Tags: COP 23

Blue Foundation Launches New Blockchain Currency to Stimulate Investment in Zero-Emission Projects

Blue Foundation at Blockchain Summit announced the launch of the Bluenote, a new blockchain-based currency to stimulate investment in zero-emission cities. The first Bluenote projects leveraging the blockchain platform will be investments in emission-reducing technology upgrades of commercial office buildings. The initial coin offering (ICO) for the Bluenote token sale has already launched for private investors and […]

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India-France cooperation a ‘partnership for planet’: Jean-Yves Le Drian

Describing the India-France cooperation as a “partnership for the planet”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) will play a crucial role in helping developing nations gain access to sustainable energy at lower costs. Le Drian said India and France have expressed the desire to maintain the momentum […]

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WHO launches special initiative at COP 23 to address climate change impact on health

World Health Organization (WHO) at COP23 in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the heath impacts of climate change. The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have […]

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Greening industry to preserve our planet for future generations: UNIDO

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) underway in Bonn, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is restating its support for the Paris Agreement as a crucial step towards achieving a greener, sustainable future. Industry is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for nearly one third of total global emissions. As […]

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More work needed to widen renewables, solar: UNIDO official

Lauding India’s renewables and solar photovoltaic (PV) programmes, UNIDO’s India representative Rene van Berkel on Wednesday said more work is needed to bring everybody under the ambit of these iniatives. “India has some interesting programs which are making good progress… renewable energy and solar PV programs are examples. Energy efficiency (initiatives) are quite innovative,” the […]

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New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23

A new online resource that supports climate change law-making is to be unveiled at COP23 in Bonn this week. The Law and Climate Change Toolkit is aimed at government policy makers responsible for developing laws that help implement the Paris Agreement. Three organizations have collaborated on the project, namely the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Office of Civil […]

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Shift to Clean, Affordable Energy Critical to Attaining Global Goals

To tackle the double challenge of energy poverty and climate change – producing clean, affordable energy at a pace that will meet rising demand without environmental detriment – all stakeholders must step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems for everyone’s benefit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. “Energy is the golden thread […]

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EERL partners with UN Climate Change for COP 23

Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn (COP 23, 6-17 November), Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and UN Climate Change have partnered to boost the deployment of biofuels in the transport sector. Transport is the second biggest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions world-wide, and the sector is rapidly growing. Biofuels such as ethanol […]

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