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UK pledges to spend £61m to fight plastic waste in Commonwealth countries

UK’s government have pledged to set aside £61.4 million to support efforts against plastic waste and boost global research   The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she is using the meeting of Commonwealth nations this week to accelerate action against plastic pollution.   Mrs May said: “As one of the most significant environmental challenges facing the world today, it ...

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Smart Villages and Practical Action off-grid village energy workshop in Nepal highlights key role of mini-hydro schemes

In the latest of a series of workshops across the SE Asia region, the Smart Villages Initiative and Practical Action brought together a diverse cross-section of participants in the Nepali off-grid energy sector. The Smart Villages Kathmandu Workshop (10th April) aimed to learn from Nepalese expertise in off-grid energy provision that might help other countries in South Asia and beyond. ...

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U.S. and China, this climate deal is huge

The U.S. and China announced a major breakthrough on climate change– an agreement that could create important political momentum internationally. The U.S. committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 26% to 28% below its 2005 emissions and China promised to reduce its carbon emissions after 2030, a step it had previously refused to even consider. These commitments are sure to ...

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