Informal Energy Council in Bratislava

EU Energy Ministers and Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union,  met for the Informal Energy Council in Bratislava, Slovakia on 12 – 13 July. Governance of the Energy Union were on top of the agenda, alongside a discussion on what type of financing is needed for the EU …

Towards Clean and Smart Mobility

Transport plays a critical role in the way we live. Our food, clothes and household waste all need to be transported, contributing to our economy and quality of life. But the increasing use of planes, cars and other fossil-fuel dependent modes of transport is causing more pollution, putting at risk …

San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Towards Becoming a Zero-Waste City

Back in 2002, San Francisco adopted a “Zero-Waste” scheme. The scheme hopes to make San Francisco the first city of its size to achieve zero waste by 2020. They’ve made some pretty huge steps so far: they created a public campaign pushing people to reduce their waste, to reuse what …

Conference of the Parties – COP 22

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. For more information visit …

Solar Energy to Power India of the Future

The World Bank Group is moving to help India deliver on its unprecedented plans to scale up solar energy, from installing solar panels on rooftops to setting up massive solar parks. This will catapult India to the forefront of the global effort to bring electricity to all, mitigate the effects …

The Paris Agreement Asks Businesses to Be Bold

Ahead of the historic climate negotiations in December at COP21, BSR and our partners at We Mean Business recognized that the Paris Agreement could be more than a diplomatic settlement among nations—that it had the potential to catalyze climate action by business and other sectors. We developed eight specific policy …

Scientists Plead with Australia to Get Off Coal to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Coral reefs around the world are in a dire predicament, as warmer-than-usual waters are causing widespread bleaching and death among these crucial marine organisms. Now, more than 2,500 marine scientists and policy experts are urging the Australian government to protect the world’s largest and most well-known coral ecosystem: the Great …