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November 2017 | Climate
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RESOLVE: Mapping a global 'safety net' for the planet

Protecting and connecting 50% of the world’s wildlands can ensure the integrity of our biosphere and support a growing human population. In an effort launched and funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), Washington-based research team RESOLVE, Globaïa Foundation, and Universidade Federal de Viçosa are teaming up to map a global “safety net” for the planet that would protect and connect 50% of the world’s land area.  Read More >

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RE-volv: Empowering communities with solar energy

New LDF grantee RE-volv provides a solar lease to small nonprofit projects through a unique approach that utilizes crowdfunded dollars. RE-volv also makes it a priority to train, connect, and mobilize passionate individuals in the community to lead meaningful action on climate change through these solar installations. Last week, RE-volv was awarded the Leadership in Green Power Education Award for its Solar Ambassador Program. Read more >

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Keeping the world below 1.5C with 100% renewable energy

A collaboration between the University of Technology Sydney, the German Aerospace Center, and the University of Melbourne will develop a series of advanced regional decarbonization pathways that could limit global warming to 1.5˚C. The new high-ambition effort aims to demonstrate the feasibility of achieving the target through 100% renewable energy by mid-century.  Read more >

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Divestment 2.0: Launch of "Global Coal Exit List" for the finance industry

At the UN Climate Summit in Bonn, German environment NGO Urgewald and its partners published the “Global Coal Exit List” (GCEL), a comprehensive database of companies participating in the thermal coal value chain. The GCEL also provides information on companies’ plans to expand coal mining or develop new coal-fired power stations, making it the first “forward-looking” coal divestment tool.  Read more >

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