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HSBC commits $100 billion to combat climate change

London - London-based HSBC, which claims its home markets as Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, announced on Monday it was committing $100 billion toward financing low-carbon projects, as well as promising to get all its power from renewables by 2030.

P4G Accelerator will make sustainable development goals reality

Denmark-inspired "Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030," is a new global climate alliance with the goal of becoming an engine to drive green growth. The accelerator was launched on Wednesday in the UN Headquarters.

Activists warn against Agenda 21 Special

London - Agenda 21 is a controversial agreement signed by virtually every country in the world in 1992. Over the last twenty years, parts of the Agenda have slowly been voluntarily implemented in the United States and the United Kingdom.

In rural India, youths steer a crusade against food insecurity Special

Hyderabad - Braving dry climate, poverty, poor access to market and calls of Maoist rebels to join them, hundreds of youths from marginalized communities in rural India are turning into food growers, transforming dry, barren land into green, productive fields

'Lights out' in France as big switch-off becomes law

France yesterday introduced energy conservation laws making it obligatory for shops and commercial premises to switch off internal, window and exterior lighting at night.

Disposing of 14 million old tennis balls? France has a solution

Tennis players in France get through a staggering 14 million tennis balls each year. The French Tennis Federation has come up with a novel solution to recycle old tennis balls generating a benefit to communities.

Fancy hitchhiking across Africa? Special

Want to hitch-hike across Africa to raise awareness of humanitarian issues? A project called Thumbs Up Africa is looking for six couples to hitch from the Netherlands to Cape Town in South Africa. It is a journey of 15,000km down the east coast of Africa.

New report shows global success in sustainable plant harvesting

Worldwide application of a new standard for sustainable harvesting of wild medicinal, aromatic, dye and food plants and trees is charting new ways to protect the species and their habitats and benefit the communities that depend on them.

Hammond Lecture in Ontario focuses on sustainable development Special

Guelph - On the evening of Friday, March 26, 2010 Dr. Blair W. Feltmate delivered the Kenneth Hammond Lecture (2009/10) on “Environment, Energy and Resources” at War Memorial Hall at the University of Guelph.

Op-Ed: Feature film on water explores molecular behavior and memory

A new study found that the West could face a water "catastrophe" in the coming decades. A 2008 feature reminds us that water behaves in a remarkable manner and that common disregard of water may be more profound than previously considered.

UN: World Cannot Afford to Ignore Climate Change

The world must tackle the growing threat of climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said while speaking to a summit in New Delhi.

How unelected officials are granted authority in America in the name of ‘sustainable development’

The fundamental principle that government derives its power from the governed is quietly being replaced.

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