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Chinese factory worker adjusting machinery

Industrial energy efficiency: the invisible climate solution

The burning of fossil fuels for energy is the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions. So, any effort to mitigate climate change must involve energy efficient strategies. After all, the easiest and cheapest clean energy solution lies in the energy that we don’t use. When it comes…
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Honey bee on a flower. Photo: Zoran Kompar Photography/Shutterstock.

Celebrating biodiversity in all corners of the world

The recent IPBES Global Assessment Report revealed that around one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within decades. Turning this situation around will take time, money, and collective efforts at many levels. Since 1993, when the Convention on Biological…
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Mobike dockless bikeshare bicycle near bike path in China. Photo: tangxn/Shutterstock.

Bike-sharing data and cities: lessons from China's experience

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the developing world. However, the development and environmental benefits from using digital technologies are yet to be fully captured. The GEF launched the Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot in 2015. A key characteristic of the program…
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The vaquita has now been classified as Critically Endangered with only about 60 individuals left in the wild. Photo: Paula Olson/NOAA.

Three ways to include biodiversity protection in your life, besides cutting back on totoaba bladders

The theme of this year’s International Day of Biodiversity is “Mainstreaming biodiversity; Sustaining people and their livelihoods” and if you’re like 99% of people you will then ask – what is mainstreaming biodiversity? Mainstreaming biodiversity is a broad term we use to describe a suite of…

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