More patience, less protest: the new politics of the urban poor
TEDx Talk: A small change to aid, a big impact on urban poverty
Pioneer Swimmer Lewis Pugh Unveiled as UN Environment Programme Patron for Oceans
Pugh Set to Embark on Three-Year Circumnavigation of Globe
Pioneer swimmer and ocean advocate Lewis Pugh was today unveiled as the UN Environment Programme’s Patron for Oceans as he prepares to embark on an epic circumnavigation of the globe.
Mr. Pugh, a maritime lawyer from London, is the only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. In 2007 he swam across an open patch of sea at the North Pole to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice and in 2010 he swam across a newly formed glacial lake on Mt Everest to draw attention to the impact of climate change in the Himalayas.
Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012, Geographic Shift to Developing Countries
Installed capacity continues to grow as solar prices drop 30-40%, new wind installations surge.
For only the second time since 2006, global investments in renewable energy in 2012 failed to top the year before, falling 12% mainly due to dramatically lower solar prices and weakened US and EU markets.
World Oceans Day 2013
Today June 8th is the World Oceans Day it is celebrated in most countries educating people with workshops and conferences.
The World Oceans Day 2013 theme is "Together we have the power to protect the ocean."
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