About 80 percent of those without access to modern energy live in rural areas. Although 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity between 1990 and 2010, this is only slightly ahead of population growth of 1.6 billion over the same period.
Team Led by Bertrand Piccard Highlighting Possibility of Clean Energy Future
At the current rate of increase, the global annual average CO2 concentration is set to cross the 400 ppm threshold in 2015 or 2016
Increasing international cooperation and establishing and maintaining high-quality patent systems will foster innovation and growth
The World Forum on Natural Capital will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 21-22 November 2013.
China is set to receive funding to eliminate the industrial production of ozone-depleting HCFCs (or hydrochlorofluorocarbons) by 2030. HCFCs are also a potent greenhouse gas.
Charles Immanuel Akhimien Will Report from WED Host Country Mongolia
Greening City Infrastructure Can Sustain Economic Growth while Using Fewer Resources
Global installed capacity has now reached 282.5 GW, a cumulative increase of almost 19%
The agreement was signed by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy.
Green Entrepreneurs Can Win Business Support Package
The report shows that the scale and variation in impacts provide opportunities for companies and their investors to differentiate themselves by optimizing their supply chains and investment strategies.
The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a polluted river in Guangdong Beijiang.
The damage from rising seas and higher storm surges is one of the most visible and costly effects of climate change.
The awards were presented as 197 member States met at the tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests in Istanbul.
The contribution of $10 million is in addition to Canada's previous contribution of $3 million to the CCAC's Trust Fund and $7 million for projects that support the mitigation of short lived climate pollutants in developing countries.
A move to such alternatives is in line with the objectives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), of which UNEP is one of the founding partners.
UNEP recently requested UNOPS, an operational and central procurement arm of the UN, to buy 50,000 certificates of emission reduction (CERs), to cover UNEP's emissions for 2010-2013.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought.
People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history
In order to arrive at a balanced assessment, Working Group II hopes to draw on the expertise of
climate scientists as well as others with the knowledge or experience to provide scientific review
comments on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.