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Summary of The Success Stories of The Week

Published on: 23 May 2022 01:15 PM
by KnowESG

Around the world, more and more efforts are deployed for greater impact and more sustainable businesses.

Six African Countries Around a Green Hydrogen Alliance

Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Egypt, Morocco, and Mauritania have formally launched the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance.

The Alliance aims to create an enabling environment for hydrogen investment and development.

The six countries are assessing how to effectively modify public and regulatory policies, capacity-building strategies, and finance strategies. It will also seek to develop a sustainability standard for new green hydrogen.

The six countries will rely on the support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, the Green Hydrogen Organisation, the African Development Bank, and the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

New Initiative for Promoting More Sustainable Fashion Practices From Love Island

eBay will be the official fashion partner for this season's Love Island. Contestants will only have access to a communal closet containing pre-owned clothing.

Amy Bannerman, a celebrity stylist, will be present at the property to assist them in styling and decorating their villa.

“As one of the original homes of pre-loved, we believe that by joining forces with this incredibly influential programme, we will inspire the nation to think differently and make more conscious choices when it comes to their wardrobes,” said eBay UK’s chief marketing officer Eve Williams.

Scotland: Promoting the Benefits of Electric Vehicles With the Biggest Rapid Charging Station

The largest ultra-rapid EV charging station in Scotland is now operational in Hamilton.

Within 20 minutes, the facility can extend the range of a pure-electric vehicle by 300 miles. The fast-operated chargers can simultaneously charge up to eight electric vehicles.

The project was co-funded by the Scottish Government as part of its Low-Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

Ev0: the $30 million investment contributing to the development of the aimed net-zero carbon building strategy

Manchester's Ev0 Building Will Match the UK's Net-Zero Carbon Framework. The $30 million office building will be constructed using wood and low-carbon concrete. It will incorporate solar power generation and energy storage on-site, with the remainder of its electricity coming from a neighbouring wind farm.

The site's planning applications will be filed shortly, and if all goes according to schedule, the building will begin in January 2023 and end in April 2024. In addition to achieving UKGBC requirements, the building expects to get BREEAM 'Excellent' and NABERS 5.5-star ratings.

Football Taking the Road of Sustainability: the New Partnership Wolves-Football For Future

Wolves announced its collaboration with the non-profit organization Football for Future, creating the club's first environmental sustainability strategy.

Last year, the Wolves' 1877 Trust passed a motion encouraging the world of football to prioritize climate change.

To detect the appropriate objectives and approach, the club will have an analysis, which they call their “bootprint" or environmental impact. To aid with the execution of the strategy, Wolves and Football for Future will conduct staff seminars.

“We are delighted to embark upon this project, building upon the many positive steps already undertaken concerning energy efficiency, renewable energy and recycling,” said the club’s facilities, safety, and security director, Steve Sutton.

Source : EDIE

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