Mumbai to become South Asia’s first net zero city

It has set an aim that is 20 years’ more ambitious than the whole of India – aiming for net zero by 2050

New Climate Innovation Fund to advance clean energy in Southeast Asia

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Goldman Sachs have committed an initial $25m for the fund, which will be managed by the Asian Development Bank

Global innovators invited to bring climate-smart cooling solutions to India

Innovations sought include refrigerated warehousing, space conditioning for packaging and sorting, inter and intra-city mobile cooling solutions for pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive goods

UK offers £20m for clean energy in Africa and Asia

The Energy Catalyst competition is encouraging the development of products and services that helps countries access secure, low cost and low carbon energy

Climate change: Regional collaboration centre established in Dubai

The Centre aims to help accelerate climate action in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

Tata Power plugs in giant energy storage system in India

It is said to be the largest project of its kind in South Asia

UK offers £10m to bring green energy to Africa and South Asia

Projects must address the World Energy Council’s ‘Energy Trilemma’: cost, emissions and security of supply

South Asia and Pacific to receive $80bn for climate action

Countries in the regions are said to be at the highest risk of plummeting into deeper poverty and disaster

World Bank: Climate change could push 100m into poverty by 2030

Climate change could force more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030. That’s according to a new report from the World Bank, which said climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty. It found the poorest people are more exposed to climate-related shocks such as floods, droughts and heat waves and higher […]

$120m to improve India-Bangladesh power link

Bangladesh is receiving $120 million (£78m) to boost the capacity of its power link with India. The fund, provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will help increase the transmission capacity of the cross-border electricity link from 500mW to 1,000MW. It will support power exchanges across South Asia and help Bangladesh meet its energy demand […]