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26/1/2015
Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was suddenly illuminated by electric lights coming from a village home. Why the surprise? The ...   
26/1/2015
At a news conference wrapping up President Obama's visit in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked whether he felt pressure from his guest to make a big pledge about tackling climate change, as China did a few months ago. "India ...   
25/1/2015
US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to team up and combat climate change by cooperating to reduce air pollution in Indian cities and ramping up finance and technology for India's ambitious Rs 6 lakh crore ...   
24/1/2015
At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, I had the honour of sitting down with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss our shared interests, including policies that encourage sustainable economic development and the role that cities ...   
14/1/2015
The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the bank has announced. The World Bank Green Growth ...   
9/1/2015
The plan agreed at the United Nations talks in Lima, Peru is a key first step toward a global climate change agreement due to be finalised this year. It would be none too soon. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned again ...   
8/1/2015
In his renowned 1998 study of power and rationality, the Danish social scientist Bent Flyvbjerg concluded: “Power determines what counts as knowledge ... while it ignores or suppresses that knowledge which does not serve it.” Tony Abbott ...   
6/1/2015
Laos is one of the ten South-East Asian nations preparing to form a single market at the end of 2015. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (AEC) is intended to boost regional growth by creating a common market that will ...   
15/12/2014
The United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru -- the world’s most recent attempt to reach an agreement on how to deal with climate change -- limped to a late close in the small hours of Sunday morning after narrowly avoiding ...   
14/12/2014
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...   
6/12/2014
A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.A growing minority of investors ...   
6/12/2014
From the rising seas in the Seychelles to the melting glaciers of Switzerland and Peru, governments are learning to cope with damaging changes to the climate that threaten food and water supplies, and even the very survival of the most low-lying ...   
6/12/2014
Australian renewable energy investment has received a $150 million boost with the release of the first local "climate bond" to finance local projects. National Australia Bank says proceeds from bond issue have been ring fenced to finance ...   
5/12/2014
Six countries produce nearly 60 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. The planet's future will be shaped by what these top carbon polluters do about the heat-trapping gases ...   
1/12/2014
UN climate talks in Lima: it's about trust | Photo, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE efforts have smashed their way into the Australian policy debate in recent months. The United Nations Secretary General's climate summit in September was closely followed by announcements on post-2020 emission ...   
28/11/2014
Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume Monday with unusual optimism despite evidence that human-generated climate change is already happening and bound to ...   
27/11/2014
Three recent reports, each a comprehensive look at the climate crisis and possible paths out of it, provide the latest evidence that the barriers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions are daunting, but not insurmountable. One report comes ...   
24/11/2014
The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its President Jim Yong Kim.Talking ahead of ...   
24/11/2014
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said this weekend that the organization’s investment focus will be on clean energy and that it will back coal-fired and other fossil fuel projects only when there is “extreme need.” Flying in the face of a ...   
24/11/2014
Looked at from one angle, climate change is an infrastructure problem. To limit global warming to 2 degrees C and avoid the worst effects of climate change, about $44 trillion will need to be invested in low-carbon projects like wind farms, solar ...   
23/11/2014
The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim. Talking ahead ...   
19/11/2014
Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions. Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...   
19/11/2014
People are moving into cities at an astounding rate-so fast, not even the cities themselves will be able to keep up. A new show at the Museum of Modern Art opens this week to examine how that explosive growth will affect six cities globally: Hong ...   
10/11/2014
Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate ...   
31/10/2014
The UK Green Investment Bank has mobilised more than £5bn of funding for new green energy infrastructure projects in the two years since its launch. The government-backed body confirmed it passed the milestone yesterday with a £5.2m ...   

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