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Six Countries and EU Reaffirm Strong Commitment to Paris Agreement, Carbon Neutrality at G7 Summit

The leaders of the Group of 7 (G7) issued a communiqué on the 2018 G7 themes: investing in growth that works for everyone; preparing for jobs of the future; advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment; working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy; and building a more peaceful and

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Green Economy Overtaking Fossil Fuel Industry – FTSE Russel Report

According to a report by FTSE Russell, a key provider of stock market indicesand associated data , the green economy is now worth as much as the fossil fuel sector and offers more significant and safe investment opportunities, pointing towards even more significant growth in the future. The green economy is defined as an

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The G7 Clean Energy Agenda – Call for Advocacies

  Promoting sustainable development and combating climate change have become integral aspects of energy planning, analysis and policy making. Because energy accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2, any effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change must include the energy sector. For these reasons, it is

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Western Europe Smart Grid Investment To Reach $133.7 Billion Over Next 10 Years

Western Europe is looking to invest $133.7 billion in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, as it seeks to update its grid system to 21st century standards while maintaining itself as a top smart grid region on the world stage. According to a recent report from the Northeast Group, smart meter projects are now commonplace,

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Every building on the planet must be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C – New report

Building sector—responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions—has steep climb toward achieving Paris Agreement targets The building sector, which is responsible for global emissions roughly equivalent to that of China, must operate at “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit

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Better Energy Management Electrifies the Corporate Agenda

Forward-looking businesses are realizing huge cost savings by investing in energy efficiency measures and switching to renewable energy—as well as being able to make and meet ever more ambitious greenhouse gas commitments. Recent trends, such as tumbling renewable energy prices and innovative energy technologies, are driving never-before-seen energy procurement options

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COP22 Soundbite of the Day on U.S. Election Result

Courtesy of Sierra Club’s Michael Brune. “Donald Trump now has the unflattering distinction of being the only head of state in the entire world to reject the scientific consensus that mankind is driving climate change,” he says. “No matter what happens, Donald Trump can’t change the fact that wind and solar energy

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10 years on from the Stern report: a low-carbon future is the ‘only one available’

Economist says green development is the only route to global economic growth and points to China leading the world on climate change action. Clean, green development is the sole route to future global economic growth, according to British economist Lord Nicholas Stern, with a continuation of polluting, high-carbon growth only leading

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Climate action for a sustainable world

In its scale and urgency, the task to limit global warming to well below 2°C is without precedent. It requires universal focus and massive resource mobilisation, which will demand action and interaction from everyone. By Patricia Espinosa Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) There is only one possible future

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