New research from C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the New Climate Institute shows that climate action, such as doubling bus network coverage and frequency in cities, could prevent the premature deaths of over one million people per year from air pollution and traffic climate actiondeathsEmissionspollutionTransport Read More
Transformation is picking up speed in the power sector, but urgent action is required in heating, cooling, and transport.
This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report GSR reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which coolingCTCNheatingpowerRenewablesTransport Read More
Canada’s Opportunity to Lead the Global Greening of Freight
Eric Beckwitt, Founder and CEO, Freightera
Public-private cooperation can accelerate the transition to low emission freight shipping globally, modeled on Freightera’s successful North American Lower Emission Freight Marketplace.
The North American Lower Emission Freight Marketplace, created by Freightera in cooperation with SmartWay and Natural Resources Canada, is an excellent example of why public-private cooperation can be so freightfreighteraG7G7 CharlevoixSmartWayTransport Read More
The European Commission proposed on June 23 to invest €2.7 billion in 152 key transport projects that support competitive, clean and connected mobility in Europe.
In doing so, the Commission said the EC is delivering on its Investment Plan for Europe and on Europe’s connectivity including the recent “Europe on the CleanTransportationEUTransport Read More
16 October 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent.
Speaking to a gathering of some 400 mayors, representatives of local authorities and urban partner organizations, Mr. 2030 agendaGoal 11habitat iiiinfrastructuremayorsNew Urban AgendaSDG'sSmart CitiesTransportUNESCO Read More
Less than a week after the UN confirmed the Paris Agreement would come into effect on 4th November this year, a global network of more than 250 institutional investors (representing assets worth over $24 trn) has published a guide setting out the threats facing the automotive sector and investor expectations automotiveCeres Investor Networkclimate riskHermes EOSIIGCCparis agreementStephanie PfeiferTransport Read More
A gigantic overhaul of the world’s buildings, public transport and energy infrastructure costing trillions of dollars is required if dangerous climate change is to be avoided, according to a major new report.
The study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which is co-chaired by prominent climate economist Lord buildingscoalenvironmentgreenhouse gas emissionsinfrastructureinnovationLord Nicholas SternLow CarbontechnologyTransport Read More
Global energy investment down 8% in 2015 with flows signalling move towards cleaner energy
A new IEA report – World Energy Investment 2016 – shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns
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Remarks to COP21/CMP11 Bureau Meeting
Following are excerpts of remarks by Laurent Fabius, President of COP 21/CMP 11, at the meeting of the COP21/CMP11 Bureau on 11 February 2016.
"One remarkable feature of the Paris outcome is that all Parties can identify with it, and call it their own. This sense of adaptationclimate changeCMP11 BureauCOP21EmissionsEnergyFossil FuelsHFC'sIndustrymaritimemultilaterismparis agreementTransportUNFCCC Read More