Business Wire

The Poseidon Foundation: Liverpool Bids to Be First ‘Climate Positive’ City by End of 2020

Del

The Poseidon Foundation (“Poseidon”) have signed a ground-breaking partnership with Liverpool City Council in a bid to make Liverpool the world’s first climate positive city by the end of 2020.

The city council has signed an agreement with Poseidon to integrate its ground-breaking blockchain-powered platform into Liverpool’s day to day operations. Poseidon’s technology offsets the carbon impact of any product or service by transparently supporting essential forest conservation projects, allowing individuals, organisations and governments to reverse the impact of climate change every day through their activities.

Poseidon will be moving its operations to the city in order to play a key role in Liverpool’s new climate positive strategy, which will be trialled over the next 12 months. Poseidon, who are already working closely with Liverpool company BAC Mono to create the world’ first climate positive car, will work with local schools, universities and businesses to develop educational programmes around climate impact that will play a vital role in the council’s commitment to cut its overall carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. This is the equivalent of protecting 136 million trees or 338,000 football fields, which could create over 3,500 jobs in the Peruvian Amazon.

In addition, the Mayor of Liverpool will host a Strategic Business Summit in September 2018 with businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profits from across the city region, where they will explore how Poseidon can help individual companies become climate positive.

Liverpool City Council is committed to becoming the first climate positive authority in the world by the end of 2018 and ultimately the first climate positive city in the world by the end of 2020. Consistently a city of firsts – from railways, public baths and electric lighting to subscription libraries and topical medicine – Liverpool is now leading the country’s sustainability agenda. The council’s partnership with Poseidon is another such example of a first for Liverpool, one that will be showcased to other major global cities at the UN World Cities Day event on 31st October.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “I’m delighted we have signed this partnership agreement with Poseidon to connect Liverpool directly with climate positive projects across the globe. Poseidon’s technology is the first of its kind to truly deliver a solution to governments, businesses and individuals around the world to help reverse the causes of climate change and I am thrilled this agreement will bring this cutting-edge technology to our city.

“Liverpool City Council has a significant carbon footprint because of all the services we provide - be it street lighting, the running of countless properties like St George’s Hall or the Arena and our fleet of vehicles. We are already making significant strides to reduce our impact by 40% by 2030, but that is not enough and partnering with Poseidon – whose potential for growth as a business is hugely exciting – means we can explore radical new ways to do more.”

Laszlo Giricz, founder and CEO of Poseidon, said, “This is a ground-breaking partnership, not just for Poseidon and Liverpool, but globally. For the first time, a city will use blockchain technology to go beyond rebalancing its carbon footprint – leading the way in the fight against climate change. Liverpool is a trail blazer and a shining example to other cities in the UK and across the world on what can be achieved through harnessing the power of technology to meet one of humanity’s greatest challenges. And now that it is clear that our platform is fully scalable, it is time for other cities to take action.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Poseidon’s token sale is currently ongoing, registration can be found here.

About Poseidon

Poseidon is a non-profit foundation that empowers everyone to rebalance their climate impact with a breakthrough approach. Using blockchain technology, it, for example, integrates carbon markets into transactions at the point-of-sale, giving consumers the opportunity to rebalance the climate impact of their lifestyle choices by supporting forestry conservation projects around the world when they buy everyday items. With a comprehensive offering for individuals, organisations and governments, Poseidon will transform people’s relationship to their carbon footprint, encourage vital behaviour change and unlock the considerable growth potential of carbon markets to effectively address climate change.

To find out more about Poseidon – www.poseidon.eco

About Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has had a long-term commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. It is currently installing over 15,000 energy saving white LED streetlights across 2,000 streets in the city, reducing streetlight energy consumption by 82%. Since 2012, Liverpool has cut over 558,000 tonnes of CO2 production at a rate of 70,000 tonnes per year. The authority has a major stake in Liverpool’s transport infrastructure with holdings in the city’s cruise terminal and airport and is currently overseeing a plan to take away 700,000 dead miles in bus journeys in the city centre.

www.liverpool.gov.uk

Contact information

Poseidon
Lindsay McCallum
Email: l.mccallum@hawthornadvisors.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3745 3811
or
Finn McLaughlan
Email: f.mclaughlan@hawthornadvisors.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3745 3810
or
Liverpool City Council
Mike Doran -
Email: mike.doran@liverpool.gov.uk
Tel: +44 (o) 151 233 0074 / 0780 145 3918

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Gemalto Instant Connect Signals New Era in Effortless Mobile Connectivity for Consumer eSIM-equipped Devices  26.6.2019 23:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Thales announces the launch of Gemalto Instant Connect, a pioneering connectivity solution to simplify the connection of eSIM-enabled devices on a mobile network. While users are spared the inconvenience of establishing a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection to kick-start their mobile experience, OEMs and mobile operators can now provision devices with mobile connectivity at their first use, and not during manufacturing, saving both time and cost. Connected PCs and laptops will be the first devices to integrate this faster and more efficient approach to out-of-the-box connectivity for eSIMs. Going forwards, a wide array of OEMs and mobile operators stand to benefit from the solution, which is fully compliant with the latest GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications. Between 2018 and 2022, an estimated 2.3 billion eSIM-compliant consumer devices will be shipped worldwide 1 . To date, eSIM-equipped devices have had to rely on some form of primary connectivity before they are able to activate

Quanterix Announces Agreement to Acquire UmanDiagnostics, World’s Leading Neurofilament Light (Nf-L) Antibody Supplier26.6.2019 20:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ: QTRX), a company digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held UmanDiagnostics AB for $22.5 million, comprised of $16 million in cash plus $6.5 million in Quanterix common stock. Uman is widely recognized to possess the leading antibodies available today to measure neurofilament light (Nf-L) and has become the provider of choice for biopharmaceutical and diagnostic applications. Uman, based in Umeå, Sweden, supplies Nf-L antibodies and ELISA kits, which are widely recognized by researchers and biopharmaceutical and diagnostics companies world-wide as the premier solution for the detection of Nf-L to advance the development of therapeutics and diagnostics for neurodegenerative conditions. Nf-L has seen a dramatic growth in the last three years since Quanterix developed the first assay using Uman’s antibodies that could relia

Elliott Statement on Bayer26.6.2019 16:44:00 CESTPressemelding

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (“Elliott”), which advises funds that collectively hold shares of Bayer A.G. (“Bayer” or “the Company”) and economic equivalents with an aggregate value of €1.1 billion, acknowledges Bayer’s announcement to create a special litigation committee of the Supervisory Board (the “Special Committee”), and the retention of Mr. John Beisner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, as legal advisor to the Supervisory Board and Special Committee. Elliott welcomes these steps, and is confident that today’s statement marks a step change in Bayer’s approach to addressing the legal challenges currently facing the Company. Elliott believes that the creation of the Special Committee will provide a new level of oversight and a fresh perspective to a litigation strategy in need of a radical overhaul, and help guide the Company towards a rational, fair and swift settlement. The appointment of Mr. John Beisner not only provides Bayer with relevant litigation expertise, bu

Louisiana Launches Hepatitis C Innovative Payment Model With Asegua Therapeutics, Aiming to Eliminate the Disease26.6.2019 15:30:00 CESTPressemelding

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards joined Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Louisiana Department of Health, Secretary James LeBlanc of the Louisiana Department of Corrections, and Asegua Therapeutics LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD), to announce a deal that will allow the implementation of an innovative payment model for hepatitis C treatment, part of Louisiana’s plan to eliminate the disease. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190626005539/en/ “This new model has the potential to save many lives and improve the health of our citizens. It is an important day for our state, for our partner Asegua Therapeutics, for providers, but most importantly for the patients and their families who will benefit from treatment,” said Governor Edwards. “Asegua was willing to come to the table to work with us to help Louisiana residents and we are pleased to initiate this five year partnership. Ultim

Nextflow Software Introduces Nextflow Studio, Its Newest Fluid Simulation Software26.6.2019 14:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Nextflow Software is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) based in Nantes, France. Nextflow Software is one of the leaders in innovative Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods. The startup exhibits at the NAFEMS World Congress in Quebec City, Canada, on June 17-20, featuring live demos if its latest product Nextflow Studio. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190626005482/en/ Nextflow Studio conception simulation (Photo: Nextflow Software) A full environment covering all stages of CFD simulation Nextflow Studio is a software platform that covers the entire CFD flow, from pre-processing, to computation and post-processing. This environment lets engineers manage easily their simulation projects and provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) based on the latest software technologies. Nextflow Studio offers an experience that allows users to accelerate the resolution of their field-specific design objectives. Main

BrandSafway Selects Rimini Street Application Management Services for Salesforce26.6.2019 13:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that BrandSafway, a global leader in access, industrial services and forming and shoring solutions for the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets, has selected Rimini Street Application Management Services (AMS) for Salesforce for its Salesforce Sales Cloud system. BrandSafway has been leveraging Rimini Street support for its Oracle Database, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards software products since 2014, and now, BrandSafway is expanding its support service scope with Rimini Street to maximize the value and business impact of Salesforce and the Salesforce Sales Cloud system. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190626005022/en/ BrandSafway Selects Rimini Street Application Management Servi