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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #28

Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.


It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌



Positive Climate & Biodiversity News Week 23



🇪🇺 EU launches first phase of world's first carbon border tariff

Vapour pours from a steel mill chimney in the industrial town of Port Kembla, about 80 km (50 miles) south of Sydney July 7, 2011.

Image by REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/File Photo


"The European Union launched on Sunday the first phase of the world's first system to impose CO2 emissions tariffs on imported steel, cement and other goods as it tries to stop more polluting foreign products from undermining its green transition."

Read the full article in Reuters.




☀️ Solar panels installed in remote Arctic community to power green energy transition


Norway has installed the world’s northernmost ground solar panels in its Svalbard archipelago, a region plunged in round-the-clock darkness all winter.  The pilot project could help remote Arctic communities transition to green energy.

Image by Gustavo Moreno/AP


"Norway has installed the world’s northernmost ground solar panels in its Svalbard archipelago, a region plunged in round-the-clock darkness all winter. The pilot project could help remote Arctic communities transition to green energy."

Read the full article in Euronews.




🇩🇪 Some German cities are offering drivers free public transport. But there’s a catch


Some German cities are offering drivers free public transport. But there’s a catch

Image by Euronews


"Several cities and districts in Germany are offering drivers unlimited travel on all local and regional public transport. The catch? You have to surrender your driving licence."

Read the full article in Euronews.




🦪 New reef created to home 10,000 wild oysters in North Sea



Oysters released in Sunderland Marina

Image via Shropshire Star


"A new reef the size of a football pitch has been created in the North Sea as a home for 10,000 native oysters in a conservation project that will help remove pollutants from the water."

Read the full article on Shropshire Star.




🔋 Circular economy: New law on more sustainable, circular and safe batteries enters into force



Image by Getty Images/Petmal


"The new Batteries Regulation will ensure that, in the future, batteries have a low carbon footprint, use minimal harmful substances, need less raw materials from non-EU countries, and are collected, reused and recycled to a high degree in Europe."

Read the full article in European Commission.





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