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VDI-ZRE: Brief Analysis No. 27: Resource efficiency in trade and logistics

April 2022
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDI-ZRE: Brief Analysis No. 27: Resource efficiency in trade and logistics Both the retail and logistics sectors consume large quantities of natural resources, especially raw materials and energy. The transport of goods plays a significant role in this, but so do other factors such as the construction and ... more

Report: Fashion sustainability schemes 'not fit for purpose' and allowing greenwashing

March 2022
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Fashion sustainability schemes 'not fit for purpose' and allowing greenwashing An analysis of some of the biggest environmental certification schemes for fashion brands has concluded that none of them are fit for purpose, with some having delivered "no measurable impact" during the last decade. Continue reading ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Recycled coins from e-waste and fully-electric HGVs

March 2022
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Recycled coins from e-waste and fully-electric HGVs As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across the globe. Published every week, this series charts how businesses and ... more

edie: Tesla opens €5bn Gigafactory in Germany, following delays due to forest protests

March 2022
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: Tesla opens €5bn Gigafactory in Germany, following delays due to forest protests Tesla boss Elon Musk was in Gruenheide, near Berlin, to open the company's first European Gigafactory. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attended the site, alongside Musk and German Climate Minister Robert Habeck, to deliver the opening ... more

One Planet: BIODIVERSITY - ONLINE COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT

March 2022
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
One Planet: BIODIVERSITY - ONLINE COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT We must act now to stop biodiversity loss caused by unsustainable consumption. To achieve this, well-targeted communication is key. This toolkit aims to support awareness-raising about the devastating impacts of conventional consumption ... more

Tackling greenwashing: Government urged to develop formal definitions for jargon like 'carbon-neutra

March 2022
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Tackling greenwashing: Government urged to develop formal definitions for jargon like 'carbon-neutra The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the Government to do more to prevent greenwashing and to encourage businesses to collaborate on environmental projects. These recommendations have been sent to Business ... more

UTH GmbH relies on solar energy with large-scale photovoltaic system

March 2022
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UTH GmbH relies on solar energy with large-scale photovoltaic system A significant step towards climate-neutral production: @VDMA member and partner of the sustainability initiative @Bluecompetence, UTH GmbH, relies on solar energy - and has now invested in a large-scale photovoltaic system. Managing ... more

Report warns: Carbon removal markets must grow exponentially by 2030 to keep 1.5C alive

March 2022
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report warns: Carbon removal markets must grow exponentially by 2030 to keep 1.5C alive Natural and engineered emissions removal systems will need to scale up to enable 3.5 billion tonnes of removals annually by 2030, to give the world the best chance of limiting the global temperature increase below 1.5C. That is the ... more

Survey: SMEs struggling to find funding and time to deliver sustainability ambitions

March 2022
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Survey: SMEs struggling to find funding and time to deliver sustainability ambitions A survey of more than 2,000 UK-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) has found that most are feeling pressure to improve their sustainability credentials, but one-third believe it will be too expensive for them to take action ... more

The UN plastics treaty: Everything you need to know

March 2022
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The UN plastics treaty: Everything you need to know The UN has on 2 March concluded its latest Environment Assembly conference in Nairobi, with the agreement of terms for a global treaty to stop plastic pollution making headlines. Here, edie rounds up what - precisely - the treaty ... more

Plastic treaty: World leaders agree terms of international agreement to curb pollution at UN summit

March 2022
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic treaty: World leaders agree terms of international agreement to curb pollution at UN summit The gavel has come down at the UN's Environment Assembly meeting on a historic new agreement to stem the flow of plastic pollution into nature. Continue reading here .... more

The best green innovations of February 2022: Solar-powered cement manufacturing and stackable homes

March 2022
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of February 2022: Solar-powered cement manufacturing and stackable homes As February comes to a close, edie and our innovation partner Springwise have rounded up six of the best breakthrough technologies that could help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and resilient future. Learn ... more

VDMA: Flexibility urgently needed for future energy system

March 2022
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Flexibility urgently needed for future energy system  




With the aim of developing an alternative solution proposal, the authors of the BEE study modeled an energy future dominated by renewable energies and derived necessary measures. Find more details and the study here ... more

EU sets out plans to hold firms accountable for environmental and human rights violations

February 2022
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU sets out plans to hold firms accountable for environmental and human rights violations EU commissioners Thierry Breton and Didier Reynders presented the Commission's proposal for a corporate sustainability due diligence directive in Brussels on 23 February, arguing that its mix of due diligence processes, public oversight, ... more

Intersolar Europe - The World's Leading Exhibition for the Solar Industry

February 2022
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Intersolar Europe - The World's Leading Exhibition for the Solar Industry Intersolar Europe 2022 will take place from May 11-13, 2022, as part of The smarter E Europe 2022 at Messe München. Submit your abstract for the concurrent Intersolar Europe Conference by January 28, 2022. Find more information ... more

VDMA: Decarbonization only possible together with industry

February 2022
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Decarbonization only possible together with industry Mechanical and plant engineering is the solution provider on the road to climate neutrality. The targets set before the election are ambitious. They can only be achieved with market-based instruments and further economic growth. ... more

edie: Widespread support for EU social climate fund in European Parliament

February 2022
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: Widespread support for EU social climate fund in European Parliament Lawmakers from across the political spectrum voiced support for a new EU fund to shield poor households from the impact of the green transition, although views diverge on where the money should come from and where it should go. Find more ... more

SDGs: UN unlocks $54.5m of new funding amid worries of backwards progress during Covid-19

February 2022
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
SDGs: UN unlocks $54.5m of new funding amid worries of backwards progress during Covid-19 The UN has pledged an additional $54.5m to help developing nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), after its annual reporting last year outlined backwards progress in several geographies on several goals due to the ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Boost for UK renewables and retrofitting

February 2022
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Boost for UK renewables and retrofitting As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across the globe. Read about the good news here ... more

EU funds new blockchain supply chain tracking scheme for EV battery components

February 2022
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU funds new blockchain supply chain tracking scheme for EV battery components A coalition of five organisations has announced plans to develop a certification scheme for the metals and minerals used to make electric vehicle (EV) magnets and batteries, after the EU confirmed funding. Learn more from article ... more

edie: Germany considering lawsuit against EU over inclusion of gas and nuclear in green finance taxo

February 2022
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: Germany considering lawsuit against EU over inclusion of gas and nuclear in green finance taxo Germany's vice-chancellor Robert Habeck has stated that Berlin will examine a contentious proposal by the European Commission to include nuclear power and fossil gas in the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy before considering a potential ... more

Report: Net-zero corporate commitments largely over-reliant on carbon offsetting

February 2022
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Net-zero corporate commitments largely over-reliant on carbon offsetting An analysis of 25 corporates' net-zero commitments has found that they cover, on average, just 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, with the likes of Unilever, Nestle and BMW Group named among the worst offenders. The findings ... more

The cost of net-zero: The latest disinformation problem facing the climate crisis

February 2022
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The cost of net-zero: The latest disinformation problem facing the climate crisis For decades, climate scientists have faced a barrage of unwarranted and dismissive criticism as to the cause, impacts and severity of the climate crisis. Now, even as the majority of the world's nations push towards net-zero emissions, a ... more

The best green innovations of January 2022: Cornish lithium extraction and Arrival's e-bus

February 2022
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of January 2022: Cornish lithium extraction and Arrival's e-bus As January comes to a close, edie and our innovation partner Springwise have rounded up six of the best breakthrough technologies and carbon-cutting solutions which could accelerate climate action over the coming months and years. Find ... more

VDMA: Start of the new federal government - Wind energy in the center of attention

February 2022
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Start of the new federal government - Wind energy in the center of attention Last month, the work of the new German government picked up speed. Central to the first work packages are policy initiatives for onshore and offshore wind energy. Find more details in article ... more

edie: 99% of businesses neglecting social sustainability commitments

February 2022
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: 99% of businesses neglecting social sustainability commitments 'A sobering picture': New research has warned that 99% of large businesses are failing to adequately address key social sustainability issues, including human rights, working hours, ethical conduct and fair pay. The World ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week

January 2022
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week A world record for clean energy investment and a new electric ferry - As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across ... more

edie: 75% of Brits don't trust Government and businesses to deliver just transition to net-zero A su

January 2022
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: 75% of Brits don't trust Government and businesses to deliver just transition to net-zero A su A survey of more than 8,000 adults in the UK has revealed that just 25% believe that the social benefits of the transition to a more sustainable economy will be shared equally, evidencing a gap between talk and action on the just ... more

Plastic Bank coalition prevents two billion bottles from ending up in oceans

January 2022
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic Bank coalition prevents two billion bottles from ending up in oceans More than 200 companies have stopped more than two billion plastic bottles from entering into the world's oceans, after the Plastic Bank initiative revealed that more than one billion bottles have been collected across developing ... more

edie: The sustainability success stories of the week: Six wind farms for Poland and a fleet of e-bus

January 2022
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: The sustainability success stories of the week: Six wind farms for Poland and a fleet of e-bus As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across the globe. Learn more about the best practice stories .. more

edie: Hydrogen will only play a small role in decarbonising home heating, IRENA forecasts

January 2022
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: Hydrogen will only play a small role in decarbonising home heating, IRENA forecasts With global low-carbon hydrogen production set to grow exponentially in the coming years, use should be prioritised in sectors that are hard to electrify, like shipping and steelmaking, a major new forecast is recommending. The ... more

Bloomberg Green: China’s $60 Billion Wind Empire Needs to Grow Its Own Blades

January 2022
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Bloomberg Green: China’s $60 Billion Wind Empire Needs to Grow Its Own Blades In the tropical climate of China’s Yunnan province, scientists are planting a key ingredient to help strengthen the country’s position as the world leader in wind power: balsa trees. Balsa, best known as a craft material ... more

Report: Global resource use hit record high in 2021, despite pandemic slowdown

January 2022
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Global resource use hit record high in 2021, despite pandemic slowdown A record 101.4 billion tonnes of virgin raw materials were used globally last year, with nations and corporates failing to cut resource use and improve reuse and recycling at the rate demanded by climate science. More actions is ... more

IEA: Power sector emissions reached record high in 2021

January 2022
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA: Power sector emissions reached record high in 2021 Global CO2 emissions from power generation rose 7% year-on-year in 2021, with coal meeting more than half of the increase in electricity demand, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed. The early 2022 edition of the ... more

VDMA Brussels: Second half of Fit for 55 package published

January 2022
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Brussels: Second half of Fit for 55 package published An important step on the road to climate neutrality in the EU has been taken. The EU Commission published, among other things, a new EU framework for the decarbonisation of gas markets - including the promotion of hydrogen and the ... more

Veganuary: EU's 2022 promotional policy encourages shift to plant-based diets

January 2022
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Veganuary: EU's 2022 promotional policy encourages shift to plant-based diets The EU's 2022 promotional policy will encourage a shift to more plant-based diets after branding red and processed meat a cancer risk, a move lambasted by the livestock farming sector but welcomed by civil society who stressed the need ... more

edie: Horizon scanning - Six green innovation areas to watch in 2022

January 2022
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie: Horizon scanning - Six green innovation areas to watch in 2022 Over the past 12 months, countless innovations which could help businesses and nations deliver a green recovery. Here, edie and innovation partner Springwise assess these trends and pick out six key focus areas where technologies could ... more

The sustainability success stories December 2022

January 2022
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories December 2022 As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across the globe. Find the stories of the end of the year 2021.. more

ESG Watch: Pockets of progress, but still far from where we need to be on climate

December 2021
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ESG Watch: Pockets of progress, but still far from where we need to be on climate Mike Scott says agreements to phase down coal, replace internal combustion engines, cut methane emissions and reduce deforestation were far from sufficient but show investors the direction of travel. While limiting temperature rises ... more

EU confirms first green finance taxonomy rules, key decisions on energy still to come

December 2021
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU confirms first green finance taxonomy rules, key decisions on energy still to come The European Union has passed the first set of rules under its new green finance taxonomy, which determines which activities can be classed as "green" and which cannot. Decisions on gas and nuclear energy are yet to come, though. more

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