to improve social sustainability and value chain resiliency

March 2021
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Why the circular economy is primed to improve social sustainability and value chain resiliency EXCLUSIVE: The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of both society and the sprawling value chains that the economy relies on. Shifting nations to a circular economy could be key in delivering a green recovery that ... more

Recycling gap: Most Brits claim they recycle plastic at home

March 2021
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Recycling gap: Most Brits claim they recycle plastic at home A new survey of 5,000 adults has revealed that eight in ten UK adults recycle at least three-quarters of the plastics waste produced in their homes. So why is the UK's domestic plastics recycling rate stagnating? Find more details ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Salesforce plants 10 million trees as VW ups EV targ

March 2021
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Salesforce plants 10 million trees as VW ups EV targ 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. Learn more in article .. more

Can businesses achieve SDG13 - Climate Action? Find out in edie's new report

March 2021
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Can businesses achieve SDG13 - Climate Action? Find out in edie's new report edie has launched its latest SDG Spotlight report, looking at how businesses can transform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-lockdown, with the latest focusing on Goal 13: Climate ... more

Today: Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water

March 2021
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Today: Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water On 22 March, 2021, World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event. The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of ... more

IRENA: Existing solutions can spur progress to net-zero

March 2021
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IRENA: Existing solutions can spur progress to net-zero Global power sourced from renewables is set to treble by 2050, with wind, solar and hydrogen all required to account for 90% of all decarbonisation solutions to push the global economy towards the 1.5C pathway, a new report from the ... more

Recycled materials and CCS: Aluminium industry plots pathways to net-zero

March 2021
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Recycled materials and CCS: Aluminium industry plots pathways to net-zero The association representing more than 60% of the world's aluminium production has published new climate pathways for the sector, outlining how recycled materials, electrification and emerging technologies could cut emissions ... more

Circular economy models reduce costs and boost sales for major fashion brands

March 2021
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Circular economy models reduce costs and boost sales for major fashion brands Outerwear brand FW and fashion platform Farfetch have revealed the results of two-year pilots of circular economy models, pledging to expand them following positive financial results. A new report published on 15 March ... more

The Sustainability Success Stories of the week Hungary's coal exit and London's first 'tiny forest'

March 2021
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The Sustainability Success Stories of the week Hungary's coal exit and London's first 'tiny forest' 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. Learn more from article ... more

VDMA Micro Technologies: LEF 2021- virtual theme weeks

March 2021
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Micro Technologies: LEF 2021- virtual theme weeks The 24th edition of LEF, the exchange between science and industry, takes place in a virtual event format adapted to the times: the LEF Bricks. The first theme week "Photonics for the mobility of the future" will start ... more

VDMA: 2nd Virtual Battery Exhibition - Produce Future Batteries

March 2021
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: 2nd Virtual Battery Exhibition - Produce Future Batteries With 34 exhibitors, 42 live presentations and over 2300 participants, the first event was a great start. The 2nd Virtual Battery Exhibition by VDMA Battery Production and FVA GmbH will take place from 27 April to 3 May 2021. Find all ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Koala conservation and electric buses for COP26

March 2021
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Koala conservation and electric buses for COP26 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. Please find the details here .. more

IEA warns: Fossil fuel emissions set to rebound after Covid-19 reductions

March 2021
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA warns: Fossil fuel emissions set to rebound after Covid-19 reductions Globally, energy-related CO2 emissions fell 5.8% year-on-year in 2020 - but there are only a few months left for nations and businesses to prevent figures from surpassing pre-pandemic figures this year. Almost half of the ... more

The best green innovations of February 2021: Aviation fuel made from air and next-gen hydropower

March 2021
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of February 2021: Aviation fuel made from air and next-gen hydropower Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to
help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best green innovations from ... more

CDP: Water risk costs for corporates

March 2021
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CDP: Water risk costs for corporates The report warns that businesses must do more to minimise water extraction, accelerate replenishment and eliminate pollution. Some $301bn of business value is at risk because of water stewardship challenges, yet it would take ... more

UN: Global climate pledges will only reduce emissions by 1% this decade

March 2021
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN: Global climate pledges will only reduce emissions by 1% this decade That is the damning conclusion of a new assessment from the UNFCCC from 26 February, which analyses 48 national emission reduction goals that it received during 2020. In the analysis, the EU is counted as one respondent, under its ... more

Survey: Circular economy businesses outperform those that take, make and dispose

March 2021
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Survey: Circular economy businesses outperform those that take, make and dispose Companies using circular economy models like refill, resale and repair generate have seen sharper revenue upticks than their traditional competitors, new market research has found. Learn more ... more

UK Fairtrade Foundation urges Government: Stop offshoring emissions to poorer countries

February 2021
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK Fairtrade Foundation urges Government: Stop offshoring emissions to poorer countries Almost half of the emissions linked to UK consumption are generated overseas, a new Fairtrade Foundation analysis has revealed, with the organization urging Boris Johnson to do more to support the net-zero transition internationally. ... more

Michelin unveils plans to ditch unsustainable tyre materials

February 2021
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Michelin unveils plans to ditch unsustainable tyre materials Michelin has committed to switching to 100% renewable, recycled and bio-based materials for its tyres by 2050. The French multinational mobility said that meeting the new commitment, announced yesterday (23 February), will require a ... more

Report by TPI: Global heavy industry failing to align with Paris climate goals

February 2021
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report by TPI: Global heavy industry failing to align with Paris climate goals Only 14% of publicly listed companies in the steel, cement, aluminum, paper and mining sector are on track to meet the Paris Agreement's 2°C climate target, according to a report by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), a global ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Carlsberg's recycled bottles and Lidl's EV chargers

February 2021
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Carlsberg's recycled bottles and Lidl's EV chargers 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. Please find the details here. more

edie's online energy efficiency masterclass: Only three weeks left

February 2021
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's online energy efficiency masterclass: Only three weeks left The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) head of industry and carbon capture and storage has been confirmed as a speaker for edie's next online masterclass, taking place on 10 March. Continue here to register ... more

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: How can we accelerate action on nature and biodiversity in 202

February 2021
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The new edie podcast episode is streaming now, featuring exclusive biodiversity-focused conversations with Earth Security, Patagonia and the Woodland Trust. During this episode, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George and content ... more

Fashion giants collaborate on Bangladesh textile reuse scheme

February 2021
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Fashion giants collaborate on Bangladesh textile reuse scheme A group of 30 fashion brands, manufacturers and waste management firms have launched a new collaborative scheme to capture and reuse textile waste in Bangladesh. Convened through the Global Fashion Agenda, companies such as H&M, ... more

Solar power and blockchain: BMW and Rio Tinto make major moves on sustainable aluminium

February 2021
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Solar power and blockchain: BMW and Rio Tinto make major moves on sustainable aluminium BMW has announced plans to begin sourcing aluminium produced using solar-powered manufacturing, in the same week that Rio Tinto launched a new blockchain-based sustainability standard for the material. The production of aluminium is ... more

Corporate giants placing their faith in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

February 2021
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Corporate giants placing their faith in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Over the last couple of days, the world's largest cement manufacturer, one of the world's largest fossil fuel firms and the founder of the biggest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer have all unveiled strategic efforts to commercialise ... more

Fast fashion: Polyester production has doubled since 2000, with huge climate implications

February 2021
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Fast fashion: Polyester production has doubled since 2000, with huge climate implications The production of fossil-based synthetic textiles has doubled globally within 20 years, as fast fashion production and consumption has increased. According to a new report, this will have sizeable implications for climate ... more

Biodiversity loss: Agriculture 'threatening 86% of at-risk species', says major UN-backed report

February 2021
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Biodiversity loss: Agriculture 'threatening 86% of at-risk species', says major UN-backed report Global food systems are the world's biggest driver of nature loss and urgent systemic change to address this will result in an uptick of plant-based diets, according to a major new report. Produced by think-tank Chatham House and ... more

Study: Fleet electrification would halve Europe's road transport emissions

February 2021
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Study: Fleet electrification would halve Europe's road transport emissions Electrifying public and private fleets would cut around half of all road emissions in Europe, according to a new report by industry group Eurelectric and Ernst & Young (EY). Transitioning the roughly 63 million cars, vans, buses and ... more

VDMA: Safe-the-date - OE-A Online-Competition 2021 - Winners presentation

February 2021
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Safe-the-date - OE-A Online-Competition 2021 - Winners presentation OE-A has decided to continue the popular OE-A competition 2021 as online format. Since many years the OE-A annually launches the OE-A competition to support companies and designers as well as young engineers and scientists to ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Amazon's new 'green' HQ and Denmark's wind energy is

February 2021
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Amazon's new 'green' HQ and Denmark's wind energy is 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. Read more about the details here. more

Governments urged to accelerate circular economy transition through green recovery plans

February 2021
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Governments urged to accelerate circular economy transition through green recovery plans As nations continue to deliver their strategies for the economic recovery from Covid-19, they must better embed measures to improve resource efficiency, recycling, reuse and nature restoration, according to a major new policy briefing. ... more

VDMA: New Roadmap Battery Production Equipment 2030 - Update 2020

February 2021
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: New Roadmap Battery Production Equipment 2030 - Update 2020 The Roadmap Battery Production Equipment 2030 has been completely revised and updated by the VDMA sector association Electronics, Micro and New Energy Production Technologies (EMINT). Have a look on latest information on the battery ... more

Global carbon market grew 20% in 2020

February 2021
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global carbon market grew 20% in 2020 The valuation of the global carbon market grew 20% in 2020, totalling almost €230bn and the fourth consecutive year of record growth, new research has found. The research found that much of the 20% growth came from the European ... more

The best green innovations of January 2021: Seaweed animal feed and solar panels made from waste fru

February 2021
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of January 2021: Seaweed animal feed and solar panels made from waste fru Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best from January 2021. more

Web-Seminar on demand: 5 top tips for choosing onsite technologies on the road to net-zero

February 2021
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Web-Seminar on demand: 5 top tips for choosing onsite technologies on the road to net-zero With businesses under pressure to minimise energy costs, improve resilience and accelerate decarbonisation, what role can onsite technologies and systems play? Here, edie rounds up best-practice advice from the business leaders on this ... more

Greenwash: 40% of websites 'misleading' consumers on environmental credentials

February 2021
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Greenwash: 40% of websites 'misleading' consumers on environmental credentials An annual sweep of corporate websites has found that four in ten are providing information on environmental criteria that could be considered misleading and potentially breaking consumer laws. More details here. more

EY targets carbon negativity for 2021

January 2021
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EY targets carbon negativity for 2021 After achieving an ambition to become carbon neutral in 2020 by upping investments in carbon offsetting, EY has committed to remove and offset more carbon than it emits globally this year. The firm, regarded as one of the ‘Big ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Ikea's forest protection and Dove's refillable deod

January 2021
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week:  Ikea's forest protection and Dove's refillable deod 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. Find the details here! more

edie's next online masterclass to focus on industrial energy efficiency

January 2021
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's next online masterclass to focus on industrial energy efficiency edie's next online masterclass has been confirmed for Wednesday 10 March and will explore the role that energy efficiency will play on the road to net-zero for industrial business. For registration, continue here .. more

UN-Statement: The US Returns to Paris Agreement

January 2021
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN-Statement: The US Returns to Paris Agreement Statement by the Secretary-General – on US steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
I warmly welcome President Biden’s steps to re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and join the growing coalition of ... more

Research: Developed nations accused of over-reporting climate adaptation finance by billions

January 2021
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Developed nations accused of over-reporting climate adaptation finance by billions Wealthy nations have exaggerated figures around how much finance they have provided to developing countries for climate adaptation, with up to $20bn less spent than promised between 2013 and 2017. That is according to a major new ... more

IEA: Oil and gas sector must 'lock in' methane emissions reductions seen amid Covid-19 lockdowns

January 2021
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA: Oil and gas sector must 'lock in' methane emissions reductions seen amid Covid-19 lockdowns Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry fell 10% year-on-year in 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed. But the body believes this is mostly because of lockdown restrictions, rather than heightened ... more

Banks urged to set time-bound targets to tackle deforestation

January 2021
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Banks urged to set time-bound targets to tackle deforestation A new report has outlined how banks can take proactive steps to improve traceability and accountability of contributions to deforestation, as part of a first step to accelerating action towards a forest-restorative economy. Some ... more

McKinsey: Global fossil fuel demand will peak in 2027

January 2021
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
McKinsey: Global fossil fuel demand will peak in 2027 One of the world's largest consultancies has published analysis outlining how global fossil fuel demand could peak by 2027. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating trends in electrification and energy efficiency.According to the new ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Aldi's plastic-free packaging and Portugal's coal ph

January 2021
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Aldi's plastic-free packaging and Portugal's coal ph 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. Read all good news here. more

NGOs call for heightened standards on corporate sustainability reporting

January 2021
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
NGOs call for heightened standards on corporate sustainability reporting An alliance of NGOs has called for the European Union's Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) to be reformed to ensure that more corporates are disclosing relevant climate-related information. more

VDMA Brussels: One year later – one year greener?

January 2021
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Brussels: One year later – one year greener? It is one year since the new European Commission took up office, introducing their Green Deal flagship policy. This policy aimed to introduce a climate aspect to all EU law making from industrial policy to trade to taxation. One year on ... more

UK's coal power spikes amid cold snap, despite 'greenest year on record' for electricity in 2020

January 2021
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK's coal power spikes amid cold snap, despite 'greenest year on record' for electricity in 2020 Coal and gas have routinely accounted for 60% of electricity generation in Britain over the past week, sparking concerns around the nation's ability to maintain energy security in a low-carbon manner during winter weather ... more

VDMA Brussels: Consultation on technical criteria under the EU Taxonomy

January 2021
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Brussels: Consultation on technical criteria under the EU Taxonomy  
It is about one and a half years ago since the EU Commission presented its legislative proposal for the so-called Taxonomy Regulation. VDMA now participated in a consultation on technical criteria under the EU Taxonomy. The ... more

edie's free webinar exploring onsite net-zero technologies, taking place next week

January 2021
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's free webinar exploring onsite net-zero technologies, taking place next week edie's next webinar is scheduled for 21 January and will see experts providing best-practice advice on investing in and integrating net-zero technologies to help assist with decarbonisation targets. Registration link here.
  more

Lenovo to deliver global rollout of customer offset scheme

January 2021
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Lenovo to deliver global rollout of customer offset scheme Computer manufacturer Lenovo has unveiled plans to rollout a carbon offsetting scheme for customer purchases across the globe, following a trial run in the Nordics that saw 26,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide offset. During the ... more

Horizon scanning: Eight green innovations set to shake-up sustainability in 2021

January 2021
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Over the past 12 months, countless innovations which could help businesses and nations deliver a green recovery. Here, edie rounds up nine key products and concepts that could transform sustainability in 2021.  more

21 New Year's resolutions for sustainability professionals in 2021 and beyond

January 2021
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
21 New Year's resolutions for sustainability professionals in 2021 and beyond edie has highlighted 21 aspirational new goals that professionals can work towards to help drive business prosperity while alleviating some key environmental and planetary concerns. Find all goals here. more

Plastic-free festive food and re-planted trees: How are businesses working to make Christmas more su

December 2020
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic-free festive food and re-planted trees: How are businesses working to make Christmas more su Retailers and delivery firms have faced challenge after challenge in 2020, having to re-adjust ways of working to get essential goods to those in need amid lockdown restrictions. Yet many have also managed to ensure that Christmas won't ... more

Christmas and New Year Greetings!

December 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Christmas and New Year Greetings! We as Blue Competence Team want to thank you for following our Sustainable News tweets.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021 - Keep safe!! more

Five top tips for making 2021 your organisation's 'super year' for sustainability

December 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Five top tips for making 2021 your organisation's 'super year' for sustainability With less than a decade to meet the Global Goals and put the global economy onto a clear trajectory to deliver a just net-zero transition, edie is rounding up some best-practice advice for ramping up environmental and social ambitions ... more

Global decarbonisation efforts need to be five times greater to reach 1.5C pathway

December 2020
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global decarbonisation efforts need to be five times greater to reach 1.5C pathway Global efforts to combat the climate crisis will need to be five times greater than current levels, with new research warning that the rate that carbon emissions are decoupled from economic growth slowed in 2019. Global energy-related ... more

In numbers: What is the environmental impact of Christmas in UK?

December 2020
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In numbers: What is the environmental impact of Christmas in UK? Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year - but it's also the most wasteful. With less than a week left until the big day, edie rounds up some of the most shocking environmental statistics for the season and the key ... more

Research: Shipping, aviation and carmakers failing to align with Paris Agreement

December 2020
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Shipping, aviation and carmakers failing to align with Paris Agreement The majority of the worlds largest automotive, shipping and aviation companies are failing to deliver emissions reduction plans in line with a pathway to keep global warming to 2°C - let alone 1.5C - new research has found. Find ... more

Heathrow Airport: Supreme Court gives go-ahead for third runway, despite climate campaigns

December 2020
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Heathrow Airport: Supreme Court gives go-ahead for third runway, despite climate campaigns The Supreme Court has decided to allow the Heathrow Airport expansion, despite the fact that the Court of Appeal ruled it unlawful on climate grounds earlier this year. Lawyer’s statement reiterated the decision made by ... more

New report details how businesses can help achieve SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption

December 2020
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New report details how businesses can help achieve SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption edie has launched its latest SDG Spotlight report, looking at how businesses can transform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-lockdown, with the latest focusing on Goal 12: Responsible Production and ... more

Energy giants team up to halve green hydrogen costs by 2026

December 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy giants team up to halve green hydrogen costs by 2026 Companies including Orsted and Iberdrola have teamed up in a bid to increase the world's green hydrogen production fifty-fold by 2026 - in a move they claim will halve costs.Supported by the UN, the new Green Hydrogen Catapult has been ... more

VDMA Brussels: Successful milestones of the EU Circular Plastic Alliance

December 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Brussels: Successful milestones of the EU Circular Plastic Alliance The Circular Plastic Alliance has published first milestones on the way to better handling and use of recycled plastics. The EU has set itself the goal of using 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics in new products by 2025. This target ... more

VDMA: Decision on chromium VI application for approval (CTAC) finally made - what's next?

December 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Decision on chromium VI application for approval (CTAC) finally made - what's next? The member companies of the VDMA use chromium trioxide (chromium VI) especially in the field of functional hard chrome plating or decorative chrome plating. Chromium VI is subject to approval by the EU chemicals regulation REACH. The ... more

IEA: Energy efficiency improvements for 2020 'the weakest in a decade'

December 2020
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA: Energy efficiency improvements for 2020 'the weakest in a decade' Despite nations investing in retrofitting and businesses looking to make energy savings amid lockdown restrictions, global progress on energy efficiency has slowed in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Now, in ... more

Accelerating climate action: edie publishes Net-Zero November round-up report

December 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Accelerating climate action: edie publishes Net-Zero November round-up report For those who missed edie's special themed month of content - Net-Zero November, headlined by Net-Zero Live - edie has published a report recapping all the key announcements and talking points. Find the download here .. more

edie launches new business guide to carbon capture, utilisation and storage

December 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie launches new business guide to carbon capture, utilisation and storage Organisations looking to understand the benefits and opportunities of the booming carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) market can access a free 'edie Explains' guide which breaks down everything you need to know about the ... more

Report: Global CCS capacity surged in 2020, despite Covid-19

December 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Global CCS capacity surged in 2020, despite Covid-19 The total global capacity of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities operating and under development has seen a 33% year-on-year increase in 2020. “One of the largest factors driving this growth is the recognition that ... more

The best green innovations of November 2020: Tree-planting drones and textile recycling

December 2020
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 The best green innovations of November 2020: Tree-planting drones and textile recycling Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best from November 2020. more

EAC: Government 'must hold businesses like Apple and Amazon to account over e-waste'

November 2020
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EAC: Government 'must hold businesses like Apple and Amazon to account over e-waste' Electronics brands and online retailers have been "dodging responsibility" for their e-waste impacts - and new laws could help stop them from producing tech that is hard to repair or recycle. That is the damning conclusion of the ... more

Research Capgemini: Half of big businesses are using AI to cut their climate impacts

November 2020
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research Capgemini: Half of big businesses are using AI to cut their climate impacts Almost half of the world's biggest industrial, energy, FMCG, retail and manufacturing companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce their emissions, with the average business forecasting a 16% related emissions reduction by ... more

Vodafone sets net-zero target for 2040

November 2020
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Vodafone sets net-zero target for 2040 Vodafone has committed to reducing its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040 and will set eliminate emissions from its activities and energy and halve scope 3 emissions by 2030. Vodafone will aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, ... more

edie's next webinar on 10 December: Making 2021 the 'super year' for corporate sustainability

November 2020
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's next webinar on 10 December: Making 2021 the 'super year' for corporate sustainability edie's next webinar will explore the redefinition of corporate sustainability leadership in 2021, through the lens of buildings and transport, the Sustainable Development Goals and net-zero strategies, featuring expert insight from ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Jaguar's 'smart city' tests and Arsenal's climate c

November 2020
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Jaguar's 'smart city' tests and Arsenal's climate c 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. Find all good news here .... more

New report details how businesses can help achieve SDG 7: Clean and Affordable Energy

November 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New report details how businesses can help achieve SDG 7: Clean and Affordable Energy edie's latest SDG Spotlight report, produced in association with Bryt Energy, looks at how businesses and national policies can transform operations, services, supply chains and strategies to help deliver Goal 7: Clean and Affordable ... more

Report: Just 3 in 10 European businesses are properly disclosing their climate impact

November 2020
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Just 3 in 10 European businesses are properly disclosing their climate impact The research was conducted by social and environmental non-profit and law firm Frank Bold, and analysed the sustainability reports and digital communications of 300 large businesses across six sectors: energy and extractives; food ... more

CDP: Companies worth half of global market cap are now disclosing environmental data

November 2020
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CDP: Companies worth half of global market cap are now disclosing environmental data Non-profit CDP has revealed that a record 10,000 companies, cities, states and regions have reported environmental data during 2020, making it a record year for disclosure. Of the organisations reporting to CDP, more than 9,600 are ... more

Green hydrogen and retrofitted boats: Shipping giants plot course to net-zero

November 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Green hydrogen and retrofitted boats: Shipping giants plot course to net-zero A coalition representing more than 120 large maritime, energy and infrastructure businesses has published a blueprint for bringing zero-emission shipping innovations to scale. The Coalition’s new industry blueprint, ... more

Sustainability success stories of the week: McDonald's plant-based burger and green hydrogen

November 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability success stories of the week: McDonald's plant-based burger and green hydrogen 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. Find all best practice stories here ... more

Renewables will overtake gas and coal globally in 2024, IEA predicts

November 2020
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Renewables will overtake gas and coal globally in 2024, IEA predicts The Agency’s ‘Renewables 2020’ analysis states that the Covid-19 pandemic has “hurt” but not “halted” exponential growth in the clean energy sector, with almost 90% of the new generation capacity ... more

Carbon offsetting: How are businesses avoiding greenwashing on the road to net-zero?

November 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Carbon offsetting: How are businesses avoiding greenwashing on the road to net-zero? With the net-zero movement gathering pace, ever more businesses are turning to carbon offsetting to tackle hard-to-abate emissions. But is this a credible choice, or simply a clever greenwashing tactic? Learn more from this article ... more

AZO:Emission reduction by hybrid vehicles, e-charging stations and green electricity

November 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
AZO:Emission reduction by hybrid vehicles, e-charging stations and green electricity Company AZO, VDMA member and partner of the Sustainability Initiative Blue Competence, started in the beginning of 2020, to buy hybrid company vehicles and in this context four fast charging stations with an output of ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Plant-based pet food and Quatar's green neighbourhoo

November 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Plant-based pet food and Quatar's green neighbourhoo 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. Find all details on the good news here ... more

COP26 was due started this week - here's what's happening instead

November 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
COP26 was due started this week - here's what's happening instead The UN's 26th climate conference - COP26 - should have begun in Glasgow this week. With the event postponed by 12 months due to Covid-19, edie explores the events keeping the international climate conversation going. Find more ... more

US Election 2020: What does Joe Biden's win mean for the global climate emergency?

November 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
US Election 2020: What does Joe Biden's win mean for the global climate emergency? US President-elect Joe Biden is outlining that first steps of his transition plan after beating Donald Trump in the US election. While the latter is yet to concede the results, leadership under the Democrats will deliver a very different ... more

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Refillable packaging still accounts for just 2% of the market

November 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Refillable packaging still accounts for just 2% of the market Despite a swathe of successful pilot projects for plastic-free, refillable products, just 2% of the products sold by the world's biggest consumer goods firms this year came in reusable packaging. That is a key finding of the Ellen ... more

VDMA: Will mechanical engineering become the first mover of a green economy?

November 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Will mechanical engineering become the first mover of a green economy? The global competition for a "Green Economy" is in full swing. Behind the Green Deal vision are many opportunities for the mechanical and plant engineering industry. The major megatrends recycling management and climate-neutral ... more

The best green innovations of October 2020: AI-enabled 'smart' EV batteries and 3D solar panels

November 2020
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of October 2020: AI-enabled 'smart' EV batteries and 3D solar panels Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best from October 2020. more

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