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  1. Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era
    Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era 13 Oct 2017

    This last week has seen three country announcements for major plans to phase out energy generation facilities fuelled by coal, with Netherlands announcing the decommissioning of all coal power plants by 2030 and UK and Canada announcing they will champion a global alliance on the transition from coal during the upcoming COP23.

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  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. Circular Economy Panel
    Circular Economy Panel 10 Oct 2017

    Scientists increasingly agree that planet Earth has only limited and finite natural resources. Traditional economic models were built around linear business models; extract cheap and easily accessible natural resources as raw materials for production, use the products for a limited amount of time to keep material production going, and waste what we no longer use to landfill.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  4. Accelerating the Energy Transition Panel
    Accelerating the Energy Transition Panel 3 Oct 2017

    The energy sector is considered one of the most carbon-intensive ones, with 70% of global GHG emissions coming straight from fossil fuel combustion for heat and power. The energy transition is in the heart of climate change mitigation efforts all around the world, with the international community working with one accord towards solving the energy puzzle.

    Europe,Worldwide,Premium,Editor's Picks,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  5. US Governors pledge to work with the international community on climate change
    US Governors pledge to work with the international community on climate change 19 Sep 2017

    US Governors are reported to have a more visible than usual activity during this year’s United Nations General Assembly, taking place this week in New York City, aiming to persuade the international community that States will keep their commitment to the Paris goals.

    North America,Policy,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  6. Has President Trump changed his mind on the Paris Agreement?
    Has President Trump changed his mind on the Paris Agreement? 19 Sep 2017

    During the past week, more and more media report that the US stance on the landmark climate agreement is softening, leaving wide room for interpretation that maybe the US is ready to re-negotiate its participation to the Agreement.

    North America,Policy,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  7. New York Climate Week is setting the way to COP23
    New York Climate Week is setting the way to COP23 18 Sep 2017

    The annual major gathering of international climate leaders, the Climate Week NYC, is taking place between 18-24 September paving the way for this year’s COP23, taking place in November in Bonn, where world leaders will convene to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  8. Australian Victoria to become the first State to legally bind its renewable energy targets
    Australian Victoria to become the first State to legally bind its renewable energy targets 24 Aug 2017

    Victoria’s State Parliament introduced a legislative package to legally secure its renewable energy targets and send a clear message to markets.

    Oceania,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,Sports,COP 23
  9. BMW focuses on sustainable production
    BMW focuses on sustainable production 22 Aug 2017

    BMW Group production facilities utilize a variety of methods to achieve an ambitious goal: using exclusively renewable energy in the production of premium vehicles around the world. In South Africa, BMW Plant Rosslyn even uses some four-legged friends to produce energy.

    Africa,Asia,Editor's Picks,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,COP 23
  10. Sri Lanka to achieve 100% renewables by 2050
    Sri Lanka to achieve 100% renewables by 2050 17 Aug 2017

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) just released a joint report called Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector—100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 22,COP 23

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