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co2 20CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in 2 ways-by cutting our emissions, or by removing it from the atmosphere, for example through plants, the ocean, and soil. The Paris Agreement set a target of limiting future global average temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to even further limit the average increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

global energy laureat The name of the Global Energy Prize laureate was announced during the international press conference. In 2017 the prestigious award goes to Michael Graetzel (Switzerland) “for transcendent merits in development of low cost and efficient solar cells, known as “Graetzel cells”, aimed to creation of cost-efficient, large-scale engineering solutions for power generation”. 

putin6Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was unstoppable and not caused by human activity and urged countries to adapt to global warming. One day after he visited the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic, Putin claimed that icebergs had been melting for decades and suggested that global warming was not mankind's fault.

earth hour5The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

global energy 2016 1The names of new laureates of prestigious international award - The Global Energy Prize – will be announced in TASS press center on April 6, 2017. The award acknowledges breakthrough achievements in the energy field. During the solemn ceremony which will be traditionally held in the framework of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

unesco5Paris –The Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Mr. Michael Worbs, today officially announced the names of the nine candidates received for the post of Director-General of UNESCO. The nominees are listed below in the order of receipt of their candidature, within the deadline set by the Executive Board.

white bear1Arctic sea ice could vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 countries. The ice has been shrinking steadily in recent decades, damaging the livelihoods of indigenous people and wildlife, such as polar bears, while opening the region to more shipping and oil and gas exploration.

unesco reportThe Russian edition of the UNESCO Science Report may now be consulted and downloaded from UNESCO’s open access portal. It has been published by Magister Press, with the financial support of the St Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO). The original English edition was released in November 2015.