Paris Agreement

Leaders Summit Outlines Energy Transition Priorities for a 1.5°C Future: IRENA

The Paris agreement sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Today, more and more countries are aiming for net zero emissions by mid-century and attention is shifting to the implication of this objective. While existing Nationally […]

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G-20 Countries Should Take the Lead in Tackling Climate Change: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that the G-20 countries should take the lead in tackling climate change, and push for the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. Chinese President Xi Jinping while addressing the Leaders’ Side Event on Safeguarding the Planet of the G-20 Riyadh Summit said that the G-20 countries should take the […]

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Africa To Get Its Fair Share Solar Power Soon- Report

  The 2020  Intersolar Africa Market Report 2020,  produced by Intersolar Europe in association with BSW solar (Germany) and Becquerel Institute, points to the huge potential across the African continent, and some new opportunities for solar in Africa.   Africa, the continent with a population equal to India and total area of over nine times India, […]

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Good, But Not Good Enough: Solar Energy Growth in Light of the Paris Agreement

From December 2-13, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, where global leaders are discussing their environmental agendas and specifying their nationally determined climate contributions. With solar playing a key role in the decarbonization of the energy sector, it is time for REC Group to take stock of […]

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27 Countries Pledge $9.776 bn to Replenish the Green Climate Fund

27 countries have pledged to replenish the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by USD 9.776 billion for the next four years, with more contributions expected The shared urgency of addressing climate change took a big step forward with 27 countries pledging to replenish the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by USD 9.776 billion for the next four […]

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India Pitches for Financial Support to Achieve Paris Agreement Targets

India has raised the pitch for finance and technology support to developing nations to achieve the Paris Agreement goals it had set in 2015 In the run-up to two key UN summits on Climate Change, India has raised the pitch for finance and technology support to developing nations to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of […]

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China to Meet its Paris Agreement Targets Nearly a Decade Early

China, currently the world’s largest carbon emitter, is on track to meet its emission goals under the Paris Agreement nearly a decade early China, currently the world’s largest carbon emitter, is on track to meet its Paris agreement target of reducing its emissions nearly a decade early, official media reported.  For decades, top Chinese cities, […]

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Success or Failure of Climate Change Battle Hinged on Developments in Asia: UN

The battle to combat climate change will be a “success or failure” based on the developments in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels The battle to combat climate change will “succeed or fail” based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said.  […]

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Report Projects India Will Exceed its Paris Agreement Target

A new report has projected that India is likely to obtain 63% of its installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources (including hydro) by 2029-30, and exceed its Paris Agreement target of 40%. A new report has projected that India is likely to obtain 63% of its installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources (including […]

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