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Tackling U.S. Corporations’ 3 Challenges To Buying Renewable Energy

Sixty percent of the largest U.S. companies have now set climate and energy goals to increase their use of renewable energy. The problem is that they face several market challenges in actually reaching these goals. wri and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the
Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles
, which aims to overcome the challenges large renewable energy buyers are facing. Twelve large companies with substantial renewable energy targets – including General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Facebook, and Walmart – are participating.



Sea Level Rise Cuts Across Political Divide in Norfolk, Virginia

While the climate change debate continues in some quarters in Washington, the impact of sea-level rise cut across political divides at the “Rising to the Challenge” conference in Norfolk, Virginia, earlier this month.

To Maracanã and Beyond: World Cup Brings Sustainable Transport Benefits to Brazil

World Cup-related investments helped finance sustainable transport systems that will benefit Brazilians long after the final whistle blows.

Closing the Renewable Energy Investment Gap

There’s a growing gap between current investment in low-carbon energy and what’s needed to meet world demand while avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

China and the United States Accelerate Efforts on Carbon Capture and Storage

China-US partnership on carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) has in many respects now left the theoretical feasibility realm and entered the “steel-in-the-ground” phase.

Learning from a “Living Laboratory”: 5 Lessons for the Green Climate Fund

It’s important to learn from the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) in order to secure and deliver finance to help communities fight and overcome the challenges posed by a changing climate.

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