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Coal exit list: Who drives the climate chaos?

Three weeks before the start of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Urgewald and 40 partner NGOs have released the 2021 update of the Global Coal Exit List (GCEL).

Session 26 Oct: Heading to COP26

COP26 will gather all parties interested in climate change, but how will it affect Africa and more importantly, how can Africa affect COP26?

Mining industry supports transition from coal, if done gradually

In a presentation to the country’s Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission, the Minerals Council of South Africa stated its support to move away from coal-fired power.
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Offshore wind market is growing exponentially, expects even more

New installed capacity of offshore wind reached 6.1GW in 2020, 14 times higher than 10 years ago says the Global Wind Energy Council in its latest report.
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Very little time left to limit the effect of climate change

Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying and some of these trends are now irreversible during our present time frame, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
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Global solar PV market is breaking all sorts of records

SolarPower Europe’s new Global Market Outlook report says solar PV installation increased 18% in 2020 compared to the previous year, despite COVID-19 induced lockdowns.
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Not enough global recovery funding is going to clean energy

Governments around the world are deploying an unprecedented amount of money to stabilise and rebuild their economies, but only about 2% of that spend is being allocated to clean energy measures.

Focusing on high impact private sector investment to drive NDCs

The African Development Bank in a recently published scoping study recommends that development finance institutions and other investors focus on high-impact, high-growth potential start ups that can drive climate-related innovation.

Japan and Austria support NDCs of African countries

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to the role of the private sector in the NDCs of African countries.
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World Bank doubles commitment to climate-related projects

The World Bank Group made several announcements to scale up support for both climate adaptation and mitigation in Africa.