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CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME

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  1. Solar's global opportunity: Delivering the UN climate and environment pledges
    Solar's global opportunity: Delivering the UN climate and environment pledges 15 Apr 2016

    Between the Paris Climate agreement and the energy-focused Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there has never been such a unified assortment of top-down policies driving the deployment of clean energy. Both the SDGs and the Paris Agreement have been years in the making. For policy makers, meeting the obligations developed under these initiatives is the next challenge. This is the point at which the solar industry and those responsible for delivering cost effective emission reduction and universal access to electricity need to talk. This whitepaper details the opportunity for the solar sector and its ability to offer governments bankable, scalable clean energy that can be deployed extremely quickly.

    Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  2. Climate change and trade policy in Central America
    Climate change and trade policy in Central America 5 Jan 2016

    Central America´s location, on a narrow isthmus that bridges two continents and oceans, renders it particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Trade facilitation and the transition to sustainable production schemes represent wide opportunities for the improvement of Central America in adapting the process of climate change

    North America,South America,Finance,Policy,COP 21
  3. Maritime Opportunities – Blue Growth for a Green Future: The Government's Maritime Strategy
    Maritime Opportunities – Blue Growth for a Green Future: The Government's Maritime Strategy 20 Oct 2015

    The Government's commitment to the maritime industry is firmly rooted in the Sundvolden platform. The maritime industry is currently among Norway's most global, innovative and forward-looking industries. Its employment rate, value creation and spillover to other industries make it an important driving force in Norwegian business and industry. In order for the industry to further develop its value creation potential, it must be given the necessary political attention in order to continue its positive development

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  4. ENERGI21 Strategy 2014 - PART 2: Background, analysis and assessments
    ENERGI21 Strategy 2014 - PART 2: Background, analysis and assessments 20 Oct 2015

    The Energi21 board presents in this document the third national strategy for research, development, demonstration and commercialisation of new climate-friendly energy technology. The strategy is targeted towards value creation and efficient utilisation of resources in the energy sector through investment in R&D activities and new technology to benefit society as a whole. Trade and industry has played a leading role in the strategy processes, and close cooperation with universities and research institutes has been emphasised

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. Climate Justice and Economy Report
    Climate Justice and Economy Report 12 Aug 2015

    Suggestions for Israel’s Climate Policy - Behavioral Tools and the Possible Introduction of Carbon Tax

    Middle East,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  6. A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030
    A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030 31 Jul 2014

    Much has been achieved since the EU adopted its first package of climate and energy measures in 2008. The EU is now well on track to meet the 2020 targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and renewable energy and significant improvements have been made in the intensity of energy use thanks to more efficient buildings, products, industrial processes and vehicles.

    Europe,Policy
  7. South Korea’s emissions trading scheme: Bloomberg New Energy Finance/Ernst & Young Korea
    South Korea’s emissions trading scheme: Bloomberg New Energy Finance/Ernst & Young Korea 14 May 2013

    South Korea will launch its emissions trading scheme in a little over 18 months. The government has yet to finalise the design of the scheme and is currently engaged in an active dialogue with industry.

    Asia,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  8. Down to Business Leading at Rio+20 and Beyond: The Regeneration Roadmap
    Down to Business Leading at Rio+20 and Beyond: The Regeneration Roadmap 18 Apr 2013

    Through our analysis of the results of our expert and public opinion surveys, we provide insights on the wisdom of the crowd in terms of challenges overcome and outstanding in sustainable development.

    Worldwide,Policy
  9. A Roadmap for Reducing Rooftop Solar Costs by 50%: Solar Freedom Now
    A Roadmap for Reducing Rooftop Solar Costs by 50%: Solar Freedom Now 15 Apr 2013

    Now that rooftop solar is more widespread we can establish a simplified “lowest common denominator” of solar installation standards that will apply to the vast majority of residential rooftop systems.

    Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities
  10. Perspectives from the Sustainable Development Frontier: The Regeneration Roadmap
    Perspectives from the Sustainable Development Frontier: The Regeneration Roadmap 12 Apr 2013

    The current economic uncertainty, societal discontent and environmental inflection points coincide with the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

    Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction

LIVE STREAM: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FORUM 2017 BONN, GERMANY

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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