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Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles

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Written by Björn Nykvist and Måns Nilsson Monday, 23 March 2015 13:02

The cost of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) has been dropping fast and is almost certainly well below the estimates used by many analysts. Policy-makers, transport and energy planners, and investors should take note.

 

The post-2015 agenda: Transforming DRR to reduce vulnerability

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Written by Karlee Johnson Wednesday, 04 March 2015 01:00

DRR efforts are at a crossroads. The post-2015 framework presents an unique opportunity for making transformational changes to DRR approaches.

   

Make sure the SDGs are about action, not just words

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Written by Åsa Persson Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:34

Most of the attention in the Sustainable Development Goals process so far has been on drafting. But if we can’t figure out how each country will go about achieving the goals, we might as well not bother.

 

Finance for sustainable development must reach poor and vulnerable families

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Written by Paul Steele and Aaron Atteridge Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:00

The model of climate and development finance for developing countries needs to be turned upside down post-2015 to reflect the heavy burden borne by the poorest.

   

To turn back the Doomsday Clock, stop dallying on climate change

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Written by Sivan Kartha Friday, 23 January 2015 01:00

Without stepped-up action, the world will be 3–8°C warmer by the end of the century. It’s not too late to avoid catastrophic climate change, but time is running out.

   

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