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  1. The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage
    The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage 26 Sep 2017

    The first solar power plant in the UK to operate without any kind of government subsidy will be commissioned on Tuesday, sparking excitement among renewable energy enthusiasts who describe it as a tipping point for the industry.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment
    Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment 25 Sep 2017

    During a news conference held on Sunday, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in collaboration with Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a series of new incentives to spark the growth of electric mobility around the emirate.

    Middle East,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Ontario entered California’s and Quebec’s joint carbon market
    Ontario entered California’s and Quebec’s joint carbon market 25 Sep 2017

    On Friday, Ontario signed an agreement with California to enter its joint carbon cap and trade market with Quebec, from 1st January 2018.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York
    Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York 22 Sep 2017

    On Tuesday 19 September, Climate Action, in official partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, held the second Sustainable Investment Forum 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square in New York during Climate Week NYC.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. New report addresses the $1.4 trillion gap in funding for sustainable infrastructure in the US
    New report addresses the $1.4 trillion gap in funding for sustainable infrastructure in the US 22 Sep 2017

    The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) published a report establishing a framework to support state and local governments to catalyse private investment towards sustainable infrastructure that can help mitigate the effects of extreme weather events.

    Finance,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. UN Environment Chief calls for polluters to pay for environmental damage- not taxpayers
    UN Environment Chief calls for polluters to pay for environmental damage- not taxpayers 22 Sep 2017

    The Executive Director of UN Environment, Erik Solheim, argued that costs from environmental degradation should be incorporated in the polluter companies’ accounts, and not transferred to consumers as extra costs.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants
    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants 21 Sep 2017

    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced on Tuesday that it awarded its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants of $20 million to more than 100 organisations all over the world aimed, among others, to support wildfire and habitat conservation projects, to aid the defence of indigenous rights, and to back grassroots efforts at combating climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. New climate alliance ‘Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030’ launched in New York
    New climate alliance ‘Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030’ launched in New York 21 Sep 2017

    The Denmark-inspired ‘Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030’ (P4G), a new global climate alliance aiming to become a new engine to drive green growth, was launched on Wednesday in the UN Headquarters.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. UN Secretary General to help reshape the global financial system in order to deliver the SDGs
    UN Secretary General to help reshape the global financial system in order to deliver the SDGs 20 Sep 2017

    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.

    North America,Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters
    Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters 20 Sep 2017

    According to a research conducted by Reuters in the city of Higashi Matsushima, a ‘silent’ revolution has been happening in Japan in the wake of the 2011 fatal earthquake and tsunami, with more and more municipalities setting up distributed energy systems to reduce reliance on the main grid, and secure electricity supply during natural disasters.

    Asia,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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