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National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

The Coalition for Green Capital has published a white paper illustrating how, with just $35bn capitalisation, the bank could raise the funds from public and private investment.

Southern Africa establishes Climate Finance Facility

Southern Africa establishes Climate Finance Facility

It follows a year-long process between the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Green Climate Fund and aims to accelerate climate initiatives in the region.

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

If successful, the demonstrator project will prove that solar can safely bypass the grid to provide a direct supply of energy to UK railways’ traction systems.

Geo-location app connects users to air quality data

Geo-location app connects users to air quality data

Geme.io has expanded its smart city offering to provide timely and accurate data via an EU feed that will be customised for display on the app’s virtual map.

Nordic CEOs seek to collaborate with governments on climate action

Nordic CEOs seek to collaborate with governments on climate action

The CEOs alliance presented its vision for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through greater public-private sector collaboration.

Liverpool receives clean air funding boost

Liverpool receives clean air funding boost

The UK city, which recently declared a climate emergency and appointed a climate champion, has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the Government.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

Seattle accelerates plans to combat climate crisis

Seattle accelerates plans to combat climate crisis

The mayor of Seattle is proposing to convert thousands of oil-heated homes to cleaner, lower carbon electric heat to help battle carbon pollution.

LA appoints its first City Forest Officer

LA appoints its first City Forest Officer

The post has been created to oversee the growth of Los Angeles’ urban forest and help the city reach its goal to plant 90,000 trees by 2021.

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Green banks are on the rise as cities look for ways to fund essential work to prevent climate change and its effects.