The universal implementation of risk management systems and other tools will help international organisations improve their assessment of climate risk, say think tanks E3G and Chatham House.
Current targets for the renewable energy share in Poland’s power mix are inadequate, says Polish think tank the Instrat Foundation in a new report.
Governments could save $3trn and reduce CO2 emissions by 5.46 billion tonnes via the removal of fossil fuel consumption subsidies, says the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Lower capital expenditure, longer lifetimes and higher capacity will drive down the cost of all forms of wind power significantly in Europe by 2050, says Brussels-based trade association WindEurope.
A massive increase in recycling across the steel, cement, aluminium and plastic sectors would help China accelerate its transition to net-zero emissions, says not-for-profit RMI in a new report.
A majority of European countries have failed to comply with the latest nearly zero-energy buildings standards, which must be revised to make them more harmonised, says the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a think tank.
Falling costs boosted growth in offshore wind globally in 2020, with Asia-Pacific moving ahead of the rest of the world, reports market intelligence company the Renewables Consulting Group.
European carmakers are failing to implement electrification targets in line with net-zero ambitions, says campaign group Transport and Environment in a new report.
The falling cost of renewables gives emerging economies a strong business case to power past coal in pursuit of a net-zero economy, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.
The use of fixed fees in network tariffs disincentivises energy efficiency and puts a greater cost burden on low-income consumers, says not-for-profit the Regulatory Assistance Project.
Governments must make renewable energy uptake a key performance indicator across every level of decision-making if the share of fossil fuels in final energy consumption is to fall, says international policy network REN21.
Attaining universal access to clean energy by 2030 looks doubtful given the continuing significant lack of access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.