July 11th, 2012 by Committee on Climate Change
The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the UK’s Committee of Climate Change, which assesses progress on the UK Government adaptation programme for issues such as floods and water policy, finds that four times as many households and businesses in England could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further action is not [...]
June 15th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association
Global Wind Day is Friday 15 June, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the share of renewable energy [...]
June 7th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme
The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human well-being, according to a new and wide-ranging assessment coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The fifth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), launched on [...]
August 23rd, 2011 by WWF
A WWF report has shown that the likelihood of water shortages in global megacities (defined by UN Habitat as cities with more than 10 million inhabitants) is set to escalate, with 70% of the world’s population projected to be living in urban areas by 2050.