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$20,000 prize for renewable energy solution to provide off-grid power

January 20th, 2013 by Nesta UK

The United Nations Development Programme have launched a global challenge to find a renewable energy solution capable of providing off-grid power, with a $20,000 cash prize for the winner. More than 3,000 families who returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina over ten years ago after the war are still waiting for access to electricity. For most […]

Global Partnership for Oceans set up to coordinate effort to save seas

February 25th, 2012 by World Bank

A coalition of governments, international organisations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss. In a keynote speech delivered on 24 February 2012 at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit in Singapore, World Bank […]

UN reports global shift towards a low-carbon resource-efficient and socially inclusive green future

November 20th, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

A UN report, Towards a Green Economy: Pathways for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, demonstrates that governments and businesses alike are taking steps to accelerate a global shift towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive green future. From China to Barbados, Brazil to South Africa, countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur […]