Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa’s Clean Energy Potential

PRESS RELEASE Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa’s Clean Energy Potential Africa Launch of ‘UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All’ Held in Nairobi Nairobi/Geneva, 21 February 2012 – Opening up energy markets to private sector investment through the introduction of smart government policies will be the …

IPBES-1 Highlights–October 4, 2011

IPBES-1 HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2011   The first session of the plenary meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) opened today in Nairobi, Kenya. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements and began discussions on the meeting’s rules of procedure and the adoption of …

Briefing Note Of The Twenty-Third Session Of The Un-Habitat Governing Council

The 23rd session of the Governing Council (GC-23) of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) took place from Monday, 11 to Friday, 15 April 2011, at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of GC-23 was “sustainable urban development through expanding equitable access to land and housing, basic …