The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has partnered with city mayors from all over the world to mobilise more than $1.5 billion in urban investment to help combat climate change.
- EBRD partners with global city mayors to scale up green urban financing
- BNP Paribas and the Gates Foundation fund climate adaptation research for Africa
- World Bank makes historic pledge to stop financing oil and gas exploration
- European Commission announces €9 billion in climate aid for partner countries
- Theresa May unveils £140 million funding for climate vulnerable nations
- France awards ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ grants to US climate scientists
- Leading economists and major corporations call for the end of fossil fuel investments
- European utilities commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2050
- Germany is the world’s leading nation for recycling
- France and Sweden collaborate on green finance to boost transition to the low-carbon economy
The BNP Paribas Foundation has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the One Planet Fellowship programme aiming to deliver much-needed research on climate adaptation in Africa.
The World Bank has announced that from 2019 it will stop financing upstream oil and gas operations, as part of a series of commitments to boost its climate contributions towards implementing the Paris Agreement.
During the One Planet Summit, the European Commission announced a series of climate-smart investments for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries worth €9 billion.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new climate change policies to help vulnerable nations affected by climate change, declaring that it’s Britain’s duty to assist.
French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded long-term research grants to 18 research scientists so can they continue their research on climate change in France.
More than 80 leading economists from 20 countries have signed a Declaration on Climate Finance urging for an immediate end to investment in new fossil fuel projects and a dramatic increase in renewable energy investment.
Liverpool City Council has released a new strategy to cut emissions and tackle air pollution in the city, which includes the installation of EV charging stations and the creation of a ‘Clean Air Zone’.
France has topped the 2017edition of the Food Sustainability Index (FSI) exhibiting the best performance across food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture and nutritional challenges.
An international consortium of energy companies has presented its plans to develop a 6 gigawatt (GW) solar and wind hybrid project in Western Australia, designed to export clean energy to Indonesia through subsea cables.
On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP23 in Bonn, Germany.