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Prosus & South Pole Sign Deal with Innovative New Climate Finance Instrument

Global technology investor Prosus and South Pole (top provider of climate solutions) have joined forces to use the new D-REC market tool to deliver distributed renewable energy projects in response to growing calls for greater corporate climate action at COP27. High social impact projects in South Africa and India will be their main priorities. Prosus […]

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Examining the Biggest Polluters: Report Card of Shipping Industry

Nearly 80 per cent of the world’s trade is carried out by sea. Indeed, shipping offers an environmentally efficient means of transport per unit of cargo when compared to other highly polluting media such as air and road transport. Yet, the sheer volume of maritime trade results in a significant contribution to the world’s greenhouse […]

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What Are Climate Bonds?

According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates, limiting the global temperature increase to 2 degree Celsius, the goal of the Paris Agreement, will require about $3 trillion of investment every year to 2050. Raising such huge investments is a challenge. To tackle it, governments and corporations are increasingly turning to Climate […]

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United States Ratifies International Solar Alliance

The United States of America has ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Agreement. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the Instrument of Acceptance was handed over by Patricia Lacina, Charge D’Affaires, US Embassy in India. It was handed over during a meeting of Lacina with AS (ER) Prabhat Kumar and JS (ED) Noor Rahman Sheikh. […]

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IESA supports UN’s low carbon tech innovation challenge’22

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Regional Office in New Delhi has announced the launch of 5th Innovation Challenge on Innovative Low Carbon Technologies. Applications will be accepted until 31st May 2022. The Innovation Challenge is conducted under the Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD; https://www.low-carbon-innovation.org/), which is jointly implemented by UNIDO and […]

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UNDP, OECD, World Bank, WWF to Participate in Event on Sustainability

The United Nations, through the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the World Bank, and the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) are taking part in a two-day event this month to promote sustainability. The first BforPlanet will be held on July 7-8, 2021, at Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc […]

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R.K. Singh Press Conference- Rules On Green Tariff Coming, More..

At a virtual press conference linked to India’s role as a Global Champion for the Energy Transition theme at the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy 2021, Mr R.K. Singh, Minister of State (I/C) for Ministry of Power and MNRE and Minister of State for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the Minister held forth […]

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EU-Africa Green Investment Forum highlights Africa’s Green Growth scope

Last Friday, United Nations Secretary General Antionio Guterres and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen opened the EU-Africa Green Investment Forum- the largest event for dialogue centred on investment in Africa to take place since the beginning of the coronavirus global pandemic. Hosted by EU Portuguese Presidency and the European Investment Bank, the event was attended […]

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JinkoSolar Joins the United Nations Global Compact

JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, has announced it has joined the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Under the U.N. Global Compact, signatories are encouraged to align their operations and strategies with key principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.  […]

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