Future of Electric Vehicles and Material Resources: A Foresight Brief by SCYCLE and UNEP/IETC

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer an opportunity to replace fossil fuels in the transport sector. Electrification of the transport sector can also bring benefits in terms of increased energy efficiency and reduced local pollution. However, there are genuine concerns about meeting the future energy demand for charging EV batteries with clean and renewable sources. More importantly, …

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24th UN Organization Joins UN Family in Bonn

Bonn, Germany – United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Opens Office in Bonn, Germany Media contact: bonn@unitar.org | +49-228-815-0213 23 October 2020, Bonn, Germany – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is now the 24th and newest member of the UN family in Bonn. UNITAR, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, opens its …

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GREEN INDUSTRIAL POLICY:

14th July 2020 PROMOTING COMPETITIVNESS AND STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION
A new course by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
 
What policies can countries implement to address the two defining crises of our time—COVID-19, and the climate emergency? How do we build the next generation of leaders—and those that inform and educate them—needed to advance green, …

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Release of Mercury Report

14 December, Bonn – “In 2017,  6.2 million metric tonnes (Mt) of mercury-added product waste were generated worldwide, of which approximately 1,300 tonnes were mercury waste, roughly 0.18 grams per capita,” says the latest UNU-SCYCLE study on mercury waste, sponsored by the Government of Switzerland within a project coordinated by UNIDO, and recently launched in …

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