World Bank grants Thailand $5m to protect ozone layer and climate

The country is one of the world’s 10 largest importers and consumers of ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons

BEIS and IFC seek innovative sustainable cooling solutions

With 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from cooling, new solutions are critically needed to address the climate footprint of growing demand

Argentinian agribusiness lent $100m for green projects

The financing will support the establishment of an anaerobic biodigester to produce renewable energy from animal waste that will be sold to the grid

World Bank launches new $5bn sustainable development bond

It says ‘extremely strong demand’ from global investors for the USD benchmark led to an order book of more than $6bn

Global gas flaring in 2019 ‘hit highest level in a decade’

Russia, Iraq, the US and Iran are the four biggest flarers and account for almost half of global gas flaring, according to a new report

New project aims to power up 450,000 homes in rural Myanmar

More than two thirds of households in rural areas rely on candles, kerosene, low quality batteries and diesel generators to meet their power needs

New deployment schemes ‘could unlock solar boom’ in Vietnam

World Bank suggests a new strategy could transform Vietnam into a solar powered metropolis, creating thousands of jobs

New $212m financing for climate-friendly projects in Vietnam

The funding from IFC will enable VPBank to expand its lending to small and medium businesses and boost financing for projects that help reduce carbon emissions

World Bank splashes out with new bond for sustainable rivers and seas

Credit Suisse Securities has acted as the sole manager of the transaction

World Bank launches NOK2.5bn sustainable development bond

It is the organisation’s first sustainable bond in Norwegian krona and aims to raise awareness around water and ocean resources