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Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030

  Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030
4:34pm - 24 April 2017

Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, according to the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley

North America, COP 23, Policy, Sustainable Energy

Over 100,000 people now employed by the US wind sector

  Over 100,000 people now employed by the US wind sector
3:12pm - 24 April 2017

According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind energy sector added jobs more than nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy last year

North America, Sustainable Energy

UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution

  UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution
12:31pm - 24 April 2017

According to the National Grid, the UK did not use coal to generate electricity for a full day on Friday 21 April – the first time since the Industrial Revolution

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Policy
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Dirk Forrister, CEO and President of IETA

Interview with Dirk Forrister, CEO and President of IETA

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Finance

Climate Action caught up with Dirk Forrister, CEO and President of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), on the future of carbon markets and their key role in the upcoming Innovate4Climate week

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets

IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets

Worldwide, Finance

IFC today agreed to create the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets—a $2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and expand financing for climate investments

🎤CLIMATE LEADER PAPERS
  José Graziano da Silva

Transforming agriculture to address climate change

by José Graziano da Silva
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  Younghoon David Kim

The energy sector’s grand transition

by Younghoon David Kim
The World Energy Council
  Mafalda Duarte

Climate finance for emerging countries

by Mafalda Duarte
Climate Investment Funds
EDITOR'S PICKS
  Renewables can reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2050

Renewables can reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2050

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Policy, Sustainable Energy

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the energy sector can be reduced by 70 per cent by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook – according to new findings

  Interview with Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment

Interview with Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment

Africa, Europe, Worldwide, COP 22, COP 23, Policy

Climate Action is delighted to feature an exclusive interview with Erik Solheim, the newly elected Head of UN Environment.

Transformational shifts to protect global commons

North America, Worldwide, Agriculture, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Policy, Tech. & Innovation

By Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

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