At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action
2020-01-24 13:30:37

At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action

The world is “doomed” in the face of climate change unless major industrial nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos


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Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres
2019-03-01 13:35:05

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres

People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”

The booming wind energy economy needs workers–this high school program trains them
2019-02-06 10:30:20

The booming wind energy economy needs workers–this high school program trains them

When the Block Island Wind farm began operations off the coast of Rhode Island in 2016, the state officially became home to the country’s first offshore wind development

The German automaker believes in making mobility sustainable
2019-02-04 13:10:21

The German automaker believes in making mobility sustainable

Volkswagen has founded subsidiary Elli Group GmbH, a new Berlin-based company focused on providing clean power and charging solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) sector

Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’
2019-02-04 09:05:05

Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’

Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, is being thrown away each year, according to a new joint United Nations report – which exceeds the combined weight of all the commercial airliners ever made

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared
2019-01-31 16:00:48

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared

With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called for better management of the issue worldwide, in a statement

Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal
2019-01-28 17:30:41

Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal

After late-night talks, a dedicated commission has agreed a timetable to phase out coal burning in Europe’s largest economy. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power from coal