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international-day-of-forests-2020

March 20, 2020

March 21 is International Day of Forests: Home to 80% of all terrestrial species

The global celebration of forests – March 21 has been declared to be the International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme of the 2020 International…

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Solar power projects worldwide slowed down by coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Solar power projects worldwide slowed down by coronavirus

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 is paralyzing the global economy and photovoltaics are no exception, according to the latest projections published by experts. Solar power projects may slow amid…

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International Olympic Committee climate positive from 2030

March 4, 2020

International Olympic Committee pledges to climate positive Olympic Games from 2030

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”,…

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Master's students can apply for ESED scholarship

February 27, 2020

Master’s students can apply for ESED scholarship of up to USD 21,000 by March 6

In the region tracked by Balkan Green Energy News, excellent students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo* are eligible for the scholarship program. There…

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clim@ green competition 60 countries

February 27, 2020

Candidates in clim@ green competition come from 60 countries

Grand finalists will present their entries at the GGF Sustainable Future Forum in Frankfurt on June 3. Finance in Motion is responsible for the clim@ contest on behalf of the…

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Environmental risks economy sustainable development Danko Kalkan feature

February 13, 2020

Sustainable development must not hinge on economic growth alone

Author: Danko Kalkan, Green Finance and Environmental Management Unit Coordinator in ProCredit Bank’s subsidiary in Serbia In most capitalist economies, it is a generally accepted rule that environmental improvements must…

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UN Environment Champions of the Earth award

February 12, 2020

UN Environment picking Champions of the Earth for annual award

The organizers aim to recognize the contribution of leaders from government, civil society and the private sector. For their positive impact on the environment, so far 93 laureates got the…

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canada-coal-phaseout-edmonton

February 10, 2020

Coal phaseout in Canada – Ex-colleagues helping miners’ job transition

Regional transition centers in coal regions in Canada are being established in order to support the communities during the country’s coal phaseout. The units operated by former coal miners are…

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David Attenborough influential celebrity environmental

February 6, 2020

Attenborough is most influential celebrity in environmental poll

Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Tesla, landed second in approval level due to innovations in the automotive industry, mobility and energy. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the next celebrity…

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EU rule universal mobile charger standard

February 5, 2020

EU preparing rule for universal mobile charger standard

The European Commission was tasked with creating legislation for a comprehensive system for connecting gadgets with the grid. They must come up with a proposal for a universal mobile charger…

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A-List

January 24, 2020

Global climate A-List this year includes 179 companies

Carbon Disclosure Project or CDP, a global non-profit organization, has published its 17th A-List, with 179 companies graded according to corporate transparency and action on climate change. The ranking was…

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China to ban single use plastics, bags in phases

January 20, 2020

China to ban single use plastics, bags in phases

The National Development and Reform Commission said in Beijing that the state would by 2025 establish a comprehensive system for the production, sales, consumption, processing and disposal of plastic items….

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