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