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Consultation key to land restoration

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

The world faces huge and unprecedented biodiversity and climate change challenges. One way we can help address these challenges is through the restoration of degraded land. Restoring landscapes—done properly in consultation with local communities, governments and scientists—...

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India has committed $90 bn renewable energy investment so far: UNEP

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

India has so far committed a mammoth $90 billion investment in the renewable energy sector and is fast emerging as a leading investor for green energy projects, according to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "India is an increasingly important investor in...

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UN pushes big banks to fight climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Only two of the world’s 10 biggest banks joined the coalition of 130 global financial firms in agreeing to align their business with international efforts to address climate change and other environmental issues. The group that signed on to the United Nations’ Principles for...

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More coal plants means suffering for another 50 years for Indians: UNEP ED

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

Nearly three years after ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, India continues to pave way for coal-fired thermal power plants. Under these circumstances, the country would unceasingly keep choking under the toxicity of fossil fuels for at least half a century. “...

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638 gigawatt of solar power generation capacity added over last decade: UNEP

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

The world added a mammoth 638 gigawatt (GW) of solar power generation capacity, including both solar photovoltaic and thermal, between 2010 and 2019 -- the largest such addition across renewable energy technologies, according to a report by the United Nations Environment...

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Sand, a global sustainability challenge: UN report

By : Sustainability ..., May 8, 2019

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday released a report, Sand and Sustainability: Finding new solutions for environmental governance of global sand resources, that highlights a problem that has largely stayed under the radar: sand consumption globally has...

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Google teams up with UN to track environmental changes

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2018

The UN has entered into a partnership with Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools.

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