BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is an "existential issue" for humankind, and stepping up efforts to keep warming to globally agreed limits is urgent, the U.N. climate chief said on Monday, calling on governments to make progress at talks in Bonn.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - You bound out of bed in your wood-framed eco-home, throw on a rented dress, jump on an electric bike and head to the "tool library" to borrow a trowel to plant your vegetable patch.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's biggest yoghurt maker Danone and food packaging giant Tetra Pak are among companies leading a global scheme to reduce plastic waste, launched on Tuesday, as public concern rises over the environmental damage caused by rubbish.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local renewable-energy grids can provide electric power to hundreds of millions of people in developing nations, especially in Africa, but will not attract enough financial backing unless they are subsidized, a group of investors said on Monday.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobody is safe from air pollution, the United Nations warned on World Environment Day, with nine out of 10 people on the planet now breathing polluted air.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies need to put respect for human rights at the core of their businesses, with "doing good" likely to become a longer-lasting trend if they see it as a way to boost profits, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney said on Tuesday.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Subsidies that promote the use of fossil fuels are helping "to destroy the world", and are a bad way to deploy taxpayers' money, the head of the United Nations said on Tuesday.
BARCELONA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People are
gaining access to electricity at a faster pace as governments
ramp up efforts in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Kenya - but
the prospects for many African countries remain gloomy,
international agencies said on Wednesday.
(This May 16 story corrects number in para 18 after IDMC revision)
GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique, which was battered by two cyclones in March and April, will hold an international conference in two weeks' time to drum up funding to help it build back stronger, its vice-minister for state administration said Friday.