Renewable energy market needs investment-friendly policies – UN agency

In a world thirsting for new energy sources, the United Nations environmental agency is calling for more leadership from policy makers and action by financial institutions to encourage investment in renewable energy, a field with an estimated market potential of nearly $2 trillion in the next 15 years.

Boost bioenergy to ease poverty in developing countries - UN

With wood, charcoal and fuel-producing crops emerging as environmentally friendly and cost-effective sources of energy, especially for developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for the urgent inclusion of so-called bioenergy into agricultural and forestry programmes.

Renewable energy key to tackling environmental degradation, UN official says

Renewable sources of energy hold the key to tackling the twin scourges of poverty and ecological degradation, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.