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TRACKING-SDG-7-energy-progress-report

May 28, 2020

COVID-19 intensifies urgency to expand sustainable energy solutions worldwide

Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030 unless efforts are scaled up…

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Interdependence of human well-being and biodiversity

May 22, 2020

Interdependence of human well-being and biodiversity

How much do we know about benefits that biodiversity provides us day-to-day? Or do we only think of it when facing extraordinary circumstances? Don’t we enjoy the recently rejuvenated rivers…

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GGF impact report 2019 decade

May 21, 2020

GGF celebrates 10 years of green impact with renewables portfolio of over 1 GW

The Green for Growth Fund has so far supported the development of over 1 GW in renewable energy capacity. Southeastern Europe accounts for two thirds of the portfolio that GGF…

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clima@-2020-finalists and environmental challenges they try to solve

May 19, 2020

Three major environmental challenges clim@ 2020 finalists address

We are only two weeks away from the clim@ 2020 pitching event to select the winner of this year’s competition. Fifteen finalists from the whole world will pitch their innovative…

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nature's health biodiversity day

May 19, 2020

Our health depends on nature’s health – on May 22 world marks its biodiversity day

The slogan for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 is “Our solutions are in nature” and it will be marked only online. The emphasis is on human health and…

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paid-to-use-electricity

May 16, 2020

Households in UK are earning money by consuming green electricity

The rise in the share of renewables in the system requires more flexibility to keep the grid in balance. This spring the energy system in the UK was occasionally challenged…

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interview-ivonne-higuero-cites-illegal-wildlife-trade

May 15, 2020

Preventing illegal wildlife trade helps avoid zoonotic diseases

COVID-19 is a deadly zoonotic disease and there is an urgent need to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks. Preventing illegal wildlife trade is a good place to start. “Illegal…

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finance-in-motion-road-to-impact

May 14, 2020

Finance in Motion releases impact investment report Road to Impact

In 2019 Finance in Motion advised funds which had facilitated over 70,000 new loans to small businesses and households and were helping prevent the emission of more than 870,000 tons…

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World Economic Forum Bulgaria Slovenia energy transition

May 13, 2020

World Economic Forum: Slovenia best ranked among SEE countries in energy transition

The World Economic Forum warns the coronavirus pandemic is about to establish a new normal in all aspects and that it could erase recent progress in the switch to renewables…

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Natural resources overambitious economic goals

May 7, 2020

Limited natural resources and (over)ambitious economic goals

Author: Danko Kalkan, Green Finance and Environmental Management Expert The large-scale exploitation of natural resources to support economic growth is leading to a bad scenario, with available resources shrinking and…

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Costs demand renewables coronavirus

May 5, 2020

Low costs boost demand for renewables during coronavirus crisis

Green energy has been the most resilient to the effects of lockdowns worldwide, said Dave Turk, Acting Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. The demand for renewables is…

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Plastic Waste Partnership

May 4, 2020

Plastic Waste Partnership launches photography contest

The Plastic Waste Partnership (PWP) has launched a photography contest to promote outreach, education, and awareness-raising on the global plastic waste crisis. The contest welcomes entries from all walks of…

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