UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley nuclear plant

A United Nations Committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset. The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) requested the halt because of the UK Government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project. It comes after the UN last year said the UK […]

UN and World Coal Association to raise awareness of clean coal

The United National Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) have signed an agreement to formalise their long term collaboration on low emissions of coal. Through the Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU), the two organisations will work to facilitate a dialogue between governments and the coal industry. They aim to increase the […]

UN supports green economy in Europe

The UN will help European countries to change their environmental policy into a green economy. The programme between the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will create a plan to promote sustainable development in the region by improving the air qualify and fighting climate change. Achim Steiner said: “Countries […]