Green News

June 23, 2017

Transforming agriculture to address climate change

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, asserts that the path to sustainable food and agriculture depends on turning climate […]
June 23, 2017

Water infrastructure challenges and opportunities

Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council (WWC), describes how climate change is affecting the natural water cycle and points out the necessity for water […]
June 23, 2017

Asian cities set to benefit most from green growth as US retreats

Asian cities will gain by about $1.5 trillion (£1.1tn) a year by 2030 if predictions on green and sustainable growth are proved correct, with tens of […]
June 23, 2017

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new […]
June 23, 2017

Apple issues $1 billion green bond in pursuit of 100% renewables

On Tuesday 13 June, Apple issued a $1 billion green bond to further its goal of running 100 per cent of its operations on renewable energy. […]
June 20, 2017

Another Record-Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

7 June 2017 – Today, REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report, the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. Additions in installed renewable […]
June 20, 2017

Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day

Costa Rica, 8 June 2017 – On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the global […]
June 20, 2017

Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes (Press release)

New York, 9 June—The 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline […]
June 20, 2017

Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report

New York, 14 June 2017 – The amount of money migrants send to their families in developing countries has risen by 51 per cent over the past decade – […]
June 20, 2017

Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN report shows

Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly $5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new […]