17th Energy Community Ministerial Council

The 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council will take place on 13 December in Chisinau under the presidency-in-office of the Republic of Moldova of the Energy Community. The Council will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Anatol Usatîi, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova. The Energy Community is …

World’s First 5-Country Biosphere Reserve Nominated to UNESCO

Today, thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia submitted an historic UNESCO application to establish the first 5-country biosphere reserve in the world. With a total area of around 930,000 hectares and a length of 700 kilometres, the shared nature and wildlife …

Sports Arenas Around the World Score Sustainability Points With ABB Technology

Nearly half the world watched when Kylian Mbappe secured France’s second FIFA World Cup, scoring in the 4-2 win against Croatia. Fans in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia or in front of their TV’s didn’t miss a beat thanks to the optimal lighting, controlled by ABB’s i-bus KNX System. …

Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. Reuters reported last Friday that the Finnish Parliament approved on Wednesday …

Austria – One of the Best Destinations for Eco-Tourism in the World

The sustainable development is a goal which the Austrian government aims for, and there are certain areas where that goal has been almost completely achieved. Austria holds a PEFC certificate for sustainable forestry for over 90% of their forest, so when we talked to the ambassador of Austria to Serbia …

EU invests €116m in climate and environmental projects

The European Commission has announced an investment worth €116 million (£102m) to support 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects. They are being funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Change, which has a budget of €3.4 billion (£3bn) between 2014 and 2020. Projects include the replacement of …

Microplastics Found in Human Poop for the First Time

Tiny pieces of plastic measuring less than five millimeters in length—or roughly the size of a sesame seed—have become a nearly ubiquitous presence in our world. Scientists have found the particles, better known as microplastics, everywhere from the oceans, the air to tap and bottled water as well as beer, …