E.ON issues €750m green bond

The funds raised will support sustainable infrastructure and energy efficient projects

London tops world’s “green finance quality cities” list

A new report suggests Western Europe continues to lead the world in terms of green finance

Australian state pushes AUD$11bn into clean technology

The funding will support businesses to replace equipment with lower emissions alternatives

UN and Germany launch new initiative to accelerate green economy

The Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals will foster exchange on innovative and successful practices through newly designed regional sustainability hubs

Offshore Wind Sector deal targets 33% women in workforce by 2030

The government has also set a target to triple the number of highly-skilled jobs in the industry

Hard Brexit ‘would threaten North of England’

A hard Brexit would threaten energy security, the stability of fuel prices and the green energy economy in the North of England. That’s according to think tank IPPR North, which suggests withdrawal from Euratom, no deal being made on energy trade and withdrawal from European research programmes could significantly harm the region and the UK […]

New UN live tool reviews global green progress

The UN has launched a new platform to review the world’s progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dubbed ‘Environment Live’, the knowledge platform has been designed to collect, process and share the world’s best environmental science and research to keep the green goals under review. The SDGs aim to strengthen resilience […]

UK’s green economy worth £46.2bn in 2014

The UK’s low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy generated £46.2 billion in 2014. Final estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal around 96,500 businesses in the UK operated in the LCRE sector, employing 238,500 full-time workers. The majority of businesses were in the construction industry, which generated £12.4 billion and employed 96,500 […]

UN supports green economy in Europe

The UN will help European countries to change their environmental policy into a green economy. The programme between the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will create a plan to promote sustainable development in the region by improving the air qualify and fighting climate change. Achim Steiner said: “Countries […]

Major new survey to measure UK’s green economy

A major new survey that aims to find out the contribution of low carbon and green energy to the UK economy has been launched. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will send out the ‘Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economic Survey’ to 40,000 businesses, including those involved in energy production, manufacturing, construction and waste production. […]