Category Archives: the GAP between developed and developing countries

Improve Human Health in World’s Growing Cities

Tweet Hyderabad (India), 15 October 2012 – Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with knock-on effects for human health and development, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Convention on … Continue reading

Resilient People – Resilient Planet – New report

Tweet Global Sustainability Panel Says a “Future Worth Choosing” must be based on true costs to people and the environment Addis Ababa, 30 January – Now more than ever, leaders need to focus on what matters most – the long- … Continue reading

Ranked the Rich – to support the poor – Sweden top ranked

Tweet Each year since 2003, the Center for Global Development has “ranked the rich”—assessing which wealthy nations do the most (for their size) to bring good government and prosperity to the rest of the world. Today, we released the 9th edition of … Continue reading

PhD Student developed a new method for the Clothing industries most dangerous chemicals

Tweet The new recipes will hopefully take away the clothing industry’s most dangerous chemicals. Mary Jonstrups, a PhD Student in biotechnology at the Faculty of Engineering in the Swedish University city Lund have developed a new method to purify dyed … Continue reading

Revolution, Recession AND Sustainability

Tweet Revolution and recession. For good reason, these two words have dominated headlines over the past year. Yet talk of such political and financial tumult has resulted in the neglect of a third issue, which is both critical and germane: … Continue reading

New IEA World Outlook Report on Energy

Tweet Modern energy services are crucial to human well‐being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of … Continue reading

Friends of Graemeen

Tweet Yunus, known as “the banker of the poor”, has become unstoppable, with 3.7 million people now having signed a petition; Mary Robinson leading Friends of Grameen with a powerful international coalition of supporters; and the French and American governments speaking … Continue reading

Closing the GAP, but how?

Tweet Energy, it seems, is the Cinderella of development policy. Listen to governments, aid agencies and the big foundations, and the priorities have been malaria, maternal mortality, vaccinations, HIV – health has hoovered up attention and aid dollars in the … Continue reading

90 per cent of investments in clean energy go to G20 countries

Tweet The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday launched a guidebook that provides advice to decision-makers in developing countries on how to tap into growing environmental finance markets as funding becomes increasingly available to tackle the challenges of climate change.The … Continue reading

The worlds first national market-based energy efficiency trading mechanism from India

Tweet The Indian government has pledged to cut carbon intensity — the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of economic output — by 20 percent to 25 percent by 2020, from 2005 levels. India’s approach differs from that of … Continue reading