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ACWA Power Middle East, ENERGY, WATER, Desalinisation

ACWA Power is a Saudi developer and operator of an international portfolio of electricity and desalination facilities.
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Afval Energie Bedrijf Europe, WASTE & RECYCLING, WATER, URBAN & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

In the city of Amsterdam three public organisations Waternet, The Waste and Energy Company (AEB) and World Waternet are leading partners for green metropolitan solutions.
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Aliaxis WATER, Water Companies & Providers, Industrial Applications, Water Efficiency

The Aliaxis Group is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of primarily plastic fluid handling systems
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Amcor WASTE & RECYCLING, WATER, INDUSTRY, Worldwide

Amcor offers exclusive and innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the packaging industry
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Anglo American ENERGY, INDUSTRY, Mining, Worldwide

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and their commitment to sustainable development and good governance are essential to their success.
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Arçelik Group ENERGY, INDUSTRY, Electronics & Software, Energy Efficiency

Arçelik Group is one of the leading players in the global home appliances industry. It is a member company at the Turkish Climate Platform, part of the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action.
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Avaya BUSINESS SERVICES, ICT, Worldwide

Avaya core technologies provide sustainable solutions that re-use existing IT infrastructure investments to increase access to information and technology, improve employee productivity, reduce travel and its associated emissions and trim operational expenses.
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Avery Dennison BUSINESS SERVICES, Printing, Office Supplies & Infrastructure, Worldwide

Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry
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BMH Technology Oy Asia, Europe, ENERGY, WASTE & RECYCLING

BMH is an internationally recognised expert of turnkey solutions in waste refining and Solid Recovered Fuel production plants as well as solid biomass handling systems
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CAIXA ECONÔMICA FEDERAL South America, FINANCE

Founded by Emperor Dom Pedro II in 1861 as a bank to encourage savings by the population, CAIXA has grown into a public institution for stimulating Brazil’s development with the mission of promoting Brazilian population’s well-being
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  • Press Releases - Auto industry and motor traders launch clean diesel campaign as Euro 6 comes into force

    Brussels, 1 September 2015 - As of today, all new cars sold must meet the latest EU emissions legislation – Euro 6. To mark this occasion the...

    Events - Reducing CO2 from Road Transport Together

    Dedicated to the heavy-duty vehicle sector, this year’s annual conference of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is...

  • 亚洲中小企业需要成长资金以提高竞争力——亚行报告

    亚洲开发银行(亚行)的一份新报告指出:亚洲中小企业(SME)需要资金以助其成长为充满活力、具有国际竞争力的企业。随着近期全球经济从低迷中复苏,资金成为亚洲实现强劲的可持续增长的关键因素。

    ADB, Myanmar Sign $3 Million Grant Flood Relief

    The Government of Myanmar and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $3 million grant agreement to finance relief efforts for communities affected by recent flooding and landslides.

    Asia’s SMEs Need Growth Capital to Become More Competitive – ADB Report

    Asia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises need finance to help them grow into dynamic, internationally competitive companies, says a new ADB report.

    ADB, DFID Provide Funding For Pakistan Economic Corridor

    ADB and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom will cofinance the $327 million cost of the 59 kilometer Hassanabdal - Havelian Expressway (E-35) project.

    Pinjaman ADB $400 Juta Bantu Indonesia Ciptakan Sektor Keuangan yang Lebih Inklusif

    ADB telah menyetujui pinjaman program senilai $400 juta untuk membantu Indonesia memperkuat sektor keuangannya, termasuk memperluas akses ke layanan keuangan bagi rumah tangga miskin.

  • Dynamic discussions at WFC 2015 in Durban? Think CIFOR

    We’re looking forward to some great knowledge exchange with our colleagues from around the world, at the World Forestry Congress...

    A panel of experts discuss landscapes at World Water Week

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    52nd Annual Meeting of The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

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    Who Pays and Who Benefits? – Side event at SBSTA-42

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    A Science–Policy Interaction Platform on Forests – Side event at UNFF-11

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  • EU Bank appoints Mikołaj Dowgielewicz as new EIB Representative to the EU institutions and Head of Brussels office

    The European Investment Bank has appointed Mikołaj Dowgielewicz (43) as the bank’s Brussels Representative with a rank of Director General, to strengthen engagement with institutional and political partners. Mikołaj Dowgielewicz´s previous experience covering foreign affairs, European policy making and multilateral development will make a significant contribution to reinforcing the effective engagement of the European Investment Bank, as Europe’s long-term lending institution. “The EIB is del...

    Jan Vapaavuori is new Vice-President of the EIB

    Jan Vapaavuori has been appointed Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). He takes up his duties today, succeeding Wilhelm Molterer, who had tendered his resignation. Mr Vapaavuori, a Finnish national, was appointed by the EIB’s Board of Governors on a proposal from the Finance Minister of the Republic of Finland and with the agreement of the shareholder constituency formed also by Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden. In the Bank...

    EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

    President of the Committee of Regions (CoR) - Markku Markkula - met with European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer in Luxembourg today to discuss joint efforts to enhance private investment and recovery across Europe. In this context, EIB President Hoyer said: “Cooperation between our institutions is of great benefit for the citizens in Europe. Within the European Union, the Committee of Regions has a very good understanding of local needs and challenges “on the ground”. This help...

    France : 100 millions d'euros pour la rénovation et la modernisation des collèges de Seine et Marne

    Offrir aux jeunes de Seine et Marne des conditions optimales d’éducation et de formation afin de leur donner les meilleures chances de réussite, tel est l’objectif du contrat de financement d’un montant de 100 millions d'euros signé ce mardi 1 er septembre 2015 par Jean-Jacques Barbaux, Président du Département de Seine-et-Marne et Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-Président de la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI). La cérémonie de signature a eu lieu au collège Lucien Cézard à Fontainebleau, aprè...

    EU Bank intensifies activity in Western Balkan countries

    Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, announced at the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna a number of projects which the EU Bank is ready to finance in the near future, including the “Rail Route 10” within Kosovo * . Further operations envisaged by the EU Bank include the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP-project), where EIB launched the initial appraisal. The TAP-project will help diversify gas supply to the European Union and provide an opportunity to develop the use of gas as source of energy in th...

  • Cities and Local Governments Day

    Paris, France

    People´s Climate March

    Paris, France

    City Climate Leadership Award Ceremony

    Paris, France

    UCLG World Council (exact dates tbd)

    Paris, France

    CEMR Annual Meeting (exact date tbd)

    Paris, France

  • IDB selects 15 startups to participate in Demand Solutions program

    IDB chooses 15 startups from Latin America and the Caribbean to take part in Demand Solutions on September 29 in Washington.

    Jamaica will promote economic growth with IDB support

    Jamaica will strengthen its structural program for economic growth with a $130 million loan from the IDB.

    Jamaica launches new electronic procurement system

    The government of Jamaica announced today the launch of the countrys first electronic procurement platform: eTendering System.

    IDB supports energy efficiency and renewable energy schemes in low-cost housing project

    IDB approved a non-refundable financing that will support efficiency and renewable energy schemes in low-cost housing project in Argentina.

    Inter-American Development Bank report highlights business opportunities at the base of the pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean

    IDB releases report on market at the base of the pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean, with significant potential for private sector.

  • IISD Refreshes Its Visual Identity

    In the 25 years since IISD was established our mission to promote human development and environmental sustainability has become more urgent. History-making strides have been made to lift billions out of poverty, yet the burden that we place on our natural environment is less sustainable than ever.

    It was with that broad canvas as a back-drop that IISD renewed its strategic plan last year. The result places a tighter focus on six core priorities that meet the critical need for applied sustainability solutions.  



    Underpinning our strategy is a belief that communicating both the vital importance of developing sustainably, as well as the work that IISD is doing in support of that objective, is essential to its success. IISD was a global leader in the use of innovative communication when it was founded, including as an early adopter of Web-based communications. But the communication landscape is moving at speed. So must we.

    A new IISD visual identity, released over the...

    Migration and Conservation in the Lake Albert Ecosystem

    Migration is playing a significant role in the deterioration of the Lake Albert ecosystem in Buliisa District. Migrants, mainly coming from neighbouring provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are pulled to the region by the economic opportunities presented by the fishery, and are willing to work for wages lower than those demanded by the local population. Expanding access to new markets, made possible by infrastructure investments linked to oil and gas exploration, have similarly increased demand for fish from buyers as far away as Kampala. These two forces—increasing demand for fish and increasing supply of labour—have resulted in a fishery dangerously close to collapse: larger species of fish are increasingly rare, while the fish caught are of increasingly smaller size across species. While the implications of this for local livelihoods are significant, current political incentives are aligned with maintaining the status quo. The fishery will continue to...

    Migration and Conservation in the Lake Albert Ecosystem (Policy Brief)

    Migration is playing a significant role in the deterioration of the Lake Albert ecosystem in Buliisa District. Migrants, mainly coming from neighbouring provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are pulled to the region by the economic opportunities presented by the fishery, and are willing to work for wages lower than those demanded by the local population. Expanding access to new markets, made possible by infrastructure investments linked to oil and gas exploration, have similarly increased demand for fish from buyers as far away as Kampala. These two forces—increasing demand for fish and increasing supply of labour—have resulted in a fishery dangerously close to collapse: larger species of fish are increasingly rare, while the fish caught are of increasingly smaller size across species. While the implications of this for local livelihoods are significant, current political incentives are aligned with maintaining the status quo. The fishery will continue to...

    Migration and Conservation in the Bale Mountains Ecosystem

    Human migration is playing a significant role in driving land conversion and sustaining the overexploitation of key natural resources in the Bale Mountains ecosystem, to the detriment of conservation and traditional livelihoods. A similar process of land conversion is taking place in the absence of an influx of migrants, albeit at a much slower pace, and the ecosystem is under threat from a variety of factors, including population growth, changing climate conditions, and shifting livelihood strategies and socioeconomic expectations of the resident population. But in a context of rapid socioeconomic change and escalating internal population pressures, migration accelerates and intensifies the livelihood changes and associated land conversion processes that are inevitable in the long term. This will continue, unless effective and sustainable resource management systems are put in place.

    This report presents an assessment of the migration context in the Bale Mountains ecosystem, as...

    Migration and Conservation in the Bale Mountains Ecosystem (Policy Brief)

    Human migration is playing a significant role in driving land conversion and sustaining the overexploitation of key natural resources in the Bale Mountains ecosystem, to the detriment of conservation and traditional livelihoods. A similar process of land conversion is taking place in the absence of an influx of migrants, albeit at a much slower pace, and the ecosystem is under threat from a variety of factors, including population growth, changing climate conditions, and shifting livelihood strategies and socioeconomic expectations of the resident population. But in a context of rapid socioeconomic change and escalating internal population pressures, migration accelerates and intensifies the livelihood changes and associated land conversion processes that are inevitable in the long term. This will continue, unless effective and sustainable resource management systems are put in place.

    This policy brief summarizes an assessment of the migration context in the Bale Mountains...

  • Auctions Emerge as Key Instrument to Promote Renewable Energy

    El Salvador’s National Energy Council recently announced plans to auction 150 MW of renewable energy projects. Brazil awarded contracts to the developers of 669.5 MW of clean energy capacity last week in its latest auction. And the ACT government in Australia has launched its second large-scale wind farm auction, which is expected to double the … Continue reading Auctions Emerge as Key Instrument to Promote Renewable Energy

    Saving Power for Rainy Days

    As rapid cost reductions for renewable energy technologies drive an energy transition across the globe, one fundamental question remains regarding a future powered by renewables: “What about when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow?” Electricity storage is often positioned as THE solution to the problem of variable (i.e. not consistent) power generation from solar … Continue reading Saving Power for Rainy Days

    Energy Efficiency Vital to Doubling Global Share of Renewables

    It may sound obvious that efforts to scale-up renewable energy and efforts to improve energy efficiency are interlinked. We consume less energy overall when we implement energy efficiency measures like installing building insulation or efficient lighting. In parallel, as we add more renewable energy to the world’s energy mix, the share of renewable vs. non-renewable … Continue reading Energy Efficiency Vital to Doubling Global Share of Renewables

    Pacific Island Countries and Territories Explore Ways to Transform Energy Systems

    “What is the utility business model after all? It’s making returns on assets. And moving from fossil fuels to renewables will increase the asset base and the actual value of the utility, increasing its revenues.”- Dutch Kuyper, Parker Ranch In explaining the sound business case for transitioning traditional utilities to renewable energy, Dutch Kuyper of … Continue reading Pacific Island Countries and Territories Explore Ways to Transform Energy Systems

    REthink Energy on the Road to Paris

    In the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), 30 November – 11 December in Paris, we are encouraging our readers to REthink energy. The energy sector accounts for more than two thirds of global greenhouse-gas emissions. Under current policies and national plans, carbon dioxide emissions will not fall enough to avoid … Continue reading REthink Energy on the Road to Paris

  • Regional Development Forum for Asia-Pacific held in Bangkok

    The ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF) for Asia and the Pacific was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 21 and 22 August 2015 under the theme “Smartly Digital Asia-Pacific”. The Forum was attended by about 100 participants from over 31 Member...

    ITU Distributes Trend Micro 2Q 2015 Security Roundup

    In line with the collaboration between ITU and Trend Micro, with an objective to facilitate sharing of relevant cybersecurity material and enhance cybersecurity awareness of Member States, ITU is distributing the Trend Micro 2Q roundup report for 2015. Titled ‘A...

    Communiqué: ITU deploys emergency communication equipment in Myanmar

    International relief effort underway in aftermath of widespread floods Geneva, 18 August 2015 – ITU has deployed emergency telecommunication equipment in Myanmar following severe floods which have claimed many lives and submerged more than 200,000 acres of farmland, damaging essential infrastructure and...

    Meet the winners of the #speakstandards video competition

    A team of four from Mexico has won first prize in the #speakstandards video competition. Their video highlighting the importance of standardized graphical symbols in our daily life received half of the nearly 6,500 public votes. The #speakstandards video competition challenged people...

    Press Release : ITU announces Telecom World Entrepreneurship Awards

    Award to recognize small businesses and entrepreneurs using innovative ICT solutions for social good Geneva, 11 August 2015 – ITU has launched the ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Awards 2015, a new awards programme for the most innovative start-ups, micro-, small and medium-sized businesses...

  • As Subway Moves to Reduce Antibiotics in Chicken, Groups Call for Details and Timelines

    SAN FRANCISCO (September 1, 2015) — Following calls to action from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), US PIRG, Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety, Keep Antibiotics Working, Food Animals Concern Trust, Consumers Union and FoodBabe.com, Subway appears to be making important updates to its approach on antibiotics use in its meat and poultry supply. The Nation’s Restaurant News reported on August 28th the restaurant chain’s intention to source chicken produced without antibiotics, just days after the kickoff of several high profile campaigns.

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Announces Process for Tackling Carbon Pollution Under the Clean Power Plan

    Governor Rick Snyder’s administration announced today that Michigan would develop a state implementation plan to achieve carbon pollution reductions set by the federal Clean Power Plan. 

    Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Over Dangerous Drilling and Fracking Waste

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  (August 26, 2015) – A coalition of environmental organizations filed a legal notice with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today demanding regulations to stop oil and gas companies from dumping drilling and fracking waste in ways that threaten public health and the environment.

    NRDC Turns Up Pressure on Subway to Disclose Antibiotic Use in Meat Production

    WASHINGTON D.C. (August 26, 2015) – As Subway marks its 50th anniversary later this week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today launched a national campaign urging Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain by number of locations, to publicly commit to phasing out the purchase of meats raised with the routine use of antibiotics. Many of Subway’s competitors, including McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle and Panera Bread, and others, have announced major initiatives to eliminate routine use of antibiotics by their suppliers, leaving Subway far behind the pack.  

    Report: Significant Energy Efficiency Savings Available to Ohioans for Years to Come

    CHICAGO (August 26, 2015) – A new study finds there is huge potential in Ohio to save families and businesses money on their utility bills through energy saving programs. This study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which examines reports from Ohio utilities as well as industry-standard programs that Ohio has yet to take into account, concludes the state has significant, cost-effective, and untapped energy efficiency potential just waiting to be utilized.

  • Corporate WASH pledge helps 1.6 million people gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

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    Sustainable Procurement Guide

    Informed procurement choices can support the sustainable management of forests, help protect workers’ health and the rights of the people who depend on forests. Growing numbers of private and public sector actors are setting ambitious targets to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. The question remains: How to implement and deliver on these commitments?

    From waste to opportunity: Over 20 companies launch new project to scale up material reuse across US facilities

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    Raising the bar for the forest products value chain

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    Land degradation neutrality: Why this should be on top of the business agenda

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