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Urbanization Provides Opportunities for Transition to a Green Economy, Says New Report

“Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management: Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century,” a report launched on 8 April 2014 jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Cities Alliance at the 2014 World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, says that as consumers of over 75% of natural resources, cities can be major contributors to efficiency and sustainability.


Denmark Success With Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Commended by The International Energy Agency (IEA)

Denmark is a leader in implementing well-designed policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and global climate change, according to a review of Danish energy policies published on 21 February 2012 by the International Energy Agency (IEA). 


The Commercialization of Camels in Mid-altitude Ethiopia and Beyond

A recently published report, Shifting Sands: The Commercialization of Camels in Mid-altitude Ethiopia and Beyond, describes a relatively new trend in pastoralist livestock marketing that is a dynamic response to increasing demand for camels in mid-altitude areas of Ethiopia and in neighboring Sudan.


Commuting Bicyclists: A Growing Transportation Trend

Biking is gaining popularity as a form of commuting which benefits  the environment.


Mail and Express Delivery Company TNT Launches Comprehensive Program To Cut CO2 Emissions: Company Calls On Employees To Extend Initiative Into Their Private Lives

On 30 August 2007, TNT’s Chief executive officer Peter Bakker launched TNT’s strategy to improve transparency on the company’s carbon footprint, to drastically reduce CO2 emiissions from the company’s operations and to stimulate its 159,000 employees to do the same in their private lives.


Bicycles Selling Like Hotcakes in US Stores

The struggling US automobile industry may do well to take some lessons from its non-motorized brethren because bicycles are selling like hotcakes.


UNEP: Over 50% of gasoline in sub-Saharan Africa is now lead free

Over half of all petrol sold in sub-Saharan Africa is now unleaded. This is one of the key findings delivered to a conference taking place at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess progress towards a lead-free continent.


Efficient transportation for successful urban planning in Curitiba, Brazil

With the creation and guidance of planning agencies like The Research and Urban Planning Institute of Curitiba (IPPUC), a mass transportation system developed that today covers eight neighboring cities, and transports 1.9 million passengers daily with an 89% approval rate.


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