CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME

Reports

  1. IRENA: Renewable energy auctions in developing countries
    IRENA: Renewable energy auctions in developing countries 4 Jan 2017

    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.

    Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  2. Sustainable Sport and Event (SSE): Quick Start Guide
    Sustainable Sport and Event (SSE): Quick Start Guide 7 Dec 2016

    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?

    Carbon Reduction,Sport
  3. Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games high level sustainability plan
    Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games high level sustainability plan 2 Dec 2016

    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.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sport
  4. London Legacy Development Corporation: Sustainability guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030
    London Legacy Development Corporation: Sustainability guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030 1 Dec 2016

    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.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sport
  5. The New Climate Economy: The sustainable infrastructure imperative
    The New Climate Economy: The sustainable infrastructure imperative 12 Oct 2016

    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.

    Finance,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction
  6. European Commission: Alternative fuels and infrastructure in seven non-EU markets
    European Commission: Alternative fuels and infrastructure in seven non-EU markets 11 Oct 2016

    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.

    Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  7. CDP: Embedding a carbon price into business strategy
    CDP: Embedding a carbon price into business strategy 26 Sep 2016

    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

    Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  8. IRENA: Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets
    IRENA: Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets 23 Sep 2016

    Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower, the continent is increasingly turning to solar photovoltaics (PV) to bolster energy security and support rapid economic growth in a sustainable manner. Solar PV module prices have fallen by 80% since the end of 2009, and PV increasingly offers an economic solution for new electricity generation and for meeting energy service demands, both on- and off-grid.

    Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 22
  9. CPI: The drivers and challenges of third party financing for rooftop solar power in India
    CPI: The drivers and challenges of third party financing for rooftop solar power in India 15 Sep 2016

    There are three key barriers to the growth of rooftop solar power in India: the high upfront costs of installation, low access to debt finance, and perceived performance risk. One promising solution to manage these barriers is the third party financing model. This paper explores the driving factors and challenges to the third party financing model, and proposes a series of recommendations for policy changes and financial instruments which could address these challenges.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  10. Ellen MacArthur Foundation: The new plastic economy, rethinking the future of plastics
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation: The new plastic economy, rethinking the future of plastics 25 Aug 2016

    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.

    Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Carbon Reduction

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