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  • Energy experts warn that world is not on track to meet 2030 energy targets April 18, 2018
    Without urgent action, the world will fall short of its 2030 energy targets and, consequently, fail to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new publication supported by UN DESA. Launched today, this set of policy briefs draws on the expertise of 50 organizations to identify priority areas where urgent action could place [...] The post Ene […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • Upswing in global growth won’t last forever; IMF says world must prepare now for leaner times ahead April 17, 2018
    While the world economy continues to show broad-based momentum, a new report released Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that there may be choppy seas ahead, caused by increasing protectionism or tit-for-tat trade wars. “Global growth is projected to soften beyond the next couple of years,” said the report, explaining that: [...] The […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • First Review of Sustainable Energy SDG at UN High Level Political Forum 2018 April 17, 2018
    Media Advisory High-Level Briefings to Member States Wednesday, 18 April 2018 UN Headquarters, New York Universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and expanded use of renewables — targets of Sustainable Development Goal 7 — are central to the achievement of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate […]
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  • Roadmap 11 June 19, 2018
    The Roadmap Conference is the nation's largest and most advanced annual conference on electric and smart mobility. Roadmap includes nearly 100 national and international speakers, dozens of exhibits, regional smart mobility tours, and high-energy interactive sessions.
  • Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo April 30, 2018
    The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the nation's largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event. Connected vehicle technologies, fuel efficiency improvement strategies and equipment, and drivetrain electrification will be key focal points for the 2018 show.

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  • Advisory Group Proposes Global Agenda to Accelerate SDG 7 Implementation April 24, 2018
    The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs convened the multi-stakeholder Technical Advisory Group on SDG 7 (access to affordable and sustainable energy for all) to support the review of SDG 7 at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2018. The Group proposed a 'Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG 7 Action' aiming to […]
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  • SDG Investment Fair Explores PPPs Needs, Best Practices April 24, 2018
    The SDG Investment Fair was organized by DESA, in collaboration with the UN Global Compact, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, UNEP FI and the International Chamber of Commerce. Anne Simpson, CalPERS, said the SDGs are great for the sustainable investments that funds must harness in order to pay pensions. Cristina Duarte, Cabo Verde, said it takes […]
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  • World Bank Group, IMF Spring Meetings See Capital Increase, Historic Bond Debut for SDGs April 24, 2018
    The Development Committee Communiqué recognizes that the WBG has set out an ambitious strategy to support achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the new package will enable the WBG to support drivers of long-term sustainable growth, including investments in human capital and resilience. The International Development Association made […]
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  • DESA Synthesizes SDG Institutional Arrangements for 64 Countries April 24, 2018
    DESA has released an updated and expanded version of a compendium that synthesizes institutional arrangements adopted by the 64 countries that presented their Voluntary National Reviews during the 2016 and 2017 sessions of the HLPF. The document provides information on: national strategies and plans; national institutional arrangements; local authorities; pa […]
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  • UNEP-WCMC Reports Plastics in Deepest Part of Ocean April 24, 2018
    Scientists have published a study on deep-sea plastic that found 3,435 pieces of manmade debris in the deep-sea. The majority of this marine debris is single-use plastic, such as plastic bags. To address marine plastic pollution, UNEP has urged reducing the production of plastic waste, in line with actions under SDG 14 (life below water).
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