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26 05 2021 | 08:11

Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why.

People all over the world are reeling from the one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19. The overlapping crises are exposing and intensifying patterns of disadvantage, marginalization and…

15 05 2021 | 12:43

Africa offers opportunities for green growth in post-COVID-19 recovery.

Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank (AfDB) head said at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum. AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina reminded…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 07:41

Malaria vaccine shows promise — now come tougher trials.

Preliminary results suggest the vaccine is up to 77% effective in young children, but researchers await larger studies. A vaccine against malaria has shown promise in early clinical trials, raising…

29 04 2021 | 13:45

Coronavirus Economic Recovery to Drive Second-Highest CO2 Emissions Jump on Record, IEA Warns.

One of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic was the record drop in greenhouse gas emissions following national lockdowns.

20 04 2021 | 14:57

Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London…

20 04 2021 | 08:49

UN Chief Backs Wealth Tax on Rich Who ‘Profited’ From Pandemic.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on nations to institute a wealth tax to help reduce global inequality exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a $5 trillion…

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

A new standard for electric utilities to maximize progress towards the SDGs

Leading utilities establish global best practice on how their sector and its value chain can advance the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Geneva, 15 March 2021: The World…

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…

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…

04 04 2021 | 08:38

How Has COVID Changed Fridays for Future?

When Fridays for Future (FFF) takes to the streets on March 19, activists around the world are going to be doing everything they can to make sure the climate crisis stays in the news. In the…

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…

12 03 2021 | 09:49

Women have been hit hardest during the pandemic – here is my six-point plan to end systemic discrimination

The exclusion of women is a global emergency, but pandemic recovery offers a chance to chart a new and equal path. As the world marks International Women’s Day tomorrow in the midst of a global…

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.