Vox (12/19) said developing countries invested more in renewable energy and added more renewable capacity in 2015 than the 15 advanced OECD countries combined, according to the 2016 Climatescope report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Bloomberg (12/20) said India’s electricity demand has been lower than forecast for several years and suggested the country may not need to burn as much coal to meet future energy needs.
Inter Press Service (12/19) said Bangladesh is considering introducing a carbon tax, initially only on petroleum products. Proponents of the tax say it will attract new investments in clean technology, but that the government should keep fuel prices stable for consumers.
Thomson Reuters Foundation (12/18) said countries that depend on agriculture, including many countries in Africa, will face the greatest risks and costs from changes in current climate and weather patterns. This is according to Verist Maplecroft’s Climate Change Exposure Index.
National Geographic (12/20) said a U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization program is helping farmers in Egypt learn and share new coping strategies and techniques as they struggle with hotter temperatures, longer summers and other factors impacting their crops.