New World Bank report highlights net benefits of investing in resilient infrastructure

New World Bank report highlights net benefits of investing in resilient infrastructure

Catherine Benson Wahlén writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about a new World Bank report on benefits of resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries.   World Bank Report Illustrates Benefits of Resilient Infrastructure The World Bank recently released a report that highlights that the net benefits … Continue reading

India’s energy transition: artificial intelligence providers claim they can improve the efficiency of renewable energy

India’s energy transition: artificial intelligence providers claim they can improve the efficiency of renewable energy

It is encouraging how some countries are embracing one technology to take advantage of another.  Clyde Russell writes on the Reuters website about India’s efforts to use AI to exploit its renewable energy potential.   Can AI solve renewable energy’s problems? India may show the way One of humankind’s most enduring weaknesses is to assume … Continue reading

30 by 30 it must be!

30 by 30 it must be!

Who ever thought achieving a net zero carbon economy was impossible? The UK has now made a commitment to achieving it by 2050, but Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, makes a strong argument in the July/August edition of ‘Energy in Buildings and Industry’ that Britain should push that date forward to … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance institutions

Latest update on climate finance institutions

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the May update on global climate finance institutions compiled by Beate Antonich.   Institutional Finance Update: Addressing Climate-relevant Expenditures and Funding Gaps In June and July 2019, multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the World Bank Group reported on progress towards increasing climate … Continue reading

Trump’s confusion on climate change

Trump’s confusion on climate change

We are well aware of President Trump’s dismissive position on climate change. Dino Grandoni writes in the Washington Post about the errors he continues to make when discussing the topic.   Trump keeps making this error about climate change When asked about climate change, President Trump has a ready answer. The United States has the … Continue reading