Green Recovery

Global Power Sector Emissions Increases by 5% : EMBER

A new report published by energy think tank Ember reveals that rising global electricity demand in the first half of 2021 outpaced growth in clean electricity, which led to an increase in emissions-intensive coal power. As a result, global power sector emissions increased beyond pre-pandemic levels. “Catapulting emissions in 2021 should send alarm bells across […]

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Only 18% of Announced Recovery Spending can be Considered ‘Green’: Report

An analysis of spending by leading economies has found that only 18 percent of announced recovery spending can be considered ‘green.’ One year from the onset of the pandemic, recovery spending has fallen short of nations’ commitments to build back more sustainably. An analysis of spending by leading economies, led by Oxford’s Economic Recovery Project […]

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IRENA Bats for Energy Transition Policies to maximise Socio-economic Benefits

COVID-19 has put a lot of pressure on the energy sector, but renewable energy has been shown to be resilient, providing clean, reliable, easy to mobilise and cost-effective energy solutions. IRENA’s ‘Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality’ launched earlier this year shows that a recovery focused on the renewable-based energy transition path […]

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Green Finance Recovery Mechanism Needed in Southeast Asia: ADB

ADB has urged policy makers in Southeast Asia to use green and innovative financing approaches to help catalyze investments required for climate-adjusted infrastructure in the region by 2030. A new book by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) urges policy makers in Southeast Asia to use green and innovative financing approaches to help catalyze the estimated […]

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CEEW Recommends Green Energy Investments in COVID Recovery Strategy

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), along with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) has recently published a report that makes the case for India needing a new social contract based on a commitment to jobs, growth and sustainability, as it charts its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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