Issues & Trends
|Sustainable future dependent on energy industry support, warns World Energy Council
– Report’s rankings reveal most countries struggle to balance energy needs
– Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom achieve ‘AAA’ ratings under new scorecard system
– World Energy Congress to agree the agenda for change next month in Korea
|OECD: Developing Green Cities Key to Sustainable Future
PARIS ' By the middle of this century, two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities, posing a major environmental challenge. But a new report shows how developing "green" cities can generate growth and lead to a more sustainable planet.
|It's time to act to secure sustainable water and sanitation for all
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There's no silver bullet to sustainable development, but to avoid conflicts, disasters and damage to ecosystems, water agenda must advance on political arena
|Energy Policy Information Center (EPIC)» EPIC Archive » Electric Vehicles: August 2014 Market Snapshot
This month, SAFE and the Electrification Coalition are excited to release our first monthly market snapshot, which covers the latest data on electric vehicle sales, charging infrastructure, fuel prices, and more. Click the infographic below to view full size.
|World Hasn't Had So Many Refugees Since 1945, Report Says
The world hasn’t had so many refugees or internally displaced people since 1945, and numbers are expected to increase, according to an Australian research center.
|Renewable Energies provide great potential for socio-economic development in Africa|
|Updates on the Global Atlas initiative - March 2013|
|Food Trade and Self-Sufficiency | Vital Signs Online
|World Can Achieve Climate Goals, With All 10 Billion People ProsperingIt can feel overwhelming and even futile when we hear targets like zero emissions by 2050, while population reaches 10 billion and the world’s economy triples in size – how can we possibly stay below 2°C temperature rise? A new tool shows it is possible to meet this goal while ensuring everyone has a good standard of living.|
|Bioenergy "incompatible" with sustainable food production - study | Climate Home - climate change news
US scientists urge governments to scrap bioenergy subsidies, citing climate impact and clash with food crops