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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
From naïve to Evian
The “bottle-isation” of world water presents serious environmental and ethical challenges that transcend national boundaries.
Greening a giant: Shrinking the footprint of Japan’s building sector
Building sector emissions are now 39% higher than in 1990, so Japan has the issue in its CO2-cutting sights.
Bangladesh tackles its carbon footprint
Bangladesh certainly faces serious impacts brought by climate change, but the country has become a hotbed of adaptation strategies and experimentation.
Let’s generate electricity by walking!
Kohei Hayamizu has a bold vision for the future: a city that is in itself an electric power station.
Eco-innovation is likely to be an important driver for economic development across the globe as we respond to today's challenges.
Closing the awareness-action gap
A recent study examines the gap between the percentage of people with an awareness of climate change and those taking action to solve the problem.
Innovation and climate change
At the UNU G8 Symposium on Innovation and Climate Change, we caught several experts on video as they shared their ideas for solutions.
Scale of the climate and energy challenge
Climate change and energy policy are set to be the toughest economic issues in the next few decades. But there is a way out, if we begin to act now.
Cool United Nations
"Cool UN" aims to reduce the use of air conditioning at UN Headquarters in New York to cut greenhouse gas emissions and save money.
Yokohama, an environmentally friendly city
Cities around the world must take leadership in solving global environment problems. Yokohama takes this role very seriously.
Outcome from the Toyako Summit
It appears that substantively not much was achieved at the G8 Toyako Summit, especially in relation to climate change.
Follow the leaders in Hokkaido, Japan
Discussion at this week's G8 Toyako Summit should focus on the need for a long-term target for CO2 emission reduction.
Japan as a Low Carbon Society
Japan should lead a "CO2 reduction revolution", said Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda as he announced plans to cut CO2 by 60-80%.
Africa and climate change
For the depth and breadth of climate challenges that Africa faces, the country needs frontier science and entrepreneurship.
Nagoya’s waste revolution
Thanks to dramatic action, Nagoya has the lowest per capita waste generation and highest per capita recycling rate of Japan's big cities.
Indonesian drought, Kenyan flooding
When a drought hits Indonesia, there could be flooding later in Kenya, due to a phenomenon called the Indian Ocean Dipole.
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