Latin America pledges to hit 70% renewables by 2030

Colombia’s Energy Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez said the region aims to bring the clean proportion of its mix to more than double what the EU is planning to install

Food Waste Reduction Roadmap secures 185 signatories in first year

The scheme aims to see the volume of food wasted across the country halved by 2030 and was launched last year by WRAP and IGD

Renewables ‘set to make up 65% of Ireland’s energy capacity by 2030’

GlobalData says this growth will require massive investment in offshore wind and solar photovoltaic capacity

Brazil’s clean capacity ‘to top 60GW in 2030’

By this time, clean power is set to make up the second largest proportion of the mix, following behind only thermal generation

Morocco
Morocco needs to invest $30bn to hit 2030 renewable target

A new report from the International Energy Agency calls for the government to increase private investment in clean energy by completing electricity and gas market reforms

Amsterdam
Amsterdam to go petrol and diesel-free by 2030

The move will start by banning polluting buses and coaches from the city in 2022 before moving to cars and motorbikes later

Australia
Australia ‘must intensify efforts to meet 2030 emissions goal’

Coal, oil and gas still make up 93% of the overall energy mix

New energy tech ‘could get UK halfway to 2030 emissions targets’

The country has committed to cut carbon by a fifth across the healthcare, industry and hospitality sectors

Scaling up climate action ‘could provide $26tn to global economy’

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate says it could also prevent 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution

Global food waste ‘to rise by a third before 2030’

Boston Consulting Group warns the volume thrown away each year could rise to 2.1 billion tonnes