The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.
The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.
The head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.
"If we want to model the climate system we have to understand clouds. And if we want to predict the availability of water resources, we have to understand clouds,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.
“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.
The Secretary-General said he was particularly interested in the “alignment of the core business of the private sector with the strategic goals of the international community.”
Researchers found that the reefs in Taiwan and the Turks and Caicos archipelago will be among the first to experience annual bleaching.
Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant
New York, 14 December 2016 – A partnership working to promote solar-powered electric vessels in Tunisia and in the Middle East and North Africa was awarded the $1 million 2016 Energy Grant from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affair (UN-DESA), it was announced today.
The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, […]