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Finland wants EU to agree plan for net-zero carbon footprint

Finland wants EU to agree plan for net-zero carbon footprint | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Finland wants the European Union to agree to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050, Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen said on Monday as the bloc's ministers met to discuss a climate protection plan. Finland, which will take over the EU's rotating presidency in the second half of 2019, has called for leadership in combating climate change after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the global Paris deal. The EU executive proposed last year that the bloc aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon

Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Britain's Drax has started capturing carbon dioxide at its wood-burning power plant in North Yorkshire, a world first in technology it hopes could lead to carbon negative power plants in the future. Energy companies are seeking ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while also providing constant supplies of electricity when renewable power sources, such as wind and solar are limited by the weather. The pilot bioenergy carbon capture and storage project is expected to capture a tonne of carbon dioxide a day and Drax will also seek to find ways to store and use the CO2 captured.

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Amazon pledges 50% net-zero carbon shipments by 2030

Amazon pledges 50% net-zero carbon shipments by 2030 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Amazon pledged to achieve carbon neutral shipments by 2030 in a blog post written by SVP of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark published Monday. Steps toward this new target, deemed "Shipment Zero," along with information regarding "Amazon’s company-wide carbon footprint" will be released later in the year, according to Clark. In the meantime, the company has "200 scientists, engineers, and product designers dedicated exclusively to inventing new ways to leverage our scale for the good of customers and the planet." "With improvements in electric vehicles, aviation biofuels, reusable packaging, and renewable energy, for the first time we can now see a path to net zero carbon delivery of shipments to customers, and we are setting an ambitious goal for ourselves," wrote Clark. 

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Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks

Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Over 80 investors warn that “animal agriculture is the world’s highest-emitting sector without a low-carbon plan.” Global investors representing more than** US$6.5 trillion** today called on six of the largest companies in the US$570 billion global fast-food sector to act urgently on the climate and water risks in their supply chains.  The investors have sent letters — facilitated by Ceres and the FAIRR Initiative — asking Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Restaurant Brands International (owners of Burger King), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Wendy’s Co. and Yum! Brands (owners of KFC and Pizza Hut) to explain by March how they plan to enact meaningful policies and targets to de-risk their meat and dairy supply chains.

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