COP21 kicks off in Paris with 147 world leaders

  COP21 kicks off in Paris with 147 world leaders
4:44pm - 30 November 2015

The COP21 UN climate summit began in Paris on Monday and 147 world leaders have gathered to try and reach a historic global climate deal

Worldwide, COP 21, Policy

Pakistan launches roadmap to add 3.5 GW of wind energy

  Pakistan launches roadmap to add 3.5 GW of wind energy
4:20pm - 27 November 2015

Pakistan has launched a new roadmap to add 3.5 gigawatts of wind energy capacity by 2018

Asia, Policy, Sustainable Energy

South Australia aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2050

  South Australia aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2050
2:32pm - 26 November 2015

South Australia is aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2050, according to the state’s Premier Jay Weatherill

Oceania, Policy, Sustainable Energy
  The Private Sector and Sustainable Development

The Private Sector and Sustainable Development

Worldwide, Finance

Climate Action spoke to Peter Bakker, the President and CEO of WBCSD, about how the private sector is championing sustainable development

  GCF launches guide to the Fund’s investment opportunities

GCF launches guide to the Fund’s investment opportunities

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance

The Green Climate Fund has published the second publication in its information series, titled “Elements 02: 'Investing for the Climate'”.

  Achim Steiner

Climate Action for COP21

by Achim Steiner
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  Lars Christian Lilleholt

A Danish solution to a global challenge?

by Lars Christian Lilleholt
Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
  Terri Wills

Green building in Africa: reinventing growth

by Terri Wills
World Green Building Council
  Eduardo Paes

For mayors, the ‘Road to Paris’ began more than a decade ago

by Eduardo Paes
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  Iceland signs major climate deal

Iceland signs major climate deal

Europe, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Policy

A declaration on climate change has been signed in Iceland by the city of Reykjavik and more than one hundred businesses and institutions

  Sustainable momentum at Avery Dennison

Sustainable momentum at Avery Dennison

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Tech. & Innovation

Climate Action spoke to Dean Scarborough, Chairman and CEO at Avery Dennison, about the company's approach to sustainability and the low-carbon solutions the company will be offering at COP21 in Paris in December

  COP21 and beyond – the form should reflect the content

COP21 and beyond – the form should reflect the content

Worldwide, COP 21, Policy

Pierre Henri Guignard, General Secretary, COP21



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