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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/

A Chinese energy official has revealed in an interview with state news agency Xinhua that China’s decision to curb solar power capacity growth and cut subsidies will help the sector focus on quality rather than quantity and ease the financial burden on the government.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57919/china-solar-policies-to-boost-quality-ease-govt-burden/

According to new research pollution reduction targets for 2030 proposed by Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government and its Australian Labor Party opposition will not see Australia contributing its fair share to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/57923/unambitious-irresponsible-report-labels-australias-emission-target/
In 47 BC, after his rapid defeat of Pharnace, King of the Bosphorous at the battle of Zela, Julius Caesar announced to the senate: Veni, Vidi, Vici — I came, I saw, I conquered. In just a few short years, China’s solar PV manufacturers entered global cell and module manufacturing and rapidly dominated it.

Read more: https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2018/06/chinas-domination-of-the-pv-industry-veni-vidi-vici.html?cmpid=enl_rew_renewable_energy_news_2018-06-13&pwhid=ebc9e9bffe02e928e32e6140425c2a5611c4f3b7c214b2e0db1ff39b75a5445470010376017b886fbf5905497849e6e4545d341b9f655f91cd437b9fc13efbdb&eid=410075336&bid=2136827

World leaders meeting at the G7 Summit tomorrow to tackle the world’s biggest problems are making a mistake if they do not include cities in the conversation, argues NewCities Foundation executive director Sébastien Turbot.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/harnessing-local-solutions-for-global-problems/