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  • Stimulating private investment in green infrastructure - A how to guide

    A new report from OECD identifies how governments can scale-up private investment towards greener infrastructure,e.g. in energy, transport and water sectors, to address climate change and local development goals. The report, Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework: The Case of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Benefits of Green Infrastructure

    Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to discuss the benefits of Green Infrastructure for Europe's regions and cities, the role that different actors can play at all levels to deploy nature-based solutions across the EU, and how we can work together to make it happen. However, let me first thank the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social ...

  • Investing in green infrastructure will bring multiple returns to nature, society and people

    The European Commission adopted today a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green Infrastructure is a tried and tested tool that uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. Instead of building flood protection infrastructure, for example, a green ...

  • Viridor to invest GBP 800m in Scotland`s `green` infrastructure

    Viridor is investing up to £800 million in Scotland’s green infrastructure, with much of it going into waste and recycling. In a step which will boost Scotland’s efforts to reach its zero waste to landfill goal, Viridor is financing the development of new cutting-edge waste infrastructure. Already, £600 million of the investment has been earmarked; with £250 million being used to build a residual ...

  • THURSDAY – EPA Official to Tour Green Infrastructure Investments along Cumberland River

    EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, Nancy Stoner, will be in Nashville Thursday and will tour the River Center and Cumberland Park. Located on the Cumberland River’s east bank under the Shelby Street Bridge, the 6.5 acre Cumberland Park opened in April of 2012 and is the flagship for Nashville’s New Riverfront Revitalization Plan. The park incorporates many ...

  • Reinventing the city - greening urban infrastructures

    Cities play a vital role in the quest to achieve global ecological sustainability. They are the largest contributors to greenhouse gases and climate change. However, through sustainable construction and the better use of urban infrastructure, cities could become a critical leverage point in global efforts to drastically reduce emissions and avoid the social and economic costs associated with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Introducing tomorrow’s technicians to green infrastructure

    “So it’s like a sponge?” a 17 year-old asks with a questioning look on her face. “Yes, that’s a perfect way to think of it,” replies Dwane Jones, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of the District of Columbia. This interaction is typical of the exchanges that occurred over a 3-day introduction to green stormwater infrastructure ...

  • What is the economic value of green infrastructure?

    A new study proposes a method for placing a monetary value on green infrastructure at both a project and regional scale. This makes it easier to show the value of investing in green infrastructure to the public and other stakeholders. With increasing urbanisation and its subsequent negative effects on the environment, the need for green spaces is becoming increasingly recognised. Although it ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Illinois Will Expand Investments in the State’s Water Infrastructure

    Illinois took some big steps towards more resilient, cost effective and sustainable water infrastructure today, according to experts with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). Late yesterday afternoon the House passed SB 2780, which for the first time ever, provides significant financial support to municipal water systems for water efficiency, ...

  • How to invest in the green technology revolution

    RenewableEnergyStocks, a leading global investor and industry portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, provides investors with tools and resources to participate and invest in the green technology revolution.Investor Ideas has created a global directory of publicly traded green and renewable energy stocks in wind, solar, biofuel and other green sectors. Investor Ideas ...


  • Asia to be top destination for green investment

    Asia is set to become the world's biggest destination for clean energy financing, said  experts at the Clean Energy Expo Asia in Singapore. "Almost certainly when we get to the end of this year, we'll see that Asia has overtaken Europe as a centre of investment for clean energy," said Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Global investment in clean energy, he ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The 10 Green Sectors that are attracting investments

    There are new innovations and ideas generated each day in the cleantech / green sectors, many innovations do not offer new solutions and are just hypes, while others provide revolutionary breakthroughs. ResearchWhite Paper asked 100 venture capital investors about what types of sub-sectors they are interested in; here are the 10 sub-sectors they have identified. Energy Efficiency ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • $70,000 in Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance to Omaha, Neb.

    EPA is providing $70,000 in technical assistance to the City of Omaha, Neb., for development of tools that will encourage incorporation of green infrastructure into community improvement projects. “Green infrastructure provides many community benefits including the reduction of stormwater runoff, neighborhood revitalization and reduction of pollutants in local streams,” said Karl ...

  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • $30,000 in Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance to Neosho, Mo.

    EPA is providing $30,000 in technical assistance to the City of Neosho, Mo., to protect water quality, reduce flooding and determine the best practices for managing rain water through the use of green infrastructure. “Green infrastructure provides many community benefits including the reduction of stormwater runoff, neighborhood revitalization and reduction of pollutants in local ...

  • Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the World Water Forum

    On Tuesday 14 April 17:00 - 19:00 we are co-hosting an event with WBCSD on scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the 7th World Water Forum in South Korea. Come explore the benefits of natural infrastructure-based solutions with business, government and civil society. Our aim is to get the importance of wetlands for natural infrastructure and sustainable development higher on the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • UK Green Investment Bank International Pilot

    Further to the statement made on 11 June 2014 by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills I would like to inform Parliament that we have agreed, along with the Secretary of State for International Development, to pursue a new pilot joint venture with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to assist in investment of the UK’s International Climate Fund ...

  • Queen’s speech promises a push to increase green investment

    The coalition underlined its commitment to delivering action on climate change and accelerating investment in new low carbon energy and infrastructure projects, after the Queen’s speech underlined the Government’s strategy for updating energy infrastructure and improving the water industry. The Energy Bill aims to encourage £110bn of private investment into the electricity ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Debate green investment: one solution for two crises?

    With the world in the worst economic crisis since the 1930's many people are asking whether efforts to boost the economy will squeeze out fighting climate change. However, many see an opportunity amid the crisis - investment in green technologies to boost jobs. Is this realistic - we want your views! Last December the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for a new 'Green New Deal' to kick ...


    By European Parliament

  • U.K. Green Investment Bank one step closer

    The establishment of the U.K.'s first Green Investment Bank (GIB) is one step closer today as Business Secretary Vince Cable published the criteria for deciding where the Bank will be based and what the Bank's first priorities will be until 2016. The Green Investment Bank is designed to accelerate private sector investment in the UK's transition to a green economy. Offshore wind power ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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