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  • EU Roadmap 2050: policy briefing and analysis

    Date
    31 March 2011

    Sandra Roling and Luc Bas, from the Brussels office of The Climate Group analyze Roadmap 2050. Download the key messages and analysis.

    Brussels Atoms trees
  • The Climate Group welcomes update to the Garnaut Review

    Date
    31 March 2011

    Updates to The Garnaut Climate Change Review analyze developments across climate science, international progress towards a global response, emission trends, low carbon technology and innovation, land use, carbon pricing and other policies for reducing emissions.

    Garnaut Climate Change review
  • 2011 Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum partnership signed

    Date
    31 March 2011

    Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and The Climate Group today officially signed the partnership agreement for the second edition of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF), which will take place in Monaco on May 10 and 11, 2011.

    EEF MoU Signing Monaco photo credit: Charles Franch/ Palais Princier
  • Tony Blair, Jiang Zhaoli and business leaders attend China Redesign

    Date
    29 March 2011

    The Climate Group kicked off the new China Redesign program on March 28 in Beijing, with the Rt Hon Tony Blair and Jiang zhaoli, Director of National Policy & Convention Division, Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, as well as government officials and a suite of influential business leaders.

    Rt Hon Tony Blair and Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group courtesy of China Daily
  • Landmark program will help Chinese cities meet low carbon objectives of 12th Five Year Plan

    Date
    28 March 2011

    The Climate Group has launched a new program, China Redesign, to help China’s cities develop and implement low carbon growth strategies. The Climate Group will work with five cities to develop and implement a low carbon growth plan over the next three years, unlocking large economic opportunities.

    China Redesign pr news
  • What does the Budget 2011 mean for green growth in the UK?

    Date
    28 March 2011

    Last week the UK's coalition government delivered its first full budget since coming to power. While there were some green aspects to the Chancellor's package of measures, the government needs to go much further much faster, if it wishes the UK to lead the Clean Revolution and seize the low carbon opportunities that will chacterize the coming decade. Thurstan Wright, Policy Analyst, The Climate Group, analyzes the Budget 2011.

    Big Ben Parliament
  • New report: India to challenge EU, US, China for share of USD 2.2 trillion global clean tech market*

    Date
    24 March 2011

    Our latest report shows that if India prioritizes bold low carbon policies and invests in clean energy now, it will create a better, more secure, and more prosperous future for its more than one billion people.

    India Clean Revolution news
  • En+ Group joins The Climate Group

    Date
    24 March 2011

    En+ Group, one of Russia's leading diversified mining, metals and energy groups, has joined The Climate Group to help build climate change leadership and tackle other environmental issues through support of core programs, focusing on accelerating use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in industrial centers in Asia.

    logo for EN+ group
  • What China's 12th Five Year Plan means for CCS

    Date
    24 March 2011

    Rupert Posner, Global Director of Energy, The Climate Group, writes a blog for Global CCS Institute looking at the focus of China’s 12th Five Year Plan on continuing China's Clean Revolution with significant low-carbon energy, energy efficiency and clean technology targets, and what it means for CCS.

    Rupert Posner
  • India must tackle clean energy, transport, buildings

    Date
    18 March 2011

    On March 17 2011, The Climate Group hosted a high-profile event in New Delhi, India to launch a new report titled India’s Clean Revolution. High-profile guests included Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Former Indian Minister of Energy and Environment and Shri Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

    Discussion Indias Clean Revolution launch
  • EU 2050 Low-carbon Roadmap: heading in the right direction

    Date
    09 March 2011

    The EU-Commission’s 2050 Roadmap which was published this week, points out the correct challenges but the Energy Efficiency Plan doesn’t sufficiently answer, at a crucial time when we should be safeguarding Europe's low carbon economy competitiveness as emerging economies such as China and India lead the way.

    Brussels Atom
  • UK PM publishes draft Carbon Plan to deliver Green Government pledge

    Date
    09 March 2011

    The UK’s draft Carbon Plan, launched by the UK Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg yesterday, sets out binding deadlines for cross-departmental action to cut government emissions and ensure the coalition can meet its ambition of being the ‘greenest government ever’.

    Big Ben Parliament
  • New report: China charts ‘clean industrial revolution’ to power its new economy

    Date
    07 March 2011

    A new report by The Climate Group (commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence) says the Chinese government’s decision to put a ‘clean industrial revolution’ at the heart of the nation’s 12th Five Year Plan will deliver real carbon savings and ensure China is seen to be “pulling its weight” on international climate targets.

    Chinese lanterns
  • India seizes green opportunity with 2011-12 Union Budget

    Date
    04 March 2011

    The finance minister has announced multiple green measures and rebates in his annual speech for the Union Budget of 2011-12, clearly indicating Indian Government’s plans to promote and upscale clean energy and technologies, which will boost India’s environmentally conscious identity.

    Kolkata LED build
  • Climate Smart Precincts Initiative in Australia

    Date
    03 March 2011

    On 24-25 February in Adelaide, South Australia, business and State Government members of The Climate Group met for the first major event of The Climate Smart Precincts Initiative.

    Smart Precincts
  • New Sydney LED trial grows The Climate Group’s global lighting program

    Date
    01 March 2011

    The City of Sydney has launched a new trial of LED lamps and Smart controls on George Street in Sydney’s CBD. The trial forms part of The Climate Group’s global LED Program, which sees Sydney join nine other participating cities around the world including Hong Kong, London and New York.

    LED fitter
  • Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia redoubles commitment to EU clean revolution

    Date
    01 March 2011

    The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) reconfirmed its commitment to ambitious climate action today by joining two of The Climate Group’s global initiatives.

    North Rhine-Westphalia

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