clean energy

US city pushes green power on the international stage

For Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are parallel to the work she is doing to make her city 100 per cent clean-energy powered, by 2032.  Salt Lake City boasts the first two “net-zero” fire departments in the US and  is currently building the first police department that is 100 per cent renewable-energy driven as well as an energy-neutral international airport.  Mayor Biskupski spoke to UN News's Liz Scaffidi.

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Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries

The hydraulic extraction of natural gas — or "fracking" — produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it’s not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, says a new UNCTAD report, which describes natural gas as a “bridge fuel” for States aiming to move to renewable energy sources. Janvier Nkurunziza, UNCTAD’s Chief of Commodity Research and Analysis, talked to Daniel Johnson about the report’s findings.

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Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.

News in Brief 05 April 2018

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UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen

A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into “green” energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country.

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News in Brief 01 November 2017 (AM)

“Staggering” violence against babies and children worldwide: UNICEF

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Sustainable energy "underpins" global development agenda: UNECE

Both the developing and the developed world have “a lot of work to do,” to create a sustainable energy future, a UN energy expert has said.

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More action needed to provide 1.1 billion with clean energy

The world will have to act quickly if it is to meet the goal of supplying clean energy to more than one billion people globally who lack access to electricity.

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World could see Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

The goal to provide more than a billion of the world’s poorest people with clean energy could be achieved in our lifetime.

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UN Green Fair highlights community-level sustainability

The United Nations played host to a Green Fair this week at headquarters in New York.

Local and international groups came together to showcase their contribution to sustainability.

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