Tag: environment

Support for the Implementation of Innovative Solutions for a Smooth Green Transition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a unique financing programme designed by the organization’s key development team. The financing programme is related to Public Calls in the form of challenges for...

134 million USD initiative aims to eliminate mercury-containing medical devices

The Governments of Albania, Burkina Faso, India, Montenegro and Uganda have united to combat chemical pollution, launching a 134-million dollars project to eliminate the use of mercury in medical devices. Used in health-care...

How Can We Have a More Sustainable Construction Sector?

The construction sector in Serbia is among the strongest economic branches in terms of volume and has been recording significant growth in real estate development. According to global statistics, the construction sector...

Sustainable Architecture Principles Throughout History and Today

Back in 2017, the United Nations Global Status Report revealed the fact that large-scale pollution came from buildings and the construction sector, supporting it with concrete data. As stated, 36 per cent...

Air Pollution: Parliament Adopts Revised Law to Improve Air Quality

Parliament on Wednesday adopted a provisional political agreement with EU countries on new measures to improve air quality in the EU so it is no longer harmful to human health, natural ecosystems...

Major Global Utilities Announce Joint Intent to Scale Renewable Capacity by 2.5 times to 2030

The Utilities for Net Zero Alliance (UNEZA) adopted the UNEZA Roadmap to 2030, which targets a total increase of renewable energy capacity within their portfolios to 749GW by 2030*, an increase of...

New EU Rules to Improve Urban Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

With 481 votes in favour, 79 against and 26 abstentions, Parliament adopted the deal reached with the Council in January 2024 on revising the EU’s water management and urban wastewater treatment standards...

Cellulose Plastic for a Healthier Environment

The idea of bioplastics is not new – for some time, environmentally oriented scientists have been trying to develop a fully recyclable replacement for plastic as we know it today. Researchers from Hokkaido...

Eight ways to overcome the waste pollution crisis

Humanity generates between 2.1 billion and 2.3 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste a year. When improperly managed, much of that refuse—from food and plastics to electronics and textiles — emits greenhouse gases...

SLOVENIA – FORMATION OF CONSORTIUM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROGEN ECOSYSTEM FROM LOW-CARBON SOURCES

Eighteen Slovenian companies, organizations and municipalities have signed a consortium agreement stipulating the formation of a consortium that will deal with the development of a hydrogen ecosystem from low-carbon sources. Various criteria show...

NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO CURB THE TOXIC IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURE

The governments of Ecuador, India, Kenya, Laos, Philippines, Uruguay, and Vietnam have come together to launch a 379 million dollars initiative to combat pollution from the use of pesticides and plastics in...

EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF THE GREEN CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES, EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND PARTNERS

By implementing innovative solutions, using energy from alternative sources, and adequate waste management, a sustainable environment is created that positively impacts the surroundings. MPC Properties, a regional leader in real estate development,...

HOW CAN SATELLITES AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REDUCE METHANE EMISSIONS?

Although it seems that in the fight against the climate crisis, the strongest focus is on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, last year's UN Conference on Climate Change showed that there is a...

Melting of the cryosphere cryosphere – changes and consequences

The cryosphere is the area of our planet where water freezes into snow or ice. The cryosphere is divided into snow, ice, glaciers, ice shelves or icebergs, sea ice and permafrost. Some...

Air quality: Council and Parliament strike deal to strengthen standards in the EU

The Council presidency and the European Parliament’s representatives reached a provisional political agreement on a proposal to set EU air quality standards to be attained with the aim of achieving a zero-pollution...

DEFORESTATION CONTRIBUTES TO INCREASED MERCURY POLLUTION – AFFORESTATION REDUCES IT

The danger of possible contact with mercury is something we have been familiar with since childhood when using old-fashioned thermometers. However, mercury is much more present in our living environment and its...

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