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Green bonds are expected to shake up the market as the European Union adopts rules for sustainable financial products
Source: Reuters
The $200 billion green bond market is expected to shake up the scenario after the European Union has agreed on a new set of rules that establish which financial products can be considered "green" and "sustainable".

"This is the agriculture of the future": the rise of hydroponic food laboratories
Source: The Guardian
In the coming years we will see the rise of hydroponic food laboratories. Requiring no soil or sunlight, an underground farm in Liverpool, England, challenges traditional methods. There, parsley, tarragon and basil are arranged alongside dozens of varieties of lettuce and grow together under a LED light in an old sugar factory. Water infused with nutrients flows into the green towers, keeping the rosettes hydrated and fed.

Denmark plans to build artificial islands for wind farms
Source: The Guardian
Denmark plans to build artificial islands for wind farms with a capacity of 10 gigawatts. The energy park of one or more islands would have the capacity to supply up to 10 million homes. The country, which produced 41% of its energy from winds in 2018, the highest level in Europe, has passed an ambitious climate law that commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 70% of 1990 levels by 2030 and to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Public consultation opens area for two offshore projects in Ceará
Source: Diário do Nordeste
A public consultation will assess the area for two projects of offshore wind energy in the state of Ceará. The Brazilian Environmental Institute (Ibama) will open a public consultation until April 3 to receive contributions to build an environmental licensing model for offshore plants in the country. The northeastern state already has two proposals for offshore wind energy generation under study: one in Caucaia and another in Camocim.

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