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Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, is turning to green finance markets to fund new development projects it promises will be both environmentally and socially friendly.

Read more: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/06/indonesia-turns-to-green-finance-for-development-projects/

India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58026/india-rapid-environmental-approvals-in-industry-alarm-activists/

A new report released by research consultancy service, Energeia, predicts electrical vehicles (EVs) will reach price parity with traditional combustion vehicles as early as 2020.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58015/new-report-forecasts-local-boom-for-electric-vehicles/

Solar panels were already getting cheaper this year, and then China pulled the plug this month on about 20 GW of domestic installations. The result was a glut of global inventories, and now prices are plunging even faster.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2018/06/solar-prices-nosedive-after-china-pullback-floods-global-market.html?cmpid=enl_rew_solar_energy_news_2018-06-23&pwhid=ebc9e9bffe02e928e32e6140425c2a5611c4f3b7c214b2e0db1ff39b75a5445470010376017b886fbf5905497849e6e4545d341b9f655f91cd437b9fc13efbdb&eid=410075336&bid=2148469

The United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, has called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58010/un-climate-chief-urges-oil-producers-to-make-rapid-move-to-renewables/

Today in India, with a tap of a smartphone, a manufacturer instantly books shipping services for his/her goods through a virtual marketplace. BlackBuck’s online platform has rapidly grown to connect over 350 shippers with a network of over 80,000 freight truckers, much like the Übers and Olas of passenger ride-sharing applications. 

Read more: http://cfi.co/asia-pacific/2018/06/ifc-on-climate-smart-investment-a-gateway-for-green-growth-in-south-asia/