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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Amid Pandemic and Worsening Climate and Water Crisis, the Sustainability Movement Grew Stronger

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

Vistra's Dynegy Selected to Power Chicago's Iconic Willis Tower with Wind Energy

Multi-year partnership ensures supply of 100% renewable electricity
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CHICAGO, September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Vistra's retail electricity brand, Dynegy, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower to provide 100% renewable electricity to the Tower.

Schneider Electric Gears up for Climate Week NYC, Launching an Inspiring New Program for UN SDGs and Reinforcing & Accelerating Its Commitments for a Carbon Neutral World

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  • Schneider pushes its commitments by putting SDGs as the compass of its sustainability strategy
  • The Group adds a bold 2040 carbon neutrality target on its end-to-end value chain
  • It joins “The Climate Pledge” coalition with global partners to push the world deliver Carbon Neutrality, 10 years ahead of Paris Agreement’s 2050 milestone
  • The Group details clear milestones by 2030 to meet its validated 1.5°C science-based targets
  • The company will phase-out of SF6 gas from its products by 2025, saving the equivalent of 4 million tons CO2 per year
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  • Schneider pushes its commitments by putting SDGs as the compass of its sustainability strategy
  • The Group adds a bold 2040 carbon neutrality target on its end-to-end value chain
  • It joins “The Climate Pledge” coalition with global partners to push the world deliver Carbon Neutrality, 10 years ahead of Paris Agreement’s 2050 milestone
  • The Group details clear milestones by 2030 to meet its validated 1.5°C science-based targets
  • The company will phase-out of SF6 gas from its products by 2025, saving the equivalent of 4 million tons CO2 per year

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

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ATLANTA, Ga. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

Saving People and Mangroves on Sierra Leone's Coast

Combating the effects of environmental changes on Sierra’s Leone’s coastal communities through mangrove preservation
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Tetra Tech’s David Goodman discusses how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program aims to save both people and mangroves in the coastal landscape of Sierra Leone.

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

Arbor Day Foundation Receives Award to Grow Natural Climate Solutions

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Through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator program announced the award of $860,000 to be split among five projects designed to help scale climate change mitigation by capturing and storing carbon on natural and working lands in the U.S. 

EarthX Debuts Their New EarthXTV Channel During Climate Week Six Days of Programming Showcase

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DALLAS, September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the mission of becoming the foremost streaming  platform for environmental and sustainability programming, EarthX has announced a robust schedule of  programming for Climate Week on EarthXTV.

Aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It is a critical period to accelerate responses to the world’s greatest challenges – from ensuring food security to reversing climate change.

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