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Speech by Achim Steiner to the High-Level Session on Resource Efficiency in the Framework of the German G7 Presidency.
12/03/2015 - Enough Resources for the World? Why the G7 Should Engage in the Conservation of Natural Resources Berlin, 12 March 2015 - Human progress is moving quicker and quicker as time goes on. It's what futurist Ray Kurzweil calls human history's Law of Accelerating Returns: more-advanced societies have the ability to progress at a faster rate than less-advanced societies. And we have witnessed...Read More
11/03/2015 - ACCRA— Amnesty International and the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development in Nigeria say multinational oil company Shell has not cleaned up four oil spill sites in the Niger Delta, as the company claims.Oil pollution in the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta is so severe the U.N. Environmental Program said in a 2011 study it will take decades to clean up.Amnesty International...Read More
10/27/2015 - The sale of crude oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve amounts to little more than a rounding error in the federal budget deal struck Tuesday, but some critics lament that the sales will draw down a large portion of the emergency reserve. Moreover, Congress and the Obama administration are planning to take another dip into the reserve: The compromise to fund the Highway Trust Fund...Read More
10/26/2015 - Continue reading the main story Video Tanzanian Voters Discuss Election Some voters in Tanzania were concerned that their voices would not be heard and that the country’s election commission might be swayed by the governing party. By REUTERS on Publish Date October 26, 2015. Photo by Daniel Hayduk/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Watch in Times Video » Photo An election worker...Read More
10/19/2015 - An aerial view of Dubai. When leaders converge in Dubai next month for the third Africa Global Summit, top on the agenda will be how to sustain growth momentum in the wake of dwindling commodity prices. PHOTO | ALLAN ODHIAMBO When leaders and policymakers converge in Dubai next month for the third Africa Global Summit, top on the agenda will be how to sustain growth momentum in the wake of...Read More