IRENA members endorse launch of global energy transition forum

The Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition will use IRENA’s knowledge and convening powers to accelerate energy transition action from countries, industry, businesses, investors and academia

New initiative to help banks in the Philippines, Mexico and Egypt scale climate finance

It is designed to increase climate lending by participating banks to 30% of their portfolios by 2030, while reducing exposure to coal

London hits 2020 target of installing EV charging points

The delivery of 300 additional chargers across the capital comes ahead of the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence on carbon capture and storage technologies

It is inviting businesses, policymakers, scientists, academics, think tanks and investors to share their views on the potential of two technologies – direct air CCS and bioenergy with CCS

New national circular economy research hub to be based at University of Exeter

It forms part of a £30m programme to move the UK towards a circular economy, in which waste products and materials are reused, repaired or recycled to extend their lifecycle

New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Businesses in Yorkshire offered £600k for anaerobic digestion innovation

Projects can include desk-based studies, consultancy, laboratory tests, scale-up or demonstration activities

Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate change accord

The president also signed an executive order to halt the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

EU approves €60m to support cleaner public transport in Portugal

The funding will support the conversion of an old railway line into a route for electric buses connecting Coimbra with the municipalities of Lousã and Miranda do Corvo and the village of Serpins

Portsmouth City Council wins £3.1m fund for home energy efficiency

Up to 300 additional households across Portsmouth and Gosport are to benefit from the funding