The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released today.
Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis shows, with new data and methods, how a combination of bacteria, Read More
In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change.
The event is part of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Green Legacy Initiative. It aimed at planting 200 million trees in a Read More
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, the UN’s central platform for follow-up and review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), took place at the UN headquarters in New York City from 9 to 18 July 2019.
The event gathered some 2,000 representatives from UN member states, civil society, Read More
Eleven leading member companies from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued a Forest Sector SDG Roadmap today. Its aim is to maximize the sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help unlock the business opportunities that present themselves on Read More
SolarPower Europe has unveiled its new campaign: all new and renovated buildings in the EU should have solar installed – on residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The aim of the campaign is to have a requirement for solar on all new and renovated buildings introduced into EU legislation.
Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO Read More
There is now more than 591GW of wind power capacity installed globally in 91 countries, with continued growth predicted as wind power is quickly becoming one of the cheapest energy sources availableWind power is contributing to global development and climate goals by creating jobs, decreasing carbon emissions, stimulating local investment Read More
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) will use the 10th annual World Green Building Week (23-29 September 2019) to focus on end-to-end carbon emissions created across the building and construction industry, highlighting the need for the sustainable production, design, build, use, deconstruction and reuse of buildings and their materials.
Today, buildings and construction Read More
SolarPower Europe and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism has held a high-level workshop exploring solar-to-hydrogen business models and how these technologies can contribute to a carbon-neutral Europe.
Speaking at the workshop, Klaus Dieter Borchardt, Deputy Director-General, DG ENERGY, European Commission said: “The Commission is not picking the winners of energy Read More
Donal Brown, Associate Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is visiting the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam this week to review progress made together to improve lives and reduce poverty in rural areas.
The purpose of the visit is to explore ways that IFAD can continue to contribute Read More
While Member States were adopting a resolution on sustainable infrastructure at the UN Environment Assembly, the Cities Summit reinforced the importance of local action and the need for an integrated approach to urban infrastructure.
Already 60 per cent of waste and three quarters of resource use and greenhouse gas emissions come Read More