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21.04.19~20.04.25 President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

...Enhancing climate ambition and enabling the transformations required to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Launching a Global Climate Ambition Initiative. The U.S. government will support developing countries in establishing net-zero strategies, implementing their nationally determined contributions and national adaptation strategies, and reporting on their progress under the Paris Agreement. The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),...

21.04.12~20.04.18 Germany and France agree on climate cooperation with China

...Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday with the three leaders agreeing to work more closely on climate change....German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Merkel and Macron welcomed Xi's reaffirmation of China's goal of becoming carbon-neutral before 2060.They also expressed support for China to adjust its shorter-term emissions goals.At the talks,...

20.11.30~20.12.06 2020 on track to be one of three warmest years on record | World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, 2 December 2020 (WMO) - Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Ocean heat is at record levels and more than...

20.10.26~20.11.01 Google partners with U.S. NOAA for environment and climate research

Luxembourg, 27 October 2020. – Google partners with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop its environmental monitoring, weather forecasting, and climate research system. Google and NOAA cooperate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems, using the Google cloud infrastructure and satellite technologies, to develop “full-scale prototypes that NOAA could ultimately operationalize across its organization”,...

20.10.12~20.10.18 NASA Supercomputing Study Breaks Ground For Tree Mapping, Carbon Research

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. Using powerful supercomputers and machine learning algorithms, the...

Indonesia pushes palm oil firms to take legal action against the EU

Indonesia’s government said on Monday it will encourage the country’s palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the EU if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to phase out use of the commodity in renewable transport fuel. Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, has strongly condemned the EU move to classify palm as a crop that causes deforestation...

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad threatens to boycott EU fighter jets and buy from China instead due to palm oil restrictions

Malaysia may retaliate against a plan by the European Union to curb palm oil use, by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said on Sunday. The Southeast Asian country is the world’s second-largest palm oil producer after neighbouring Indonesia, and recently threatened to challenge the bloc’s plan to phase out its use in...

ADB signs financing package to support combined-cycle power plant in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a private sector financing package to support the construction of a 275-megawatt combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Riau province in central Sumatra, Indonesia, to help secure the country's energy future and provide communities with more affordable and reliable electricity. The financing consists of a $70 million A loan from ADB's ordinary capital...

ADB to Invest $50 Million in Avaada Energy Private Limited to Expand Renewable Energy Capacity in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to invest $50 million in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help the company rapidly scale up photovoltaic solar energy generation capacity in India.... An excerpt from ADB

2GW of solar PV projects to be tendered under Phase II of India’s CPSU programme

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the setting up of 2,000MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in India (Tranche I) under the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program, an announcement revealed. “For each project, the minimum project capacity shall be 10MW and the maximum capacity...

Exim Bank gives $83 million line of credit to Congo to finance 3 solar power projects

Exim Bank on March 19 said it has given a loan of $83.11 million to Congo to finance three solar power projects in the central African country. Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has, on behalf of the government, extended three lines of credit (LOC) aggregating $83.11 million to the government of Congo, ... An excerpt from Money Control

India’s Energy Storage Market Is Finally Starting to Grow

This month the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invited bids for 3.6 gigawatt-hours of storage connected to 1.2 gigawatts of solar on India’s interstate transmission system, the biggest battery solicitation seen in the country so far... An excerpt from GTM

Summit-GE consortium signs project agreements for the largest 583 MW CCPP in Bangladesh

" This upcoming SMIIPCL -- 583 MW combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Meghnaghat, is expected to be operational by March 2022 at the lowest cost of BDT 2.176 per kWh at current gas prices. Summit awarded GE the EPC contract on turnkey basis as well as the maintenance and repair services for key power generation equipment at approximately USD...

Malaysian State to Launch Blockchain Solution to Track Agricultural Products, Says Official

The Malaysian state of Penang is considering the use of blockchain technology in food and agricultural products supply chains, local English-language newspaper The Star reports on March 1.... An excerpt from Cointelegraph

Indonesia reports reduced deforestation, triggering first carbon payment from Norway

Indonesia confirms that carbon emissions from deforestation declined in 2017. When the emission figures are independently verified, Norway will guarantee payments to Indonesia for approximately 4.8 millions tons of CO2. This will be the first payment for reduced emissions during the climate and forest partnership between the two countries that started in 2010. In 2010, Norway pledged to support Indonesia with up...