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Human Development Index

Norway, Australia and Switzerland top the Human Development Index (HDI) as part of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Spain was ranked 26th. The HDI is a composite index covering education, health and income aspects of well-being. HDI is calculated by combining a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) …
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UN Climate Change Conference 2011: decisions, agreements and resolutions.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, delivered a breakthrough on the international community’s response to climate change. In the second largest meeting of its kind, the negotiations advanced, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Bali Action Plan, and the Cancun Agreements. The outcomes included a …
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Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to $211 billion

Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year’s 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Last year, investors pumped a record $211 billion into renewables — about …
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