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COP26 Clean Power Transition Virtual Roundtable

Available in 6 languages on UN Web TV: http://bit.ly/3ntNCqM A virtual roundtable attended by the UN Secretary General, COP President and Foreign Secretary, and representatives from countries that are key to the succ...


The Philippines: Bottleman

Turning on a light at the flick of a switch is something many people take for granted. But for one fifth of the world's population, it's simply not an option, relegating them to a life of "energy poverty". One man in ...


Bulgaria: energy efficient cities

United Nations, New York, December 2009 - Bulgaria, like many other Eastern European countries that were once part of the soviet bloc, has cities riddled with deteriorating housing that consume lots of energy. A new i...


Togo: Lighting up the land

In today's fast-paced modern world, the idea of turning off the power, even for a moment, may seem a welcome relief for some. We travel to Togo in West Africa where living without electricity is a harsh reality for mo...


Struggle in the Amazon: The Clash between Energy and the Environment

United Nations, July 2012 - Brazil's economy is growing at a staggering pace and its energy needs are skyrocketing. To meet growing demand, Brazil is harnessing hydroelectric energy and building dams, some among the l...


Senegal: A New Way of Cooking, A New Way of Life

Senegal's energy transformation is beginning in the home. The World Bank is supporting a government energy project which includes a locally made cook stove, saving money for women across the country. The cook stove us...


Energy for the Pamir Mountains

Inhabitants of Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains are pressured to overuse a highland shrub for firewood as imported fuel becomes too costly. A UN initiative is helping provide alternative energy sources and revive the sust...


UN COP 22: The world’s most climate-vulnerable countries outline joint actions on Paris Agreement

United Nations - Today (18 November), over 45 climate-vulnerable countries have declared robust action plans to implement the Paris Agreement. The joint efforts include the transformation of energy, transport, and oth...