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17 06 2021 | 13:14

New project funded by the EEA Grants: Energy Governance for Sustainable Development

A new project, Energy Governance for Sustainable Development (ENERGO), is funded by the EEA Grants 2014-2021. ENERGO undertakes a thorough investigation of the public policies that relate to local…

17 06 2021 | 11:30

Axa Will Stop Investing in Firms Linked to Deforestation, Biodiversity Loss

The Paris-based company says it will engage more with companies to push them to be more sustainable. AXA SA’s investment management arm will stop investing in companies that contribute to…

17 06 2021 | 10:26

The Man Who Beat Shell: How an Unknown Lawyer Won Historic Suit

Attorney Roger Cox says oil industry executives should be held responsible for their companies’ carbon emissions Royal Dutch Shell Plc hired a team of pricey lawyers for its defense against…

16 06 2021 | 09:57

Dove launches €8.5 million forest restoration project.

Dove has partnered with Conservation International to protect and restore 20,000 hectares of forest in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Dove has announced the Dove Forest Restoration Project, one of the…

16 06 2021 | 08:52

Investors managing $41 trillion in assets urge governments for ambitious climate policy ahead of COP

57 investors managing more than US$41 trillion in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will…

10 06 2021 | 16:23

Ugandan mobile app helps connects farmers with markets, knowledge to boost yields

It was Bwanika Charles’ teenage passion for agriculture that drove him to venture into growing cereal crops, mainly maize, on a rented piece of land in his home district of Masaka back in 2014. “I…

10 06 2021 | 15:29

DTE retires last unit of River Rouge coal-fired plant.

DTE Energy has retired the last operating unit of its River Rouge coal-fired power plant along the Detroit River, a facility that came online in 1956 and entered commercial operation in 1958. The…

02 06 2021 | 18:29

Greece launches experiment on Europe’s ‘Green Island’.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to announce on Wednesday (2 June) the details of a project which aims to transform the island of Astypalaia in the southeastern Aegean Sea into…

02 06 2021 | 10:01

Chinese regulators urged to tighten rules for carbon neutral bonds.

Bond proceeds going to coal-dominated state-owned enterprises – ESG investors beware China’s carbon neutral bonds fail to restrict the use of funds to green projects and are adding to the working…

01 06 2021 | 17:13

UN: Progress Urged as May-June Climate Change Conference Opens in Preparation for COP26.

UN Climate Change News, 31 May 2021 – Against the backdrop of a new international warning that the world is dangerously close to exceeding the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise…

30 05 2021 | 17:08

Chance for extractive industries to support an inclusive and sustainable recovery

UN Secretary-General calls for sea-change in extractive industries as crucial ingredient in COVID-19 recovery, addressing inequalities and climate action  New York, 25 May 2021—United Nations…

30 05 2021 | 16:59

IEA: Demand for renewables soar in wake of pandemic.

As consumption of other fuels decline, the International Energy Agency investigates how the uptake of renewable energy will fare as the global economy recovers from the Covid crisis. 2020 witnessed…

30 05 2021 | 16:41

In Historic Move, Chile Unanimously Approves Ambitious Single-Use Plastics Law

In a historic move, Chile's legislature has unanimously passed a plastic regulation law that advocates say will reduce the country's plastic waste by more than 23,000 tons every year. The new law…

27 05 2021 | 10:38

Recognizing growing urgency, global leaders call for concrete commitments for clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

Momentum builds for ambitious Energy Compacts by countries, businesses, cities to advance climate goals while improving the lives of millions who lack access to energy.

26 05 2021 | 08:54

Biden-Harris Administration Approves First Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters

Major milestone will propel America’s drive toward a clean energy future. WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo today announced approval of the…

26 05 2021 | 08:22

AfDB and EBRD partner to unlock sustainable investment opportunities in Africa.

The African Development Bank Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to promote sustainable private-sector…

26 05 2021 | 08:22

Net zero strategy to up the numbers for firms.

Governments worldwide have renewed their commitments towards the Paris agreement on climate change by resubmitting and even updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC). These are…

26 05 2021 | 08:17

On sustainability, think about trees and water pipes.

Circular economy and sustainability are buzzwords synonymous with globetrotting NGO executives and professors whose high sounding lectures saturate the atmosphere in the ivory towers that are the…

26 05 2021 | 07:46

Ed’s note: Is renewable energy breaking the electricity network?

A decade has passed since the inception of South Africa’s renowned renewable energy auction programme – the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). In reality,…