Tokyo 2020 Olympics to see athletes sleep on sustainable cardboard beds

The 18,000 bedframes in the Athletes Village will be recycled into paper products after the games, while the mattresses will be converted into new plastics

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EU to set aside large portion of 2020 budget for climate change

Around 21% of the overall budget will be invested in climate-related projects

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Bosch commits to 2020 carbon neutrality

The German engineering and electronics firm says it will focus on implementing energy efficiency measures and generating clean power from renewable sources

Facebook ‘likes’ renewables so much, it plans to go 100% clean by 2020

The social media giant has also promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by this time

Toyota to roll-out driverless EVs at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The firm’s Concept-i vehicles will form part of a larger fleet of more than 3,000 low carbon passenger vehicles

Egypt to bolster grid by 20GW before 2020

Egypt plans to add 20GW of electrical generation capacity to its grid in the next two years. Media reports from national news suggest the total capacity of conventional power plants in the country now totals 37.9GW, in addition to 890MW of renewable energy. By 2020, the plan is expected to add 20.1GW to the country’s […]

2017 sees 17.6% of Chinese energy go clean

Energy from sources other than fossil fuels now accounts for 17.6% of China’s energy. That’s according to new data from the country’s government, which suggests clean growth has accelerated following a national campaign to boost clean energy use and curb pollution. The proportion of clean power is 6.4% higher than in 2012, making up a […]

EU on track to meet 2020 emissions target

The EU is on track to meet its emissions reduction target set for 2020. However, more work is needed to meet longer term goals, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Its latest analysis suggests greenhouse gas emissions across the EU “decreased modestly” last year by 0.7% from 2015. The slight drop corresponds to a […]

BT aims to slash emissions by 87% before 2030

BT has announced it will cut its carbon emissions by 87% before 2030. The ambitious target comes after the telecoms firm achieved its 2020 goal of an 80% reduction four years early. The new target, which has been approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative, is aligned with the COP21 Paris Agreement – to pursue efforts […]