Here are the top 10 sustainability stories for this week.
1 UK tech is spearheading the push for zero emissions – Some of the country’s most successful startups are coming together to launch an initiative aimed at tackling the climate crisis and attracting green investment
2 You may soon be able to buy clothes that absorb C02 – French car company DS Automobiles has unveiled its emissions-busting fashion range
3 Burger King UK is having another crack at tempting vegans – After its tricky, and ultimately failed launch last year, it has plans for two new vegan burgers and says that half of its menu will be plant-based by 2030.
4 Veganuary was bigger than ever – Half a million people across the globe went vegan in January.
5 But veganism has a new rival – Ceganism – Coming soon are people who avoid all animal products but will eat cultured lab-grown meat
6 You may soon be able to book an electric-powered air taxi – Volocopter promises flying electric taxis in two years, announces €200 million investment round.
7 Paris is powering up its e-scooter plans – It has announced a wave of new charging stations for both public and private vehicles
8 Plug-in hybrid cars not as efficient as the makers claim – Manufacturers are advertising unrealistic fuel efficiency figures for plug-in hybrid cars and potentially costing motorists hundreds of pounds more in fuel costs, according to new tests by Which?
9 Want to invest in plant-based sustainable companies – New Index VegTech is the Nasdaq for plant-based companies.
10 Nature now is an investment asset class – Cultivo is a company that believes passionately in investing in nature. It operates a triple returns approach which is grounded in the view that investing in natural capital can generate healthy financial returns that are good for both nature and society.