During a special event held at the UN Headquarters in New York in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the UN Secretary General António Guterres underlined the role that the UN should play during the transformation of the global financial system, if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be met.
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.
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.
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.
The Carbon Tracker Initiative published a new report about the profitability of coal power plants in the US, suggesting that phasing out of uneconomical coal power plants could not only save $10 billion per year by 2021 for consumers, but also boost the whole country’s competitiveness.
Canada, China and the EU will co-host a meeting in Montreal on Saturday 16 September to discuss, for the first time, the course of the Paris Agreement implementation progress after the withdrawal of the US from the climate accord.
A survey that was conducted by the information and research platform Smart Energy Decisions in 94 major corporations and institutions suggests that the US President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement hasn’t affected their commitment to the clean energy transition.
Goldman Sachs Bank announced a purchase commitment of $300 million from Mosaic, a leading American provider of affordable home solar financing solutions.
The Stuttgart-based automobile giant, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is about to unveil its first production-ready hydrogen car on 12 September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Last week, GRID Alternatives- a US-based non-profit solar installer, announced Tesla’s donation of 569 kW solar PVs along with 15,000 hours of hands-on job training for people interested in the solar industry.
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