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Issuance of renewable energy
bonds is set to take off in Asia as new regulations push bank
s to step back from extending loans to projects, the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) said in its June bond market report.
"Energy needs in Asia are ...
Climate Change Minister Mushahidullah Khan has hailed the leading Group of 7 (G7) industrial nations for announcing to phase out the use of fossil fuels by decarbonising the global economy in the course of this century.“Such move, if ...
In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts down parts of its distribution system to take the pressure off the aging national grid. Whole areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg are ...
Urgent plans to help the world
's poorest people become more resilient to extreme weather and rising seas are on hold because of a lack of cash in a U.N. climate fund set up for least developed countries, amid fierce competition for limited ...
Dear Secretary Clinton -
In your husband’s years in office, the greenhouse effect was still fairly novel science; even eight years ago, when you were first running for president, climate change was not yet really a top-tier issue. In a ...
leaders agreed Monday to dramatically reduce or altogether eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2100, in an announcement meant to build momentum for a global climate deal in Paris this December.
Pressure continues to mount on ...
The outcome was never in doubt when California’s Democratic-controlled Senate last week took up – and passed – the latest package of environmental bills to come out of California.
Still, lawmakers argued a familiar litany of points for ...
The World Bank
is working to overcome poorer nations’ suspicions about putting a price on carbon emissions as it seeks to expand greenhouse-gas trading internationally, according to the lender’s special climate-change envoy.While charging ...
What would a green financial system that encourages net zero greenhouse gas emissions look like?
It would have to reduce the risks of high-carbon assets while simultaneously scaling up capital for the low-carbon transition. But who would ...
On a sweaty May morning in this sprawling mountain capital, residents heard a painfully familiar warning on the radio and TV.
Air pollution was at dangerous levels, environmental authorities said. People were advised to stay indoors as ...
There are no oil rigs visible from Aberdeen itself, but evidence of the foundations of Europe’s oil capital is easy to see: plaques for the head offices of major fossil fuel companies, helicopters ferrying workers to and from offshore platforms, ...
By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by ...
A new report calls for investment in clean energy
to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people world
wide access to electricity and help prevent global warming.
Adnan Amin, director-general of ...
In late April, earlier than expected monsoon-type rain caused the deaths of at least 37 people in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. A similar bout of unseasonably heavy rains ruined a large part of the wheat crop in India’s Punjab, ...
China is by far the world
`s biggest investor in clean energy
technologies like solar and wind. Last year, its clean energy
spending hit a record $83 billion, a 39 percent jump from the year before, and more than twice what is spent in the United ...
France wants the private sector to play a “major role” in efforts to reach a global climate pact in Paris this December.
With just over six months to go until diplomats thrash out a deal, the French capital this week hosts the Business ...
giant E.ON has partnered with the UK Green Investment Bank
(GIB) over the construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm – expected to power 300,000 homes.
The Green Investment Bank
has acquired a £236 million stake in the new ...
India has recently ramped up attacks on environmental and development organizations that work on climate, clean energy
and sustainability issues. The world
’s largest democracy has frozen bank
accounts, restricted international donations, and in ...
Last week saw Christiana Figueres, the head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Australia to promote the importance of international climate policy this year across multiple sectors. In keeping with her busy ...
German development bank
KFW could lend India $1.1 billion for rooftop solar projects, on top of another loan it has extended to help the Asian country fund its ambitious green energy
plans, India's top renewable energy
bureaucrat told ...
This year's Paris climate summit will leave the world
on course for dangerous climate change unless nations offer much deeper carbon emissions cuts than already pledged or signalled, according to researchers including the UK's Lord Nicholas ...
U.S. coal and oil companies have enough on their minds trying to cut costs, protect cash flows and placate investors who keep glancing at the exits.
That leaves very little time to contemplate the giant in the east: China, whose energy
It started as just another farm chore for Elvira Flores, a teenage shepherd in the northern Andean highlands.
On Sept. 8, 2013, Flores drove her flock across a dirt road that crosses her family`s rocky green fields and down to a ...
Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank
, has called for fossil fuel subsidies to be scrapped immediately and for a price to be put on carbon.
Speaking to the Guardian, Kim said, “You can have growth that will protect the plant and ...
Are we tipping the right way? One of the great environmental stories is of how catastrophe can creep up and be noticed only when it is too late to act. Examples range from the sudden, inexplicable collapse of bee colonies, to ice cores revealing ...