The rapid worldwide expansion of renewable energy in recent years has been largely driven by support policies. Typically, these aim to address market failures in an effort to promote the uptake of renewable energy while achieving a number of other objectives, including energy diversification, the development of a local industry and job creation.
Sustainability is about more than just being “green”. It is about achieving excellence, doing things more efficiently and creating a positive impact. Athletes strive to break records. Organisers strive to promote the best event possible. Why should they together not aim to achieve the next level up of quality by being sustainable?
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are one of the world's largest sports events, and the delivery of the Games has more wide-ranging impacts than we could imagine, not on the field of sports alone, but also on society, the economy and other fields. The Games' influence will go beyond Tokyo, the Host City, extending across Japan and the world. Given the growing momentum for efforts to project the global environment, it is vital that these concerns are fully addressed in the preparations for the delivery of the Olympics and Paralympic Games.
This guide explores how the Park, venues and events have been developed to respond to and tackle the significant environmental challenges of our time: a changing climate, the loss of biodiversity and the overconsumption of vital resources. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London has a fantastic opportunity to lead the way in sustainable living for its neighbours across London and beyond.
The purpose of producing energy statistics is to use them to monitor changes in energy production and use, inform debate and provide a wider understanding of energy. In Key World Energy Statistics (KWES), we look to highlight some of the key facts and trends from across the vast number of datasets the IEA produces to enable everyone to know more about energy. So if you want to know who are the top ten producers of oil or coal or the leading exporters of gas, what has been the evolution of electricity production since 1971, how energy use contributes to CO2 emissions or if you simply want to see the world picture of energy production and use – that information and more is in KWES.
This report evaluates and benchmarks the quality and comprehensiveness of climate risk disclosures by insurance companies in response to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Climate Risk Disclosure Survey. In 2014, insurance regulators in six states—California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York and Washington— required insurers writing in excess of $100 million in premiums to fill out the survey. This report analyzes responses by 148 insurance companies, collectively representing about 71 percent of the U.S. insurance market in terms of 2014 direct premiums written. A total of 375 insurance companies submitted Climate Risk Disclosure Surveys.
Investing in sustainable infrastructure is key to tackling three simultaneous challenges: reigniting global growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and reducing climate risk. Following the milestone achievements of 2015 – including the ambitious global goals set for sustainable development and its financing in Addis Ababa and New York, and through a landmark international agreement on climate action in Paris – the challenge is to now to shift urgently from rhetoric into action.
This study examines how alternative transport fuels and infrastructure, which are expected to play a crucial role in the transport sector’s future, develop in other world regions. It aims to contribute to the development and implementation of a European transport strategy effectively promoting alternative modes of transportation and safeguarding the EU’s transport industry’s leading position.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement represent the most ambitious multilateral goals ever set. These goals require an unprecedented mobilization of both public and private finance – some US$90 trillion over the next 15 years. Public finance is scarce and must serve competing priorities.Progress has been made to mobilize private finance by shaping the right enabling investment conditions and crowding-in private capital with public funds.
This includes assurance that companies are lowering their risk exposure to policies that place a price on carbon and reallocating capital to deliver higher returns in a low-carbon economy. This report provides investors, companies and governments with an overview of how companies are responding to carbon pricing signals within the global economy
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