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Meet Nguy Thi Khanh, the woman championing Vietnam’s energy development

Environmental activist Nguy Thi Khanh has been working for the socially just development of Vietnam and Southeast Asia for almost 20 years, and received the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work to push Vietnam’s energy transition.

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Vietnam Clean Air Day 2018

Throughout 2 days, the event called "Clean Air Store" was held at 2 major locations: Panasonic Risupia, 90 Tran Thai Tong and Trinh Cong Son Walking Street, attracting more than 1000 attendees. Coming to the event, both parents and children can access to many useful information on the topic of air pollution through many new challenges and experiences: immersing in the exhibition of solutions on air pollution, searching for clean air or exploring the colorful art world and drawing wishes for a fresh new year ...

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COP24: New Research Reveals the Banks and Investors Financing the Expansion of the Global Coal Plant Fleet

Katowice, December 5, 2018 While the latest IPCC and UN Emissions Gap reports both issue stark warnings on the need for an accelerated phase-out of coal power, the global coal plant fleet is still expanding. At today’s press conference during the UN Climate Summit in Katowice, Urgewald, BankTrack and 26 NGO partners released new research identifying the banks and investors backing a frightening pipeline of new coal projects. “In the 3 years since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, coalfired capacity has grown by over 92,000 MW, and coal plants totaling over 670,000 MW are still in the pipeline,” warns Heffa Schuecking, director of the German NGO Urgewald.

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The MDBs’ alignment approach to the objectives of the Paris Agreement: working together to catalyse low-emissions and climate-resilient development

The global development agenda is at a pivotal point. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set new development aspirations, and the Paris Agreement has raised ambitions for addressing climate change.

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Shifting financial flows to invest in low carbon development

Following the introduction to a multi-consortium initiative known as Shift SEA, with a focus on Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, the panelists will share their national context, progress-to-date and plans for next year.

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Air pollution is killing 1 million people and costing Chinese economy 267 billion yuan a year

Two pollutants were found to cause an average 1.1 million premature deaths in the country each year and are destroying 20 million tonnes of rice, wheat, maize and soybean.

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