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13 04 2021 | 10:39

Survey: More than 50% of UK CEOs plan to increase their investment in sustainability.

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, PwC has released its 24th Annual Global CEO Survey. Every year, PwC conducts survey of the CEOs of major companies. Now in its 24th year, the objective of the…

13 04 2021 | 10:19

Emissions covered by EU pricing markets fell 12% in 2020.

Emissions regulated under the European Union's (EU) carbon market decreased by more than 12% last year, with the coronavirus severely limiting energy demand and industrial output. New analysis from…

13 04 2021 | 09:09

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Power Its Covid Recovery.

Suleiman Babamanu is implementing the country’s largest investment in solar energy. Suleiman Babamanu’s path to the heart of Nigeria’s biggest solar power program started in disappointment. After…

12 04 2021 | 15:51

Remarks at the Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa COVID-Climate Emergency: Delivering the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme

Thank you very much. Excellencies,     I thank the African Development Bank and the Global Center for Adaption for convening us today.      As the world confronts a pandemic, a recession and a…

07 04 2021 | 10:31

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean urban air pollution and mobility

  A very recent original research article of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Lab (#ReSEL) is now published in “Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects”(Taylor…

05 04 2021 | 09:50

There's another pandemic under our noses, and it kills 8.7m people a year

While Covid ravaged across the world, air pollution killed about three times as many people. We must fight the climate crisis with the same urgency with which we confronted coronavirus.

04 04 2021 | 08:43

Wealthy countries 'are buying up far more COVID-19 vaccines than they need' — and that's bad news for the end of the pandemic

Getting COVID-19 vaccine doses into arms is cracking along in some countries, but in the poorest, it's barely started at all. And if vaccination rates in low- and middle-income nations are not…

03 04 2021 | 07:19

Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'

The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it

22 03 2021 | 14:41

Global oil demand 'could exceed pre-Covid levels without clean energy moves'.

Figures from International Energy Agency dash hopes that world consumption had peaked. The world’s oil demand could exceed pre-Covid 19 levels within the next two years unless concrete government…

22 03 2021 | 09:54

Coalition Says Healing 'Broken Relationship With Nature' Key to Stopping Next Pandemic

As the World Health Organization stresses the need for continued measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the face of a global rise in cases, reporting out Tuesday spotlights a new…

18 03 2021 | 10:29

UN launches new campaign, Only Together, to support global vaccine equity call.

11 March, New York -- The United Nations today launched a new global campaign, Only Together, to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The campaign…

12 03 2021 | 15:11

Green spending makes up less than a fifth of Covid recovery funds, says UN

‘Governments today haven’t been spending as green as they should,’ the report’s author told The Independent. Less than a fifth of the money spent by major economies on long-term Covid recovery…

12 03 2021 | 10:04

The search for animals harbouring coronavirus — and why it matters.

Scientists are monitoring pets, livestock and wildlife to work out where SARS-CoV-2 could hide, and whether it could resurge. It was the news Sophie Gryseels had been dreading for months. Almost a…

07 03 2021 | 07:03

Pandemic May Have Left Over 250 Million People With Acute Food Shortages in 2020.

Beyond the questions surrounding the availability, effectiveness and safety of a vaccine, the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to question where our food is coming from and whether we will have enough.

03 03 2021 | 08:22

WHO: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050.

Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released…

26 02 2021 | 10:49

The rich really do get richer, study shows. Here’s why.

It's all about taking risks: you don't need to take them when you're rich. Few topics are as polarizing as wealth. Everyone has an idea of how it should be spread and what’s not right in society,…

26 02 2021 | 09:57

Use of Disinfectants Has Soared, Sparking New Examination of Ingredients.

Disinfectant use has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as people try to keep their hands and surfaces clean. But one family of cleaning chemicals is receiving scrutiny for potential health…

22 02 2021 | 14:45

World Waking Up To Vaccine Equity.

Geneva, Switzerland--19 February 2021-- At the halfway point in the World Health Organization and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ 100-day challenge, a movement of people and…

17 02 2021 | 09:33

UN says lack of proper infrastructure planning is costly and hurts COVID-19 recovery, climate action, and SDGs.

New UN guide shows how governments can use long-term infrastructure planning starting today to save money, increase efficiency, and promote sustainability

17 02 2021 | 08:08

UN chief urges leaders to start Cop26 climate negotiations online.

António Guterres says Covid pandemic must not halt preparatory work for key summit in Glasgow. Governments must step up their efforts ahead of vital climate talks this year by agreeing to negotiate…