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Eurobarometer: EU Citizens Warmly Support Ukraine, Green Energy

The latest Standard Eurobarometer survey published one year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, shows strong and continuing solidarity of Europeans with Ukraine. EU citizens support accelerating the energy transition, investments in renewable energy, and taking action to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian energy sources.

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Europe Strives to Hit Energy Saving Targets

One-third of European Union countries have not yet introduced any measures to reduce energy demand, and only 12 have put mandatory energy reduction measures in place, finds a fresh analysis of measures adopted by EU governments to reduce gas and electricity consumption.

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Fleeing for Their Lives, Ukrainians Become Refugees

KYIV, Ukraine, February 23, 2022 (Maximpact.com News) – Children in eastern Ukraine must navigate one of the world’s most mine-contaminated stretches of land. Every day, they live, play, and go to and from school in areas littered with landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other deadly explosive remnants of war, UNICEF warned on Friday.

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Asia-Pacific Business Aligns With Natural World

Advancing green business across Asia and the Pacific is “…a win–win for all stakeholders, but requires mobilizing vast resources of private capital and innovative management approaches,” the Asian Development Bank (ADB) concludes in a new working paper on “The Business of Greening: Policy Measures for Green Business Development in Asia.”

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World’s Forests Going Up in Smoke

Chile has replaced many of its native forests with plantation forests to supply pulp and timber mills that produce paper and wood products. As a result, highly flammable non-native pine and eucalypt forests now cover the region.

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Seven Brave Activists Win Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Foundation Monday announced seven recipients of the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists, the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize. The honor comes with a no-strings-attached award of US$175,000 per recipient.

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