At the Hydrogen Transition Summit we heard from governments, the energy industry, corporates, investors and policymakers on how to navigate the challenges of scaling up green hydrogen in the transition to net zero. EU-Africa collaboration, the importance of private and public sector collaborations and how to address supply chains to bolster hydrogen infrastructure were all high on the agenda.
The World Economic Forum and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate announced today at the Climate Action Innovation Zone at COP27 the expansion of a coalition of global companies to commit $12 billion in 2030 purchase commitments for green technologies to decarbonize the cement and concrete industry and other hard-to-abate sectors.
Day 1 of the Climate Action Innovation Zone began with a New York Times Climate Forward Conversation, where NYT climate correspondent Max Bearak interviewed Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister of the UK. Johnson dived straight in with a description of his morning swim off the coral reefs: “90% of our coral reefs around the world face extinction… as a result of anthropogenic climate change.”
Partners Ecosphere+ and AIDER will this November support the attendance at COP27 of an indigenous-led group of climate leaders from the Peruvian Amazon. Made up of indigenous spokespeople, a forestry engineer and NGO staff, this diverse delegation will bring vital perspectives to COP27 to unearth much-needed dialogue around implementing effective and equitable solutions to climate change that are rooted in nature.
The UK’s leading nature agencies have set out their plan to boost nature recovery at home and abroad ahead of the key international biodiversity summit in Montreal taking place next month.
UK Government announces it is working with the Republic of South Africa to deepen their minerals mining and energy collaborations, including through a regular Ministerial and Technical dialogues between the Department for Mineral Resources and Energy (RSA) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK).
ENGIE and Google enter into a 100 MW Power Purchase Agreement (Corporate PPA), for a period of 12 years, as part of the offshore wind development of the Moray West project.
The Chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP, has written to the Environment Secretary raising the Committee’s concerns that a culture of delay at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is holding up progress on a range of promised environment policies.
The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance has released a call to action to asset owners and index providers on Development and Uptake of Net-Zero-Aligned Benchmarks.
The Highways Sector Council (HSC) has released its Net Zero Highways plan, highlighting the progress made by the sector and the ongoing work by various bodies to reduce carbon emissions.
Green investment needs to scale rapidly to limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5°C, with recent studies estimating that between USD109-275 trillion is required by 2050.
Leading companies pledge to purchase 550,000 tonnes of sustainable alternatives to materials sourced from Ancient and Endangered Forests.
Self-charging trains could make their way onto Britain’s railways, transforming the future of transport after receiving government funding.
Zenobē begins construction on pioneering battery storage projects totalling £750 million in Scotland
Zenobē has announced it has begun construction on pioneering battery storage projects totalling £750 million in Scotland at Blackhillock, Kilmarnock South and Eccles.
The EY 2022 Sustainable Value Study finds that companies acting on climate change are surpassing expectations financially but are not progressing at the speed or scale required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
At Day 1 of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, Dr. Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC, called on governments to step up action in the fight against climate change.
Six leaders in circular economy innovation came together for a high-level roundtable to discuss collaboration as a strategy for scaling up circularity in the global economy – and to share examples of ecosystem partnerships.
Walmart Inc., Ørsted and Schneider Electric announce that they have successfully convened the first cohort of suppliers to participate in Walmart’s renewable energy accelerator: Gigaton PPA.
GFANZ launches critical resources for financial institutions to convert net-zero ambitions to action
GFANZ unveils new pan-sector framework for financial institution transition planning supports actionable strategies and unprecedented accountability on net-zero commitments.
Recent study, ‘Navigating Energy Transitions: Mapping the Road to 1.5°C’, finds investments in new oil and gas fields can fully finance the wind and solar energy ramp-up.