Norway’s whale hunters are on track to kill record numbers of minke this year despite falling national demand, according to international charity Whale & Dolphin Conservation.
Uganda has today joined the Clean Seas Campaign, demonstrating the country’s commitment to curbing the flow of marine litter and plastic waste entering lakes, rivers, and the ocean.
According to reports published by the U.S Energy Information Administration, the United States surpassed 93 quadrillion Btu in primary energy consumption in 2020. In that year, renewable energy sources accounted for approximately 12% of the energy in the US and about 20% of electricity generated.
The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced plans to launch a $1 billion fund to boost access to renewable energy in developing countries – one of the key commitments made during a series of virtual UN ministerial forums.
Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the United States, and one of the most popular. A report issued this week, however, reveals Yellowstone’s near-pristine environment, is under climate threat.
The government of Togo has inaugurated one of the largest solar projects in West Africa and the first renewable energy facility in the country. The now fully operational 50-megawatt (MW) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed solar power plant, financed under the IRENA-ADFD Project Facility, will supply reliable, clean electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the country.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) have agreed to extend existing co-operation on energy transition.
According to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), close to two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that famine – already present in four countries – could become a reality for millions of people around the world, without urgent funding to stave off a catastrophe, and without access to families cut-off by conflict.