MPs commit to climate action at COP22

We've just wrapped up our two-day parliamentary roundtable on renewable energy at Marrakech, where MPs from around the world committed themselves to bold climate action in their national parliaments. Update - presentations and photographs from the event are now available for download! The event, held to coincide with the latest round of the UN climate talks following the ratification of the historic Paris Agreement earlier this year, concentrated on the remarkable opportunities presented by large-scale renewable energy for powering the global economy, fighting energy poverty, and achieving deep decarbonisation, while also exploring the considerable roadblocks that must be overcome before ren

Our Indian MPs on trip to Germany

From the 7th to the 10th of November, seven MPs from the Climate Parliament's India chapter visited Germany to learn more about the country's experiences with the renewable energy transition (Energiewende) and climate protection policies. As India plans to implement its own sustainable low-carbon initiatives, the parliamentarians have been keen to get impulses from Germany on how to support the market development of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in cooperation with the international parliamentary network Climate Parliament compiled a programme, which presented Germany’s energy and climate policies fro

Reuniones con ministros de América Latina en la COP22

S.E. el Dr. Edgar Gutiérrez, Ministro de Ambiente y Energía de Costa Rica, pronunció un discurso de apertura de la Mesa Redonda del Grupo de Redes Verdes organizada por Climate Parliament en Marrakech el 14 y 15 de noviembre de 2016. Una delegación de Climate Parliament sostuvo además una reunión privada con el Ministro en la que este reafirmó el compromiso de Costa Rica de integrar la Alianza de Redes Verdes. Una delegación de Climate Parliament se reunió en Marrakech en noviembre con el Sr. Ernesto Reyna, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo del Consejo Nacional para el Cambio Climático y el Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio de la República Dominicana, y con el Sr. Pedro García, Director de Cambio Cli

Indian MPs engage with UK renewables

The Climate Parliament recently organised a fact-finding visit for a group of senior Indian MPs to the UK, designed to strengthen commercial and political ties between India and the UK and to accelerate the deployment of decentralised renewable energy technologies. India boasts ambitious renewable energy ambitions of 100GW of solar by 2022 and has signed the Paris climate change agreement, which has committed it to steep decarbonisation in the coming decades. Despite its ambitions, India faces significant issues in relation to electricity access. 237 million people lack access to electricity and 67% of its population of 1.3 billion is rural. During the visit, the Climate Parliament MPs visit

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