Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference
2017-11-14 15:00:15

Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference, Germany


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New way to predict when electric cars and home batteries become cost effective
2017-07-11 12:10:53

New way to predict when electric cars and home batteries become cost effective

The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers

France Aims for Carmakers to Ditch Petrol and Diesel by 2040
2017-07-06 15:15:34

France Aims for Carmakers to Ditch Petrol and Diesel by 2040

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot says he has set the country's carmakers of not selling petrol or diesel cars by 2040

Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds
2017-07-05 10:10:25

Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds

Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent

Stefano Boeri's liuzhou forest city masterplan breaks ground in China
2017-07-04 10:30:12

Stefano Boeri's liuzhou forest city masterplan breaks ground in China

Stefano Boeri’s first ‘forest city’ in china is now under construction in the city of liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people, with offices, houses

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online
2017-06-29 12:20:11

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates
2017-06-23 10:10:15

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children