The developers hope to make the city one of the world’s largest-scale testing grounds for zero-emission technologies. If the initiative works as proposed, Gothenburg Green City Zone will implement 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030.
Felix, a Swedish food brand, has opened a climate-conscious store that will guide buyers to make informed decisions when purchasing food items. In the newly opened store, items are priced based on their carbon footprint.
The Oceanbird is capable of transporting up to 7,000 cars at an average speed of 10 knots on a North Atlantic crossing. It’s four colossal 80-meter (260-ft) high extendable wing sails promise to reduce emissions by as much as 90 percent.
The furniture company is now hoping to convince more customers to choose a plant-based, carbon-friendly version of its iconic meatball. In August, it will launch a new “plant ball” in European stores. US stores will follow in September.
The Text For Humanity switchboard was originally launched in January to combat online negativity and promote the sharing of positive messages between strangers. To date, more than 83,000 messages of positivity have been exchanged across 85 countries.
In 2019, IKEA invested $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure. IKEA put 1 million solar panels on 370 0f its stores and warehouses, and also built 535 wind turbines and 2 solar parks.
A milder than expected winter led to lower demand for electricity and so the decision was made to close the entire facility now instead of waiting until 2022.
“Becoming climate positive and a fully sustainable business means a transformational change for IKEA. It means rethinking every aspect of how we do business.”
IKEA will generate more renewable energy before the end of 2019 than the energy its stores use. Ultimately, it plans to be climate-positive by 2030.
IKEA claims it is on track to achieve 100% by 2030 but will need to work with industry to spur the creation of larger supply chains for recycled materials such as wood, plastic and fabrics.