Examples of growing climate action: Mitigation

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  1. (Posted 26 March) A recent study has found that commercial solar power hit grid parity in Italy, Germany, and Spain in 2013, showing that harnessing the sun's energy is a cost-effective way forward for sustainable power generation. It also shows that there is considerable space for ambition to raise climate ambition ahead of the next year's new global climate change agreement in Paris bit.ly/1eOFBX2
  2. (Posted 3 March) China has planted 13 million hectares of new forests, roughly the size of Montenegro, to combat climate change and soil erosion. bit.ly/1gGzcva
  3. (Posted 30 January) Setting a regional and international example, Morocco aims to increase its renewable energy capacity 42% by 2020 and reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels, with the support of the World Bank bit.ly/1b7OBoc
  4. Setting a regional and international example ...
  5. (Posted 28 January) A further example of growing climate ambition and leadership: Nicaragua expects to generate 54% of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2014 and has set a goal of increasing that share to 90% by 2020 bit.ly/1ckRp29
  6. A further example of growing climate ambition ...
  7. (Posted 9 January) Remarkable winds of change in China and India. Through concerted efforts to expand the use of renewable energy -- especially wind power -- both countries are creating more space for global climate ambition! bbc.in/1em6IFG  bitly.com/1gCNZZ4
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  9. (Posted 16 December 2013) Here Comes The Sun: The World Bank says that India is poised to grasp the full potential of solar energy. This would both enable the country to provide cheap and clean energy to millions of its citizens and open up more space for global ambition ahead of the universal 2015 climate agreement bit.ly/1gsE1fk
  10. (Posted 27 November) The furniture giant IKEA is taking big steps towards 100% carbon neutrality by 2020. The company recently purchased a wind farm in Canada, installed Florida's largest solar array and aims to install solar panel on 90% of its US stores bit.ly/1iE1cm3
  11. Real business leadership! The furniture giant ...
  12. (Posted 25 October)  Japan is set to flip the switch on floating wind turbines which will generate over 1 gigawatt of electricity by 2020 nyti.ms/1dqpqze
  13. A potential clean technology breakthrough: Japan
  14. (Posted 24 October) Ethiopia shows the way towards clean tech: the country plans to direct a $4 billion investment agreement towards constructing a 1000 MW geothermal power plant, making it a major energy exporter for East Africa. reut.rs/1eUyUAC
  15. Ethiopia shows the way towards clean tech: the ...
  16. (Posted 16 October) Chile has doubled its renewables goal in order to become less dependent on expensive fossil fuel imports. A new law signed by President Piñera stipulates that utilities must get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025. bloom.bg/1aI8EXf
    Photo: Chilean Ministry of Energy
  17. Chile has doubled its renewables goal in order ...
  18. (Posted 8 October) The island nation of Tokelau has accomplished its goal announced at the Durban Climate Change Conference in 2011: it is now the first country in the world to produce 100% of its electricity from the sun and other renewable sources of energy. This demonstrates just what is possible ahead of a 2015 global agreement bit.ly/GI6E90
  19. The island nation of Tokelau has accomplished ...
  20. (Posted 27 September) COP 19 host country Poland is taking first important steps towards renewable energy to meet a European directive to generate 20% of its energy from renewables by 2020. The country's sixth wind farm, Nowy Staw, is now online and can generate enough energy from wind to meet the annual demands of more than 50,000 homes bit.ly/18YNWzI
  21. COP 19 host country Poland is taking first ...
  22. (Posted 23 September) Indonesia is stepping up its efforts to protect its valuable forests. The country’s president has signed a decree to create a new REDD+ agency, which will report directly to him.bit.ly/15aKLEX. (For non-experts: REDD+ stands for "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation; plus the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in reducing emissions)

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