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2015 UN-DESA Grant for Innovative Practices in Energy for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is running a call for proposals for the 2015 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development, under the “Powering the Future We Want” initiative. The ‘Powering the Future We Want’ initiative is aimed at promoting universal access to modern energy services while reducing energy-related emissions. After seeing (…)

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Country-level UN study addresses problems and solutions for achieving the global water targets

A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide “will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource”. Researchers of UNU-IWEH (United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health) say that within 10 years 48 countries (25% of all nations on Earth with an expected combined (…)