INNOCEAN Worldwide announced that it won two prizes, including the grand prize and the main prize, at the famous German design award ‘Red Dot Design Award 2021.’ Red Dot is one of the top 3 design award with the U.S. IDEA and Germany’s iF Design Awards, and it annually selects innovative and creative products and works in various fields such as product design and brand & communication. Hyundai Motor Group’s ‘Little Big E-Motion’ won the grand prize in the film & animation category. Hanwha Group’s ‘Clean up Mekong’ also won the main prize in the spatial communication category. Little Big Emotion is a video content project that shows kid mobility applied with emotion-aware vehicle control technology that enables the communication between cars and passengers is used in the actual treatment. Children patients in the hospital usually feel the short distance from ward to doctor’s office as the most frightening and scary long journey, and it has received good reviews for reducing this stress of children patient with emotion-aware vehicles Little Big Emotion also won the second grand prize at the New York Festival, one of the world’s top 3 advertising festivals, this year.
To drive reduced plastic use, city staff of Palo Alto, California are proposing legislation to ban certain single-use plastics, such as straws and utensils. If passed, the ordinance will not only ban the aforementioned plastics, but require the use of compostable or recyclable replacements.
Industriens Pension, Copenhagen, Denmark, shifted 8.9 billion Danish kroner ($1.3 billion) between Pacific Investment Management Co.’s corporate bond strategies, a spokesman confirmed.PIMCO, which manages Industriens Pension’s largest external investment mandate, will run the money in…
A report published on 26 August by an independent group of experts warns that reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is now “too little too late”, and will not achieve the long-term temperature goals identified in the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. Drawing upon findings recently published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the report from the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) argues that current global emissions targets are inadequate and that net negative – rather than net zero – strategies are required.
The report, titled ‘The Final Warning Bell’ suggests that even if countries achieve net zero by mid-century, this will not tackle greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, with CO2 equivalent concentrations potentially continuing to climb as high as 540ppm (parts per million). This means there is little to no room for manoeuvre, with only a 50% chance of holding the 1.5°C line.