How to Value and Preserve Water

Thinking big to protect the world’s biggest natural capital asset Water, the source of life – celebrated on World Water Day  – is under pressure from climate change. With some regions becoming drier and others ever more exposed to flooding, the need to find and share new ways to husband …

Why Gender Has to be at the Heart of the Agenda for Green

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times, and women are disproportionately vulnerable to it and have an important role in addressing it. Tackling climate change effectively will require deep changes to how we live, work and think – and the only way these can be implemented …

Norwegian Company to Join Wind Farm Building Efforts in Serbia

The Norwegian company NBT, which invests in high-power wind farms in Serbia, has become a partner of WV International in developing wind farm projects in Serbia of a total power of 800 MW. The joint press release of the two companies says that NBT, headquartered in Oslo, will do business …

Prominent Environment Experts Die in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

India’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, was among the first to confirm that a United Nations consultant working with her government’s Ministry of Environment and Forests died aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on Sunday.  From the UK, it was British aquaculture expert Joanna Toole who was lost, according to the …

UN Pact Acknowledges Climate Migration for the First Time

The final draft of a UN compact on migration published July 11 recognized the existence of climate refugees specifically for the first time, The Thomas Reuters Foundation reported Thursday. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration acknowledged climate change as a cause of migration, both due to extreme …

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset. As the Scandinavian country works to cut all of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, it’s using algae to sop up the carbon emissions from cement. Cement production, it turns out, is …

Greenpeace Praises Dubai Over Solar Energy Park Milestone

Campaign group Greenpeace has praised Dubai on the completion of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Julien Jreissati, Arab World campaigner at Greenpeace Mediterranean, said the solar energy park helped bring about the realisation the era of oil and other dirty energies will be …