BB to Introduce ESRM Guideline Next Year
Bangladesh Bank is going to introduce an updated version of Environmental and Risk Management guideline from next year to guide banks and financial institutions to protect their investment from environment and social risks.
Development at the Cost of Environment Not 'Sustainable'
Speakers at a recent seminar said big projects and construction of infrastructure do not mean development, if development is not sustainable due to destruction of forests, rivers and environment.
LDC Ministers Commit to Ambitious Climate Action
On October 5, Ministers and Heads of Delegation from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group met in Addis Ababa to discuss the priorities of the LDC group in preparation for the international climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.
Incoming COP 23 President Calls for a “Grand Coalition” of Actors
In his speech before the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72), incoming President of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23)
Paris Agreement Reaches 166 Ratifications
The Paris Agreement on climate change has reached 166 Parties. With 31 more ratifications, the Paris Agreement will have the same number of Parties as the UNFCCC, which, with 197 Parties, is nearly universal.
Green Bond Issuance Reaches US$96 bn
September was marked by a flurry of meetings, announcements and reports by multilateral development banks (MDBs), climate funds and other actors working on international climate finance.
Partnerships, Tools on Clean Energy Aim to Contribute to Multiple SDGs
Switching to renewable energy sources not only contributes directly to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate action), but can also support
What Happened at Climate Week NYC
During Climate Week NYC from 18-24 September, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability demonstrated a commitment to coordinated, multi-stakeholder climate action.
Power Bills Pay for $600m Green Fund
A $600 million climate change “slush fund” driving up NSW power prices is being used to stage talkfests on solar energy, fund studies into the environmental impacts of “lighter colored” roads and even pay for bureaucrats to attend energy forums.
Energy Efficiency Savings May Drop in Future
Even as residential energy use continues to drop across the six states serviced by PacifiCorp, the utility company predicts that over the long-term, energy efficiency savings won't be as big of a factor.