Brazil’s utility company Eletrobras is set to launch an initiative to measure energy efficiency levels at buildings. Aspects will include facades and roofs, lighting and air conditioning.
The program has been launched in partnership with the European Union to support farming in dry areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The goal is to ensure the sustainable use of land.
The North African country plans on developing the industry and having 40% of its energy originate from renewable sources by 2030.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait are top-ranked countries of the Human Development Index of the United Nations. In comparison to the previous study, however, only Morocco moved up.
Nagib Nassar lives in the country since the 1970s and has developed hybrid manioc plants with higher protein contents to help fight hunger. In December, he will be awarded a prize from Kuwait for his work.
The country is honouring individuals or organizations carrying out innovative work to ensure access to water, sanitation and energy. Applicants from all countries are accepted.
A report released by the United Nations highlights the country as the foremost successful case in reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emission.