Friday, January 29, 2016
Global clean energy investment 2004-15, $bn
Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
2015 was also the highest ever for installation of renewable power capacity, with 64GW of wind and 57GW of solar PV commissioned during the year, an increase of nearly 30% over 2014.
Friday, January 22, 2016
A group of Chinese climate experts gathered to talk about China's experience and strategy for climate change adaptation. China has made strides to adapt to global climate change based on scientific research in a well-organized way since 2004, including adjusting the country's agricultural structure as well as controlling soil erosion and the problems of an encroaching desert.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Credit Suisse: poorest half of the global population own less than 1% of total wealth, the richest 1% have more wealth than the rest of the world
In its Global Wealth Databook 2015, Credit Suisse, a leading global financial services company, reveals staggering facts about world's wealth distribution. Global Wealth Databook is based on research undertaken by recognized authorities from the Credit Suisse Research Institute.
Monday, January 18, 2016
WB's Board of Executive Directors recently approved an allocation of US$38 million from the International Development Association to finance the first phase of the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB). The program includes US$9 million for Tajikistan, US$14 million for Uzbekistan, and US$15 million for regional activities.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
A new version of the C-ROADS enables the examination of the long-term impacts of national and regional greenhouse gas emissions reductions, including an assessment of the national contributions (INDCs) to the Paris climate talks, and more.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
According to Department of Energy, this is the “largest energy-saving standard in history” and one that “will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date” — a standard governing commercial air conditioners and furnaces, devices seen as consuming a huge amount of energy across America.
Monday, January 4, 2016
This information was released by Costa-Rica's state electricity agency. The wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass were major sources of electricity in the country last year.