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4 ways to help clean tech hit a home run

Posted by Eric Lounsbury | 22 December 2016 | Viewpoint

Bill Gates and his dream team of globally recognised business leaders have announced the creation of Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) — a $1 billion, 20-year fund vowing to take on 55 "technical quests" across five "grand challenges" of energy innovation. Here are four key considerations we should hope BEV has taken to heart if it is to live up to its potential.

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Mary Creagh MP, Chair of the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, welcomes business leaders to House of Commons event, December 2016

Can business play a leadership role in meeting 1.5°C ambitions on climate change through science-based targets?

21 December 2016 | News

Event at the UK Parliament’s House of Commons to explore how leading corporates could play a role in meeting the higher level of ambition recognised in the Paris Agreement on climate change, by working to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

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How science-based targets can help us think bigger for our planet

16 December 2016 | Viewpoint

In 2008 BT set a science-based target to reduce their operational worldwide carbon emissions intensity by 80% by 2020. After meeting that target last year they are now aiming higher. Here they tell us why.

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Tom Delay, Chief Executive, the Carbon Trust, at COP22 in Marrakech

Carbon Trust joins new World Bank network to accelerate low carbon innovation in developing countries

14 December 2016 | News

The Carbon Trust is one of 13 global organisations supporting the World Bank’s new Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN). The network has been formed to address an urgent need for climate technologies to be commercialised and diffused throughout emerging countries in order to confront present climate concerns.

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Climate change 2016: reasons to be cheerful

Climate Change in 2016: 16 Reasons to be Cheerful

14 December 2016 | Viewpoint

Some of the highlights from 2016 that show how we might just get on track to deliver a sustainable, low carbon future.

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EnergyWater: call for UK manufacturers to pilot new tool to improve energy efficiency in water processes

6 December 2016 | News

The Carbon Trust is looking for UK manufacturers that want to improve the energy efficiency of their water treatment processes and are willing to test a new web-based tool designed to support this goal.

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