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Work on Big Data gets a Big Boost

Work on Big Data gets a Big Boost

April 10, 2019

At the Second Global Session of the UN Science Policy Business Forum and UN Environmental Assembly in March 2019, unprecedented initiatives were launched, catalyzed by a year of relentless work spearheaded by the Forum and the UNEA President

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UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

March 12, 2019

Rapid growth in extraction of materials is the chief culprit in climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge that will only worsen unless the world urgently undertakes a systemic reform of resource use, according to a report released at the UN Environment Assembly.

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Beijing air improvements provide model for other cities

Beijing air improvements provide model for other cities

March 10, 2019

More than 20 years after Beijing began looking for ways to improve air quality in one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the developing world, its successful efforts provide a model for other cities to follow, according a report released ahead of the UN Environment Assembly.

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UN SPBF Second Global Session

UN SPBF Second Global Session

March 10, 2019

The second global session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment convened at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, in the lead up to the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4).

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UN leads new united push on green tech solutions

UN leads new united push on green tech solutions

March 9, 2019

The UN, tech giants, and the policy, finance and science communities today teamed up to launch major new pushes on using cutting-edge technology to create cleaner, greener and more efficient solutions to sustainable development. .

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A Global Digital Platform for Planetary Data

A Global Digital Platform for Planetary Data

October 20, 2018

An extraordinary session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment entitled “Laying the Foundations for a Global Digital Platform for Planetary Data using Frontier Technologies” was convened in Paris, on 18 and 19 October 2018.

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Can We Decarbonize?

Can We Decarbonize?

April 25, 2019

What is the capacity to execute the transition to a post carbon economy among the world’s business leaders?

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We convene issues-based consultations, round-tables, thematic conferences and in-depth negotiations between top scientists, policy makers, citizen science groups and the business sector. We showcase positive impact of transformative green solutions and technologies and take stock of the policies and investments required to scale up successful models. We present outcomes of consultations to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the UN High Level Political Forum to enhance decision-making.

Read the summary of the Second Global Session of the UN Science Policy Business Forum on the Environment held in Nairobi from 08 to 10 March 2019.

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