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March 2020

Thematic Evening: Food Production and Technology – Greener Together?

March 17, 18:00 - 21:30
WWF, 110 Hohlstrasse
Zürich, ZH 8010 Switzerland

Technology is often perceived to conflict with sustainable food production. It is associated with intensive farming practices, pesticide and fertilizer use, genetically modified seeds, etc. which are widely seen to be detrimental to the environment, biodiversity and animal welfare. However, there has been growing interest in green farming technologies and their potential to make agriculture more sustainable. Precision farming, data sensors, robotics, drones and bioengineering are being used to increase resource-efficiency, raise productivity and reduce negative impacts on the environment.…

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May 2020

Thematic Evening: EU Action Plan – A Gamechanger for the Financial Industry

May 12, 18:00 - 21:30
Zürich, TBA Switzerland
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The Paris Climate Agreement has had a profound impact on the financial services industry. The European Commission calls for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 (an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions) and has issued a new sustainable finance regulation, which will become effective as of July 2020.   This transition to a climate-neutral society is both an urgent challenge and an opportunity to build a better future for us all. Considering the worldwide importance of the European financial centres, sustainable…

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