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Electric vehicle test drives with Camden Council

Electric vehicle test drives with Camden Council

Camden Council invite residents and representatives from local businesses and organisations to test drive a range of electric vehicles provided by Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Renault and TATA so they could see for themselves the benefits, such as improved air quality, of these vehicles in Central London.
Find out more: www.camden.gov.uk/vt

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WWF-UK’s Earth Hour 2012, Somerset House, London

WWF-UK’s Earth Hour 2012, Somerset House, London

WWF’s Earth Hour 2012; A human powered dance floor lit up the UK’s flagship Earth Hour event at Somerset House. Inspirational dance act Flawless, stars of Britain’s Got Talent and new film StreetDance 2 performed a twilight routine to launch earth hour. As local landmarks including the National Theatre, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament went dark, street band the Luminites performed to Earth Hour supporters whilst WWF ambassador Tom Aitkens and his staff served sustainable canapés. Enjoy the film!

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Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It’s urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities’ capacity to adapt.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (or IUCN) has been working with three countries to do just that.

In Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, IUCN staff members have been collaborating with national governments, local NGOs and selected communities on a pilot project, funded by the government of Finland, called the « Climate Change and Development project », or CCDP.

The project was developed with the aim of ensuring that policies and strategies lead to activities that emphasize the role of water and forests in adapting to climate change in the region.

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GREEN.TV Weekly News — 27th March 2012

GREEN.TV Weekly News — 27th March 2012

This week on Green TV News, we take an extra special look at Earth Hour 2012.

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Off-Shore Reef Project

Off-Shore Reef Project

In South East India an ingenious use of old motorbike tyres is helping the local economy. By tying tyres together and dropping them in the ocean an artificial reef is created which forms a new fishing ground for local people and a new dive spot in the future.

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UNIDO Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO Sustainable Energy for All

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Improving industrial energy efficiency is key to sustainable industrial development worldwide but especially in the rapidly developing countries of the Global South. It will help realize the global green economy and green industries. Investing in energy-efficient technologies, systems, processes, training and upgrading of skills must underpin low-carbon green growth, according to UNIDO’s Director-General Kandeh Yumkella.

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Britain’s First Solar Town? Episode four

Britain’s First Solar Town? Episode four

Wadebridge in Cornwall has gone from being a regular town in the South West of England to one of the most unique of its kind in the country – in just one year. With ambitions of generating a third of their power with local renewable energy by 2015, they have challenged Government policy, installed solar across the town from homes to schools to farm fields, and opened the UK’s first ‘Energy Shop’ on their high street. Oh, and are funding the shop and other community projects using income from their solar power!
Will your town join the solar revolution and be the next Wadebridge?

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Messages to Fukushima

Messages to Fukushima

n international Greenpeace alpine team delivers messages of support and hope for the victims of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi to the summit of Mt Fuji. Collected from thousands of people in Japan and all over the world, Greenpeace hopes that these messages will help unite the people of Japan in opposition to nuclear power, and encourage the Japanese authorities to listen to them. At the same time, another group of Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner at Lake Kawaguchiko, in the shadow of Mt Fuji.

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Britain’s first solar powered town? Episode three

Britain’s first solar powered town? Episode three

“Britain’s First Solar Powered Town? Episode three” is the third of four short films documenting one towns’ shift to solar power. The third episode shows the towns first solar farm up and running, generating power for over 30 homes and an income for the community. Jeremy Leggett, author of The Solar Century, visits Wadebridge to encourage them to maintain momentum and stresses the importance of their determination to carve a path for others to follow across the world.

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The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project

The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project

The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project is an ecosystem based effort to assist countries adjacent to the Guinea Current Ecosystem to achieve environmental and resource sustainability. This would be accomplished by shifting from short-term sector by sector driven management objectives to a longer-term perspective and from managing commodities to sustaining the production potential for ecosystem-wide goods and services.

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