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  1. Green bonds market to hit record $70bn in 2016
    Green bonds market to hit record $70bn in 2016 6 May 2016

    The global green bonds market will hit a record $70bn this year, according to an estimate from Moody’s Investors Services

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  2. UN climate chief wins Ceres sustainability award
    UN climate chief wins Ceres sustainability award 6 May 2016

    Christiana Figueres, head of the UNFCCC, has been awarded the Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets

    Worldwide,Policy,COP 21
  3. BRC and RE100 partnership to boost renewable electricity uptake
    BRC and RE100 partnership to boost renewable electricity uptake 5 May 2016

    Business Renewables Center and RE100 partnership will increase the uptake of renewable energy by some of the world’s largest companies

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy
  4. Norway’s $872bn wealth fund to pressure oil giants on climate risks
    Norway’s $872bn wealth fund to pressure oil giants on climate risks 5 May 2016

    Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, will pressure major oil firms to do more to report on the risks of climate change

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. Ban Ki-moon to appoint new head of UN Environment Programme
    Ban Ki-moon to appoint new head of UN Environment Programme 4 May 2016

    UN Secretary-General is set to appoint Erik Solheim of Norway as the new Executive Director of UNEP

    Worldwide,Policy
  6. New UN climate chief announced
    New UN climate chief announced 4 May 2016

    Former Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa will be the new UN climate chief, officials said on Tuesday

    Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  7. Nordic countries to campaign for plastics solution at UNEA
    Nordic countries to campaign for plastics solution at UNEA 3 May 2016

    Nordic countries will form a united front to address plastics in the world’s oceans at the UN Environment Assembly in Kenya from 23-27 May

    Africa,Policy
  8. Ghana to earn $38m with new solar plant
    Ghana to earn $38m with new solar plant 3 May 2016

    Ghana could earn an extra $38m per year with a new 100 MW solar power plant, according to the UN Environment Programme

    Africa,Sustainable Energy
  9. Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Arizona
    Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Arizona 3 May 2016

    Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered aeroplane, has landed in Arizona after completing its first leg across the US

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Transport
  10. $14bn clean energy investment in India since 2013
    $14bn clean energy investment in India since 2013 29 Apr 2016

    India has attracted US$14bn over the last three financial years in renewable energy investments

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy

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