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Cop24: Move to prepare negotiating texts on Paris Work Plan

Katowice, 7 Dec (Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman)- At a stocktake plenary held on 6 Dec, the Co-chairs of the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), informed Parties the time had come for the Chairs to produce their “own proposals,” to help the process forward and that based on “where possible landing zones are emerging or ... Read More »

Argentina is no climate leader

by Fernando Cabrera Neuquen – Argentinian President Mauricio Macri claims that exploiting his country’s oil and gas shale reserves – the second-largest in the world – is vital not only to lift the economy out of the doldrums but also to provide a “bridge fuel” to support the climate transition. The reality, which is already becoming apparent, is not nearly ... Read More »

Thousands hold anti-coal protest in Germany

A large demonstration against woodland clearance went ahead in Germany’s Hambach Forest after a ban was lifted. Organisers say that more is at stake than just conserving a nature area. Some 50,000 people gathered in the Hambach Forest near the western German city of Aachen on Saturday to call for the woodland’s preservation and for lignite to be finally abandoned ... Read More »

Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry

by Daniel Litvin London – This has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United Kingdom in March to Hurricane Florence on the US East Coast and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. Scientists generally hesitate to say that any particular natural disaster is the result of climate change, but ... Read More »

WBG’s $1bn for battery storage to boost renewable energy

Historic low prices for solar and wind energy, and countries want to use as much of it as possible to meet their energy needs. A new, first-of-its-kind $1 billion World Bank Group program aims to help fast-track investments in battery storage, so it can be deployed affordably and at scale in middle-income and developing countries, including some of the fastest ... Read More »

Indigenous peoples link their development to clean energies

Achuar indigenous communities in Ecuador are turning to the sun to generate electricity for their homes and transport themselves in canoes with solar panels along the rivers of their territory in the Amazon rainforest, just one illustration of how indigenous people are seeking clean energies as a partner for sustainable development. Read More »

Rooppur NPP pavilion at creates huge interest among visitors

Dhaka, Sept 8 – To create awareness about the modern nuclear power technology, safety and eco-friendliness of nuclear energy, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) set up a pavilion at a fair organized at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in connection with the Power and Energy Week 2018. Over 2000 people visited the pavilion during the three day fair which ... Read More »