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How can we achieve the sustainable development goals? What urgent action is needed to save our environment, and our planet? The World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Summit 2018 was held this week in New York, in the midst of the UNGA. 

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.

The key trends that will shape renewable energy in 2018 and beyond

Throughout the entire modern age, mankind has used fossil fuels to meet its energy requirements. Coal, oil and natural gas have lit homes and powered machinery for centuries, driving civilization forward.

Climate Change Is an Overwhelming Problem. Here Are 4 Things Executives Can Do Today

Today’s climate challenge is so far beyond our collective experience that it demands a radically different kind of engagement from senior leadership teams in the private sector.

3 ways companies will push climate action in 2018

Companies stepped up on climate change in 2017. In 2018, they need to bring countries with them. 

The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.

A Footballer Wants to Turn the World Green

GFBiochemicals Ltd., the Italian green chemical company started by Crystal Palace midfielder Mathieu Flamini, will build a biorefinery in the U.S. to make plastics and solvents in a way that avoids using fossil fuels.

Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening

Boyan Slat's solar-powered booms will soon be in the Pacific Ocean.