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25 05 2020 | 10:34

Fatih Birol: Heed lessons of 2008 crisis, experts warn global leaders.

Call to avoid more inequality and climate breakdown when coronavirus crisis ends. Global leaders must heed the lessons of the financial crisis of 2008 when they look to repair the damage from the…

25 05 2020 | 10:11

EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity.

New strategy to protect nature includes far-reaching habitat protections, and restrictions on pesticide use – but campaigners warn enforcement is key. The European Commission has committed to…

11 05 2020 | 07:35

Green Deal will be ‘our motor for the recovery’, von der Leyen says.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised on Tuesday (28 April) to put the European Green Deal at the centre of the EU’s recovery plan, echoing similar statements made by German…

07 05 2020 | 08:34

Africa: The Shift to Virtual World - An Experience Worth Archiving.

Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (Kigali)

07 05 2020 | 07:41

Investors holding trillions of dollars of assets join calls for green Covid-19 recovery.

IIGC, AIGCC, Ceres, and CDP among major green investment groups urging governments to avoid backing risky, high-carbon projects as part of their coronavirus recovery plans A coalition of major green…

04 05 2020 | 07:30

PARIS REINFORCE in the time of COVID-19.

The PARIS REINFORCE consortium has been considering how best to accommodate COVID-19 implications in its research, including potential long-term socioeconomic implications (e.g. economic growth),…

25 04 2020 | 12:09

Seven countries submit new 2020 national climate plans (NDCs).

Seven countries have submitted new NDCs so far, including the Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway, Moldova, Japan, Singapore, and Chile.  Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are countries'…

25 04 2020 | 12:04

How Covid-19 is refocussing sustainable finance.

A broader focus of sustainable finance is needed to support sustainable business models covering both environmental and social elements, argues Constance Chalchat from BNP Paribas CIB

19 04 2020 | 07:40

Will the SDGs Still be Relevant after the Pandemic? A Disability Rights Perspective

STORY HIGLIGHTS -The SDGs need to be re-focused into feasible and inclusive life-saving actions that can be and are carried out for people everywhere. -The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent policies…

13 04 2020 | 08:20

EU urged to bring building ‘renovation wave’ into recovery plan.

The European Commission should make its future pandemic recovery plan conditional on commitments to the green transition, says Bendt Bendtsen, a former MEP who is now leading a Danish interest group…

08 04 2020 | 11:54

EU Climate Law: Cities and regions demand 5-year action plan.

The President of the European Committee of the Regions has called on the EU to set out a 5-year action plan to ensure all regions and cities are supported in achieving climate neutrality.

04 04 2020 | 13:01

Despite health crisis, EU presses on with 2030 climate agenda.

As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the European Commission has tried to stay the course on green policies, launching a public consultation on Tuesday (30 March) to raise the bloc’s…

01 04 2020 | 10:08

Developing a global 'immune response' to 21st century challenges.

Tackling social and environmental challenges in a deeply interconnected world requires a new way of working. A recent simulation hosted by Johns Hopkins University found that a ‘moderately…

01 04 2020 | 09:45

'Clear and implementable': Barclays aims to become net zero bank by 2050.

British bank promises to align all financing activities with Paris Agreement and target at least £100bn green financing by 2030 Barclays has set out its ambition to become a net zero bank by 2050,…

23 03 2020 | 06:18

O2 teams up with SSE to help its supply chain switch to renewable energy.

O2 and SSE Business Energy have joined forces for a new renewable energy initiative. The new initiative will let O2 suppliers and partners buy renewable energy direct from SSE Business Energy at a…

20 03 2020 | 07:05

Green Climate Fund approves US$30.2 million towards climate-resilient development in Viet Nam.

Green Climate Fund approves US$30.2 million towards climate-resilient development in Viet Nam UNDP-supported project to increase water security and enhance livelihoods for half a million smallholder…

16 03 2020 | 17:59

Giles Dickson: Germany must deliver on permitting promises.

The German wind energy market has fallen to just around 1 GW of new installations in 2019, from an average of 4 GW a year not long ago.

12 03 2020 | 07:24

Virginia Mandates 100% Clean Power by 2045.

The Clean Economy Act will drive utility Dominion to procure gigawatts of solar, offshore wind and energy storage. Virginia has become the latest state to pass a law that sets it on a path to 100…

08 03 2020 | 10:33

Why a significant global price on carbon is critical.

Oil companies have set long term carbon emissions targets but the scale of their ambitions means near-term action is required  Like New Year’s resolutions, oil companies are promising to go on…