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China’s environment ministry has called out officials in a north western coal producing zone for lacking the “will” to fight pollution, the latest region to come under scrutiny in Beijing’s war on smog.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58986/china-ministry-says-coal-region-lacks-will-to-fight-pollution/

The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement climate goals.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58971/iea-chief-warns-energy-sector-carbon-emissions-to-rise-in-2018/

Malaysia’s intent to progress its renewable energy sector was made clear in a number of announcements this week, including plans to install solar along a major highway, introducing both the first solar insurance scheme and monitoring system, as well as inking support agreements with powerful foreign organisations.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/malaysia-moves-on-solar-highway-pv-monitoring-insurance-and-foreign-support

At least US$2.5 trillion annually is needed to achieve the SDGs, but investing in climate and sustainable development projects can be perceived as risky business by traditional investors. Experts at the Responsible Business Forum offer pointers on how to get financiers on board.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/green-financing-in-asia-false-momentum-or-real-impact/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=17%20October%20newsletter&utm_content=17%20October%20newsletter+Version+A+CID_09da4b7f2c14a1fa590337c8123a4f22&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Green%20financing%20in%20Asia%20False%20momentum%20or%20real%20impact

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), which represents more than 3,000 major industrial members in Pakistan, has called upon the government to focus more on renewable energy due to the benefits this would bring to the national economy.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/major-industrial-body-urges-pakistan-government-to-focus-on-wind-and-solar

Australia’s energy company chiefs have warned the sharply rising levels of rooftop and grid-level solar power will force difficult discussions as Australia reaches a solar peak.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58947/big-energy-companies-raise-concern-about-too-much-solar-power/