This report was written under the umbrella of Project MainStream, a multi-industry, global initiative launched in 2014 by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with McKinsey & Company as knowledge partner. MainStream is led by the chief executive officers of nine global companies: Averda, BT, Desso BV (a Tarkett company), Royal DSM, Ecolab, Indorama, Philips, SUEZ and Veolia.
The World Energy Perspective on Non-tariff Measures is the second report in a series looking at how an open global trade and investment regime concerning energy and environmental goods and services can foster the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Over the past five years, and growing dramatically leading up to and post-Paris COP 21, a movement of institutional and individual investors representing more than $3.4tn in assets under management have divested a portion of their fossil fuel investments and committed to divesting the balance in the next five years. The corollary of divesting fossil fuels is re-investing in the clean energy future. As an invitation to a larger discussion of how we can invest in a clean energy future, we created the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200TM)—a list of the 200 largest companies worldwide ranked by their total clean energy revenues.
This report showcases 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered by 100% renewable energy. For a variety of reasons and in diverse circumstances, public officials and community leaders see the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy not as an obligation but as an opportunity. Cities powered by 100% clean energy save taxpayer dollars, help their residents save money, create good jobs, and foster a better quality of life. They are catalysts for a new economy and clean energy future.
A fully sustainable and renewable global energy system is possible by 2050. For the first time, the feasibility of such a system is demonstrated by The Energy Report, published by Ecofys and WWF. With emphasis on detailed developments and practical application, the report illustrates how almost 100% of all energy carriers, all regions and all sectors of the global energy system can be renewable, by 2050.
2015 was an unprecedented year for the wind industry as annual installations crossed the 60 GW mark for the first time in history, and more than 63 GW of new wind power capacity was brought on line. The last record was set in 2014 when over 51.7 GW of new capacity was installed globally. In 2015 total investments in the clean energy sector reached a record USD 329 billion (EUR 296.6 bn). 2015 figures were up 4% from 2014’s investment of USD 316 billion (EUR 238.1 bn) and beating the previous record set in 2011 by 3%1.
The Dominican Republic has set ambitious targets to reduce its per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Another objective is to reduce import dependency and the local and global impacts of fossil fuel combustion on the environment, including those associated
with climate change. The target is to reduce GHG emissions by 25% by 2030 compared to 2010.
This report explores the challenges and opportunities represented by the complex interrelationship between forests, agriculture and sustainable development. It demonstrates that the sustainable management of both forests and agriculture, and their integration in land-use plans, is essential for achieving the SDGs, ensuring food security and tackling climate change.
New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities has been prepared by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Siemens and Citi. The focus is specifically on routes to financing climate change projects and programs. A multitude of guides already exist exploring more conventional routes of project finance, but few are focused purely on the topic of climate finance.
The goal of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio 2016™) is to deliver technically excellent Games with memorable celebrations that will promote the image of Brazil worldwide. The project is a driving force for sustainable social and urban transformations and promises to contribute to the growth of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements
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