UN launches ‘green nudges’ to encourage universities to become environmentally friendly

‘The Little Book of Green Nudges’ is the UN Environment Programme’s first publication on behavioural science and nudge theory, which focuses on human actions and how to change them

UN launches new partnership to promote renewable energy in India

The collaboration with India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, will see the deployment of renewable energy and solar off-grid projects

Ghana to develop national climate adaptation plan

The project is the first of its kind in Ghana to use future climate projections to plan over large timescales, up to the year 2080

Energy-efficient air conditioners could ‘avoid nearly eight years of emissions’

A doubling of climate-friendly cooling could result in a saving of $2.9 trillion by reducing electricity generation, according to a new report

Climate action: UN celebrates 100th Kigali ratification

Liberia is the latest country to commit to reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons, commonly found in fridges and air conditioning units

Game on! Sony PlayStation and UN team up to boost gamers’ climate awareness

The immersive video seeks to bring consumers ‘face to face’ with their individual carbon footprints and make them aware of what a climate change-friendly lifestyle looks like

Iceland and UNEP lend support to East Africa to harness geothermal power

It is estimated East Africa could generate 20GW of electricity from geothermal energy

Asia’s consumers demand action on plastic maritime pollution

A recent report by UNEP and FIA notes a rise in plastic waste in South-East Asia, amid the Covid-19 pandemic

‘Planet needs additional 3,000GW of renewables by 2030 to meet Paris Agreement goal’

Planned investments currently fall far below the $2.7 trillion committed to renewables during the last decade, according to a new report

UN launches ‘world’s largest platform’ for air quality data

Air pollution not only affects people’s health but also the ecosystems and food production and is linked to climate change

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