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  1. IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation
    IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation 11 Oct 2017

    The International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook report, where it dedicated one complete chapter making the case for the unequal consequences of climate change that low-income countries will have to bear, urging rich countries to contribute more toward both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan 11 Oct 2017

    President Trump administration’s move to abolish the Clean Power Plan has provoked multiple reactions from States, businesses and environmental groups questioning the rationality of the decision from both moral and economic perspective.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  3. BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry
    BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry 11 Oct 2017

    The French banking giant, BNP Paribas, announced its new global financing policy stating that it will stop financing companies whose main activities are in the shale and tar sands oil industry, as part of its plan to accelerate its support of the energy transition and tackle climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced to repeal the Clean Power Plan
    U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced to repeal the Clean Power Plan 10 Oct 2017

    On Monday, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will officially abolish the Clean Power Plan, a landmark achievement of the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster the clean energy transition in the US.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Catholic Church to announce major fossil fuel divestment
    Catholic Church to announce major fossil fuel divestment 3 Oct 2017

    A group of about 40 Catholic institutions will announce tomorrow a record divestment from fossil fuels.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Morocco to invest €200 million in solar projects to serve agricultural growth
    Morocco to invest €200 million in solar projects to serve agricultural growth 2 Oct 2017

    Morocco is getting ready to launch a €200 million programme to spark investment in solar power projects in the agricultural sector by 2021.

    Africa,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Tiffany & Co on the path to net-zero carbon footprint by 2050
    Tiffany & Co on the path to net-zero carbon footprint by 2050 29 Sep 2017

    Tiffany & Co announced on Thursday that it will purchase renewable energy credits equivalent to 100% of its US electricity use in 2017, as part of its commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions globally by 2050.

    Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. EU launches first tool to link building sustainability performance with circular economy
    EU launches first tool to link building sustainability performance with circular economy 28 Sep 2017

    On Thursday, the European Commission launched the pilot phase of a new EU-wide framework for sustainable buildings called ‘Level(s), an assessment framework aiming to transform the building sector.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Wales announced that 70 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030
    Wales announced that 70 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030 28 Sep 2017

    On Wednesday, Wales announced its new energy generation targets pledging that within thirteen years, 70 percent of its electricity needs will be satisfied from renewable energy sources.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Global carbon emissions remained flat once again in 2016
    Global carbon emissions remained flat once again in 2016 28 Sep 2017

    The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA) published its new report on global greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, stating that global emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were stalled in 2016, achieving three-years –in row stability.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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