From the Paris Agreement to the green legislation, France is making climate movements and introducing measures to ensure they leave a lasting green legacy. Edie has highlighted some of the recent landmark announcements that prove France isn’t just committed to slashing at carbon emissions, but intends to create a more sustainable living environment for its citizens.
Having brought last year to a close, the Guardian has established what shaped sustainability in 2016 to remind us of how the world is ever changing. From edible cutlery to drone vaccines, read on to find out about the technologies and innovation that promise to advance sustainability efforts in the years ahead.
A new petition has been launched in the U.S to call on Barack Obama to fulfil the Green Climate Fund pledge in an effort to continue America’s involvement in the fight against climate change. More than 100 climate and development organisations, along with 70,000 people, have called on Obama to help secure the future of the Paris agreement by transferring the remaining $2.5bn committed by the US.
The University of Edinburgh has announced that British wind farms have contributed to slashing huge amounts of environmentally damaging carbon emissions. The research arrived just days after UK wind farms logged a record output, by generating more than 10,000MW of electricity for the first time.
Thirteen major environmental organisations with a combined membership of nearly eight million have described the UK leaving the EU as a “once in a generation opportunity” to have pledged to make the UK the greenest country in the world, post-Brexit.
The world’s largest solar power plant at a single location, India’s Tamil Nadu project has had yet another official unveiling and is now fully on-line and operational. As it stands, India is on schedule to be the world’s third-biggest solar market next year.