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24 06 2020 | 08:19

LCAW 2020: Harnessing the power of London for global climate action.

July marks the return of London Climate Action Week and the 2nd edition of the Climate Innovation Forum - the largest multi-stakeholder platform designed to advance the UK’s low carbon economy.…

21 06 2020 | 09:09

EU needs 108 GW of battery storage for 2030 climate targets.

The EU appears poised to roll out battery storage capacity to provide flexibility to systems with more variable renewables. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy has also noted…

20 06 2020 | 11:06

IEA charts three year, $3 trillion path for a green global recovery.

The International Energy Agency has laid out a $3 trillion green recovery plan, offering governments around the world a “once-in-a-lifetime” roadmap to sustainably rebuild their economies in the wake…

07 06 2020 | 11:22

Τhe Great Reset

THE CONTEXT The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies,…

07 06 2020 | 10:34

Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan.

Heathrow, HSBC and National Grid among 200 CEOs calling for a ‘clean, just recovery’ Britain’s most powerful business leaders have called on Boris Johnson to set out economic recovery plans that…

05 06 2020 | 20:01

Paris Reinforce : Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Περιβάλλοντος 2020.

Κάθε χρόνο τέτοια μέρα, η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Περιβάλλοντος έχει διαφορετικό θέμα, για να υποστηριχθεί ο αγώνας για την περιβαλλοντική προστασία. Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, το 2020, γιορτάζουμε τη…

31 05 2020 | 09:03

Achieving Climate Goals Now: A Breakthrough Sustainable Climate Strategy.

Achieving the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement requires that investors do more than simply reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprints. This understanding was one of the key drivers…

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…