At a time when the influence of institutional religion is waning in many part of the world, Pope Francis remains one of the most trusted and popular people on Earth. Leader of an estimated 1.2 billion Catholics across the world, Francis has put the weight of his authority squarely behind a global call to action to stop what he calls “the
A new research report from the IEA reveals the challenges holding back investment in and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies across southern Mediterranean nations and aspiring EU member nations in Eurasia.
Global Wind Day: The Future is Now – Imagine you could go back in time. Not too far, just to the early 199os. Ask someone from that backward time about cell phones, mobile and wireless technology, how much RAM they needed in their computer (if they even had one), running an “online” business. The list go on. They’d probably think
Ten days of meetings wrapped up in Bonn this week as negotiators worked on the draft text of global climate treaty that, if all goes according to plan, will be finalized at the COP 21 climate conference in Paris later this year. The conference coincides with the G7’s pledge to decarbonize their economies by the end of the century. Combined with
The high-resolution, 11-terabyte global climate change dataset includes historic data from 1950-2011 and projected changes in temperatures and rainfall based “business as usual” and ‘extreme reductions’ in greenhouse gas emissions.
Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care – Today is World Environment Day, or WED. Every June 5th WED serves as a platform for the United Nations Environmental Programme to focus world attention on humanity’s relationship with our environment. Every day, as sunrise moves across the Earth, 7 billion people awake to face another day. For many of those 7 billion,