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What’s holding back investment and innovation in renewable energy?

Renewable-energy technologies are critically important, both in addressing the risks of climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goal number 7 (SDG7,) relative to affordable and clean energy. They have also become increasingly cost-competitive: the capital cost of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has fallen by more than 60 per cent since 2010,

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Nearly 400 global investors (managing more than $22 Trillion in assets) urge G20 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation

UPDATE: The following press release has been updated since it was published on May 8, to reflect the new total number of signatories who have signed onto the global investor letter. As of July 3, nearly 400 investors with more than $22 trillion in assets under management have signed the letter. Long-term institutional investors (390 representing more than

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China ratifies Paris climate change agreement

  China has announced it will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement, paving the way for a hotly anticipated joint US-China statement on the fight against global warming later today. In a brief dispatch on Saturday morning, China’s official news agency, Xinhua, said members of the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National

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Open letter to G20 leaders from the mayors of their great cities

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a low carbon, climate safe world. In December 2015, you showed vital leadership by adopting the ground-breaking Paris Agreement. This was an

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