Stories


Save energy, save money, save CO2 emissions

How can we achieve a transformation from inefficient lighting to the latest energy-efficient technologies? Egypt is showing how quickly it can be done.  


Keeping Bhutan carbon neutral

Climate change mitigation specialist Nawaraj Chhetri shares his experience in the Land of the Thunder Dragon  


School of thought

The Jamal Abdel Nasser school in Gaza is setting a new standard, with a child-centred learning environment, eco-sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy.  


Under the Malian sun

In 300 villages across Mali, solar panels are now generating electricity for lights, cookers, water pumps and more. They are also powering community health centres and other essential services.  


Rights up Front

Whether it's development, humanitarian response or peace and security, human rights is at the core of all UN action.  


New house, new life -towards an energy efficient future

92 buildings across Belarus have been insulated to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  


Volcano of Fire: A first responder’s view

Recovery specialist Jeannette Fernandez shares her experience traveling to Guatemala in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption.  


"Even a small country can bring a big change in the world"

Under the Montreal Protocol, multilateral cooperation helps Eswatini mitigate climate challenges  


Armenian kindergartens light the way

When kindergarten N 160 in the north-eastern district of Kanaker-Zeytun in Yerevan, Armenia re-opened its doors in December 2017, it had been fully renovated to improve energy efficiency, reduce its…  


Stopping the leak, boosting the SDGs

Tal Abbas El Gharbi — a village situated in Lebanon’s north-western corner — is thirsty. Like the majority of Lebanon’s rural areas, Tal Abbas is highly dependent on farming as its primary source of…  


Buzzing with life

There are many ways bees help the environment and enrich human life. But did you know these little insects are also powerful partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?  


A tidal wave of plastic

13 million tonnes of plastic reach the ocean every year. See how the journey is marked by opportunities to change course.  


Job creation for and by women

In Egypt, 12 percent of the population is employed, with a disproportionate share of women among their number. Only about two-thirds of women are literate. Women need opportunities to take ownership…  


Harnessing the power of hydrogen

China, the second largest economy in the world, has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of energy. The country depends heavily on fossil fuels, and so is also the largest emitter of…  


New paths for eco-driving

As millennials become more and more ecologically conscious, companies around the world are looking for innovative solutions to make their vehicles more energy-efficient and promote energy efficiency…  

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