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Reducing the World’s Energy Intensity with Efficiency

Bridging the energy divide The World Bank, September 9, 2015. Image credit: geralt A major factor in this momentum is Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative set up after Rio+20, the UN’s 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The SE4All initiative has high-level leadership and strong political support. Co-led and chaired by UN Secretary […]

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What is Necessary to Reach Global Sustainable Energy Goals?

Progress on sustainable energy improving, but ‘world must move faster’ – UN backed-report UN News Centre, May 18, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash The world is heading in the right direction under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, the Progress Toward Sustainable Energy: Global Tracking Framework 2015 report says, but it must move faster. According […]

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Hopes Rise for Global Warming Deal During UN Climate Negotiations

UN climate negotiations opening in Lima on Monday have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming, diplomats say. After a 20-year standoff, diplomats and longtime observers of the talks say there is rising optimism that negotiators will be able to secure a deal that will commit all countries to take action against climate change.