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Europe’s ‘Clean Energy Revolution’

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To keep the EU competitive as renewables displace fossil fuels – shaking up global energy markets – the European Commission has proposed a new package of measures to “equip all European citizens and businesses with the means to make the most of the clean energy transition.”

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Undercover Detectives Battle Eco-Crime

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Despite its impressive name, the Environmental Investigation Agency is not a government agency but a small nonprofit that has become one of the world’s most effective conservation groups. Based in London, EIA operatives go undercover to catch environmental criminals (Eco-Crime) and bring them to justice.

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BioNurse: Generating Spaces for Life

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A team from the Ceres Regional Center for Fruit and Vegetable Innovation in Chile has won the first-ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

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American Voters Fill Congress With Female Firsts

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The incoming Congress is set to be the most racially diverse in history. A total of 38 women of color will serve in the 115th Congress. Nine newly-elected women of color, all Democrats, will enter Congress on January 3, 2017 – three in the Senate and six in the House.

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COP22: Paris Climate Pact ‘Irreversible’

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In the early hours of Saturday morning in Marrakech at the COP22, more than 190 governments agreed to the Marrakech Action Proclamation, which sends a strong message of global unity towards taking effective action to limit climate change.

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Cutting Food Loss and Waste Gets Easier

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A new international framework that empowers businesses, governments and NGOs to measure and manage food loss and waste is in its first year of operation. About a third of all food produced each year is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from field to table…

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Assembling A Project Team : What You Need to Know

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Whether you are a consulting company, an NGO or other business organization, at some point you may be faced with the task of building a project team, or finding consultants for that team. Here’s what you need to know to build the right project team.

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Climate Denier Trump Wins

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The surprising election of Donald Trump, a Republican and climate denier, to the White House on Tuesday changes the global balance of power on climate change.

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Pristine Ross Sea Wilderness Protected

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The European Union and 24 national governments have agreed to safeguard an expansive area in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, to take effect December 1, 2017. The new marine protected area is now the world’s largest.

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US$100 Billion to Finance Climate Triage

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Finance is always a hot issue at UN climate talks, and this year’s 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will focus even more intently on financing – this time to support the first global greenhouse gas limitation pact.

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167 Nations Adopt New Urban Agenda

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Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, as delegations adopted the New Urban Agenda, a new framework that details how cities should be planned and managed to best achieve sustainability.

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