Global insurance leaders establish alliance to accelerate transition to net-zero emissions economy

Eight of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers have made an historic commitment to play their part in accelerating the transition to a net-zero emissions economy, as required by the Paris Agreement.

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Portugal on track for carbon neutrality by 2050, according to IEA review

Portugal’s equitable and well-balanced plans for reaching a carbon-neutral economy should support the country’s economic growth and energy security, according to a new energy policy review by the International Energy Agency.

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‘Forgotten giant’ of low-carbon electricity – Hydropower – needs sweeping policy and investment push, according to IEA

The growth of hydropower plants worldwide is set to slow significantly this decade, putting at risk the ambitions of countries across the globe to reach net-zero emissions, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

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$1 billion fund launched to boost renewables access in developing countries

The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced plans to launch a $1 billion fund to boost access to renewable energy in developing countries – one of the key commitments made during a series of virtual UN ministerial forums.

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Climate change, conflict and economic shocks pushing millions more to brink of famine

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that famine – already present in four countries – could become a reality for millions of people around the world, without urgent funding to stave off a catastrophe, and without access to families cut-off by conflict.

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