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18 08 2021 | 10:51

UK Government challenges investors to create an ‘Investment Big Bang’ for a green recovery

The Prime Minister and Chancellor believe that now is the time to unlock the hundreds of billions of pounds sitting in UK institutional investors and help drive the UK’s green recovery from the…

18 08 2021 | 09:51

Vaccinating teenagers is beneficial, even if their vulnerability to COVID-19 is low

The UK government has announced that all 16 to 17-year-olds will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. Many countries are already vaccinating children over 12,…

18 08 2021 | 09:37

Many conservatives have a difficult relationship with science – we wanted to find out why

Many scientific findings continue to be disputed by politicians and parts of the public long after a scholarly consensus has been established. For example, nearly a third of Americans still do not…

24 07 2021 | 09:47

Dendias: Greece to give 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya

Greece’s intention to donate 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya was announced by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. As he noted in a Twitter post, “following our recent meeting in Rome, I had a…

22 06 2021 | 09:18

World leaders ‘ignoring’ role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

Ending the destruction of nature to stop outbreaks at source is more effective and cheaper than responding to them, scientists say. The root cause of pandemics – the destruction of nature – is being…

26 05 2021 | 08:11

Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why.

People all over the world are reeling from the one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19. The overlapping crises are exposing and intensifying patterns of disadvantage, marginalization and…

15 05 2021 | 12:43

Africa offers opportunities for green growth in post-COVID-19 recovery.

Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank (AfDB) head said at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum. AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina reminded…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 07:41

Malaria vaccine shows promise — now come tougher trials.

Preliminary results suggest the vaccine is up to 77% effective in young children, but researchers await larger studies. A vaccine against malaria has shown promise in early clinical trials, raising…

29 04 2021 | 13:45

Coronavirus Economic Recovery to Drive Second-Highest CO2 Emissions Jump on Record, IEA Warns.

One of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic was the record drop in greenhouse gas emissions following national lockdowns.

20 04 2021 | 14:57

Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London…

20 04 2021 | 08:49

UN Chief Backs Wealth Tax on Rich Who ‘Profited’ From Pandemic.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on nations to institute a wealth tax to help reduce global inequality exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a $5 trillion…

13 04 2021 | 10:39

Survey: More than 50% of UK CEOs plan to increase their investment in sustainability.

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, PwC has released its 24th Annual Global CEO Survey. Every year, PwC conducts survey of the CEOs of major companies. Now in its 24th year, the objective of the…

13 04 2021 | 10:19

A new standard for electric utilities to maximize progress towards the SDGs

Leading utilities establish global best practice on how their sector and its value chain can advance the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Geneva, 15 March 2021: The World…

13 04 2021 | 09:09

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Power Its Covid Recovery.

Suleiman Babamanu is implementing the country’s largest investment in solar energy. Suleiman Babamanu’s path to the heart of Nigeria’s biggest solar power program started in disappointment. After…

12 04 2021 | 15:51

Remarks at the Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa COVID-Climate Emergency: Delivering the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme

Thank you very much. Excellencies,     I thank the African Development Bank and the Global Center for Adaption for convening us today.      As the world confronts a pandemic, a recession and a…

07 04 2021 | 10:31

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean urban air pollution and mobility

  A very recent original research article of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Lab (#ReSEL) is now published in “Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects”(Taylor…

04 04 2021 | 08:43

Wealthy countries 'are buying up far more COVID-19 vaccines than they need' — and that's bad news for the end of the pandemic

Getting COVID-19 vaccine doses into arms is cracking along in some countries, but in the poorest, it's barely started at all. And if vaccination rates in low- and middle-income nations are not…

04 04 2021 | 08:38

How Has COVID Changed Fridays for Future?

When Fridays for Future (FFF) takes to the streets on March 19, activists around the world are going to be doing everything they can to make sure the climate crisis stays in the news. In the…

22 03 2021 | 09:54

Coalition Says Healing 'Broken Relationship With Nature' Key to Stopping Next Pandemic

As the World Health Organization stresses the need for continued measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the face of a global rise in cases, reporting out Tuesday spotlights a new…