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GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for the next chapter of offshore wind in emerging markets

 GWEC, in partnership with the World Bank Group, held the first intergovernmental forum for emerging markets with strong offshore wind potential in London this week. The forum brought together governments, commercial developers, development partners and wind energy experts from developing countries in order to realise the offshore wind potential in

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New roadmap to maximize the forest sector’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Eleven leading member companies from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued a Forest Sector SDG Roadmap today. Its aim is to maximize the sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help unlock the business opportunities that present themselves on

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Higher and Further Education Institutions across the globe declare Climate Emergency

Networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents have announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students.  The three-point plan includes: 1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050

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ILO warns that increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

An increase in heat stress resulting from global warming is projected to lead to global productivity losses equivalent to 80 million full-time jobs in the year 2030, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).  Projections based on a global temperature rise of 1.5°C by the end of

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Facing our global environmental challenges requires efficient international cooperation

By Erik Lundberg,Finland's Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Seychelles and Permanent Representative to the UN Environment Programme and UN-Habitat.  Our planet and humankind face three unprecedented, mutually reinforcing challenges: climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the overuse of critical natural resources. In the past year, we have seen intense heatwaves and raging wildfires in

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How ‘solar skins’ can decarbonise Europe’s cities and create new jobs

SolarPower Europe and ETIP PV have launched a report outlining how building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) technologies, so-called ‘solar skins’, can decarbonise Europe’s building stock, accelerate the clean energy transition in European cities and bring about new jobs. The new report ‘Solar Skins: An opportunity for greener cities‘ demonstrates how local authorities

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