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  • Post-COP17 Briefing: Damian Ryan and our global policy staff on the key outcomes

    Date
    23 December 2011

    Download the full Post-COP17 Briefing, which marks the end of Damian Ryan's coverage of COP17 in Durban, and features country perspectives from our global policy staff in Australia, China, Europe, India and the US.

    Damian Ryan
  • The Climate Group driving Indian state policy changes to scale-up LEDs

    Date
    21 December 2011

    After gaining substantial success in piloting LED streetlights in some of India’s biggest cities, The Climate Group is now working on a pioneering project towards impacting policy level changes for the scale-up of energy efficient LED lighting in two Indian states.

    LED India 5
  • Roadmap 2050 unveiled by EU sends signal to invest in clean energy future now

    Date
    16 December 2011

    The EU has revealed the long awaited Energy Roadmap 2050, which sets out to achieve Europe’s goal of cutting emissions by 80% by 2050 without disrupting energy supplies or the economy, ensuring Europe remains at the forefront of competitive innovation.

    Gunther Oettinger
  • EU's emissions reduction mechanisms spotlighted at Brussels Briefing

    Date
    14 December 2011

    European delegates from political and business interest groups convened at the Dods’ Brussels Briefing yesterday to discuss issues driving Brussels’ policy agenda, where the spotlight fell firmly on Europe's climate targets.

    EU regional office 132
  • COP17 concludes with new negotiating process but signal to business and investors unclear

    Date
    12 December 2011

    This year’s UN climate conference – the longest to date - concluded in Durban at 6am Sunday morning after a second all night session of negotiating by ministers and senior officials - here's a first reaction to the Durban outcome.

    Damian Ryan
  • Indian Government's EV plans can expect ample return on investment

    Date
    09 December 2011

    A new report by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) says that the Union Government’s plans for 7 million electric vehicles (EVs) on India's roads by 2020 can expect to see a return on investment of between Rs.39,000 crore and Rs.43,000 crore (roughly US $75 million and US $83 million) in the next nine years.

    Transportation India
  • COP17 Daily: Friday December 9

    Date
    09 December 2011

    As expected the final day of COP17 looks set to go into the early hours of Saturday morning – or indeed longer. Read Damian Ryan's update for Friday, and don't forget to follow his live-tweeting at @ClimateGroup tonight, for news as it happens.

    Damian Ryan
  • COP17 Daily: Thursday December 8

    Date
    09 December 2011

    The penultimate day of COP17 witnesses the usual frantic activity associated with the last 48 hours of every annual climate conference, as Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group provides his daily round-up of the news from the second week of COP17 in Durban.

    Damian Ryan
  • City officials and business experts share their views in Smart City Dynamics

    Date
    09 December 2011

    Experts from European cities and organizations share their views how to transfer to cleaner, more livable cities, in a series of interviews published in a new publication Smart City Dynamics.

    smart city dynamics
  • COP17 Daily: Wednesday December 7

    Date
    08 December 2011

    COP17 moved into its final stage today as ministers joined their officials for the final and traditionally most intensive three days of the annual two week conference.

    Damian Ryan
  • COP17: UNFCCC side event on financing climate action at the subnational level

    Date
    08 December 2011

    The Climate Group nrg4SD hosted a UNFCCC side event with leading sub-national governments and businesses to showcase how domestic climate initiatives are being financed at sub-national level, and what is needed from international financing mechanisms at this level in the future.

    nrg4sd logo
  • Our 1,000 Village initiative announced as one of the UN's Lighthouse Projects

    Date
    07 December 2011

    Our 1,000 Village Initiative in Guiyang, China was selected as one of the ten worldwide Lighthouse Projects as part of the UN's Momentum for Change, by the UNFCCC Secretariat at an event in Durban, during COP 17.

    Changhua delegates cop17 unfccc
  • COP17: Aviation and maritime transport are the perennial problem sectors

    Date
    07 December 2011

    Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group, argues that pragmatic and fair solutions for addressing emissions from international aviation and maritime transport exist and that the key to unlocking action lies to a large extent in the hands of developing countries.

    Engine jet
  • Opening up data and digital assets is critical to accelerating low carbon cities

    Date
    07 December 2011

    Cities are wasting the potential of smart technologies by failing to realize the value of their hidden infrastructure and digital assets, according to a report published today by The Climate Group, Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Arup and Horizon Digital Economy Research at The University of Nottingham.

    Cover of Information Marketplaces
  • COP17 Daily: Monday December 5

    Date
    06 December 2011

    Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group is providing a daily round-up of the second week of COP17 in Durban. Week two of COP17 opened with a formal and crowded plenary session, before negotiators once again disappeared behind closed doors to finalise text for ministers later in the week.

    Damian Ryan
  • COP17: The Twizy – the look of 21st century mobility?

    Date
    06 December 2011

    Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager writes from COP17 in Durban on Renault's new Twizy EV buggy, which is just waiting to be test-driven on location.

    Twizy
  • COP17: States and Regions accelerating prosperous low carbon development

    Date
    06 December 2011

    On Sunday December 4, The Climate Group hosted a Panel with its State and Regions Alliance government members at the World Climate Ltd Summit, moderated by our CEO Mark Kenber, where it was clear that the sub-national governments are already accelerating low carbon development across the world.

    world climate summit pic
  • COP17: Alstom VP guest blog 'Half way through and still far to go'

    Date
    06 December 2011

    Helle Juhler-Verdoner, VP Global Affairs, Environmental Policies & Global Affairs, Alstom, guest posts for us with an update on COP17's progress so far - and what's left to go.

    Alstom
  • COP17: Philips and The Climate Group's China LED project chosen as model public-private partnership

    Date
    06 December 2011

    Philips Lighting and The Climate Group were praised for their joint solar-driven LED street lighting project in China’s Guiyang community at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17) today.

    LED 1000 VILLAGES
  • COP17 Daily: Tuesday December 6

    Date
    06 December 2011

    All week Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group ismproviding a daily round-up of the news from the second week of COP17 in Durban, as well as analysis and live tweeting.

    Damian Ryan
  • COP17: Top business leadership recognized at Gigaton Awards in Durban

    Date
    05 December 2011

    Members of The Climate Group, Philips and Suntech have both received Gigaton Awards, which celebrate the impressive work many top businesses are doing to limit dangerous climate change and lead the Clean Revolution.

    gigaton awards
  • COP17: Week one summary

    Date
    04 December 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 is his summary of the key issues and emerging developments of COP17's first week.

    Damian Ryan
  • COP17: German State minister demands more federal action to achieve a climate deal

    Date
    01 December 2011

    North Rhine Westphalia Minister Remmel has called for stronger efforts from the federal government towards achieving a new global climate treaty at COP17, as well as transformational climate leadership from the sub-national level.

    North Rhine-Westphalia

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