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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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  • ADB Launches Youth Video Competition – ‘Who’s Growing Tomorrow’s Food?’

    Entries open today for a youth video competition organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in conjunction with its upcoming 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum in Manila.

    7,000 Highlanders Graduate from ADB, Australia-Assisted Financial Course

    Thousands of residents from Baiyer District in the Western Highlands and Yangoose Village in Tsak Valley in Enga Province took part in a graduation ceremony today for a financial literacy course supported by ADB.

    Georgia Power Reforms Support Economic Growth – ADB Report

    Georgia’s power sector reforms over the past two decades have resulted in a dramatic turnaround in service and efficiency, which has helped support a resurgence of economic growth, says a new ADB report.

    亚行贷款改善新疆边境地区的城市服务和连通性

    亚洲开发银行(亚行)已批准1.5亿美元贷款,用于改善中华人民共和国(中国)新疆维吾尔族自治区西北城市中心的基础设施和城市服务,从而提高居民生活水平,改善环境,并增加贸易机会。

    Statement by Richard Bolt, ADB's Philippines Country Director, on Pantawid Conditional Cash Transfer Program

    ADB would like to address recent media reports about the conditional cash transfer program, that have created false impressions about how program funds have been used. ADB reiterates its full support for the program.

  • Our Common Future under Climate Change: CIFOR on forests, justice and REDD+

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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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    Creating centres of excellence for climate change research in Africa

    German know-how helps CIFOR and partners measure the costs of lost forests YAOUNDE, Cameroon. The Congo Basin – covering 227...

    Join us at GLF 2015 in Paris

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  • First financial transaction under Investment Plan for Europe in Denmark: EIB backs innovative renewable energy infrastructure fund

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing equity-type financing of up to EUR 75m (some DKK 560m) to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for an innovative infrastructure fund (Copenhagen Infrastructure II) investing in large energy-related projects such as offshore wind, biomass and transmission schemes. The EIB financing will be proposed for backing by the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).  The renewable energy infrastructure fund Copenha...

    Foreign banks’ funding to Emerging Europe continued to decline in late 2014, but trend may be reversing, new report shows

    The decline in Western banks’ funding to Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2014, while domestic credit growth remained lackluster in much of the region, but this trend may have started to reverse in early 2015, according to the latest Vienna Initiative committee report released on June 24. Banks reporting to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) reduced further their external positions vis-à-vis the CESEE region by 0.7 percent of GDP...

    EIB provides co-financing to national projects eligible for EU funds in Slovakia in the 2014-2020 Programming Period

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 600 million, the first tranche of an approved loan of EUR 1.16 billion, to Slovakia to co-finance priority projects receiving support from EU funds within the period 2014-2020. The EIB funds will cover the national co-financing contribution in line with the Partnership Agreement and Operational Programmes in the areas of R&D, the information society, human resources, the environment and public administration. “ This EIB loan will co-financ...

    Belgium: EIB and ING Belgium partner to facilitate midcaps’ innovative investments

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s financing institution, and ING Belgium have signed an agreement under the InnovFin Midcap Guarantee programme to facilitate and increase lending to innovative companies in Belgium. With the EIB bringing a guarantee of up to EUR 150 million, ING Belgium will be able to provide finance to innovative companies for a total of EUR 300 million. It will rely upon this programme to increase its lending capacity and to offer new loans to midcap customers un...

    EIB-SACE: EUR 600m for FCA’s Research Activities in Italy

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), SACE and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today that they have finalized a EUR 600 million loan earmarked to support the automotive group's research, development and production plans for 2015-17. The three-year loan provided by EIB and 50% guaranteed by SACE relates to FCA’s production and R&D sites in both northern and southern Italy. This initiative and the overall collaborative relationship were the focus of a meeting held today in Turin bet...

  • 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 provides $15 million grant for artisan fishing in Haiti

    IDB donates $15 million for artisan fishing sectors institution- and capacity-building, and for public infrastructure in Haiti.

    Argentina to boost investment in research, development and technological innovation with support from IDB

    Argentina will increase the productivity of its businesses by boosting investment in research, development and innovation with IDB support.

    IDB supports broad program of scholarships for researchers, professionals and educators in Paraguay

    IDB has approved a loan of US$20 million to finance a program for 1,245 researchers, professionals and educators in Paraguay.

    IDB partners with IFC, Exportadora Atlantic and Starbucks to help Nicaraguan farmers combat coffee rust disease

    IDB loan will help Nicaraguan farmers fight coffee rust fungus, which has crippled coffee production and put growers out of work.

    IDB will support the sustainability of the electricity sector in Nicaragua

    The IDB approved a loan of $65 million to support the strengthening of the energy sector in Nicaragua.

  • Leaders committed to work together for fossil fuel subsidy reform

    WINNIPEG—July 3 2015—The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform joined 40 senior decision makers from business, government and international organisations to call for the end of fossil fuel subsidies.

    Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership convened a high level debate to discuss “The End of Fossil Fuel Subsidies” in London.

    The Prince of Wales later endorsed the work of the meeting calling for the abolishment of fossil fuel subsidies, by reiterating that “shifting these subsidies could cut global emissions by about thirteen per cent.”  His remarks were made at a dinner convened around the topic of ‘rewiring’ the economy  in favour of sustainable business models that deliver positive outcomes for people and the environment.

    To read The Prince of Wales' full speech please visit http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/speeches/speech-hrh-the-prince-of-wales-the-university-of-cambridge-institute-sustainability...

    Trade and Sustainable Development: Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 Agenda and Financing for Development

    Trade is reflected throughout the draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of June 2015 and the May 2015 draft outcome of the third international Financing for Development (FfD) conference. The first aim of this paper is to map where trade-related elements are found in the SDGs and FfD. The second aim is to describe the trade-related architecture for review and follow-up that could support these outcomes and to map where it exists or could be built. Trade’s contribution to the post-2015 agenda is diffuse, which means follow-up and review will be a challenge, but it need not be overly burdensome, and it will be useful. The paper identifies six clusters of trade-related elements in the draft SDGs and in the draft FfD outcome, which range from improving access to markets for small-scale producers to strengthening the multilateral trading system. For each cluster, the paper identifies current thinking on indicators, where the necessary data are already collected (if they are...

    The End of Coal: Ontario’s coal phase-out

    Ontario has successfully implemented its policy to put an end to coal use in 2014. This energy transition has become “the single largest GHG reduction measure in North America”: since 2007, when coal accounted for about 25 per cent of its electricity generation, Ontario has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 34 Mt or 17 per cent.

    What lessons can be learned from Ontario’s coal phase-out experience? How can its success be replicated in other parts of the globe? This paper explores this question for all those around the world who may draw inspiration and lessons learned from Ontario: policy-makers, campaigners, entrepreneurs and others interested in transitioning to a low-carbon future.

    We rely on the concept of the “window of opportunity” and suggest that all elements critical to a sustainable energy transition can be clustered within the four “panes” of this “window”: context, champions, concerns and...

    Investment Contracts for Agriculture: Maximizing gains and minimizing risks

    This joint IISD, World Bank and UNCTAD discussion paper marries two substantial bodies of research to show how investment contracts can be set up to promote sustainable development. It presents the top five positive outcomes and the five downsides from private sector investments in large- scale agricultural projects. The paper also proposes legal options to maximizing the main positive outcomes and minimizing the main downsides through better drafting of contracts between investors and governments for the lease of farmland.

    This paper has been posted with the permission of the World Bank.

    New Centre for Climate Risk Reduction on the Prairies to be established

    WINNIPEG—June 23 2015—The University of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are pleased to announce a new joint initiative – The Centre for Climate Risk Reduction on the Prairies.

    This new initiative will be a network offering research, advice and policy development to governments, businesses and community members on the pressing and increased impacts of climate change. The goal is to identify and anticipate risks to increase community resilience to climate change.

    The Centre is much needed. Until now, adaptation planning and implementation has been limited, increasing the vulnerability of our economy, infrastructure, social systems and natural environments to the adverse consequences of a changing climate. A tangible example of the coordinated research the Centre will provide includes detailed climate data and mapping to allow farmers, municipalities and governments to plan more effectively for floods and other weather-...

  • 2 million patents & 400 standards for renewable technology now together on INSPIRE

    Renewable energy patents and standards provide a window into the growth and innovation taking place in the renewable energy sector. Patents show who is developing what and where, and which countries are leading the charge in which technology. International standards ensure that renewable energy technology works safely, and bring more money into the industry by boosting investor … Continue reading 2 million patents & 400 standards for renewable technology now together on INSPIRE

    Solar Impulse Lands in Hawaii, Breaks World Record for Longest Flight

    At 5:55 in the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 safely landed in Kalaeloa, Hawaii, and, along the way in the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, shattered the world record for the longest non-stop solo flight in any kind of plane. It is a historic first for solar energy, further proving the potential of renewable … Continue reading Solar Impulse Lands in Hawaii, Breaks World Record for Longest Flight

    Fiji, Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands Can Win Big with Renewables

    The Pacific Islands are perhaps best known for their beautiful beaches, azure waters and rich sea life, but they are rich in something else as well: renewable energy. Three recent assessments of renewable energy potential on the island states found that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and bio-fuel could meet their domestic energy … Continue reading Fiji, Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands Can Win Big with Renewables

    Renewable Energy Auctions: New Best-Practice Guide Steers Global Adoption

    The popularity of renewable energy auctions is on the rise as countries worldwide seek the best means to reach their sustainability targets. More than 60 countries have now adopted renewable energy auctions, up from just six in 2005. “Auctions have been a tremendous support to India’s renewable energy programme. Through auctions, we discovered the real market … Continue reading Renewable Energy Auctions: New Best-Practice Guide Steers Global Adoption

    Geothermal Energy Gets Global Boost

    More than 70 representatives from 22 countries and 15 multilateral organizations, gathered in Nairobi this week to push forward the global expansion of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is reliable, predictable and can last for decades. It has a minuscule carbon footprint, is one of the lowest-cost energy sources once start-up costs are met, and can … Continue reading Geothermal Energy Gets Global Boost

  • Press release: ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest to prioritize economic development and expanding global connectivity

    Forum to focus on accelerating ICT innovation for social impact Geneva, 6 July 2015 – A range of hot topics, including the Internet of Things (IoT); 5G mobile technologies; fostering ICT start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovation; developing cloud infrastructure; attracting investment; and tackling...

    ITU150 in July: Accessibility and Innovation

    Innovating with Lobna: Why should accessible technology matter to us? It is estimated that 1 billion people live with some kind of disability around the world. ICT accessibility advocate Lobna Smida explains that though there have been transformative innovations in...

    Deadline extension for Kaleidoscope 2015 academic papers

    The submission deadline for Kaleidoscope academic papers has been extended to 20 July. Kaleidoscope 2015 – Trust in the Information Society will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 9-11 December 2015. A prize fund totaling $10,000 will be...

    CWG-Internet launches Online Open Consultation on IXPs

    The 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference instructed the ITU Council to revise Resolution 1344 to direct the Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues (CWG-Internet), and to conduct an open consultation. In its 2015 session, ITU Council resolved that...

    ITU Distributes Trend Micro 2014 Annual Security Roundup and more

    In line with the collaboration between ITU and Trend Micro to enhance cybersecurity awareness of Member States, three documents produced by Trend Micro are being shared namely the 2014 Annual Security Roundup, the 2015 First Quarter Security Roundup and an...

  • Dow Told to Shelve Herbicide Threatening to Push Monarchs Over the Brink In New York Times Ad

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) placed an ad in The New York Times today to increase the pressure on Dow Chemical to “end this chemical arms race” against nature by shelving its toxic herbicide, Enlist Duo,  which imperils the iconic monarch butterfly. 

    NRDC TV Ads Call Out Kirk on Climate

    CHICAGO (July 7, 2015) – A new public education advertising effort chastises Illinois Senator Mark Kirk for a recent, decisive vote to block climate action. The ads running on television stations throughout Chicagoland and social media highlight Senator Kirk’s vote to block Environmental Protection Agency action to cut dangerous carbon pollution from America’s power plants, which contributes to climate change and leads to childhood asthma attacks.

    NRDC: GOP Leaders Pack Anti-Environment Riders into Spending Bill

    WASHINGTON (July 7, 2015) – Congressional Republicans have been working to add an array of anti-environment riders to the $30.17 billion fiscal year 2016 Interior and Environment appropriations bill, which already included a 9 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 budget  – actions that increase the likelihood of a government shutdown this fall.

    NRDC: Replacing Damaging HFCs a Key Move on Climate Change

    WASHINGTON (July 2, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized standards setting deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change, because safer, climate-friendlier alternatives now exist.

    China Announces New Long-Term Commitment to Curb Climate Change

    BEIJING (June 30, 2015) – China announced today a new long-term commitment to reduce its carbon intensity by 60-65 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. As the world’s largest carbon emitter and renewable energy market, this post-2020 climate commitment is intended to solidify China’s engagement at the Paris climate conference this December.

  • Senses in Sustainability - International Flavors & Fragrances joins WBCSD

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    Stress-testing deforestation-free commitments on the ground

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    Earth demands urgent action on climate change

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    We call for a clean future

    Monteux, April 22, 2015 - We are pleased to announce our partnership with #Futureisclean, a movement initiated by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, founders of the project and pilots of the Solar Impulse airplane, currently attempting the first Round-The-World Solar Flight.

    New global partnership will intervene in landscapes at risk

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  • A Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity for Better Growth

    Momentum is building for a low-carbon economy. Evidence shows that businesses, investors and governments are realizing that strong climate action is a major opportunity for better growth. Construction of new clean power generation exceeded that of fossil fuels for the first time in 2013. The market for low-carbon and environmental goods and services is now worth more than $5.5 trillion globally, and is growing. And in 2014, for the first time in four decades, the world economy grew while...

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    What the U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement on Climate Change Means for the World

    With the remarkable climate announcement by Presidents Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff this week, the United States and Brazil reinforced the urgency of tackling climate change, and jointly committed to work on overcoming challenges for an ambitious international climate agreement. The joint statement goes beyond research and development and embraces an unprecedented accord on climate targets, where both countries committed to increase the share of renewables (beyond hydropower) by 20 percent...

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    Why Africa Needs to Look to Its Cities to End Hunger

    This blog post was originally published for TheCityFix on July 2, 2015. Last year, the African Union—an assembly of 54 African nations—formally committed to ending hunger in Africa by 2025. This is incredibly ambitious, considering one out of every four people in sub-Saharan Africa is undernourished. The majority of the 800 million people worldwide who are food insecure live in emerging economies and hunger is often overlooked in developed countries like the United States, where a...

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    A Closer Look at China's New Climate Plan (INDC)

    China’s post-2020 climate action commitment, released earlier this week, is arguably one of the most anticipated climate announcements of the year. The world’s largest emitter restated in its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) its previously announced goal to peak its emissions around 2030 and increase its share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 20 percent by the same year. The latter will require China to deploy 800 to 1,000 gigawatts in non-fossil...

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    Indonesia’s Forest Fires Reignite, Threatening Protected Areas and Peatlands

    Silakan membaca post ini di Bahasa Indonesia. Extreme haze caused by forest and bush fires throughout Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia has been a perpetual problem affecting the quality of life and economy of local residents and neighboring countries. As this year’s dry season approaches, the fires are just starting to pick up, especially in the fire-prone province of Riau, Sumatra. They’re already threatening some of the most biodiverse and carbon-rich ecosystems in the country—protected...

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