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26 07 2021 | 13:59

German energy demand possible through renewables alone in next 10-15 years

Germany’s entire energy demand can be met through renewable energies alone within the next ten to fifteen years, according to a new report by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin…

17 07 2021 | 09:39

UNCDF Releases Breakthrough Publication on Inclusive Digital Economies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

THURSDAY 08 July 2021 (New York): The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has released a breakthrough publication ‘Inclusive Digital Economies for the Sustainable Development Goals’.…

16 06 2021 | 09:02

COP26: Bridging the gap of climate ambition.

This FTSE Russell paper estimates that the resulting global trajectory will lead to a 2.9°C warming ‒ a level that still falls short from the “well below 2°C” Paris target. Following recent…

05 06 2021 | 12:29

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to Clean Energy Ministerial Santiago, Chile

Friends,   I thank the Government of Chile for hosting the sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial and for launching Mission Innovation 2.0.   Mission Innovation plays a crucial role in accelerating…

02 06 2021 | 11:10

Mozambique launches build of new $1bn power projects.

Temane initiative is a regional game-changer, says developer. Maputo  — Mozambique on Monday began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern…

26 05 2021 | 08:44

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

Climate change and water scarcity are front and center in the western U.S. The region’s climate is warming, a severe multi-year drought is underway and groundwater supplies are being overpumped in…

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,…