#trade News

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Wind and solar are growing faster than any other sources of electricity in history, according to new analysis from think tank Ember.
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China installed a record 293 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar in 2023 – pushing its total capacity to 1,050GW, according to a new report.
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The manufacturing drive risks counteracting the emissions gains of China’s clean-energy drive.
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#trade Opinion

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China’s decision to ramp up spending could accelerate a shift and help achieve long-term climate goals by bringing forward the peak in fossil-fuel use and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
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Long a source of tension with its neighbours, China’s transboundary rivers are opening opportunities for regional cooperation.
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The United States' decision to pause permits for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities does not threaten Asia’s energy security or decarbonisation goals.
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Tracing the trajectory of climate engagement between China and the US can give us a clearer idea of what might limit or propel the level of ambition it displays at COP. Its leadership regime increasingly sees environmental sustainability as part of its legitimacy.
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#trade Videos

HK Ivory Trade soon to stop
Hong Kong government’s three-step plan to ban ivory trade by 2021 received the go-ahead from the Chief Executive in Council, and the legislature amendments will be tabled before the Legislative Council in the first half of 2017.
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Demand for Tibetan prayer beads from China have brought Nepal’s Timal village into the limelight, but the sustainability of this opaque market is leading to concerns.
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Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.
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A new programme using innovative technology and unmanned aerial vehicles is proving that zero poaching is possible in African game reserves. Watch the video here.
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#trade Podcasts

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EB Studio An alliance between an environmental group and an agribusiness company aims to reduce encroachment by smallholder coffee farmers in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of Sumatra’s last stands of lowland forest.
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EB Studio [The EB Podcast] In the third episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore how the shipping industry is charting a course to a low-carbon future.
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