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While increasingly investors, shareholders and consumers have begun to push back against major companies that failure to tackle climate change, 22 of Australia’s largest companies are actively working to undermine the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement targets.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60447/the-22-australian-companies-actively-undermining-the-paris-climate-goals/

A green bond has been issued in Australia that will give people the chance to invest in energy storage for the first time.

Read more: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/important-market-development-energy-storage-included-in-australian-climate

Indonesia’s recent socioeconomic performance has been impressive. Over the past two decades, the country has cut extreme poverty in half and doubled per capita income.

Read more: https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/03/indonesia-charts-new-low-carbon-development-path-will-other-countries-follow-suit

Following recent announcements from the government departments administering India’s solar PV growth ambitions, the country is now in the process of working out how to expand its domestic upstream manufacturing capacity, at a time when the PV industry is going through a period of rapid technology-change and supplier competition.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/india-starts-review-phase-on-technology-selection-for-multi-gw-of-new-cell

In a lawsuit, Jakarta residents will argue policymakers have failed to tackle air pollution, hoping to force the government to move away from coal power and into renewables.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20190320004828-itbf2/

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese regulators are close to releasing new “green bond” standards that would exclude polluting fossil fuel projects from corporate financing channels designed to lift environmental standards, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bonds-environment/china-to-cut-coal-from-new-green-bond-standards-sources-idUSKCN1R20PP