Latest update on climate adaptation finance

Latest update on climate adaptation finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the November update on global developments in climate adaptation finance.   Climate Adaptation Finance Update: COP 23 Spurs Action on Resilience In November, multilateral development banks (MDBs) approved a number of large development projects with climate resilience benefits. Support was also confirmed … Continue reading

More from the European Environment Agency: mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals

More from the European Environment Agency: mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals

Europe’s transport sector is making only mixed progress in meeting its environment, health and climate policy targets, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published this week, which tracks the short and long-term environmental performance of this key economic sector across the European Union. Reducing the environmental, health and climate pressures arising from Europe’s … Continue reading

From the European Environment Agency: Tracking the environmental performance of industry in Europe: new interactive country profiles

From the European Environment Agency: Tracking the environmental performance of industry in Europe: new interactive country profiles

Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published recently by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The 33 profiles of the member countries of the EEA (EEA-33) give an updated snapshot of sources … Continue reading

Britain’s Green Investment Group launches pay-as-you-save energy efficiency scheme for businesses

Britain’s Green Investment Group launches pay-as-you-save energy efficiency scheme for businesses

The Green Investment Group, formerly known as the Green Investment Bank, before it was sold to Australia’s Macquarie Bank, has launched an important new funding service to help businesses. Madeleine Cuff explains in an article on the Business Green website.   Green Investment Group launches ‘pay-as-you save’ green energy offer New Energy Solutions service will … Continue reading

Latest update on climate mitigation finance

Latest update on climate mitigation finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the November update on global developments in climate mitigation finance.   Climate Mitigation Finance Update: Progress in Mapping and Financing Wind Power; Financing Call for Renewable Energy Projects The latest updates in climate mitigation finance include financing for projects in solar, wind, … Continue reading

Passive houses can be “affordable”

Passive houses can be “affordable”

In the 1980s, Canada was one of the pioneers in ambitiously efficient housing, with its R-2000 programme that was showcased globally. It certainly got a lot of attention at the International Energy Agency and in countries such as Russia, after the demise of the Soviet Union. After some lea years, it is good to see … Continue reading

This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

This week there are some items that should be of interest to you. First, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) provides an explanatory note on why the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, that is currently under revision, must focus on energy needs. Second, there is a good article on how to minimise … Continue reading