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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mercury

Although 128 countries have already signed the Minamata Convention to prohibit mercury use and release into the environment, these five facts about this chemical still remain largely unknown.

Cities, Capital in the Fight Against Climate Change

Cities drive our economies, generate about 80% of global GDP, absorb 70% of global energy, and emit as much CO2. Yet, they give most room to address global sustainable development challenges.

GEF Grant to Restore Degraded Land in Western PRC

Administering a $5.25 million grant from the GEF, the Asian Development Bank is restoring degraded lands and boosting local livelihoods in the western region of the People’s Republic of China.

Solar Heaters Curb Illegal Logging and Deforestation in Jordan

To transition Jordanian communities from firewood to solar-powered water heaters and halt deforestation, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) supported Local Community Initiative towards Renewable Energy.

Renewables Have A Bright Future

Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO, on renewable energy in India. The challenge lies in scaling up capacities. Subsidies for fossil fuels should be removed to create a level playing field.

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