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May 2020

The call for a "Renovation Fund For All Europeans" gains momentum, reaches out to Poland

The case for green buildings in the COVID-19 recovery

World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis

'Digital twins' can help create healthier cities after coronavirus

Singapore researchers invent device that produces electricity from light and shadows

Green recovery hinges on the right data

As lockdown clears the air, Cairo looks to keep pollution low

E-bikes could slash transport emissions

Bust-up over climate weighs on EU-UK talks, risks trade rifts

First Dieselgate ruling by Germany’s top court set to flag legal clarity

Could a green new deal turn South Korea from climate villain to model?

Will China’s Covid recovery be green? – Climate Weekly

€90 bln needed to realise deep buildings renovation investments for EU’s post Covid-19 recovery

Our historic duty: A more resilient, inclusive and green recovery

EU plans to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030 for biodiversity

Rwanda submits tougher emission-cutting plan to the UN

Heating electrification amplifies need for efficient buildings, experts say

German cabinet agrees CO2 price of €25 from January 2021

Future shock: COVID-19 failures show need to prep for climate threats

Fossil fuels: Heading down, but not yet out

Heed lessons of 2008 crisis, experts warn global leaders

EU 'green' recovery to target buildings, clean power, hydrogen – draft

Industrial decarbonization is essential for addressing climate crisis, report shows

Business giants call for science-based green economic recovery

EU plans sweeping bioenergy review by end 2020

Natural forests are best at storing carbon

Zimbabwe tenders for 500MW solar power plants in renewable energy drive

No industry support without a commitment to cleaner production

Climate activists line London's Trafalgar Square with kids' shoes

Spain unveils climate law to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

Gas industry urged to ‘accelerate’ transition to hydrogen

Labour to plan green economic rescue from coronavirus crisis

Labour to plan green economic rescue from coronavirus crisis

Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts

A perfect storm? COVID-19 cuts incomes and hikes home energy bills

Germany must become climate-neutral by 2038, says government advisory council

Beware of jobs vs. climate clash in virus aftermath, EU warned

Environmental NGOs launch appeal for green reconstruction

Seizing the moment: how Australia can build a green economy from the Covid-19 wreckage

Drop in pollution may bring hotter weather and heavier monsoons

Confined life under COVID-19 focuses global attention on the need to renovate homes

China enters a new low-sulphur shipping era

Transparent data is the key to Asia’s green recovery in a post-Covid world

UN aviation scheme to supplement, not replace EU carbon trading

Covid-19 outbreak in Polish coal mines heaps further pain on struggling sector

EU urges national governments to take the lead on ‘green’ state aid

Solar could make up 43% of Singapore’s energy mix by 2050: study

The Green Transition at the heart of the EU Recovery Fund

COVID-19 is testing the EU’s ‘Just Transition’ plan

Germany’s solar industry could implode this summer

How is the Covid-19 energy slump affecting the weather?

Green heating: €5.7m EU boost for low carbon home heating research

Boost for bikes as Europeans gear up for coronavirus commute

Renovate Europe calls for a “Renovation Fund For All Europeans"

China’s energy storage boom falters

How to keep cities pollution-free after virus lockdowns lift

How the coronavirus recovery effort can support a European Green Deal

Five ways for governments to green airline bailouts

World cannot return to 'business as usual' after Covid-19, say mayors

How to save economy and climate together

Pandemic makes private cars more popular, public transport loses out – survey

EU eyes green conditions on state aid to virus-hit firms

EU building ‘renovation wave’ set for launch in September

A California utility announces 770 Megawatts of battery storage. That’s a lot

Coronavirus lockdown speeds India’s shift from coal to solar power

UK's coronavirus recovery should have green focus, Johnson urged

Healthy homes for all: the untapped power of energy efficiency programs

Here’s how you can track your carbon footprint and help keep emissions low

One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study

Economy bigwigs rank airline bailouts last on virus recovery wishlist

Financiers join EU ‘green recovery alliance’

Is air pollution making the coronavirus pandemic even more deadly?

Air pollution deaths fall during lockdown

Green recovery can revive virus-hit economies and tackle climate change - study

Measures taken in response to court ruling have yet to face much dissent, partly owing to coronavirus.

Rich nations must make pandemic recovery plans green - global investors

EU climate neutrality goal not negotiable amid pandemic - lawmakers

No silver lining to coronavirus, but a golden opportunity

April 2020

‘Postcard from the future’: Virus and solar cause record fall in CO2

Renewables most resilient to Covid-19 lockdown measures, says IEA

The city that never sleeps is waking up later

IMF chief: $1 trillion post-coronavirus stimulus must tackle climate crisis

IMF chief: $1 trillion post-coronavirus stimulus must tackle climate crisis

Green Deal will be ‘our motor for the recovery’, von der Leyen says

Merkel reaffirms support for raising EU’s 2030 climate target to 50-55%

UN development chief calls for green shift away from ‘irrational’ oil dependence

No more loopholes: HSBC closes door on new coal projects

France calls for minimum carbon price to counter oil crash

Carbon dioxide pollution dulls the brain

Dutch spell out green ideas for EU recovery fund

Petersberg Climate Dialogue: German ambitions remain blurry

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

Climate crisis will make insurance unaffordable for people who need it most

It’s a galloping goodbye to Europe’s coal

EU's COVID recovery spending should be guided by green finance plan - experts

Put clean energy at heart of stimulus plans – IEA's Birol

JBIC becomes third Japanese bank in a month to signal move away from coal

Earth Day message to leaders: After coronavirus, rebuild wisely

A green bailout must put Europe’s energy poor first

The IMF and World Bank gathered virtually in the midst of Covid-19. What next? Invest in people and nature for recovery and resilience

Could Microsoft’s climate crisis ‘moonshot’ plan really work?

Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030

Drop in emissions due to pandemic won't fix climate, WMO says

Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day

Timmermans promises green recovery to EU lawmakers

New Zealand sticks to 2030 climate target while waiting for 1.5C advice

The Guardian joins forces with hundreds of newsrooms to promote climate solutions

Climate crisis will deepen the pandemic. A green stimulus plan can tackle both

UK gas plans a carbon-free future with hydrogen

As investment giant BlackRock pulls back from coal, activists urge the same for biomass energy

Four more EU nations back a green post-coronavirus recovery

Renewables agency charts path to zero-carbon energy system by 2050

Air pollution may be ‘key contributor’ to Covid-19 deaths – study

Von der Leyen: ‘We now need to build a resilient, green, and digital Europe’

Investors hail Shell’s net-zero emissions pledge

New action plan for renovation and economic recovery by BPIE

Now not the time to roll back emissions rules, say big companies, cities and NGOs

Building renovations can unleash future-proof jobs for a green recovery

Which world do we want after COVID-19?

South Korea to implement Green New Deal after ruling party election win

Solar seen claiming up to 60% of EU power mix by 2050

LEAKED: Full list of delayed European Green Deal initiatives

Renewable energies under threat in 2020 from coronavirus, oil price slump

Offshore wind hopes for a livelier future

Greenland ice sheet shrinks by record amount - climate study

How the coronavirus outbreak affects the EU’s 2030 climate targets

European politicians, CEOs, lawmakers urge green coronavirus recovery

Chinese firms struggle to fund renewables projects overseas

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels could fall by 2.5bn tonnes in 2020

As Africa looks for clean power, nuclear interest grows

Amsterdam to embrace 'doughnut' model to mend post-coronavirus economy

Fossil fuels add to world’s marine dead zones

New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019

Spain finally sends 2030 climate plan to Brussels

The corona crisis: A catalyst for climate action?

Airlines urge UN body to ease climate goals for 2020s as traffic collapses

VW installed 'defeat devices' to subvert emissions tests, high court finds

Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two

Japan’s failure to set tougher climate target disappoints global community

‘We won’t slow down’ on climate: EU reacts to COP26 postponement

Coronavirus is a once in a lifetime chance to reshape how we travel

Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

Climate disasters seen increasing conflict risk in large countries

'We must use this time well': climate experts hopeful after Cop26 delay

Dieselgate motorists in search of compensation boosted by EU court

Report shows building energy use in cities is declining: Q&A with author Stefen Samarripas

EU carbon market emissions (excluding aviation) fell 8.7% in 2019

Cop26 climate talks postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic

Global hopes for hydrogen economy revived amid EU push

#EUGreenRecovery to restart Europe – call to EU leaders

March 2020

How energy-efficient LED bulbs lit up India in just five years

Rollback of fuel efficiency standards will harm U.S. economy and public health for years

EU presses on with tighter 2030 climate target despite pandemic

Report and online survey on the Efficiency 1st principle for demand-side alternatives

Barclays sets net zero carbon target for 2050 after investor pressure

COVID-19 is slamming efficiency workforce now, and may bring long-term changes for efficiency

Coal exit will benefit health, wealth and nature

Japan sticks to 2030 climate goals, accused of a ‘disappointing’ lack of ambition

States step up climate efforts by requiring utilities to increase energy efficiency

Coronavirus: The immediate effect on climate change

EU leaders agree to consider climate in coronavirus recovery plan

There isn’t one renovation wave

Greta Thunberg says coronavirus shows world can 'act fast' on crises

EXPLAINER: How the ECB can print ‘green money’

Coronavirus slows US push to produce electric vehicle minerals

Beyond the corona darkness: Bringing light, air and sustainability into people’s homes

Air pollution plummets by up to 50% as virus curbs traffic, new data reveals

EU carbon market ‘the first victim’ as electricity demand collapses

Efficient energy cuts UK electricity’s carbon output

COVID-19 stimulus should address health, economy and climate together

Energy efficiency employs at least 2.4 million Americans. Many of those jobs are now at risk

Energy storage boom stalls in Europe

Governments urged to attach green strings to long-term coronavirus recovery plans

US keeps wary eye on EU carbon border tax plans

Indians breathe easier as lockdowns to halt coronavirus clear smog

ANALYSIS-Coronavirus sparks soul-searching over travel-heavy climate diplomacy

EU cost-benefit study seen backing 55% emissions cut by 2030

Has Covid-19 helped ease air pollution?

What coronavirus means for the EU car industry and what we can learn from the 2009 crisis

Extreme summer heat puts millions at risk

From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink

Enel says digital drive has given it hedge on coronavirus threat

Green Deal deserves a better Energy Taxation Directive in 2020, not years from now

Coronavirus slows developing nations’ plans to step up climate action in 2020

OPINION: Bringing climate justice thinking to the COVID-19 pandemic

German economy heading for deep slump and lower emissions due to coronavirus

India finally takes climate crisis seriously

Big tech could do better at protecting the environment

Climate change will still be a threat after COVID-19 is gone

Covid-19: a dress rehearsal for the climate emergency?

Europe warned about virus impact on clean tech

Air pollution ‘likely’ to increase mortality from COVID19: experts

Energy ‘sector coupling’ requires 75% more electricity, study says

Women shouldering the burden of climate crisis need action, not speeches

Six EU countries join call for 100% renewable energy scenario

Air pollution clears in northern Italy after coronavirus lockdown, satellite shows

Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog

Online classes, video meetings: Can coronavirus spur low-carbon habits?

Electric vehicle push struggles to accelerate in Pakistan

Can the coronavirus give us hope in tackling climate change?