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Building a greener economy
Energy

Top 5 emerging markets for clean energy investment

The Climatescope survey profiles 104 emerging markets worldwide and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy. The top 5 emerging markets include India, Chile, Brazil, China and Kenya.

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Source: BloombergNEF
Making food out of thin air
Food

New protein powder could feed billions

The Finnish company Solar Foods plans to bring to market a new protein powder made out of CO2, water and electricity. The high-protein, flour-like ingredient tastes like wheat flour and could become an ingredient in a wide variety of food products after its launch in 2021.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Microplastic pollution
Circular Economy

Smallest particles no longer slipping through the net

Microplastics occur in our food and drinking water, and at least the smaller specimens are absorbed into the body during digestion. A breakthrough development enables to evaluate their possible effect on different ecosystems and on human health in particular.

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Source: VITO
Global 100 list
Energy

The world's most sustainable corporations

The most sustainable corporations keep upping their clean revenue. Denmark’s Ørsted, heading Corporate Knights’ 2020 Global 100 list, has undergone a radical transformation from a developer of coal-fired power plants into a pure-play renewable energy company.

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Source: Corporate Knights
Too good to waste
Circular Economy

Developing detergent using residual alcohol

The Belgian company Ecover started manufacturing an environmentally friendly detergent named ‘Too Good to Waste’. Ecover is using residual alcohol (a waste product left over from the production of alcohol-free beer) as a raw material for this new detergent.

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Source: Retail Detail
River deltas are drowning
FoodOceans

Sediments are vital for food production

Although river deltas take up less than 0.5% of the global land area, they are home to hundreds of millions of people and are critical hotspots of food production. Deltas are now facing an existential crisis as they subside much faster than they would do naturally.

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Source: The Conversation