Global innovators selected to pilot ‘game-changing’ energy efficient cooling tech

The programme is funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Finance, offering a total of $1.5m in grant funding for the pilot implementation

Green bonds issuance in emerging markets ‘to reach $100bn by 2023’

The post-pandemic recovery is expected to provide significant opportunities for green and sustainability-related projects, including renewable energy, green urban infrastructure and climate-smart agriculture

Africa exploits just 0.01% of its wind energy potential

The African continent can have a total wind capacity of over 59,000GW, a report finds

New partnership to promote sustainable finance in Brazil

The Brazilian Federation of Banks and the International Finance Corporation will work together to support banks in implementing good climate risk management practices and training new businesses in making green investments

New partnership to help boost energy efficiency in Ukraine’s housing sector

Loans will be provided to homeowners’ associations that are participating in the Energy Efficiency Fund programme

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

New project to help catalyse affordable green housing finance in India

Green buildings are expected to help save more than 20% on energy and water consumption compared to typical buildings

New partnership to help Egyptian farmers buy solar irrigation systems

Using solar power for pumping water is estimated to help farmers save $875m annually in diesel fuel costs

New alliance formed to promote climate investments in Asia

IFC and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority will bring together financial and research institutions as well as technology providers to develop, build and boost the capacity for green finance

New agreement to help deliver Pacific’s largest solar power project

The $15m project will help reduce Fiji’s dependence on imported fossil fuels and cut emissions, whilst supporting as many as 14,000 households to transition to solar energy