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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...