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Solar panels are installed by workers on the Champs Elysees in Paris ahead of ahead of the U.N. climate change conference in Paris, France, Nov. 29, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

23 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nimble finance to catalyze solar

Founded in 2013, Wunder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 Sunshot Challenge, as well as COSEIA’s 2015 Summit Award.  We sat down with their CEO, Bryan Birsic, who leads […]

A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 11, 2015.
REUTERS/STEPHANE MAHE

22 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PREP-aring for a Changing Climate by Harnessing the Data Revolution

Source: WRI By Janet Ranganathan and Francis Gassert – September 22, 2016 Sonoma County, California and Caldas, Colombia are very different communities, yet they share a common threat—climate change. Both […]

Power-generating wind turbines are seen in Ngong hills, about 22 km southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi, Sept. 8, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

22 Sep 2016

Five lessons from Kenya’s energy access boom

By Muriithi Micheni | September 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Kenya’s market for decentralised renewables is the fastest-moving in Africa. Already 15 to 20 percent of Kenyan households use solar […]

School children simultaneously wash their hands during the fifth year of celebrating Global Handwashing Day in Taguig city, south of Manila October 10, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

22 Sep 2016

Maintaining the momentum: building on year one of global development goals

By David Nabarro, special adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | September 22 2016 One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate […]

An indigenous Embera Katio child sits next to his parent at home in Cali January 25, 2015. The displaced Katio community came to Cali in 2013 following an armed conflict that was raging in Pueblo Rico, Risaralda. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

20 Sep 2016

It’s time to help communities adapt to climate change

By Kenny Hamilton | British Red Cross Society – UK In East Timor, drought is devastating small farmers, but preparing and building resilience could help Arriving at the compact Nicolau […]

Latin America Power is investing in community projects near the wind plant, such as solar panels for remote fishing villages. PHOTO/Latin America Power

14 Sep 2016

Here’s how to power local economies, cleanly

By Sarah Best | International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) | September 14 2016 A rush of innovation in off-grid energy markets linked to falling solar prices and mobile-enabled payment […]

An undocumented UCLA student attends a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty.Credit: REUTERS

9 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rebooting Our Politics and Schools to Engage Young People

By Henry F. De Sio, Jr. | 9 September 2016 Students going back to school rejoin an educational assembly line designed to get them to adopt vocations which are now […]

Activists stand on a banner of a giant 1 trillion dollar bill representing the amount in taxpayer dollars spent yearly by governments on fossil fuel subsidies, in Los Cabos June 18, 2012. Global campaigning organizations Organization Avaaz and 350.org unfurled a banner calling on G20 leaders to deliver a new plan to save the planet by shifting nearly $1 trillion spent each year on fossil subsidies to renewable energy and sustainable development, according to a news release.Credit: REUTERS

8 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 Must ‘Reset’ Global Economy to Fund Low-carbon Development

Source: Caixin Online Financing a timely, inclusive greening of the world economy is the greatest collective challenge facing world leaders. By Ma Jun, chief economist of the Research Bureau of the […]

A woman picks tea leaves at a plantation in Nandi Hills, in Kenya's highlands region west of capital Nairobi, November 5, 2014. Emerald-coloured tea bushes blanketing the rolling hills of Nandi County have long provided a livelihood for small-scale farmers, helping make Kenya one of the world's biggest tea exporters. But ideal weather and bigger harvests, instead of producing bumper earnings, have led to a glut of Kenya's speciality black tea. Picture taken November 5, 2014. To match story KENYA-TEA/ REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT COMMODITIES) - RTR4EBBM

5 Sep 2016

The billion-dollar opportunity in sustainable land use

By Florian Reber, Manager, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020,  World Economic Forum | September 5 2016 Sustainable land use in forestry and agriculture is critical to prosperous rural economies, inclusive development and […]

People wearing masks ride bicycles across a street in smog in Liaocheng, Shandong province, China, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

2 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 shifts into a green gear on finance

“Green finance is one of the very few ideas that, if effectively implemented, can benefit the vast majority of the population in the world, and can help improve the sustainability […]

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