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International Solar Alliance Enters into Force

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), a group of 121 solar resource rich countries, has formally entered into force and acquired the status of an international organization. The Alliance, which is headquartered in Gurugram, India, aims to deploy over 1,000 Gigawatt of solar energy and mobilise more than USD 1,000 billion into

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Paris One Planet Summit to Galvanize Climate Finance for Developing Nations

On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector are gathering in Paris to drive forward climate action. Convened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN Secretary-General António Guterres,

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UN Environment Assembly Tackles Global Menace of Pollution

Over 4,000 delegates, including heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering at UNEP headquarters from 4-6 December to exchange ideas to tackle the global menace of pollution and commit to action. Environmental degradation accounts for nearly one in four of all deaths, or

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Solar Capacity Rose by More Than Half in Developing Nations in 2016

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Blog New solar-powered generating capacity is growing at a crackling pace in emerging markets. The growth is fuelled by low-priced equipment and innovative new applications that are expanding energy access for millions, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds in a comprehensive new study of clean energy activity

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South-South Climate Cooperation Strengthened at COP23

At the November UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), different countries and sectors came together to mobilize support for developing countries with the help of South-South Cooperation. Collaboration and solidarity to address the threats of climate change is vital to enable a sustainable future for all. The pragmatic South-South

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Calls for overhaul of ‘incredibly wasteful’ fashion industry

Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget by 2050. Fashion designer Stella McCartney condemned her industry as “incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment” as she joined forces with round-the-world sailor

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