A recent report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and several partners shows that renewable energy adoption is growing in the world’s emerging economies nearly twice as fast than in industrialised nations. Not only are renewable energy technologies now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many developing nations, but they are often more reliable, safer, and at times cheaper than conventional grid power.
Aid groups are still struggling to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed nearly 7,000 people. Here's a list of organizations aiding the relief effort in Nepal.
Months before the quake, Nepal's government was in the midst of turmoil. In January, there was a brawl in Nepal's parliament over a failure to agree on a new constitution for the country. Just over a month later, 35,000 people marched in Kathmandu to express their dissatisfaction with the way constitution was being produced. This crisis was just the latest in a series of similar disputes since the country's civil war ended in 2006.
A flagship event on trade and environment, marking the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO), was held at its headquarters today with the participation of Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and UN Under-Secretary-General andExecutive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner.
Romania, which has the largest area of virgin forests in the EU, is also the country most affected by illegal logging in Europe, a major environmental advocacy group said Monday.