clean energy

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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Business community meets to galvanize action on clean energy

Investors and business leaders from around the world have gathered at the UN to scale up investment in clean energy sources.

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“Growing determination” builds to address climate change

The world is showing a “growing determination” to address climate change, according to one of the UN’s leading experts on the subject.

Christiana Figueres is the head of the UN climate change secretariat (UNFCCC).

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New UN study highlights huge potential for generating clean energy in Africa

Less than 1 per cent of all patent applications relating to clean energy technology (CET) have been filed in Africa, according to a new United Nations study, which also highlights the opportunity for the continent to leapfrog existing fossil-fuel energy sources and, in the process, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health.

Public-private partnerships can bring affordable clean energy to poor – UN

The estimated 2.5 billion people across the world who do not have access to reliable electricity supplies can benefit from clean and renewable energy generated through partnerships between governments and the private sector, the United Nations said today.