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A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals more coal power stations around the world came offline last year than were approved for perhaps first time since industrial revolution.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61113/coal-investment-tumbles-75-per-cent-as-lenders-lose-appetite-for-fossil-fuel/

f the world does not step up efforts on renewable energy, it will fall short of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/05/23/sdg-7-at-current-rate-2030-renewable-energy-goals-will-be-missed/

Beginning this year, the Singapore Green Building Council takes over a key green building certification scheme for professionals and an enhanced role in assessing buildings on their sustainability impact as the sector becomes a strategic focus for the city-state.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/10-years-in-industry-takes-the-lead-in-advancing-green-buildings-in-singapore/

China’s top planning agency has said the country approved its first batch of subsidy-free wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 20.76 gigawatts (GW).

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61085/china-approves-21gw-of-subsidy-free-solar-wind-power-projects/

According to new research just published sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century, if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61074/unabated-climate-change-means-two-metre-sea-level-rise-by-2100/

More businesses are recognizing the reality of our changing climate. As of May, 553 companies collectively representing more than a $10 trillion market cap have committed to adopting emissions-reduction targets. These targets are in line with what the science says is necessary for preventing the worst impacts of climate change.

Read more: https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/05/3-ways-businesses-can-lead-transition-low-carbon-economy