The Powering Past Coal Alliance already consists of 20 countries, with hopes to expand to 50 members over the next year.
A new deal calling for further cooperation in the offshore wind energy sector has been signed by the US and Denmark, thanks to a fairly positive view of wind energy within the Trump Administration, according to recent reports.
The World Bank has announced a 10-year Global Sustainable Development bond on May 16. The investment goal of €1.5 billion was significantly oversubscribed, reaching €2 billion from 69 investors.
The protocol requires countries that want to ship their waste products to other nations to first obtain the permission of the receiving nations.
To help spur progress, back in 2015 the United Nations drew up a set of 17 goals around important factors like health, education and equality.
The National Pollinator Garden Network has surpassed their goal of registered pollinator gardens with just over 1,040,000 gardens now registered with their Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.
The Event Horizon Telescope project, including eight observatories and over 60 scientific institutions across more than 20 countries, has released the first image of a black hole.
China announced it will ban all variants of fentanyl, the powerful opioid responsible for many of the deaths in America’s opioid crisis.
World Bank Group is providing USD$22.5 billion to Africa for climate mitigation and adaptation across five years beginning with 2021, adding to the $17 billion already committed through the Africa Climate Business Plan.
Acuva Technologies, based out of British Columbia, Canada, has announced its partnership with Quezon City-based Kooler Industries, in an effort to make a significant difference in the war against plastic waste in the Philippines.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) revealed the signing of a loan agreement worth $18 million which will finance the installation of 35 megawatts (MW) of solar PV systems on 500 public schools in the West Bank.
1.5 million students from all over the world took to the streets on March to demand governments for stronger political action on our current climate crisis.
An eco-friendly new social media trend is inspiring people around the world to clean up litter. Though the #TrashTag challenge has reportedly been around for several years, it recently became a trending topic on social media.
Launched on March 1, the Bangladesh Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project will provide $185 million to add up to 310 MW in renewable energy and aims to mobilize a further $212 million in private sector investment.
New research shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in a group of 18 developed economies — including France, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Denmark — which together represents 28% of global emissions – are declining.
In the declaration, the five countries commit to step up ambition by 2020, enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the Sustainable Development Goals, and intensify their cooperation.
The world has taken an important step to drastically reduce the powerful greenhouse gasses hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol coming into force.
The projects funded by the new investment could help cut carbon emissions equivalent to those created by 800,000 cars a year.
The MDBs’ commitment goes beyond specific MDBs’ 2020 and 2030 climate finance targets, and builds on their ongoing contribution to climate finance, which amounted to US$35 billion in developing and emerging economies in 2017.
The World Bank said the move represented a “significantly ramped up ambition” to tackle climate change, “sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.”
The British government is to invest £50m in an attempt to end female genital mutilation by 2030, claiming it is the single biggest investment to tackle the issue by an international donor.
The United Nations on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea, bolstering the precarious peace in one of the world’s most volatile and strategic corners.
The 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday allowed the Palestinians to act more like a full U.N. member state during meetings in 2019, when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.
The World Bank committed $1 billion to finance battery-storage systems in developing countries, and expects its participation to attract another $4 billion in backing.