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15 05 2021 | 13:11

UN: Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 Set to Boost Regional Climate Action.

UN Climate Change News, 11 May 2021 – The virtual thematic sessions of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (11 to 14 May), hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic, kicked off…

07 05 2021 | 09:21

UK replaces France as Europe’s second largest electric car market.

About 31,800 battery electric cars were sold in Britain in first three months of 2021. The UK overtook France to become Europe’s second largest electric car market in the first quarter of the year,…

20 04 2021 | 16:52

ECCAS and UNCDF announce agreement to strengthen financial services for African migrants and families.

TUESDAY 20 April 2021 (New York, New York USA and Libreville, Gabon). The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today announced…

07 04 2021 | 10:50

Nature-Based Solutions Can Save the Planet, but Only if We Change Our Diets

Natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and oceans, do a pretty good job of storing carbon and supporting biodiversity.

22 12 2020 | 15:43

Better Breathing: 6 of the Best Plants for Indoor Air Quality

The average American spends 90% of their time indoors. Unfortunately, indoor air quality ranks as one of the top threats to human health, according to the EPA. Indoor air is commonly 2 to 5 times…

09 11 2020 | 07:13

Change Game: your chance to simulate climate change.

Change Game is a video game that confronts the complexity of climate change, and how it interacts with society and natural ecosystems.

20 10 2020 | 09:59

How best to achieve a desirable transition to a low-carbon economy: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scientific support to climate action is not only about exploring capacity of “what”, but also about assessing desirability of “when”, “where”, and especially for “whom”.   The changes we have been…

10 10 2020 | 08:55

Plastic straw ban comes into force in England.

Measure also stops businesses from supplying customers with plastic stirrers and cotton buds. A ban on plastic straws which was delayed due to coronavirus has come into force.  Businesses in…

10 10 2020 | 08:49

Tesco partners with WWF to halve the environmental impact of food production.

Tesco is working with the WWF to halve the environmental impact of its food production.  Earlier this week, the retailer announced that it will become the first in the UK to set a sales target for…

19 09 2020 | 10:20

The solar fridge helping African entrepreneurs living off the grid.

London - Keeping food fresh without refrigeration is near impossible in the scorching climate of sub-Saharan Africa. But it's hard to power fridges in a region where almost 600 million people live…

23 08 2020 | 07:31

How Vancouver plans to cool down the hottest parts of the city amid global climate change.

Volunteers will take to the streets to measure temperatures in neighbourhoods across Vancouver A horde of cyclists and electric vehicle drivers will soon take to the streets of Vancouver to map out…

04 08 2020 | 06:08

Enel Reveals Plan to Add 1GW of Batteries to US Renewables Fleet by 2022.

The global renewables powerhouse will kick off its renewables-plus-storage hybrid strategy at a solar project in Texas. Enel announced a dramatic scale-up of its U.S. energy storage ambitions on…

12 07 2020 | 08:47

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain.

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop batteries to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the Northeast. Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive…

12 07 2020 | 08:18

North Sea countries vow closer cooperation on offshore wind.

Ministers of the North Seas countries have called for an EU framework to tackle barriers to the deployment of multinational “hybrid” offshore wind energy projects. Energy Ministers from Belgium,…

08 07 2020 | 08:06

Germany Approves Coal Phaseout by 2038.

The Bundestag and Bundesrat — Germany's lower and upper houses of parliament — passed legislation on Friday that would phase out coal use in the country in less than two decades as part of a road map…

29 06 2020 | 07:48

Barcelona Opera House Reopens With Concert for 2,292 Plants.

A Barcelona opera house played its first concert since mid-March to an unusual audience: 2,292 plants.

23 06 2020 | 07:32

IEA unveils new Sustainable Recovery Plan to put emissions into structural decline.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a Sustainable Recovery Plan focusing on a series of actions that can be taken over the next three years to revitalise economies and boost…

17 06 2020 | 06:59

Green recovery could create over a million new jobs in the UK by 2050

New report from the Local Government Association argues skills development and investment could help put UK on track for net zero emissions while creating a post-coronavirus job boom. The Local…

16 06 2020 | 09:03

Renewable Power Will Soon Come Out on Top.

More than $2.7 trillion has been invested in building up renewable energy capacity over the past decade. In those same 10 years, renewables more than doubled their share of the global power mix, from…

15 06 2020 | 09:19

GLOBAL WIND DAY 2020 - 15 JUNE.

Happy Global Wind