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  1. South Africa set to become new wind power hotspot
    South Africa set to become new wind power hotspot 30 Aug 2016

    Research and consulting firm GlobalData released a report last week identifying South Africa as the likely new hotspot for wind installation.

    Africa,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. World’s largest buyer to require suppliers’ GHG emissions disclosure
    World’s largest buyer to require suppliers’ GHG emissions disclosure 30 Aug 2016

    The US federal government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services with an annual spend of more than $450 billion

    North America,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  3. Renewable Energy projects received $6 billion in funding last year
    Renewable Energy projects received $6 billion in funding last year 30 Aug 2016

    A recent Climate Finance report has revealed that renewable energy projects received funding worth $6 billion from multilateral banks in 2015.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. 16.9% of US electricity from renewables in first half of 2016
    16.9% of US electricity from renewables in first half of 2016 26 Aug 2016

    According to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA), renewable energy accounted for 16.9 per cent of electricity generation in the US for the first half of 2016

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. Japan to make 2020 Olympic medals from e-waste
    Japan to make 2020 Olympic medals from e-waste 25 Aug 2016

    For the 2020 Olympic Games, Japan is planning to make medals out of electronic waste and home appliances

    Asia,Worldwide,Sports
  6. Plastics firm to generate new revenue from recycling efforts
    Plastics firm to generate new revenue from recycling efforts 25 Aug 2016

    SPI’s new Zero Net Waste programme recognizes companies that have taken steps to eliminate waste throughout the plastics manufacturing life cycle

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction
  7. G20 urged to ratify Paris Agreement by influential investors
    G20 urged to ratify Paris Agreement by influential investors 24 Aug 2016

    A group of influential institutions controlling US$13 trillion of investments have called on members of the G20 to ratify the Paris Agreement this year

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  8. Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be most sustainable sport facility
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be most sustainable sport facility 24 Aug 2016

    The Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) will open in the summer of 2017 in Atlanta, GA and will be a one-of-a-kind facility with amenities unlike anything ever seen before

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sports
  9. Science-based targets to achieve Paris Agreement targets
    Science-based targets to achieve Paris Agreement targets 23 Aug 2016

    Following the Paris COP21 agreement last year, 175 countries have signed the Climate Deal with the target of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees C

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  10. 21% increase in electric car sales in 2016
    21% increase in electric car sales in 2016 22 Aug 2016

    A total of 91, 300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of 2016 – a 21 per cent year on year increase.

    Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction

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