The United Nations’ sustainable development goal (SDG) 13 ‘Climate action’ is a call for immediate action by all to lower greenhouse emissions, to strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards and to improve education and awareness on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency.
Defence is a central public sector which consumes a significant amount of energy. Increasing energy efficiency and boosting renewable energy can bring significant advantages to the sector and help with the protection of critical energy infrastructure.
The world is running out of time to act on climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement has committed the world to limit global warming to well below 2°C and stay as close as possible to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve these goals, global greenhouse gas emissions need to reach “net zero” by the middle of the century. Urgent action is needed.
Financial professionals from around the world gathered in Paris last week for the annual UN Principles for Responsible Investment conference. Participants discussed opportunities and challenges for investing in a more sustainable future, and one message that was heard clearly was that institutional investors such as asset owners and managers – representing more than $85 trillion of funds – will play a key role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Original title: Plan Juncker: La Banque européenne d’investissement investit 80 millions d’euros dans le fonds Eiffel Essentiel