sustainable energy

Climate deal has world on pathway to a clean energy future

Countries worldwide are on an “unceasing march” towards a clean energy future, according to a senior official with the UN Foundation.

Peter Ogden is Vice President for Energy, Climate and the Environment at the Foundation, which works to broaden support for the UN.

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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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Solar-powered airplane circles the globe with “no fuel, but much energy”

An airplane that runs entirely on solar power, is circling the globe with “no fuel, but much energy” according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

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UN Gender Focus: reproductive rights, women police officers and solar energy

Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

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Solar energy: A catalyst for transforming lives in West Africa

Solar energy is lighting the pathway to a better future for rural youth and women in West Africa; that’s according to an engineer from Burkina Faso who attended a recent UN conference in Turkey devoted to the world’s Least Developed Countri

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Ceremony honours innovations providing Sustainable Energy for All

Initiatives to provide low-cost, reliable energy were celebrated during a ceremony at the United Nations on Monday.

With one in five people worldwide lacking access to electricity, the UN says energy will be a key component for future sustainable development.

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ADDIS: new UN-backed report details ways to boost finance for sustainable energy

A new United Nations-backed report launched today at a conference in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a year.

Hip-hop artist backs sustainable energy for Africa

The hip-hop artist, Akon, says his experience growing up in Africa was the driving force behind his efforts to bring sustainable energy to the continent.

The American and Senegalese singer established Akon Lighting Africa, two years ago.

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At high-level energy forum, UN deputy chief says action on sustainability a 'moral and historical duty'

The world is facing complex challenges regarding the future of sustainable energy which demand comprehensive and immediate solutions, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today as he delivered remarks to the General Assembly's Global Energy Ministerial Meeting.

‘The future starts now,’ Ban says at launch of UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

Launching the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed modern energy services as the source of profound and life-changing opportunities – for the poorest communities and the richest investors – and urged generating the innovative ideas and vital partnerships to wholly transform the global energy landscape.