Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new United Nations’ report.
When a company does business that has positive outcomes not only for the customer and the shareholders, but for the environment too, everyone comes out ahead.
Developed countries must urgently do more to promote energy efficiency says leading energy group.
Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia.
Micro and mini grids hold great promise for electrifying 60 million household potentially in low-income countries, where large groups of people have never had access to electricity. Although the technology has been around for decades, recent technological innovations have reduced costs dramatically from US$4/kWh a decade ago to US$0.3-0.4/kWh in recent projects.
Africa’s forests, landscapes, and ecosystems have many contributions to development. They contribute directly to the well-being and food security of poor people.
For the past decade, annual temperature records have been broken with disturbing regularity. Climate change is expected to adversely impact economies around the world, especially those in developing countries, and risks pushing 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. Making climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, health, and infrastructure more resilient is critical to reducing the negative economic and social impacts of climate change.
Europe and northern hemisphere are warming at faster pace than the global average and ‘multiple climatic hazards’ are expected, says study.
Over the next eight to nine years, energy storage capacity in developing countries is expected to skyrocket from 2 gigawatts (GW) today to more than 80GW, according to a new report by the World Bank Group.