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Taking account of social and environmental impacts ahead of the World Tourism Day

Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19. On this World Tourism Day, the pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the sustainable development goals.

Smartphones and computers could pollute almost like the whole transportation sector

GHG emissions from computers and phones could account for more than half of the current relative contribution of the whole transportation sector.

Bulk-buying: eat healthy, waste less and save money

Buying in bulk has all the advantages we could think of. We get to eat healthier food and at the same time, we also save money. We generate less waste, living a more sustainable life. Bulk-buying is an essential component of a zero waste lifestyle.

Hungary prepares to introduce stricter waste regulations

Back in July, the Hungarian government took decisive action to eliminate illegal waste disposal sites. A new legislation would introduce stricter sanctions and penalise harshly those who are leaving their waste where they shouldn’t.

Saving our forests in 3 steps

Forests Are The Lungs Of The Earth. We often hear this expression, still we tend to take these peculiar organisms for granted. But how long we can keep turning a blind eye on the alarming rate of their degradation?

Wear sustainable: a few tips to rethink our wardrobe

As most of the things today, also fashion can be sustainable. The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions. What can we do about it?

Sustainable destinations: feel reborn in CEE

The tourism sector hasn’t yet recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and governments are suggesting to spend summer holidays within our countries. While we boost domestic tourism, let’s also keep an eye on the sustainable destinations closest to our homes.

Air conditioning, the catch 22 of climate change

Close to the end of July, we are now officially in the dog days of summer. A natural consequence of rising global temperature is a big boom in the demand for air conditioning units and refrigerators.

Vodafone’s European network to go 100% green in a year

Vodafone’s Europe-wide Green Gigabit Net commitment brings forward by three years an earlier pledge to source 100% renewable electricity for the company’s fixed and mobile networks. The company’s ambitious strategy will accelerate sustainable growth across eleven markets, including CEE.

Teaching climate change to the future decision-makers

Young generations, future citizens and decision-makers, are not receiving proper education about climate change issues and have started to raise their voices in demanding we change the way we live so that they can have a better future.

Changing the face of travel

What can you do to make your travel more sustainable? COVID-19 might even present an opportunity to rebuild the industry in a new, more sustainable way.

L’Oréal leads the way towards sustainable transformation of the beauty industry

L'Oréal launched its new sustainability program to accelerate its transformation towards a model respecting planetary boundaries and reinforcing its commitments to both sustainability and inclusion.

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Ukraine’s Energoatom and Naftogaz join forces to develop hydrogen capabilities

Energoatom signed a memorandum of understanding with Naftogaz on cooperation in the field of hydrogen technologies, which will only make sense if the hydrogen is produced environmentally friendly.

New emission reduction target makes CEE countries fear a not-so-just transition

The European Commission has decided to increase the 2030 emission reduction target from 40 to 55%. Mrs von der Leyen herself recognised that it would be too much for some and not enough for others and many countries from CEE are considering it unrealistic.

FuelsEurope underlines the potential of low-carbon fuels for climate neutrality

FuelsEurope underlined how limiting the role of renewable and low-carbon liquid fuels to aviation and maritime transport overlooks the potential of these fuels.

Kosovo to expand its wind capacity with 57.5 mln euros EBRD loan

Kosovo, a country heavily reliant on coal, took a major step towards the decarbonisation of its electricity sector with the help of a 57.5 mln euros loan from the EBRD to finance the construction of a 105 MW wind farm.