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Mission Innovation Frames Post-2020 Agenda to Accelerate Clean Energy Access

Mission Innovation, an intergovernmental platform to accelerate clean energy innovation, has published a report that summarizes the current status and future trends in clean energy innovation, and explores pathways for achieving the interrelated goals of enhancing energy access, combating climate change and addressing energy security. Also marking the five-year milestone

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Big step-up in ambition needed to put buildings and construction on track to meet Paris Agreement goals, warns Global ABC report

Key messages from the report include: Big step-up in ambition needed to put buildings and construction on track to meet Paris Agreement GoalsBuildings and construction generate nearly 40% of CO2 emissions, yet action continues to lag far behind opportunity.With a window opening for enhanced Paris agreement plans, the sector will be key to

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IEA Ministerial Meeting highlights Agency’s pivotal role in global energy governance

Global energy leaders met in Paris at the start of December for the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial Meeting, a two-day event that underscored the IEA’s central role in global energy security and clean energy transitions. Michał Kurtyka, Poland’s Minister of Climate, chaired the meeting, which was attended by ministers and top

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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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