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 Read More
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 Read More
At the invitation of the Chinese Government, Peter Bakker, WBCSD’s President and CEO, went on a three-day visit to Beijing from 24 to 26 April.
Peter attended the CEO Conference and the Green Silk Road Thematic Forum of the 2ndBelt and Road International Cooperation Forum on the first day and was invited to Read More
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is launching a new initiative to explore how investors can align their portfolios to the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Many pension funds and asset owners recognise climate change as one of the largest systemic risks in their investment portfolios.
An increasing number Read More
Swedish fin-tech company Doconomy has launched the first credit card that not only helps users track and measure their CO2 emissions associated with their purchases, but also helps limit the climate impact of their spending.
Users will also be invited to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions, through projects meeting the Read More
The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) collectively acknowledges that climate-related risks are a source of financial risk. Some members have extended this analysis to broader environmental risks finding that these are a source of financial risk as well. The members of the NGFS therefore call for collective action and Read More
UN Climate Change has welcomed the announcement of this year’s financial contribution made by Bloomberg Philanthropies to support its work on global climate action.
The funding strengthens the capacity of the UN Climate Change secretariat to support developing countries; undertake strategic outreach to promote climate action among all stakeholders including cities, Read More
The World Bank Group has announced that it will scale up support for both climate adaptation and mitigation in Africa during the third One Planet Summit. The summit is being convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Interim President of the World Bank Group, Kristalina Georgieva, Read More
The World Bank Group has made several announcements to scale up support for both climate adaptation and mitigation in Africa during the third One Planet Summit. The summit is being convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Interim President of the World Bank Group, Kristalina Georgieva, Read More
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released a new paper highlighting how multi-technology structures could help companies reduce risks associated with renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
The goal of the paper is to support continuing innovation in the way companies purchase renewable power for their operations.
A multi-technology PPA covers multiple Read More