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  • LED revolution advances in China with Government backing

    Date
    30 November 2011

    Despite some quality issues, China now leads the world in the deployment of LED street lights, and the country’s next Five-Year Plan is expected to drive further advancements, writes Phil Jessup for LEDs Magazine.

    Phil Jessup
  • Sustainability news goes mainstream on Bloomberg.com

    Date
    29 November 2011

    Bloomberg, a member of The Climate Group, has launched a Sustainability section on Bloomberg.com, which will uncover what big businesses must do to thrive in a climate of growing global competition for resources, efficiency and innovation.

    Bloomberg logo
  • South Africa selects Cisco to connect COP17 to rest of the world

    Date
    29 November 2011

    Member of The Climate Group, Cisco, is technology partner to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17), where it is providing a number of video conferencing services to delegates in a bid to curb COP17's carbon footprint.

    Cisco logo
  • COP17: China to highlight domestic efforts while seeking Kyoto deal in Durban

    Date
    28 November 2011

    Changhua Wu, The Climate Group’s Greater China Director, takes a look at China’s negotiating position ahead of this week’s Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa.

    Changhua Wu
  • Aditi Dass on India's LED market tipping-point

    Date
    28 November 2011

    Aditi Dass, Director of Technologies India, The Climate Group, writes for the Economic Times on India's LED market which is on the tipping-point of acceleration.

    Aditi Dass on India's LED market tipping-point
  • Subnational governments reinforce central role in Clean Revolution

    Date
    25 November 2011

    The Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance, a large group of influential sub-national governments advocating global climate action, confirmed its official structure at its annual meeting, in a bid to forge ahead with Clean Revolution campaign plans.

    states and regions structural meeting
  • COP17: Australia to leverage carbon price momentum

    Date
    25 November 2011

    Caroline Bayliss, Director, The Climate Group Australia, takes a look at the Australia negotiating position heading into COP17 in Durban next week, as part of a series of articles from our international policy staff looking at the position of key countries in the UN climate talks.

    Caroline Bayliss
  • COP17: EU leadership diminished but still key to progress at Durban

    Date
    24 November 2011

    Luc Bas, The Climate Group’s Director of European Programmes, examines the European Union’s negotiating position as it prepares for next week’s UN climate conference in Durban.

    Luc Bas
  • COP17: India to champion equity and access to sustainable development in Durban

    Date
    23 November 2011

    Ashirbad Raha and Aditi Dass, Consultants at The Climate Group’s New Delhi office, discusses the main issues behind India’s position heading into COP17.

    IN regional office 132
  • COP17: Over 300 business leaders call for urgent government action

    Date
    23 November 2011

    More than 325 signatures have been collected in The Climate Group supported 2°C Challenge Communiqué, which calls for national governments to break the current deadlock in international climate negotiations and drive the global Clean Revolution forward.

    cop17 durban location
  • The Climate Group wins award for influential LED lighting project in India

    Date
    23 November 2011

    The Climate Group has won the Frost & Sullivan India LED Lighting Market Excellence Awards, for our lighting project in Kolkata, India, which has inspired LED scale-up across the country.

    Radika receiving Frost and Sullivan award
  • COP17 Briefing: Damian Ryan on key issues and possible outcomes

    Date
    22 November 2011

    COP17 takes place in Durban, South Africa, from November 28 to December 9, 2011. As part of our involvement in COP17, Damian Ryan our Senior Policy Manager, will be providing daily news and analysis, and live tweeting from Durban. This Pre-COP17 Briefing marks the start of his coverage.

    Damian Ryan
  • Australia's Clean Energy Plan: Update Paper

    Date
    22 November 2011

    The Climate Group Australia has published a Clean Energy Plan briefing paper which provides an update to The Climate Group’s July 2011 Clean Energy Future Briefing Paper, covering how the scheme has changed since July 2011 as well as Australia’s key goals in the upcoming international negotiations at Durban COP17 and the Rio Earth Summit.

    clean energy australia update
  • COP17: US will build on Cancun, but hampered by domestic constraints

    Date
    22 November 2011

    Evan Juska, The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, takes a look at the US negotiating position heading into COP17 in Durban next week. This is the first in a series of articles from our international policy staff looking at the position of key countries in the UN climate talks.

    Evan Juska
  • COP17: China confirms its official position

    Date
    22 November 2011

    Today Xie Zhenhua, Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, distributed a White Paper on China’s climate change policies which confirmed the country’s official position for COP17 in Durban.

    CN regional office 132
  • Exploring low carbon growth for China's leading cities

    Date
    21 November 2011

    The Climate Group Greater China held a five-day Forum in Kashgar, China as part of the Low Carbon City Tour, to share the innovative low carbon initiatives and opportunities for growth at city level to government decision-makers, leading policy advisors and nationwide media.

    Kashgar Solar PV
  • The Climate Group Directors share The Clean Revolution from the inside

    Date
    18 November 2011

    We recently launched two new Blogs by two influential directors from The Climate Group, who will be sharing key clean energy and climate change action in China as well as an inside view of the progress of our three-year international campaign, The Clean Revolution.

    Clean Revolution night Manhattan
  • Countries are racing to lead the Clean Revolution, UNEP report shows

    Date
    18 November 2011

    The new Green Economy report from UN Environment Programme (UNEP) demonstrates that as COP17 and Rio+20 draw closer, world leaders are taking the transformational steps needed to achieve a prosperous, low carbon global economy.

    unep green economy report
  • Fresh global regulations will accelerate electric vehicle adoption

    Date
    17 November 2011

    The European Union, the United States and Japan approved an international agreement to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) today in Geneva. The Global Technical Regulation will reduce costs and boost efficiency in the EV industry.

    EV charging station sf
  • Progress report on China's 12th Five Year Plan in low carbon cities

    Date
    16 November 2011

    This week a short case study report, China Low Carbon City Tour was published under The Climate Group Greater China’s China Redesign program, which reviews the status of implementation of the 12th Five Year Plan in China’s cities so far.

    China city tour 1
  • HP, Dell, Philips earn top positions in green electronics guide

    Date
    11 November 2011

    The Climate Group member HP has earned the #1 position in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, demonstrating pro-active leadership that is driving a Clean Revolution in the IT industry. Dell and Philips ranked second and fifth respectively, demonstrating a significant improvement in their ongoing commitment to greening IT.

    Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics
  • IEA says transformative leadership needed for sustainable energy future

    Date
    10 November 2011

    In its latest World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns that the world will head towards an unsustainable energy future without urgent government action.

    WEO report
  • Hong Kong Summit reveals China's Clean Revolution flourishing despite global crisis

    Date
    10 November 2011

    On November 7, 2011, senior policy and business leaders from across the world gathered in Hong Kong for the Business Summit on Climate Leadership, to identify ways of capitalizing the low carbon business opportunities in the region.

    BSCL 1 HK
  • Clean energy investment booming in China

    Date
    09 November 2011

    Financing in China’s clean energy industry for 2011 is already up 124.95% up on last year's total investment, according to CV Source, a financial database of China Venture.

    HK city at night
  • Global momentum on carbon price as Australia legislates for tax

    Date
    08 November 2011

    Global momentum for a price on carbon gathered pace overnight with the passage of the Clean Energy Futures package through the Australian Senate - clearing the final legislative hurdle for a carbon price in Australia.

    Julia Gillard carbon tax
  • Summit spotlights Hong Kong as climate leader, clean tech growth could lift economy

    Date
    07 November 2011

    Over 160 top business executives and government leaders from around the world discussed the emerging opportunities in the low carbon economy during the Business Summit on Climate Leadership 2011.

    BSCL2011 group
  • Financing China’s Clean Revolution report preview

    Date
    06 November 2011

    The Climate Group Greater China has published a briefing note based on Financing China’s Low Carbon Growth, our fourth annual China’s Clean Revolution report. Financing China’s Low Carbon Growth is the country's first comprehensive review of China's strategy to finance its low carbon economy.

    Financing china's low carbon growth
  • The Climate Group Greater China wins national green NGO Award

    Date
    03 November 2011

    The Climate Group has won the annual green NGO award in the Green Medal Award 2011 ’Green Love’ Environmental Series, which is organized by China Business Network, currently China's largest and widest financial media group.

    China lanterns
  • 20 global cities join forces to improve living standards of 100 million citizens

    Date
    03 November 2011

    Twenty global cities across four continents including Barcelona, Cape Town, Lagos, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco, join forces with Living Labs Global, Oracle, CityMart.com and The Climate Group to find innovative solutions that will improve the living standards of more than 100 million citizens, by launching the Living Labs Global Award.

    Living Labs
  • ET Global Rankings: Europe leads on carbon disclosure, boasts lowest carbon intensity

    Date
    02 November 2011

    The latest global Environmental Tracking Carbon Rankings have been published, shining the spotlight on the standards of public greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting across the world and revealing Europe as a global leader in carbon disclosure.

    ET Global 300 cover
  • Arup helps shape WEF energy efficiency report

    Date
    01 November 2011

    World-leading experts from Arup have helped shape a new report from the World Economic Forum, which highlights how energy efficient buildings can generate green jobs, create cleaner cities and potentially deliver a multi-billion dollar market.

    arup logo

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