Gigawatt Global’s solar energy project in Rwanda.
Gigawatt Global’s solar energy project in Rwanda.

U.S. to Announce Decarbonization Plan at COP22; IEA Issues Favorable Forecast for Renewable Energy

Bloomberg BNA (10/25) quoted U.S. climate envoy Jonathan Pershing saying the United States will unveil plans to decarbonize its economy by 2050 at the COP22 U.N. climate summit in Marrakech this November. 

 
In a new report, the International Energy Agency (10/25) said renewable energy represented more than half the new global power capacity installed in 2015. The IEA said renewables will be the fastest-growing source of electricity generation over the next 5 years. 
 
Daily Nation (10/20) said climate change is threatening East Africa’s water sources and causing an increase in forest fires, according to a report from the U.N. Environment Programme. 
 
IPS News (10/25) said Kenya is investing in an afforestation effort with a focus on drought-tolerant tree species to reduce the threat of desertification. 
 
Thomson Reuters Foundation (10/25) wrote about the linkages between climate change, urban migration and child marriages in Bangladesh.  
 
A New York Times (10/25) series on climate change and global migration focused on China’s “ecological migrants” – people who have been relocated from lands distressed by climate change, industrialization and human activity. 
 
Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Adaptation
Topics
Water and Sanitation, Urban, Sustainable Landscapes, Mitigation, Migration, Forestry, Disaster Risk Management, Climate Policy, Clean Energy, Carbon, Adaptation
Region
Global, Asia, Africa

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