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  1. IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets
    IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets 24 Apr 2017

    IFC today agreed to create the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets—a $2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and expand financing for climate investments

    Worldwide,Finance
  2. GEF Grant to Assist China’s Efforts to Phase Out POPs
    GEF Grant to Assist China’s Efforts to Phase Out POPs 10 Apr 2017

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $24.25 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support China’s efforts to reduce perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)

    Asia,Finance
  3. More Bang for the Buck: Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost
    More Bang for the Buck: Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost 10 Apr 2017

    As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  4. Montreal Protocol marks a milestone with first ratification of Kigali Amendment
    Montreal Protocol marks a milestone with first ratification of Kigali Amendment 4 Apr 2017

    Global efforts to protect the climate and the ozone layer have received a boost with the first ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The ratification by Mali was received on 31 March.

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy
  5. UN Environment will support environmental recovery and peacebuilding in Colombia
    UN Environment will support environmental recovery and peacebuilding in Colombia 3 Apr 2017

    UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas

    South America,Finance,Policy
  6. US$100 Million to Protect the Environment and Promote Development in Tunisia’s Poorest Regions
    US$100 Million to Protect the Environment and Promote Development in Tunisia’s Poorest Regions 20 Mar 2017

    The World Bank announced today a US$100 million project to support better management of forests, rangelands and agricultural landscapes for more jobs and increased incomes in the North-West and Center-West regions of Tunisia

    Africa,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  7. Dow, NASCAR team and University of Arizona partner on water innovation
    Dow, NASCAR team and University of Arizona partner on water innovation 17 Mar 2017

    In the race to secure a sustainable water future, leaders from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow), NASCAR, Richard Childress Racing (RCR), the University of Arizona and Pima County Wastewater Reclamation met in Tucson to discuss local water challenges.

    Europe,North America,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Sport
  8. Ecosphere+ CEO recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
    Ecosphere+ CEO recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 15 Mar 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Lisa Walker, CEO of Ecosphere+, has been recognised as a 2017 Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  9. Sustainable Innovation in Sport paints optimistic picture for the future of sustainability in sport
    Sustainable Innovation in Sport paints optimistic picture for the future of sustainability in sport 1 Mar 2017

    The Sustainable Innovation in Sport Forum 2017 gathered high level industry stakeholders and influencers from sporting federations, teams and athletes alongside government representatives, broadcasters, NGO and businesses

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sport
  10. The innovation race: How technology is driving sustainability in sport
    The innovation race: How technology is driving sustainability in sport 15 Feb 2017

    The sports industry is increasingly placing sustainability at the heart of its agenda, presenting huge opportunities are being created for directly reducing emissions through sustainable technology innovation

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sport

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