Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh ?

Green Prophet

The project is part of a global initiative called Clean up the World with a dual purpose to preserve the natural environment and give back to the local community. We are constantly looking for ways to support our community, and the Green Earth, Clean Earth campaign is a great way to highlight our ongoing commitment to working together for a better environment,” said Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh General Manager Adel Al-Mahboob. “We

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Study: Renewable Energy Sector Grows Despite Recession, Further Growth Expected In 2010

Eco Friendly Daily

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century recently released their study, which was requested by the United Nations. The study found that renewable energy installations outpaced fossil fuel installations in 2009 in Europe and the United States. In the United States, just over 50 percent of new energy installations were from the renewable energy sector. Alternative Energy Environment

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Mediterranean Surveillance Crew Eyes Oil Spills from the Sky

Green Prophet

It’s hard to monitor vessels that pollute out at sea , so five aircrafts from Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco and Spain got together to keep an eye on the Mediterranean Sea in a recent coordinated aerial surveillance program organized by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Center for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC). The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) were also involved.

Goodall, Clinton and Cousteau at Eye Earth Summit Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

The four day summit was organized by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Business & Politics Abu Dhabi conference environmental education United Arab EmiratesJane Goodall, Bill Clinton and Philippe Cousteau are all speaking in Abu Dhabi this week as part of the “Eye on Earth” Summit.

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For Some Iranians Meatless Monday Isn’t a Choice

Green Prophet

“The Middle East is facing sharp increases in meat consumption that have the potential to significantly harm our health and the environment. Chicken is considered by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to be a more environmentally and health-friendly alternative to beef and pork, but even that is too expensive for some Iranians, who are turning to Aubergine instead.

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Bio-Powered Green Bus Fitted With Recycled Materials Cruises Dubai

Green Prophet

Supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Green Bus project is a collaborative effort between the RTA and SS Lootah International , one of the fiercest proponents of bio-fuels in the United Arab Emirates. It’s easy to poke fun at Dubai for all of its insane excesses , but because we’re big-hearted greenies, we also want to give the Emirate a giant high-five when it does something worthwhile. And the Green Bus is certainly that.

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Study: Biodiversity Loss Not Slowing Despite International Agreement

Eco Friendly Daily

Headed by Stuart Butchart from the United Nations Environment Program’s World Conservation Monitoring Center, the group of researcher have published their findings in the journal Science. UN Environment Program’s chief scientist, Joseph Alcamo, stated: “Since 1970, we have reduced animal populations by 30 percent, the area of mangroves and sea grasses by 20 percent and the coverage of living corals by 40 percent. Climate Change Environment

Tiny Pacific Nation Commits To Fighting Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

Tuvalu is a small Southern Pacific nation, consisting of only 12,000 people. climate talks in Copenhagen this December may well be a matter of national survival.”. The nation has committed to fueling their islands with only renewable energy by 2020. Thus far the nation has installed 40 kilowatts of solar energy. Tuvalu is part of a growing list of nations working towards zero emissions with the help of renewable energy.

UN Report Indicates Drastically Rising Temperatures This Century

Eco Friendly Daily

In addition, resulting data from 2009 has shown that the recession impacted developed nations, not developing nations. According to a report by the United Nations Environment Program, the current goals of climate change will not be met by the current promises of the nations involved. According to the UN Environment Program studies, limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will become much more difficult as the century goes on.

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Marine Drones Wanted to Clean the Gulf Seas from Plastic

Green Prophet

In 2006, The United Nations Environment Program estimated that every square mile of ocean hosts 46,000 pieces of floating plastic and in some areas, the amount of plastic outweighs the amount of plankton by a ratio of six to one. The United Arab Emirates has the world’s largest per-capita ecological footprint; it currently consumes 25% of global plastic bags. This Marine Drone could clean up our dirty work.

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Underwater Art is Rejuvenating Coral Reefs

Green Prophet

The United Nations Environment Program cites the primary threat to Red Sea reef ecosystems as inadequate environmental standards in Saudi and Egyptian oil facilities and the de-ballasting of ships. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that coral ecosystems in Middle East seas are in generally good shape, but ten percent of world reefs overall have been completely destroyed.

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E-waste Causing Problems for Countries

Green Life Smart Life

A report was recently released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) about the rising problem of E-waste in countries like China and India. million tons of e-waste in 2010 is second to the United States with around 3 million tons. Their website will help you find state and local government programs along with manufacturer and retailer recycling programs for eCycling all your electronics.

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Green Movement Celebrities

Green Blog

The award show took place at the National History Museum in London, with candidates including Paul McCartney and musician Miguel Bose. Gisele has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program since 2009 and has been a big supporter of environmental issues and events, such as World Environment Day.

6 Excellent Reasons to Peg Your Plastic Habit

Green Prophet

Plastic makes up nearly 80% of the world’s marine debris according to the United Nations Environment Program. Every year, the United States alone consumes roughly 12 million barrels of oil to produce plastic. We know plastic is almost inescapable, but here are 6 excellent reasons to just say no! It’s no secret. We hate plastic. We wish plastic had never been born, though we don’t really blame Alexander Parkes for inventing the stuff.

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The electronic waste collection conundrum


A dozen years later, it’s still a massive problem — although data released this week by Morgan Stanley suggest that shifting consumer mindsets about electronics recycling, refurbishment, repair and trade-in programs could be a catalyst for change. According to a December report by the United Nations Environment Program, roughly 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste is produced globally on an annual basis.

Protect Parrotfish, Protect the Reef?

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s a key recommendation in a recent report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network , the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program. I am particularly interested in the sewage problem because untreated sewage in the environment is a problem for both people and reefs. A rainbow parrotfish in the Caribbean. Photo: © Ken Marks. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

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Cities: The Drivers of Sustainable Human Development and Prosperity

The Green Changemakers

As we plan for the future of our planet, it is imperative that we consider the effects of development on both the environment and human populations. Recently, the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) launched its “ State of the World’s Cities Report 2012/2013 ” which addresses the prosperity of cities. Local governments have greater flexibility to create effective policy solutions and are more likely to pursue innovative and creative strategies than their national counterparts.

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The (not so) green recovery: New report warns world is failing to ‘build back better’


That is the bleak headline from a major report published this week by the United Nations Environment Program and Oxford’s Economic Recovery Project, which warns policymakers are missing out on the “greatest chance we have had so far” to redirect the upward trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions and put the world on track for meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Blue is the New Green: Water Conservation in a LEED Home, Part 1 Inside

Green Life Smart Life

By the year 2025, if present water consumption patterns continue, 2 out of every 3 people on the planet will live in water stressed conditions as reported by the United Nations Environment Program. When we talk utilities, energy tops the list of resources people are looking to save. That electric bill and oil or gas bill crosses the mailbox every month, but water is quarterly in Narragansett and in some towns might only come once per year.

Latest UN Environment Report Describes a 'Threatened Planet

The Green Changemakers

Link source : The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released its latest detailed report, "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)," which examines the state of the planet from a number of different aspects. The first one, "Environment and Development, Our Common Future" [the Brundtland Commission], appeared 20 years ago. Environment for Development 2.

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Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

In Britain, the former Environment Secretary, Owen Patterson, under David Cameron, is also a climate change skeptic, oddly enough. The international system has set numerous targets to resolve the crisis, such as the UN Millennium Development Goals on the environment, but they are rarely, if ever, met. The many environment summits which regularly take place also fail to produce tangible results, with the big powers failing to agree on terms.

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Sustainable Transportation

The Green Changemakers

Image credit: Inhabitat Transportation corridors and facilities are major components of the nation’s landscape and public realm. Integrating comprehensive transportation planning with natural systems analysis and land use planning is essential for creating livable communities in sustainable environments. The alignment, scale, and character of our thoroughfares play an integral role in determining urban form, development patterns, and a sense of place.

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Development: Time to leave GDP behind

The Green Changemakers

Gross domestic product is a misleading measure of national success. Even before the United Nations began requiring countries to collect data to report national GDP, Simon Kuznets, the metric''s chief architect, had warned against equating its growth with well-being. Yet since the end of the Second World War, promoting GDP growth has remained the primary national policy goal in almost every country 1.

Entrepreneurs of the Natural World Show Case Their Ground Breaking Solutions to the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

The initiative is the brainchild of the Biomimicry Guild and the Zero Emission Research and Initiatives (ZERI) in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN-the World Conservation Union. Humpback Heart Pacemakers Over 350,000 people in the United States alone are fitted with new or replacement pacemakers annually. Beetle-Based Water Harvesting By 2025, the United Nations forecasts that 1.8

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Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

As articulated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the meeting provides a timely opportunity to ensure a “shared and common understanding of [sustainability] and what it means to improve the lives of ordinary people in developing countries and countries with economies in transition” (UNIDO, 2011). It is also essential to promote framework conditions that support good governance at national and local levels. Alan D.

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