Natural Resources

21 Mar 2016

Up until 2040 the energy world will undergo a complete change: Renewable energies could play a dominant role in the global energy mix and a world wide climate regime with set CO2 targets could be established. Delphi Energy Future 2040 shows that the global transition to renewable energies does not only grant their affordability but also encourages their economical appeal. For this future outlook study, 350 experts from 40 countries were questioned about their estimation concerning the development of the global energy systems until 2040.

09 Mar 2016

In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley. This report investigates what is being named the biggest disaster in Brazil's mining history.

09 Mar 2016

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), Human Nature is spotlighting “conservation heroines” around the globe. In this piece, we meet Nolsita Siyang, an indigenous farmer and mother of 10 who also finds time to patrol her community’s ancestral home as a forest ranger.

07 Mar 2016

It’s official: if you want to dramatically improve the quality of your life, move to Europe. That’s what the 18th annual Quality of Life survey from consulting firm Mercer suggests—cities in western Europe dominate the top of this year’s list of the world’s best cities to live in.

07 Mar 2016

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrates today 50 years of working on the frontlines of global development.

In his Facebook post, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner congratulated UNDP on its 50 years of work to end poverty and highlighted the many collaborative initiatives of the two sister agencies.