International agreement on increasing energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships

International agreement on increasing energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships

Following an earlier story on shipping last week, a stricter target for energy efficiency improvements in some ships has been agreed at the International Maritime Organization. Nina Chestney explains in an article on the Hellenic Shipping News website.   IMO agrees on stricter efficiency targets for some ships The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday … Continue reading

Old power plant in Germany given new life

Old power plant in Germany given new life

The energy transition takes on different dimensions.  It is encouraging to see the transformation of an old coal power into a gem for the community.  Kate Connolly explains in an article in The Guardian.   Art electricity’ revives old German power station When the Luckenwalde coal power plant in east Germany closed down soon after … Continue reading

Latest update on energy finance for mitigation

Latest update on energy finance for mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on energy finance for mitigation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Mitigation Finance Update: Which Banks Take Climate Action Seriously? Story highlights: Brazil’s cement industry aims at reducing 35% of its emissions. Bank of America will mobilize USD 300 billion … Continue reading

New report explores how a number of African countries are designing systems to simultaneously achieve their climate targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

New report explores how a number of African countries are designing systems to simultaneously achieve their climate targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, published a report titled, ‘SDG Footprint of African NDCs: Advancing the Co-benefits Approach,’ which explores how a number of African countries are designing systems to simultaneously achieve their climate targets and the SDGs. Wangu Mwangi explains in an article on the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute … Continue reading

Addressing pollution and emissions by shipping

Addressing pollution and emissions by shipping

UPDATE: The International Maritime Organization (on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector’s emissions. See here. The International Maritime Organization aims to halve global emissions by 2050. Shipping, along with aviation, has been excluded from international talks on climate change … Continue reading