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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/

Here’s one way to get more power from solar panels: use both sides of the cells. But don’t expect that to double the output.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2018/06/doublesided-solar-panels-are-taking-off-in-china.html?cmpid=enl_rew_solar_energy_news_2018-06-23&pwhid=ebc9e9bffe02e928e32e6140425c2a5611c4f3b7c214b2e0db1ff39b75a5445470010376017b886fbf5905497849e6e4545d341b9f655f91cd437b9fc13efbdb&eid=410075336&bid=2148469

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C, a new paper says.

Read more: https://www.carbonbrief.org/clean-energy-investment-must-be-50-per-cent-high-limit-warming-one-point-five

The World Bank has committed US$100 million of funding to support 400MW of solar energy projects in the Sindh Province of Pakistan.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/world-bank-supports-400mw-of-solar-in-pakistan

According to a draft report that is the United Nations’ starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change, global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris Agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57955/un-draft-warns-global-warming-set-to-exceed-1-5c-slow-growth/