Recent developments in climate infrastructure show its pivotal role in diminishing the impact of climate change on our planet and within our communities. As a top climate tech PR firm / cleantech PR firm, FischTank PR monitors the news each day for the latest developing news and trends within climate infrastructure, using this information to create media opportunities and smart messaging for our clients.
“President Joe Biden is expected to announce more than $600 million in climate investments meant to fight rising sea levels, protect coastal communities and modernize California’s electric grid,
The lion’s share of the investment will reportedly go toward a $575 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project to help coastal and Great Lakes communities become more resilient to extreme weather and other impacts of the climate crisis.
Biden is also expected to announce a $67 million investment for California to modernize its electric grid, reducing the impact of extreme weather events like wildfires, according to Reuters.
$370 billion. That’s how much the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act is pouring into clean energy programs. Some of that money is in the form of tax credits and rebates to help customers save on energy-efficient appliances, electric vehicles and renewable electricity for their homes..”
“As sustainable infrastructure investing continues to gain momentum, the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionize the industry.”
The AI Revolution is reshaping the way project developers, investment firms, and stakeholders approach key aspects of the investment process.
streamlining pre-construction activities to optimizing project locations and assessing sustainability impact, AI-based tools are propelling sustainable infrastructure investing into a new era of efficiency and impact.”
“The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved $200 million to strengthen the state capacities to deliver basic services and climate-resilient rural infrastructure in tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The amount also includes investments for post-flood rehabilitation and reconstruction
…. responding to the devastating floods that hit the country in the summer of 2022, and building a climate-resilient Pakistan.
Investments will focus on strengthening state responsiveness and facilitating citizen-driven service delivery, as well as rehabilitate infrastructure.
Infrastructure investments in water supply and sanitation, rural roads, agriculture, and irrigation will be done in a way to strengthen climate-resilience, in the face of increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events in Pakistan.”
“Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia and has achieved great strides in expanding its core infrastructure over the last few decades.
The report assessed five key sectors of infrastructure: transport, energy, water and waste, social and digital, and highlights insights, opportunities, and bottlenecks into each.
Vietnam’s recent climate commitments, including a target to achieve net zero by 2050, building green sustainable and resilient infrastructure will be vital to consider in future developments.”
“DARAJA, which means ‘bridge’ in Swahili, is a service and partnership that aims to improve weather and climate information services (WCIS), including early warnings of extreme weather, for urban users, with a particular focus on vulnerable communities based in informal settlements.
The communities, therefore, undertook early responses such as repairing their homes and roofs, moving possessions to a safe place and cleaning household and community drains.
The Scale Up Programme will be implemented in ways that reinforce, where possible, the investments of other key Hydromet and early warning initiatives in the region”
“it had delivered several megawatt-hours worth of electricity to the Dutch mainland via the electricity grid, operated by state-owned TenneT.
Hollandse Kust Noord, located 18.5 kms (11.5 miles) off the Dutch coast, is expected to have a capacity of 759 megawatts (MW) when it is completed by the end of this year.
The Netherlands plans to add around 1 gigawatt (GW) per year of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea as it looks to hit a target of 21 GW of offshore wind power by 2030. One gigawatt capacity is enough to supply around 1 million households with energy.”
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