Tag: environmental sustainability

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China: Reducing Carbon Footprints

United Nations - In China, increasing smog in major cities has become a growing concern. The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has launched a project in partnership with the Government of China, to capture e...

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China: Streamlining Electronic Waste

United Nations - Electronic waste or e-waste is becoming one of the largest rubbish streams in the world. China and the United States together account for one-third of the world’s e-waste. Experts say if e-waste is ...

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India: Harnessing The Sun’s Rays

United Nations - India is taking the lead in mitigating climate change by using solar energy to power its cities. In Gujarat State, engineers have created the ‘world’s first’ canal-top solar project generating 10 me...

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South Africa: Coal’s Lethal Legacy

United Nations - The world is becoming desperately short of fresh water, threatening our very survival. In South Africa, the country's water supply is at risk as the nation's energy needs grow. Blasts and dust clouds...

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Kenya: A Green Future

After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of ...

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Iceland: Geothermal Energy

In Iceland, geothermal power is being used for almost everything -- from heating homes to supplying therapeutic spas year round. Scientists and engineers from around the world are participating in a course at the Uni...

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Colombia: Wayuu women’s gold-water

United Nations, August 2010 - Climate change in Northern Colombia has led to severe water shortages. The women of the indigenous Wayuu people are struggling to sustain their environment and keep their communities toge...