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The IEA and ASEAN: “Key strategic partners” in pursuit of Southeast Asia’s energy goals

Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, took part in the 37th ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM) in Bangkok on 4 September. Dr Birol gave the opening presentation of the AMEM, discussing with Ministers the energy challenges facing ASEAN, as set out in the IEA’s forthcoming 2019 Southeast Asia Energy Outlook, and presenting

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WBCSD and WEF to scale up impact on pressing sustainable development issues

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collectively mobilize action on urgent issues related to climate change, biodiversity, food systems, circular economy (including plastics), mobility and other environment- and social-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issues. Peter

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IEA launches new tool for tracking oil and gas-related methane emissions worldwide

The International Energy Agency has launched a new online tool that tracks oil and gas-related sources of methane, a major and often overlooked greenhouse gas. The new “methane tracker” offers the most comprehensive global picture of methane emissions, covering eight industry areas across more than seventy countries. This new and unique tool provides

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Leading global organizations join forces to elevate the business call to protect and restore nature

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions in China, and the Trondheim Biodiversity Conferences in Norway, a diverse group of influential  international organizations has announced a global coalition – Business for Nature – to elevate a business call for comprehensive action to reverse nature loss and restore the planet’s

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Put solar on all new and renovated buildings in the EU to help fight climate change!

SolarPower Europe has unveiled its new campaign: all new and renovated buildings in the EU should have solar installed – on residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The aim of the campaign is to have a requirement for solar on all new and renovated buildings introduced into EU legislation. Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO

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The United Kingdom has made major progress in reducing emissions, according to the IEA’s latest country review

The International Energy Agency released its latest in-depth review of the United Kingdom’s energy policies on Thursday, welcoming reforms that aim to promote decarbonisation and innovation in clean energy technologies. The review specifically highlights the UK government’s track record in climate action, both at home and globally. “The United Kingdom has shown

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Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate

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A changing climate for consumer goods manufacturers

Consumer product manufacturers are increasingly factoring in climate change in their business planning, according to new research by the non-profit group CDP. Sixteen major companies were surveyed, to reveal that many are working to lower carbon emissions, anticipate global warming on the manufacturing process and respond to increased awareness from

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