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UK targets 65% municipal waste recycling rates under EU's circular economy package

August 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK targets 65% municipal waste recycling rates under EU's circular economy package The UK Government has today (30 July) agreed to transpose aspects of the European Union's Circular Economy Package into UK law, agreeing on targets to recycle 65% of household waste by 2035 and to allow a maximum of 10% municipal waste ... more

Mobility: DPD reaches 2020 fleet electrification target ahead of schedule

July 2020
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mobility: DPD reaches 2020 fleet electrification target ahead of schedule Delivery giant DPD has integrated the 700th electric vehicle (EV) into its UK fleet this week, meaning that more than 10% of its UK van fleet is now pure-electric. Find more information here ... more

UN maps all land to help businesses halt habitat and biodiversity destruction

July 2020
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN maps all land to help businesses halt habitat and biodiversity destruction Scientists have mapped the entirety of the planet's terrestrial habitat, creating a resource that will help businesses and investors measure and minimize their impacts on natural resources and biodiversity. Learn more about this ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week

July 2020
29
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.Cargill's major water commitment and 'carbon-negative' offices. Read ... more

Amount of plastics in oceans will quadruple by 2040, major new research finds

July 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Amount of plastics in oceans will quadruple by 2040, major new research finds The world's plastic pollution problem is vastly outpacing efforts to stop it, meaning that the volume of plastics in oceans globally will be four times higher in 2040 than in 2016, new research backed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation ... more

On 29 July: edie's sustainable investment and climate disclosure webinar

July 2020
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
On 29 July: edie's sustainable investment and climate disclosure webinar Sustainable finance experts from BlackRock Investment Stewardship, ING and Tideway will appear in edie's next webinar focusing on sustainable investment and climate disclosure, which will take place on Wednesday 29 July. See invitation ... more

WBA: Less than 10% of electric utilities are taking Paris-Agreement-aligned climate action

July 2020
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WBA: Less than 10% of electric utilities are taking Paris-Agreement-aligned climate action Analysis of the decarbonisation ambitions and actions of 50 of the world's largest electric utilities companies has revealed that less than one in ten have fully aligned their business models with the Paris Agreement, despite the fact ... more

Survey: Energy professionals believe retrofitting is key to a green Covid-19 recovery

July 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Survey: Energy professionals believe retrofitting is key to a green Covid-19 recovery A survey of 250 UK-based energy professionals has found that 80% want the majority of the UK's Covid-19 recovery package funnelled into 'green' industries, with energy efficiency retrofits for housing cited as the most popular route to ... more

IEA: Most technologies needed to achieve net-zero aren't yet mature

July 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA: Most technologies needed to achieve net-zero aren't yet mature Some 75% of the emissions reductions necessary to meet net-zero are dependent on technologies which have not yet reached commercial maturity, new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found. The Agency’s ... more

Report: Electronic waste up 21% in 5 years, with $57bn dumped annually

July 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Electronic waste up 21% in 5 years, with $57bn dumped annually A record 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) was generated globally in 2019, with the waste stream having increased by more than one-fifth since 2014. That is according to the latest edition of ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Spain's coal phase-out and Danone's carbon-neutral

July 2020
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week:  Spain's coal phase-out and Danone's carbon-neutral 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. All positive news here ... more

One Young World: Business giants invest £500k in SDG-aligned innovations

July 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
One Young World: Business giants invest £500k in SDG-aligned innovations AstraZeneca, Deloitte and BP are among a cohort big-name businesses to have jointly unveiled £500,000 of grant funding for young innovators working on projects driving progress towards the aims of the UN Sustainable Development ... more

The best green innovations of the month 'Green Swan' observatories and Europe's biggest electric pla

July 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the month 'Green Swan' observatories and Europe's biggest electric pla 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 June 2020. more

VDMA: pack4sustainability.org - The new VDMA knowledge portal for sustainable packaging

July 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: pack4sustainability.org - The new VDMA knowledge portal for sustainable packaging The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association has launched a new knowledge portal on sustainable packaging and packaging technologies.The portal provides information on sustainability and circular economy as well as on the ... more

UN: Finance giants must urgently set biodiversity targets and aim for 'net-positive'

July 2020
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN: Finance giants must urgently set biodiversity targets and aim for 'net-positive' Despite the continued trends towards divestment from big emitters and investment in low-carbon technologies, the world's biggest finance firms are failing to address biodiversity loss caused by organisations within their ... more

Report: Most oil majors' net-zero strategies are greenwash, with US firms faring the worst

July 2020
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Most oil majors' net-zero strategies are greenwash, with US firms faring the worst Despite a major trend towards strengthening climate commitments in recent months, oil and gas majors are broadly failing to take responsibility for their entire emissions footprint, with some on track to deliver just a 3% cut in absolute ... more

BAM: Customized On-Demand Part Production Yields Sustainability

June 2020
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
BAM: Customized On-Demand Part Production Yields Sustainability BAM GmbH, the VDMA member company and partner of the Sustainability Initiative Blue Competence, has established an AI-based on-demand manufacturing platform for customized components. Finding a batch size of one at an attractive price is ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week Ford's net-zero target and renewable energy records

June 2020
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week Ford's net-zero target and renewable energy records 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 about the good news here .. more

Committee on Climate Change (CCC): Covid-19 recovery a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'

June 2020
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Committee on Climate Change (CCC): Covid-19 recovery a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' Producing a Covid-19 recovery plan which is fully aligned with the UK's 2050 net-zero climate target is "absolutely necessary and entirely possible" with strong coordination across Whitehall, Ministers have been told by the Committee on ... more

UN survey of SDGs: Just 39% of businesses think they are taking enough action

June 2020
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN survey of SDGs: Just 39% of businesses think they are taking enough action A survey of more than 600 business representatives by the UN found that just 39% believe their employer has targets that are sufficiently ambitious to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline. All ... more

Innovation: GE Co-Develop On-Site 3D Printing For World's Tallest Wind Turbines

June 2020
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Innovation: GE Co-Develop On-Site 3D Printing For World's Tallest Wind Turbines This method for on-site building of optimized 3D printed concrete bases will be a massive boost for clean energy. Wind turbine towers are usually limited to a height of under 100 meters. This is because they are typically built in ... more

World's biggest liquid air battery under construction in Greater Manchester

June 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World's biggest liquid air battery under construction in Greater Manchester Construction on the world's largest liquid air battery is beginning in Trafford this week, after the project secured a £10m grant from the UK Government. All information about this large scale project, you can find here ... more

Sustainability success stories of the week

June 2020
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability success stories of the week Tesla's generation licence granted and Amazon's climate pledge grows: 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 ... more

Survey: Corporates maintaining long-term sustainability plans despite Covid-19 crisis

June 2020
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Survey: Corporates maintaining long-term sustainability plans despite Covid-19 crisis The vast majority of sustainability professionals do not believe their employer will backtrack on long-term sustainability plans, in spite of the challenges posted by the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey from The Climate Group has ... more

Sustainability skills 'should be a pre-requisite for more executive positions'

June 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability skills 'should be a pre-requisite for more executive positions' Experience within or a passion for sustainability was a requirement for just 4% of non-executive and senior-executive appointments made in 2019 - a trend which must change if businesses are to tackle the climate crisis and achieve the ... more

Report: Big-name brands failing to address plastic pollution crisis, despite improved pledges

June 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Big-name brands failing to address plastic pollution crisis, despite improved pledges A survey of 50 of the largest consumer-facing goods firms, including PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Kellogg, has found that companies are generally failing to take ambitious action on plastic pollution, despite lofty pledges to do ... more

Commit to nature restoration in your green Covid-19 recovery plans, businesses urged

June 2020
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Commit to nature restoration in your green Covid-19 recovery plans, businesses urged Businesses including Danone and Unilever have pledged to work with governments to reverse nature loss as part of their Covid-19 recovery plans, following a call to action from NGOs and trade bodies. Coordinated by Business For ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week

June 2020
15
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 about the stories here .. more

GB: Leaders urge Boris Johnson: Embed the SDGs into Covid-19 recovery plans

June 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
GB: Leaders urge Boris Johnson: Embed the SDGs into Covid-19 recovery plans More than 100 leaders from across the UK's business and public sectors have called on Boris Johnson to ensure that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are placed at the heart of the UK's Covid-19 recovery planning, in a ... more

Report: Global carbon budget will be exhausted in 15 years without fossil fuel finance overhaul

June 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Global carbon budget will be exhausted in 15 years without fossil fuel finance overhaul Without drastic action from banks, policymakers and regulators, the world risks becoming stuck in a "climate finance doom loop", whereby financial systems support the organisations contributing most to environmental changes which ... more

Commitement to net-zero buildings doubles in one year

June 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Commitement to net-zero buildings doubles in one year The number of companies, cities, states and regions committed to delivering zero-carbon buildings has more than doubled in year, according to new findings from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) that confirms that 95 signatories ... more

The World Environment Day success stories

June 2020
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The World Environment Day success stories To mark World Environment Day (5 June) edie's Sustainability Success Stories arrive early, outlining fresh new commitments to sustainability across renewables, resources, the built environment and more. All details here .. more

Coronavirus: EU's €750bn recovery fund to funnel investments towards climate action

May 2020
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Coronavirus: EU's €750bn recovery fund to funnel investments towards climate action The European Union's proposed €750bn fund to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis will have green strings attached, with 25% of all funding set aside for climate action, the European Commission has said. It’s ... more

edie launches new business guide on carbon offsetting

May 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie launches new business guide on carbon offsetting edie has today (26 May) published a new explains guide, focusing on how businesses should approach the use of carbon offsetting to assist a carbon reduction strategy. This guide explains how offsets can be utilised, what the key ... more

Reports: COP26 to be delayed until November 2021

May 2020
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Reports: COP26 to be delayed until November 2021 Reports have emerged that the UK Government has put forward the first two weeks of November 2021 as new proposed dates for the crucial COP26 climate conference, citing concerns over the state of international travel safety due to the ... more

Top tips on aligning sustainability with investor needs

May 2020
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Top tips on aligning sustainability with investor needs With more investors looking to focus on green and low-carbon financing to push the economy out of the lump caused by the pandemic, edie is releasing an exclusive outlining how sustainable businesses can overcome language ... more

edies webinar: All three online events from the CSR reporting and communications sessions

May 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edies webinar: All three online events from the CSR reporting and communications sessions edie ran a series of back-to-back online events on sustainability reporting and communications during the
coronavirus pandemic, featuring speakers from Innocent Drinks, British American Tobacco, Toast Ale, Capgemini
and more. All three ... more

Study Oxford University: Green stimulus can repair global economy and climate

May 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Study Oxford University: Green stimulus can repair global economy and climate Green economy recovery packages for the coronavirus crisis will repair the global economy and put the world on track to tackle climate breakdown, but time is running out to implement the changes needed, new analysis has shown. Read all ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Wooden turbines and Electric's net-zero homes

May 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Wooden turbines and Electric's net-zero homes 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 here ... more

Innovation: First Homes in 3D-Printed Community

May 2020
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Innovation: First Homes in 3D-Printed Community Located in Tabasco, Mexico, the homes will be granted to local families currently living in extreme poverty and makeshift, unsafe shelter. The resilient, 500 sq ft homes were each 3D-printed using ICON’s robotics, software and ... more

Climate target: EU lawmaker puts 65% emissions cut on the table

May 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Climate target: EU lawmaker puts 65% emissions cut on the table The European Parliament is gearing up for tough talks on the EU's climate target for 2030, with a 65% emissions cut now firmly on the table. Jytte Guteland, a Swedish social democrat who is leading talks on the EU’s new ... more

edie's online event tomorrow: CSR reporting and communications

May 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 edie's online event tomorrow: CSR reporting and communications On Thursday 7 May edie is running a series of back-to-back online events on sustainability reporting and communications during the coronavirus pandemic, featuring speakers from Innocent Drinks, British American
Tobacco, Toast Ale, ... more

Renewables: Onshore wind and solar 'cheapest' form of energy for two-thirds of global population

May 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Renewables: Onshore wind and solar 'cheapest' form of energy for two-thirds of global population Utility-scale solar PV and onshore wind are now the cheapest forms of new-build energy generation across two-thirds of the global population, according to new analysis from BloombergNEF (BNEF) that shows that costs for renewables and ... more

IEA: Global emissions in 2020 to plummet by largest margin ever recorded due to Covid-19

May 2020
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA: Global emissions in 2020 to plummet by largest margin ever recorded due to Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic is set to deliver the biggest disruption to the energy system since the 1930s, with global electricity demand to fall by 5% while the level of emissions for 2020 are set to fall by 8% - the largest annual ... more

World's top scientists: Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics

May 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World's top scientists: Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause - the rampant destruction of the natural world - is rapidly halted, the world's leading biodiversity ... more

Messages of hope: How world leaders are rallying for a green Covid-19 recovery

April 2020
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Messages of hope: How world leaders are rallying for a green Covid-19 recovery The two-day Petersberg Climate Dialogue finished yesterday evening, with ministerial leaders from the UK, Germany, the EU and the UN all delivering rallying cries for nations to focus on climate mitigation as part of any efforts to ... more

European Commission promises green recovery to EU lawmakers

April 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
European Commission promises green recovery to EU lawmakers The European Commission's Green Deal chief, Frans Timmermans, assured EU lawmakers that "every euro"
spent on economic recovery measures after the COVID-19 crisis would be linked to the green and digital transitions. EURACTIV Germany ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Google's green software and New York's innovation dr

April 2020
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Google's green software and New York's innovation dr 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 stories here ... more

Study: Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates

April 2020
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Study: Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates This is no real surprise: Air pollution is linked to significantly higher rates of death in people with Covid-19, according to analysis. Given the large differences in toxic air levels across countries, the research suggests people ... more

EU dismisses industry calls to lift ban on single-use plastics

April 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 EU dismisses industry calls to lift ban on single-use plastics Deadlines have to be respected, says the European Commission in response to calls by industry to lift an EU-wide ban on some single-use plastic items because of health and hygiene concerns raised during the COVID-19 outbreak. More ... more

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels could fall by 2.5bn tonnes in 2020

April 2020
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Carbon emissions from fossil fuels could fall by 2.5bn tonnes in 2020 Global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by a record 2.5bn tonnes this year, a reduction of 5%, as the coronavirus pandemic triggers the biggest drop in demand for fossil fuels on record. Still, measures for less ... more

edies: On 29 April - webinar "How to build an effective carbon-reduction strategy

April 2020
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edies: On 29 April - webinar The latest webinar in edie's series of masters content for developing net-zero businesses focuses on decarbonisation implementation on Wednesday, 29 April. For registration and futher information go here ...

more

Irena: New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019

April 2020
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Irena: New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019 Almost three-quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record. New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) shows solar, wind and other green ... more

Lockdown reading: 8 of the best book recommendations for sustainability and energy professionals

April 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Lockdown reading: 8 of the best book recommendations for sustainability and energy professionals With coronavirus confining us to our homes, edie has asked sustainability professionals for their recommendations on the must-read books to devour during the lockdown, and the editorial team have added in a couple of our own suggestions, ... more

In-Depth: Why the Green New Deal is the perfect response for the post-Covid-19 economy

April 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In-Depth: Why the Green New Deal is the perfect response for the post-Covid-19 economy As the economy and society continue to suffer from the impacts of the coronavirus, experts are already exploring how to stimulate a financial recovery. All roads could lead to a Green New Deal, but the green economy will need a clear and ... more

VDMA: Study on resource efficiency and recycling policies in 32 European countries

April 2020
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Study on resource efficiency and recycling policies in 32 European countries Study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on "Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 - even more from less; An overview of the policies, approaches and targets of 32 European countries".
Link to article for VDMA ... more

edie webinar 16 April: Climate-resilient supply chains - two weeks left to register

April 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie webinar 16 April: Climate-resilient supply chains - two weeks left to register edie's latest webinar, taking place on Thursday 16 April, will focus on how businesses can build sustainable,
climate-resilient supply chains through engagement methods, carbon reporting and regenerative practices. Go to registration ... more

VDMA: EU-Commission delivers "Valuable help for companies and employees"

April 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: EU-Commission delivers The EU Commission has published recommendations on cross-border activities to ensure the free movement of workers during the Corona crisis. Holger Kunze, Head of the VDMA European Office, comments on the Commission's recommendations ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Barclays' net-zero target and a battery storage boon

April 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Barclays' net-zero target and a battery storage boon 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 stories here. more

edies: The new normal - Life in lockdown for edie and our audience

April 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edies: The new normal - Life in lockdown for edie and our audience As we adjust to new ways of working through the Coronavirus outbreak, the edie content team have co-created a new diary to stay connected with one another, and our audience. In this first entry, Luke, Matt, James and Sarah explain how ... more

Study: Climate-wrecking products 'should come with smoking-style warnings'

April 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Study: Climate-wrecking products 'should come with smoking-style warnings' Cigarette packets with grisly warnings of the consequences of smoking are intended to deter smokers. Now a group of public health experts says similar warnings should appear on high-carbon products, from airline tickets and energy bills ... more

COP26 climate summit postponed due to coronavirus

April 2020
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
COP26 climate summit postponed due to coronavirus The crucial summit to negotiate for higher ambitions on climate change scheduled for November in Glasgow has been postponed, with new dates for the meeting to be decided in the coming months. However, there are some positives to the ... more

UK Government publishes statement to tackle modern slavery across its supply chain

April 2020
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK Government publishes statement to tackle modern slavery across its supply chain The UK has become the first country to publish a statement outlining how the Government will tackle modern slavery across its supply chain and spending measures. More details here ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Green freebies for coronavirus heroes and more ...

March 2020
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Green freebies for coronavirus heroes and more ... 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. Continue here ... more

UK water sector targets renewables and efficiency improvements for net-zero 2030 goal

March 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK water sector targets renewables and efficiency improvements for net-zero 2030 goal UK water companies will focus on self-generated renewables, energy efficiency improvements and the roll-out of low-emission vehicles as part of a new roadmap to help the water sector reach net-zero emissions by 2030. More details here ... more

Meat sector 'facing ruin' as climate change set to cripple earnings

March 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Meat sector 'facing ruin' as climate change set to cripple earnings The increased impacts of climate change coupled with rapid growth of alternative proteins will put "billions of
dollars at risk" in the meat sector, as a new study warns that companies are failing to disclose climate-related data or ... more

UK: New digital tool launched by Government to simplify SECR reporting

March 2020
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK: New digital tool launched by Government to simplify SECR reporting The Government agency and reporting council overseeing compliance for the upcoming Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) standards have launched a new taxonomy to submit relevant data in better aligned digital formats. Learn ... more

UN tightens carbon offsetting rules for aviation sector

March 2020
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN tightens carbon offsetting rules for aviation sector The UN's International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will introduce stricter rules on carbon offsetting for airlines next year, in a bid to reduce greenwashing and ensure robust carbon accounting. Find more details here ... more

edie's webinar: Taking place on 16 April to focus on climate-resilient supply chains

March 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's webinar: Taking place on 16 April to focus on climate-resilient supply chains edie's latest webinar, taking place on Thursday 16 April, will focus on how businesses can build sustainable, climate-resilient supply chains through engagement methods, carbon reporting and regenerative practices. Sign in here ... more

IEA Report: Coronavirus likely to see oil demands decline throughout 2020

March 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA Report: Coronavirus likely to see oil demands decline throughout 2020 The IEA has altered its oil market forecast in light of the impact of coronavirus and, where it was predicting an 825,000-barrel increase in daily demand, it is now anticipating that demand will be one million barrels less per ... more

VDMA Brussels:Circular Economy needs innovation and clear concepts

March 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Brussels:Circular Economy needs innovation and clear concepts Durability, reuse, repair and recycling of products: The EU Commission's Action Plan on Circular Economy advocates the circular reuse and further processing of raw materials and products. See the VDMA´s view on the EU ... more

WaterAid: Global climate finance insufficient to 'save lives and livelihoods'

March 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WaterAid: Global climate finance insufficient to 'save lives and livelihoods' Half of all countries receive less than £4 per person, per year, to spend on climate mitigation and adaptation, with developing nations facing the earliest and worst climate impacts among the most underfunded. more

Shell proposes 'Europe's largest' green hydrogen project

March 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy major Shell has unveiled plans to develop what it claims will be Europe's largest 'green' hydrogen generation project, powered by wind energy, in The Netherlands. more

edie webinar: Pathways to net-zero: decarbonising your business in the 2020s

March 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie webinar:  Pathways to net-zero: decarbonising your business in the 2020s On 18 March this 90- minute special webinar equips energy and sustainability professionals with practical insights and fresh guidance to deliver deep decarbonisation and accelerate climate action. Sign in here .. more

In numbers: The public's attitudes to plastics recycling and plastic-free packaging

March 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In numbers: The public's attitudes to plastics recycling and plastic-free packaging As WRAP launches a new public awareness campaign on the recyclability and reusability of plastic packaging,
edie explores the key behavioural barriers hampering a potentially circular economy for the material. Find the details of the ... more

Future and innovation: TOP 10 WOMEN IN ROBOTICS INDUSTRY

March 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Future and innovation: TOP 10 WOMEN IN ROBOTICS INDUSTRY Robotics is the method for the future, and women are driving the way for the absolute most accommodating innovations! For little girls, strong role models are vital! From Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, to ... more

EU debuts climate law 'compass', Greta dismisses it as 'surrender'

March 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 EU debuts climate law 'compass', Greta dismisses it as 'surrender' The European Commission officially unveiled its Climate Law on Wednesday (4 March), a aimed at making the EU carbon neutral by 2050. But Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg criticised the plan as a "surrender". Read more in ... more

Report: Existing climate solutions, not innovations, crucial to meeting net-zero

March 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Existing climate solutions, not innovations, crucial to meeting net-zero Humanity will be able to reach a net-zero world by 2050 - as recommended by the IPCC in its landmark report
on climate change - using existing, established technologies and practices, a major new scientific study has concluded. Find all ... more

Five key considerations for businesses investing in electric vehicles

March 2020
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Five key considerations for businesses investing in electric vehicles On Thursday (27 February), edie undertook a masterclass with EDF on electric vehicles (EVs) and accelerating the electrification of business fleets. Here, edie rounds up five key ways businesses can kickstart their EV ... more

United Nations Global Compact launches new tool to improve working conditions in global supply chain

March 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
United Nations Global Compact launches new tool to improve working conditions in global supply chain The United Nations Global Compact has launched a new toolkit to help procurement teams improve working
conditions for millions of people working in global supply chains. The "Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement" is an ... more

Climate: G20 sounds alarm over climate emergency despite US objections

March 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Climate: G20 sounds alarm over climate emergency despite US objections The G20 group of the world's wealthiest nations have agreed for the first time to collectively sound the alarm over the threat to the financial system posed by the climate emergency. Learn more in article .... more

The best green innovations of February 2020:

March 2020
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of February 2020:  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 February 2020 more

CDP: Europe's biggest corporates must double green investments to reach net-zero

February 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CDP: Europe's biggest corporates must double green investments to reach net-zero Some 880 of Europe's largest businesses collectively invested €124bn (£103.8bn) in low-carbon initiatives in 2019 - but this equates to just 12% of their capital expenditure, when 25% will be needed to meet the EU's 2050 ... more

Sustainability: Heathrow commits to becoming zero-carbon airport by mid-2030s

February 2020
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: Heathrow commits to becoming zero-carbon airport by mid-2030s Heathrow Airport has announced its intention to become a zero-carbon airport for its buildings and infrastructure by the mid-2030s, having reduction emissions from its buildings and infrastructure by 93% compared to 1990. Find more ... more

EU starts to chart shipping's new green course

February 2020
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU starts to chart shipping's new green course The shipping industry will soon have to pay for its environmental impact in the EU, as both the European Commission and Parliament are moving forward with plans to include vessels in the bloc's flagship carbon market. But there are ... more

Partnerships: Re-dressing the sustainability power balance

February 2020
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Partnerships: Re-dressing the sustainability power balance Moving to environmental sustainability depends on innovation and concerted action through partnerships. And that always means listening to people - in the supply chain, with charities and NGOs - with very different outlooks, ... more

Climate risk is financial risk: TCFD surpasses 1,000 global supporters

February 2020
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Climate risk is financial risk: TCFD surpasses 1,000 global supporters The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has revealed that more than 1,000 organisations are supporting its recommendations, including corporates with a combined market cap of $12trn and investors with ... more

IEA data: Global carbon emissions from energy flatlined in 2019

February 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA data: Global carbon emissions from energy flatlined in 2019 Following two consecutive years of increases and despite forecasts of a further rise, global carbon dioxide emissions from energy stopped growing in 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said. IEA data released on ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: RBS's climate goals and Aldi's plastic bag crackdown

February 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: RBS's climate goals and Aldi's plastic bag crackdown 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. See all stories here ... more

Recycling and ressources: Lego to ditch virgin fossil plastics by 2030

February 2020
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Lego has vowed to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastics from its products within a decade,  by investing heavily in recycled and bio-based materials. Read whole article here ... more

Report Sector coupling: Electrification of transport and buildings could slash emissions by 60%

February 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report Sector coupling: Electrification of transport and buildings could slash emissions by 60% Mass-Scale electrification of the transport, buildings and industrial sectors could enable Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% over the next 30 years, according to a new report published today by research company ... more

In numbers: Are businesses and consumers ready for the circular economy shift?

February 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In numbers: Are businesses and consumers ready for the circular economy shift? A shift away from linear 'take, make and dispose' models is widely touted as a key requirement in the transition
to a net-zero, more resource-efficient world. But how prepared are businesses and individuals to make that shift,
and what ... more

Report: 49% of world's GDP covered by net-zero targets

February 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: 49% of world's GDP covered by net-zero targets Just under half of the world's annual GDP (Gross domestic product) is now covered by nations, regions and cities that are legislating for a net-zero emissions target, a new study has revealed. A total of 121 nations have put ... more

Sustanaible production: Carlsberg slashes emissions by 30% as its closes in on zero-emission breweri

February 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustanaible production: Carlsberg slashes emissions by 30% as its closes in on zero-emission breweri Global brewer Carlsberg has slashed carbon emissions across its group by 13% over a 12-month period,
and 30% since 2015, as it pushes towards its corporate strategy to achieve zero emissions at breweries. Learn more here ... more

UTH - TRP Reworker for the economical processing of recyclable materials

February 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UTH - TRP Reworker for the economical processing of recyclable materials VDMA-member company and partner of the Blue Competence Sustainability initiative, company UTH GmbH as developped the TRP Reworker is an innovative, resource-saving, recycling technology for the economical processing of recyclable ... more

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony in London

February 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony in London Barry Callebaut, Ikea, P&G and Toast Ale were among the big winners of edie's 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening. See all winners here ...
  more

Sustainability: 7 top tips for kick-starting your organisation's net-zero transition

February 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: 7 top tips for kick-starting your organisation's net-zero transition Last year, dozens of 'climate emergency' declarations were made by governments, local authorities, political parties and businesses. But how can sustainability, CSR and energy professionals help their organisations respond to these ... more

Report on emissions:Heavy industry making "slow progress" on Paris Agreement

February 2020
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report on emissions:Heavy industry making A new study has shown there has been slow progress on climate action in high-emitting industries,
with just one in five corporates operating in line with a 2C trajectory. Its assessment of the paper, cement, steel, aluminium and ... more

VDMA: Netzsch - Less noise with multi-channel compressed air nozzles

February 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Netzsch - Less noise with multi-channel compressed air nozzles By changing to multi-channel compressed air nozzles, @NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme achieves a clear noise reduction by 6 dB. In addition, the reduced line pressure lowers energy costs considerably. The nozzles can be machined on ... more

Sustainability: Carmakers make joint pledge to make battery supply chains sustainable

January 2020
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: Carmakers make joint pledge to make battery supply chains sustainable Volvo, Audi and BMW are among the cohort of carmakers to have joined a joint initiative aimed at creating battery value chains that are environmentally and socially sustainable. Find more details in article .. more

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