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UN women

6 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Violence against women has high costs – Ending it provides transformative prosperity

The costs of violence against women are real and at a conservative estimate amount to 2 percent of gross GDP or 1.5 Trillion USD every year – equal to the […]

A Catholic church is reflected in a lake in front of Mount Ortler in the northern Italian village of Sulden, in Alto Adige (South Tyrol) province

5 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Prosperity through combating religious prejudice

In this remarkable piece for our times, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, leads a groundbreaking secular organization called Tanenbaum that promotes mutual respect to bridge religious differences and build new models of […]

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (5thL) and Al Gore (6thL), former U.S. Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman, pose with representative of NGO's, during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 10,...

5 Dec 2016

Gore says U.S. climate curbs on track, hopes Trump will surprise

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | 5 December 2016 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise […]

A train is loaded near a processing plant at the Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) Christmas Creek iron ore mine located south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, November 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Regan/File Photo

5 Dec 2016

Philippines third quarter nickel ore output drops 16 percent as Duterte’s green clampdown bites

By Manolo Serapio Jr | December 5 2016 (Reuters) The Philippines’ output of nickel ore fell 16 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, after […]

A road leads to the brine pools that are part of the lithium pilot plant on the Uyuni salt lake, which holds the world's largest reserve of lithium, located at 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level in southwestern Bolivia, November 5, 2012. Argentina, Chile and Bolivia hold the planet's largest reserves of lithium,  the world's lightest metal and a key component in batteries used to power a range of technologies from cell phones to laptops to electric cars. Industrial production from countries in this so-called 'lithium triangle' is already high. Chile is the world's leading source of the metal, turning out around 40 percent of global supply, and Argentina is also a significant producer. Output from the Andes may soon rise after Bolivia - the country that holds an estimated 50 percent of the world's lithium reserves - opened its first lithium pilot plant in January. Picture taken November 5, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

5 Dec 2016

Chilean regulator draws up environmental charges against SQM: reports

By Gram Slattery | December 5 2016 (Reuters) Chile’s government has decided to draw up charges against lithium giant SQM for a series of alleged environmental violations that could result in […]

Sediment can be seen in the water as ships and boats sail past the coastal town of Hervey Bay, north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

2 Dec 2016

Carnival Princess to pay record $40 million for pollution cover-up

By Susan Heavey | December 2 2016 (Reuters)  Carnival Corp’s Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, […]

Obama departs the White House in Washington

1 Dec 2016

Obama moves to lock in vehicle greenhouse gas rules

By David Shepardson | December 1 2016 (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will push to lock in fuel efficiency standards central to outgoing President Barack Obama’s climate […]

The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo in this June 13, 2012 file photo. Japan's subsidies for renewable power suppliers have sparked more than $2 billion of investment since they were launched two months ago, as companies and homeowners try to profit from an anti-nuclear energy policy after last year's Fukushima crisis. Picture taken June 13, 2012. To match story JAPAN-ENERGY/RENEWABLES.Credit: REUTERS

1 Dec 2016

EU unveils power market reform to boost renewables

By Alissa de Carbonnel | December 1 2016 (Reuters) EU regulators set a path on Wednesday for renewables to power half of Europe by 2030, with plans to cut energy use, phase […]

New regulations will oblige companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to measure and report on their carbon emissions from April 2013. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS

29 Nov 2016

Exclusive: EU to attach CO2 limits to power reserve subsidies – source

By Alissa de Carbonnel | November 29 2016 (Reuters) EU regulators plan to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts, an EU source told […]

A woman and a child wear protective mask while riding bicycle on an extremely polluted morning as hazardous, choking smog continues to blanket Beijing, China December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

25 Nov 2016

China sends environmental inspection teams to seven more regions

By David Stanway | November 25 2016 (Reuters)  China has dispatched another seven environmental inspection teams to check how its anti-pollution rules are being implemented throughout the regions, the Ministry of […]

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