In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
2017-05-25 10:50:37

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence


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Cooperation European transmission system operators to develop North Sea wind power hub
2017-03-20 10:20:48

Cooperation European transmission system operators to develop North Sea wind power hub

On 23 March, during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels, the consortium between TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will be made official by Mel Kroon and Torben Glar Nielsen, in the presence of Maros Sefcovic, European Commissioner for EU

Norwegian EV policy
2017-03-15 17:50:21

Norwegian EV policy

Norway is leading the way for the transition to zero emission electric cars. In 2015, electric vehicles had a 22 % market share in Norway. This is first and foremost due to a substantial package of incentives developed to promote zero emission cars

Solar now cheapest electricity option on average in 58 emerging economies
2017-03-13 10:15:28

Solar now cheapest electricity option on average in 58 emerging economies

Solar power is now the least expensive source of electricity on average in 58 emerging economies around the world, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Why is that important?

Switzerland seen as No1 country
2017-03-10 12:50:42

Switzerland seen as No1 country

Survey respondents say new leadership is needed around the world as the U.S. drops in the Best Countries rankings. From his perch in Hong Kong, Zhang Baohui worries how leaders in China, the United States and Russia will – or won't

Modest pick-up in global growth but risks and vulnerabilities could derail recovery
2017-03-09 11:55:27

Modest pick-up in global growth but risks and vulnerabilities could derail recovery

Global economic growth is expected to pick up modestly next year to around 3.6 % from a projected 3.3% in 2017 but risks of rising protectionism, financial vulnerabilities, potential volatility from divergent interest rate paths and disconnects between market valuations and real activity hang over the outlook

Revealed: The 10 cleanest capital cities on Earth
2017-03-09 10:25:36

Revealed: The 10 cleanest capital cities on Earth

A damning new report by the WHO suggests pollution now poses a greater threat to human health than HIV and Ebola. The news comes as cities around the world, including London, struggle to deal with toxic air, which is thought to contribute to 40,000 premature deaths