Officials have united under the auspices of the Coalition for Green Trade to call for barriers to be removed on environmental technologies.
- Alternative/Renewable energy
- Automotive Components
- Automotive OEM
- Building & Construction Materials
- Business Machines & Equipment
- Business Services
- Ceramics & Glass
- Coal, Oil & Natural Gas
- Consumer Electronics
- Consumer Products
- Electronic Components
- Engines & Turbines
- Financial Services
- Food & Tobacco
- Hotels & Tourism
- Industrial Machinery, Equipment & Tools
- Leisure & Entertainment
- Medical Devices
- Non-Automotive Transport OEM
- Paper, Printing & Packaging
- Real Estate
- Software & IT Services
- Space & Defence
- Warehousing & Storage
- Wood Products
Nearly 100,000 jobs were created through FDI by automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), business services, renewables and consumer products firms in the Americas in the first six months of 2014.
The potential of solar energy in the Asia-Pacific market is enormous, but steep up-front charges and borrowing costs are stalling growth.
The Chinese city of Wuxi is developing fast, plotting an innovative course towards a hi-tech, low-carbon economy. But while business leaders and officials line up to praise the city's rich promise, is it in a position to deliver?
The Polish Ministry of Environment has released a draft of the renewable energy sources act that it is hoped will be passed into law later this year.
After four successive years of declining investment, figures from 2013 show a recovery in Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector.
Annual FDI project numbers in the Polish alternative/renewable energy sector have not reached double figures since 2008, and just one project was recorded in the sector in 2013.
Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.
For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.
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