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  1. Ghana to earn $38m with new solar plant
    Ghana to earn $38m with new solar plant 3 May 2016

    Ghana could earn an extra $38m per year with a new 100 MW solar power plant, according to the UN Environment Programme

    Africa,Sustainable Energy
  2. Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Arizona
    Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Arizona 3 May 2016

    Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered aeroplane, has landed in Arizona after completing its first leg across the US

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Transport
  3. $14bn clean energy investment in India since 2013
    $14bn clean energy investment in India since 2013 29 Apr 2016

    India has attracted US$14bn over the last three financial years in renewable energy investments

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  4. Gamesa to develop major wind farm in Brazil
    Gamesa to develop major wind farm in Brazil 29 Apr 2016

    Gamesa, the Spanish wind energy giant, will provide 136.5 MW of turbines for a wind farm in Bahia state, Brazil

    South America,Sustainable Energy
  5. Two German states hit 100% renewable electricity
    Two German states hit 100% renewable electricity 29 Apr 2016

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein generated more renewable power in 2015 than households and businesses in each state consumed.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  6. Alec Baldwin, Helen Clark call for forest protection and land rights
    Alec Baldwin, Helen Clark call for forest protection and land rights 28 Apr 2016

    Baldwin and Clark, who is the head of the UNDP, joined indigenous leaders from around the world to call for measures to protect forests and Indigenous communities

    Worldwide,Policy,Agriculture
  7. Seychelles, Gambia bring Paris Agreement signatures to 177
    Seychelles, Gambia bring Paris Agreement signatures to 177 28 Apr 2016

    The Seychelles and Gambia have signed the Paris Agreement on climate action, bringing the total number of signatories to 177

    Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  8. Canary Wharf launches solar power bus shelter
    Canary Wharf launches solar power bus shelter 28 Apr 2016

    A new bus shelter with a transparent solar photovoltaic layer has been introduced in the Canary Wharf business district in London

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities
  9. UN and Philippines using drones to help farmers tackle climate disasters
    UN and Philippines using drones to help farmers tackle climate disasters 28 Apr 2016

    The Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN are using unmanned drones to assess the risk of natural disasters to the country’s farmlands

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  10. San Diego to become largest US city to switch to 100% renewable energy
    San Diego to become largest US city to switch to 100% renewable energy 27 Apr 2016

    San Diego will be the largest city in the US to run on 100% clean energy after mayor Kevin Faulconer announced his support for a 2035 target

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction

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  • As Kenya Stages Largest-Ever Ivory Destruction, UNEP Reiterates Zero Tolerance for Illegal Trade in...

    105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn is burned in Nairobi today in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis...

    UNEP Executive Director Visits Iran for Interfaith Dialogue on the Environment and Culture...

    The event brought together religious leaders and scholars from 24 countries and nine religious denominations for this interfaith dialogue....

    New Report Shows How India Can Scale up Sustainable Finance...

    The report profiles the actions that have been taken to advance environmental and social factors as a core part of India's banking, capital markets, investment and insurance sectors....

    My first elephant was a carcass - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw at the...

    We simply cannot afford to allow poaching to go on for one more day. It does not make moral, economic or political sense....

    A Healthy Regard for Environmental Justice - Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the 1st World...

    A growing number of court cases, international instruments and over a hundred national constitutions now refer to the right to a healthy environment....

  • Urgent action needed to help Ethiopia’s farmers produce food in main cropping season

    With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity. If seeds are not delivered in time, help will be too late to secure a decent harvest from the imminent meher season, which produces 85 percent of the nation's food supply, the UN agency said today.

    Continued spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants bolsters case for eradication

    Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral disease which decimates goats and sheep, while a new outbreak has occurred in the Maldives, showing that even island states are vulnerable to the plague.

    North Korea's food production falls for first time since 2010 as water scarcity hits agricultural sector

    Last year, total food production in North Korea (officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is estimated to have been about 5.4 million tonnes compared to 5.9 million tonnes in 2014, marking a 9 percent decrease, the update said.

    Drones help farmers in the Philippines prepare for climate disasters

    In a bid to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and quickly assess damages after they strike.

    To fight climate change, invest in agriculture

    n addition to reducing poverty and hunger, agriculture can play a crucial role in making the response to climate change responsible and more effective, Maria-Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General for Natural Resources said today.

  • Lima Call for Climate Action Puts World on Track to Paris 2015

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

    New Portal Highlights City and Private Sector Climate Action

    A way to increase the visibility of the wealth of climate action by cities, regions, companies and investors was launched today by the government of Peru.

    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima.

    Winners of United Nations Climate Change Awards Honoured in Lima

    Delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, were treated to an evening of hope and optimism as the winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Awards were feted tonight at a gala event.

    Forest Announcements Pave Way for Climate Action

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, a group of five countries has taken steps towards improved national and global forest action.

  • UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

    UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquakeKathmandu 3 May 2016 – In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of […]

    Urban Lab calls for multi-stakeholder approach to urbanization in Caribbean

    Suriname, 29 April 2016 – Participants at a recent workshop have highlighted the need for a mult-stakeholder, participatory approach to urban development. Leading up to the Caribbean Urban Forum 6 (CUF6) in Paramaribo, Suriname, UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab hosted the planning workshop on Sustainable Urban Development in Paramaribo, Suriname. A total of 50 […]

    WOP Researcher, Barcelona, Deadline: 9 May 2016

    Download PDF Version CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 26 April 2016 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance / UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: BARCELONA FUNCTIONAL TITLE: WOP Researcher DURATION: 12 months CLOSING DATE: 9 May 2016 BACKGROUND Following the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) “Hashimoto Action Plan” launched in Mexico in […]

    Team Assistant, G-4,(Nairobi),Deadline:9 May 2016

    Download PDF VersionVACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTVacancy No. DOM/18/2016Issued on: 26 April 2016 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Team Assistant GRADE: G-4 POST DURATION One year renewable CLOSING DATE:   9 May 2016   BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly […]

    Consultant: Python Developer,(Nairobi),Deadline:6 May 2016

    Download PDF VersionCONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 28 April 2016 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant: Python Developer to support the customization and implementation of the Social Tenure Domain Model framework. DURATION: 5 months (spread across 12 months) CLOSING DATE: 6 May 2016 BACKGROUND UN-Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network and […]

  • 10 Facts About Hunger In Pakistan

    Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Pakistan. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

    India: Modernising A Mammoth

    In India, a WFP-supported efficiency drive is bringing bar-coded ration cards to the world’s largest food distribution programme. With a third of its people living in poverty, the state of Odisha – formerly known as Orissa – is among India’s worst performers on most measures of social wellbeing. This makes it a good testing ground for reforms to India’s vast food distribution system. WFP is proud to support this modernization process.

    A Quick Guide To Climate Change

    The Paris Agreement has been signed on April 22 by global leaders. The valubale text, reached at COP 21 in December, set an unprecedented standard in addressing the causes and impact of climate change. Now it needs to be translated into urgent and ambitious investment and action. In this quick guide, we explain the World Food Programme’s work to build the resilience of vulnerable people to climate change, and what the Paris Agreement means for our goal of ending hunger by 2030. 

    Ecuador: ‘My House Started To Fall In Front Of My Eyes’

    One survivor of Ecuador’s earthquake describes the terrifying moment when the ground began to tremble – and how she watched helpless as her home collapsed before her.

    Partner Profile: The Boston Consulting Group

    The Boston Consulting Group has a record of public-spirited action. Its pro bono engagement is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) fulfil its mission.