New International Partnership Established to Increase the Use of Energy Storage in Developing Countries (ESMAP)

On the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial, a new international partnership was established to help expand the deployment of energy storage and bring new technologies to developing countries’ power systems. The Energy Storage...

South Africa signs Carbon Tax into Law

South Africa signed the Carbon Tax into law, which has been under discussion since 2010. The goal is to “provide for the imposition of a tax on the carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions; and to provide for matters connected therewith”. Most of...

E-learning course “Introduction to Sustainable Finance” (GIZ, SEB & PAGE)

Private capital mobilisation through sustainable finance instruments is crucial to achieve the unprecedented transformation needed to attain the SDGs and the commitments to the Paris Agreement. The sustainable finance market is growing. For...

Environmental Fiscal Reform in Chile: A way forward for Developing Countries

Rodrigo Pizarro, ex-head of the Division of Environmental Economics of the Ministry of Environment of Chile, explains Chile´s environmental fiscal reform strategy, which  could represent a way forward for many developing and middle-income countries in their...

The Belt and Road Initiative launch an International Coalition for Green Development

A coalition devoted to integrating economic, social and environmental considerations into the Belt and Road Initiative was launched this week. UN Environment and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment are leading the Coalition, through which they seek to...

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