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July 20, 2018

From Seattle to Tirana, global fight against plastic pollution gathers steam

From individual initiatives to cities and corporations banning plastic straws, the global anti-plastic movement is gaining momentum. It was three years ago that Christine Figgener, marine biologist at Texas A&M…

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World Water Day - The answer is in nature

March 22, 2018

World Water Day – The answer is in nature

Today’s World Water Day (WWD) campaign The answer is in nature suggests that by using solutions already existing in nature we can reduce floods, droughts and water pollution. The theme…

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November 16, 2017

GCF gives green light to largest climate project to date, Serbia included

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), set up by 194 countries which are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will start funding its largest climate finance investment to…

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September 18, 2017

30 years of Montreal Protocol – environmental success story

This year the world marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS) in order to scale down their…

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September 14, 2017

42 Governments sign ‘Florence Declaration’, new IRENA report on geothermal energy released

42 countries and 29 partner institutions, members of the the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA), have signed  ‘Florence Declaration’ and agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will…

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August 7, 2017

Montenegro to host meetings on Aarhus Convention and Protocol on PRTRs in September

In September 2017, the coastal town of Budva, in Montenegro, will host meetings on the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters…

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July 18, 2017

ISWA President: Wind turbine blades as future non-recyclable waste cause for concern

Rapid expansion of wind power, besides its various positive impacts on the environment, is a cause for concern since it will generate, as studies show, millions of tons of non-recyclable…

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May 24, 2017

Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs –…

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May 11, 2017

RethinkX: 95 percent of passenger cars in USA will be electric vehicles by 2030

RethinkX, an independent think tank that analyzes and forecasts disruptive technologies, has predicted that in 13 years, 95% of all passenger cars in U.S will be electric vehicles. Such prognosis…

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March 20, 2017

New IRENA study optimistic about eliminating energy related CO2 emissions

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by energy sector can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new…

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February 10, 2017

Danish DONG Energy to stop using coal by 2023

Danish company DONG Energy said it will entirely stop using coal by the year 2023. The company’s power stations will be replacing coal with sustainable biomass. “The future belongs to…

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January 19, 2017

Samsung battery will charge EVs in twenty minutes

Samsung introduced the next generation of batteries for electric vehicles, with driving range of 500 kilometers after only 20 minutes of charging. 20 minutes of charging is enough for the…

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