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28 09 2020 | 09:59

Mayors of 12 Major Global Cities Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment.

In another win for climate campaigners, leaders of 12 major cities around the world — collectively home to about 36 million people — committed Tuesday to divesting from fossil fuel companies and…

28 09 2020 | 09:11

New Zealand’s parliament goes solar, schools to phase out coal boilers.

New Zealand’s parliament building – known as the Beehive – is set to enjoy the benefits of solar power, as well as an improvement in energy efficiency measures, as part of a NZ$2.4 million (A$2.23…

27 09 2020 | 09:27

China pledges to become carbon neutral before 2060.

Unexpectedly forthright pledge will boost UN efforts to galvanise action on climate crisis. China will reach carbon neutrality before 2060 and ensure its greenhouse gas emissions peak in the next…

27 09 2020 | 09:25

Amsterdam artists celebrate fossil free museum square.

Amsterdam – Artists, performers, and cultural work

27 09 2020 | 08:56

The Race Is On: 3 Leading Practices to Prepare Businesses for a Net Zero Future.

AccountAbility has identified the following practices exemplified by industry leaders to serve as good guideposts for companies grappling with GHG management expectations and related business…

27 09 2020 | 08:51

Sizing the green economy: Green Revenues and the EU taxonomy.

Investors and policymakers face a common challenge: How can green business activities be systematically identified, categorized, and measured across diverse sectors, supply chains and asset classes…

27 09 2020 | 08:50

California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035.

California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state's drivers to switch to electric…

27 09 2020 | 08:48

Learn about "Career Girls" !

Closing the Imagination Gap Career Girls is founded on the dream that every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models — to learn from their experiences and to…

27 09 2020 | 08:46

World Bank's IFC adopts new climate rules to deter lenders from backing coal.

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Bank’s private-sector arm has introduced new climate change conditions for its investments in commercial banks to encourage the lenders to wind down support for coal…

27 09 2020 | 08:42

China’s national oil company brings first offshore wind project into operation.

China’s offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd announced on Tuesday that its first offshore wind power project has connected to the grid and begun to generate power The wind power project, located in…

27 09 2020 | 08:35

Greece sets new records for renewable energy electricity generation.

On September 14th, according to WindEurope, wind power covered 40% of Greece’s energy use, the highest percentage covered by wind power in Europe. According to national data released on the same day…

27 09 2020 | 08:32

How Sweden Is Transforming Homes Into Power Stations.

By 2030, almost a third of all the energy consumed in the European Union must come from renewable sources, according to binding targets agreed in 2018. Sweden is helping lead the way.

27 09 2020 | 08:31

PwC commits to net zero by 2030.

International consultancy firm announces its commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. PwC network (“the network”) will work to reduce its client’s emissions as well as…

27 09 2020 | 08:29

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft.

Airbus reveals new concept for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft. Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter…

27 09 2020 | 08:28

oneworld member airlines commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

oneworld member airlines have committed to net zero carbon emission by 2050, becoming the first global airline alliance to strive for carbon neutrality. Announced last week, this target will be…

27 09 2020 | 08:10

Welcoming the improved courage of the Commission on climate protection, EREF deplores the weakness of several members of the European Parliament to follow suit

In her first State of the Union Address, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced a stronger climate ambition by increasing emissions reduction from the previously…

27 09 2020 | 08:05

Sovereign climate risk – steering through the rear-view mirror.

For investors and policymakers, effectively addressing climate change poses particular challenges—not the least of which is the long time-lag between actions and outcomes. The inertia in the climate…

27 09 2020 | 08:05

Renewables at Heart of Reaching Zero Emissions in Industry and Transport.

Only seven industry and transport sectors will account for 38% of all CO2 emissions globally in 2050 unless there are significant changes in current approaches.

27 09 2020 | 07:48

UN: 'Climate-Smart' Cities Are the Future – Here Are Three Examples.

More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and most future population growth is predicted to happen in urban areas. But the concentration of large numbers of people and the ecosystems…

24 09 2020 | 12:05

With climate crisis top public concern, UN’s ActNow campaign steps up public engagement for more sustainable lifestyles.

New York – In light of worsening climate impacts around the world and strong public concern about the climate crisis, the United Nations is stepping up engagement of its global audiences, calling on…