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This Week in Environment News: 10 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, December 9, 2023

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy environment industry press releases from PR Newswire, including several headlines related to COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference.

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the environment industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

    1. Mars "Reuses" Fan-Favorite Ads for M&Ms®, TWIX®, SNICKERS® and Ben's
       Original(TM) to Deliver Message of Hope for Climate ActionThe Mars
       campaign is aimed at raising consumer awareness by 'reusing' old, iconic
       adverts and showcasing creative ways to leave a lighter environmental
       footprint in advertising, following the recent publication of the Mars
       Net Zero Roadmap.

    2. NASA Leadership to Participate in Global Climate Change ConferenceThis
       global conference brings together countries committed to addressing
       climate change, which is a key priority for the Biden-Harris
       Administration and NASA. For the first time, a NASA administrator will
       attend, joining an expected 70,000 participants, world leaders, and
       representatives from nearly 200 countries.

    3. IBM Advances Geospatial AI to Address Climate ChallengesIBM announced new
       efforts that apply its geospatial AI technologies, including IBM's
       geospatial foundation model developed in collaboration with NASA, to
       climate efforts including analysis of urban heat islands in the United
       Arab Emirates (UAE); reforestation across Kenya; and climate resiliency
       in the United Kingdom (UK).

    4. Renowned environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill calls on leaders to end
       deforestation and back community-centered REDD+ projects"It is so clear
       that people around the world are begging and calling out for forests to
       be protected, for people to care and take action. Our leaders, all of us,
       have to be more than just talking about solutions. We absolutely need to
       be taking action and living these solutions," said Julia Butterfly Hill.

    5. Deloitte report: Improved financing could save US$50 trillion as the
       world decarbonizesThe report highlights the need for governments,
       financial institutions, and investors to jointly develop mechanisms to
       help mitigate risk from green projects by developing blended, low-cost
       finance solutions to mobilize private investment and help achieve
       economic growth and climate neutrality--especially in emerging economies.

    6. ReSeed and FoodChain ID Announce Ground-Breaking Partnership That
       Promotes Transparency for Sustainable Practices in the Global Agri-Food
       Supply ChainWith the goal to support a healthy planet, the partnership
       will leverage each company's unique, world-class expertise to
       incentivize, measure and verify the progress of carbon sequestration
       through regenerative agriculture practices under a new carbon credit
       verification standard.

    7. VinFast Honoured to Represent Vietnam to Speak and Showcase its VF 9 EV
       at COP28This is an important platform, and represents an opportunity for
       VinFast to discuss green mobility solutions and sustainable development
       strategies to support a more sustainable future for generations to come.

    8. Bloomberg Integrates United Nations Framework to Assess Potential Company
       Impact on Sustainable Development GoalsThe new data mapping and
       materiality assessment will provide more clarity for investors seeking to
       direct capital towards sustainable assets and assess the alignment of
       private sector activity with the SDGs.

    9. Right Here, Right Now: Education Cannot Wait Issues US$150 Million Appeal
       to Scale Up Work in Response to the Climate CrisisReleased in advance of
       the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, the new appeal
       underscores the urgent need to connect education action with climate
       action. New ECW data indicates that 62 million children and adolescents
       affected by climate shocks are in desperate need of education support
       since 2020.

    10. SMX Announces Planned Launch of World's First Plastic Cycle TokenAmidst
        a global context where only an estimated 9% of plastic is recycled
        (OECD, 2022) in a market valued at over $40 billion (Statista, 2021),
        this initiative is being designed to present a reliable, ethical digital
        credit platform, aiming to capitalize on billions of dollars in
        recyclable plastics credits in a newly created market.

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