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EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

An invitation is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and heat and transport to solve the decarbonisation challenge.

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

The city has launched the first of 10 projects that aim to lower neighbourhood temperatures and advance the goals of the LA mayor’s Green New Deal.

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Report found that cities’ ability to drive innovation depends most on bold leadership, dedicated staff with the right skills, and a strong focus on data to set targets and measure outcomes.

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors from around the world are committing to help transfer global resources away from fossil fuels "into action" that averts the climate emergency.

Low-carbon cities a $24 trillion opportunity

Low-carbon cities a $24 trillion opportunity

A new report urges national governments to get behind cities to tackle the climate crisis and boost their economies.

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

At the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit, chair of C40 and mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, urged all nation states to step up and commit to science-based targets.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

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.