Posts tagged as United Nations

How the renewable energy industry can improve our quality of life

The renewable energy industry, in addition to providing access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy, can improve people’s quality of life by helping to mitigate climate change, alleviate poverty, fight hunger, increase access to healthcare, education, and clean water, and protect life on land and in water.  The Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a […]

Small satellite symposium a platform for ideas

South Africa’s first United Nations Symposium on Small Satellite Technology, attended by some 140 delegates from 33 countries, drew to a close this week on the campus of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, South Africa. The symposium provided a forum for exchanging ideas between the continent’s leading satellite manufacturers, and also engaged international industry leaders. […]

COP21: The beginning of a major economic transformation?

  Massive shifts to renewable energy, enormous energy efficiency improvements, improved land management, radical changes in urban planning and transport, tens of thousands of major companies ready to take action, thousands of mayors and regional governments ready to restructure their cities and regions – all these commitments have been made by countries across the world […]