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  1. UK to establish new regulator to address gap in post-Brexit green governance
    UK to establish new regulator to address gap in post-Brexit green governance 3 Nov 2017

    Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment has revealed that the UK government is considering establishing a new regulator to make sure that the country’s environmental standards are still in place after the UK leaves the European Union.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Electric vehicle charging points in the US grow ten-fold since 2011
    Electric vehicle charging points in the US grow ten-fold since 2011 2 Nov 2017

    There are now over 50,000 charging points in the US, according to a report released this week by the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA) on the state of California’s EV charging industry.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Climate markets have huge potential, says International Finance Corporation
    Climate markets have huge potential, says International Finance Corporation 2 Nov 2017

    A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) highlights the “myriad” opportunities that exist for private companies and investors to get involved in climate finance.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. The US signs an agreement with Denmark to boost cooperation on offshore wind
    The US signs an agreement with Denmark to boost cooperation on offshore wind 1 Nov 2017

    In an unexpected turn of events, the US and Denmark have signed a new cooperation agreement to further the expansion of offshore wind in North America.

    Europe,North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards
    Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards 31 Oct 2017

    A group of EU countries comprising Austria, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Slovenia has written a letter to the European Commission asking for stricter limits on vehicle emissions standards, ahead of the induction of new standards next month.

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry
    Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry 31 Oct 2017

    Whyalla Steelworks, a major steel and rail manufacturer based in South Australia, has announced the development of 1GW renewable energy projects to power its energy intensive operations, including solar, battery storage and pumped hydro.

    Oceania,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan
    Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan 30 Oct 2017

    On Friday, Manitoba’s Government published its proposed Climate and Green Plan outlining its 2018-2022 strategy to fight climate change, including a contentious carbon pricing policy at $25 per tonne.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. France puts ‘climate veto’ on EU-Canada trade deal
    France puts ‘climate veto’ on EU-Canada trade deal 26 Oct 2017

    France announced today that it will only ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada as long as it makes sure that the trade deal will not affect policies and regulations addressing climate change.

    Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. New federal report implores the US Government to act on climate risks
    New federal report implores the US Government to act on climate risks 24 Oct 2017

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), US Congress’s auditing arm, warns the Trump administration to incorporate climate risks into its policies and formulate a response to climate change threats.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Nicaragua signs the Paris Agreement while UN urges the world to upscale climate policies
    Nicaragua signs the Paris Agreement while UN urges the world to upscale climate policies 24 Oct 2017

    A month after Nicaragua announced its intention to join the Paris Agreement, the country officially committed to the landmark climate accord, - one day after UNFCCC published a new report urging policymakers to upscale existing and new climate policies in order for the Paris goals to be met.

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 22

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