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REN 21 Newsletter December 2015

REN 21 Newsletter December 2015

This newsletter marks the end of an eventful year which has set the wheel in motion for the energy transition towards renewables. REN21’s Annual Report provides a concise overview of our activities throughout 2015. For REN21, these last months were packed with highlights: SAIREC, the South African International Renewable Energy [...]

‘Save the Fish’ to ‘Hot Right Now’: ‘Future Concepts’ from #SB15London

‘Save the Fish’ to ‘Hot Right Now’: ‘Future Concepts’ from #SB15London

CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS Colorado State Chemists Develop Recyclable, Biodegradable, Petroleum-Free Plastic Chemists at Colorado State University (CSU) have developed a new biodegradable polymer. The plastic is made from the biorenewable monomer Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and it converts back to GBL when heated — ready for reuse. True "chemical [...]

TerraViva-United Nations, December 14, 2015

TerraViva-United Nations, December 14, 2015

Paris Delivers Historic Climate Treaty, but Leaves Gender Untouched   Stella Paul After 2 weeks of intense negotiations, on Saturday evening, the 21st UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris finally delivered a historic agreement that, for the first time, promises to keep the global warming under 2 degrees Celsius. The treaty, consisting 31 [...]

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era Two decades of talks have come to this: an ambitious agreement to hold states to emissions targets – but already low-lying countries are worried Suzanne Goldenberg, John Vidal, Lenore Taylor, Adam Vaughan and Fiona [...]

ENB on the Side – Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015 – Issue #11 with pictures!

ENB on the Side – Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015 – Issue #11 with pictures!

ENB on the SideCoverage of Selected Side Events at UNFCCC COP 21 Issue No. 11 - Saturday, 12 December 2015 Events convened on Friday, 11 December 2015Visit our IISD/ENBOTS Coverage for Friday, 11 December 2015, at: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop21/enbots/11dec.htmlThe Joint Crediting Mechanism: Achievements and Recent Progress of Project [...]

Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

This is according to the NY Times, other news outlets may see it differently There are 3 articles here: 1) Reporting on the diplomatic approval; 2) Explaining the key points; 3) Disappointed reactions from activists Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris By CORAL DAVENPORT NY TIMES.COM, DEC. 12, [...]

HELIO Index For Investors

HELIO Index For Investors Helene Connor, HELIO International In the next few years trillions of dollars of investments will be spent in the energy sector. What criteria will guide investors and governments' policy-makers? There is a growing need in the sustainable investment community for tools that provide timely information on the quality [...]

Why is the business world suddenly clamouring for a global carbon tax?

Why is the business world suddenly clamouring for a global carbon tax? The Conversation.com.au, December 11, 2015 8.19am AEDT https://theconversation.com/why-is-the-business-world-suddenly-clamouring-for-a-global-carbon-tax-52127 by Peter Burdon Senior lecturer, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide Disclosure statement Peter [...]

New Canada ‘Bonds & Climate Change: State of Market’ report – bright future with great commitments from new gov

New Canada ‘Bonds & Climate Change: State of Market’ report – bright future with great commitments from new gov

  8am Ottawa/2pm Paris/1pm London: Today, Climate Bonds and Sustainable Prosperity are releasing the fourth annual Bonds and Climate Change: State of the Market in Canada 2015, which is a special supplement to the Bonds and Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2015. Every year, we collaborate to track the highlights from the [...]

The Bottom Line: Edition 11

The Bottom Line: Edition 11

THE WORLD AWAITS It was a waiting game for many on the penultimate day of COP21 yesterday. Ministers and their senior negotiators had worked through Wednesday night, meaning that the Paris Committee reconvened on Thursday. Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister and COP President, presented a revised text at 9:00pm to the Parties. Guest [...]

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