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monthly, year 24th, number 322 – 22nd February 2024


Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life – news that doesn’t “burn out” in the space of a day. It is distributed free of charge through Internet to media and editorial journalists, NGOs, service associations and high schools and colleges around the world.

It is an all-volunteer service of Associazione Culturale dei Triangoli e della Buona Volontà Mondiale, an educational charity associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information It is a supporter of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace. In the final report of the Decade for a Culture of Peace project (2001-2010) provided to the UN Secretary-General for presentation to the UN General Assembly, Good News Agency is included among the three NGOs that have been playing an active role in the field of Information through Internet.* 




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Government and politics


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2024/340 of 22 January 2024 on harmonised conditions for the use of radio spectrum for mobile communication services on board vessels in the Union, repealing Decision 2010/166/EU (notified under document C(2024) 236) (Text with EEA relevance)

January 24, 2024 - The European Commission (…) has adopted this Decision: Article 1

This Decision establishes harmonised technical conditions for the availability and efficient use of the 900 MHz, 1 800 MHz, paired terrestrial 2 GHz and paired 2,6 GHz frequency bands for systems that provide mobile communication services on board vessels within territorial seas of the Member States in the Union. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals



Education and teaching


Japan boosts support for Filipino farmers and schoolchildren with US$5 million for farm-to-school meals

January 30, 2024, Manila – The Government of Japan has contributed US$5 million to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Farm-to-School Meals project in the Philippines. The project links local smallholder farmers with primary schools to provide young learners in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with nutritious meals. An estimated 35,000 people will benefit from the Farm-to-School Meals project, including 5,000 farming and fishing households, and 10,000 schoolchildren. This initiative not only grants schoolchildren access to nutritious and diverse meals made from fresh, locally sourced produce but also secures stable income for smallholder farmers and fisherfolk.

BARMM has suffered from long-standing armed conflict, raising the poverty incidence to an estimated 61%. Malnutrition is also prevalent, with 45% of children under 5 facing stunted growth due to prolonged undernutrition. As the first Asian Country to join the global School Meals Coalition, the Philippines is scaling up its efforts to fulfill its commitment to provide nutritious meals to all children by 2030. Japan has previously contributed US$4 million to WFP Philippines to support the livelihood of 7,500 farmers and fisherfolk households in BARMM, including Indigenous Peoples and decommissioned combatants.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


Uganda: School Health Club helps students and communities stay safe from diseases

January 25, 2024 – “The School Health Club has taught us how to look after our health. I also bring the knowledge I learn from the club to my home, and my parents take those messages to the wider community.” These are the words of Kikanshemeza, a pupil at Mwisi Primary school in south-west Uganda and proud member of her School Health Club. Set up by the Uganda Red Cross, the School Health Club helps primary and secondary school pupils understand how to protect themselves from various disease threats, stay healthy, and share their newfound knowledge with their fellow pupils, families, and wider communities. It’s one of the many different activities under the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Programme (CP3) – a multi-country programme run by the IFRC and seven Red Cross National Societies to help communities, first responders, and other partners prepare for, detect, prevent, and respond to health risks. (…)


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


UNESCO to implement new phase of Actions of ASEAN Declaration for Out-of-School Children and Youth

January 24, 2024 - In light of the ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Education for Out-of-School Children and Youth (OOSCY), of 2016, UNESCO is pleased to be implementing the project, ‘Facilitating access to vocational and transferrable skills for out-of-school children and youth in Viet Nam (2023–2024)’. The project is financially supported by the POSCO 1% Foundation, Republic of Korea, and it represents the third phase of one implemented in Indonesia (2018-2019) and Thailand (2020-2021). The project aims to address gaps in accessibility to schooling among children and youth. The on-the-ground objective of the third phase of this project is to promote and facilitate equitable access to vocational and transferable skills for 300 out-of-school children and youth (OOSCY), ranging from 15 to 25 years of age, in two selected provinces: Ba Ria – Vung Tau, and Dong Thap. These provinces are currently characterized not only by larger numbers of OOSCY than others; in addition, they share the aspiration for human capital development to serve as a vehicle for regional socio-economic growth.   Upon completion of the programme and having obtained their certificates, trainees will be prepared for pursuing work in the labour market, as well as take up further studies. The practical goal of the project is to ensure that OOSCY are equipped with sound vocational and transferrable skills for decent work which facilitates their successful integration into their wider communities. 


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


Policy dialogue forum on addressing global teacher shortages

January 2024- Under the theme Addressing the global teacher shortage: dignifying, diversifying and enhancing the profession, the 14th Policy Dialogue Forum, from 26 to 28 February 2024 in Johannesburg, will examine the common challenges leading to teacher shortages, how to address them through effective policies and will explore future transformation strategies to validate and strengthen the teaching profession.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


Over half a billion children still have unknown levels of learning

January 2024- The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) convened the first global conference on education data and statistics, which took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 7 to 9 February. The conference examined global data gaps that have caused significant blind spots in children's education and presented solutions to the problem.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education



Economy, finance and planning


Ayana Bio and Wooree Green Science partner on plant cell-derived saffron

(by Rebecca Coons)

January 30, 2024 - In Boston, bioactives startup Ayana Bio has entered into a seven-figure joint development agreement with Wooree Green Science, a subsidiary of Wooree Bio. The collaboration aims to develop plant cell-derived saffron and other vital bioactive ingredients, specifically for health and wellness products targeting the South Korean market. Known for its potential to aid weight loss by suppressing appetite and boosting metabolism, saffron faces hurdles in its supply chain due to climate change-driven crop failures and the labor-intensive nature of traditional harvesting methods. (…)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Sensegen and Takasago partner on biotech-based fragrance

(by Rebecca Coons)

January 30, 2024 - In California, biotech-enabled fragrance startup Sensegen has announced a strategic collaboration with flavor and fragrance giant Takasago. The pact will leverage Sensegen’s recent advances in developing natural musk raw materials. The two companies hope to move the perfume industry beyond synthetic petroleum-based fragrances and traditional extracts. (…)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Female Farmers in Tajikistan emerge to dominate the rural labor market

January 23, 2024 – When it comes to improving fruit orchards in rural Tajikistan, pruning and grafting groups play a crucial role. These groups continue to contain more rural women, in light of the growing migration of men to other countries. In Isfara and Asht, the heartbeats of apricot orchards in Central Asia, these groups provide sector-saving services, treating and shaping trees, improving germination, and introducing new varieties. Removing the constraints they face will empower them to provide better services and subsequently increase the sector’s productivity. A deep dive into this area, led by the Market Driven Rural Development (MDRD) Activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, revealed interesting dynamics about market failures as well as women’s participation. (…)


News related with SDGs number 5-Gender Equality


Parts of your future car could be made from olive trees

(by Meghan Sapp)

January 23, 2024 - In Germany, olive trees bear a fruit that is consumed all over the world, as snacks, oil and tapenades. Now, Ford has explored using branches, twigs and leaves that are discarded during harvest for more sustainable auto parts. The trial was conducted as part of the COMPOlive project that is committed to delivering environmental change in olive production, using biocomposites instead of plastic, and supporting the circular economy. (…)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Electric Aircraft Offer Major Climate Benefits

January 23, 2024 – (…) Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have performed the world’s first life cycle assessment (LCA) of an existing, two-seater, all-electric aircraft, with a direct comparison to an equivalent fossil fuel-powered one. According to the study, after just one quarter of the expected lifespan of the electric aircraft, the climate impact is lower than that of the fossil fuel-based aircraft, provided that green electricity is used. The downside, however, is increased mineral resource scarcity. (…)


News related with SDGs number 13-Climate Action



Arts of living and relationships


Bhutan expands protected area network with new biological corridor

(by Nima, WWF-Bhutan)

February 8, 2024 – When it comes to conservation and sustainable living, Bhutan has the biggest heart. The small Himalayan nation tucked between towering Himalayas has once again proved her commitment to nature with the declaration of a new biological corridor-9 (BC-9).  The new biological corridor connects Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary and Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan - home to unique flora and fauna species such as snow leopard, red panda and ludlow's Bhutan glory. The new biological corridor provides an ecological connectivity between Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary and Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, which has similar biodiversity and minimal disturbances from anthropogenic activities. Its establishment completes the Bhutan Biological Corridor Complex (B2C2) in the east. (…)


News related with SDGs number 15-Life on Land


Polio resources strengthening health systems through integration

February 6, 2024 – To help end all polio transmission and meet the broader health needs of communities now, the GPEI works with a range of partners to integrate polio services with other health programs.

Integration involves using polio tools, staff, expertise, and other resources to deliver important health interventions alongside polio vaccines – from measles vaccines and other essential immunizations to birth registration, counselling on breastfeeding, hand soap and more. It also includes incorporating polio vaccines into other planned health interventions when possible, delivering more services with fewer resources. 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to integration. From the remaining endemic countries to countries affected by variant poliovirus outbreaks, activities must be country-driven and adapted to fit the unique challenges and needs of different communities. (…)


News related with SDGs number 3-Good Health and Well-Being


Türkiye-Syria Earthquake: ADRA continues restoration efforts one year after

Silver Spring, MD (February 5, 2024) – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is still executing rehabilitation efforts to assist vulnerable populations affected by the powerful earthquake that devastated southern Türkiye and northern Syria last year on February 6, 2023. The massive earthquake killed about 55,000 people, injured almost 130,000, destroyed 300,000 buildings, and displaced millions of families. Within hours of the catastrophic earthquake, ADRA’s country office in Syria launched the first response activities with the help of Adventist Church volunteers, as well as trusted partners. In the early aftermath, emergency relief included shelter, blankets, meals, food parcels, and hygiene supplies to improve sanitation at temporary housing facilities, and the restoration of water facilities. At ground zero in Türkiye, the humanitarian organization supplied critical tools and metal-cutting equipment for rescue operations and collaborated with the Adventist church and local agencies to deliver essential items including, warm clothing, water-proof tents, and gas stoves to aid the most affected neighborhoods.

ADRA’s long-term rebuilding efforts focus mainly on children’s educational programs and the repair of school facilities. (…)


News related with SDGs number 1-No Poverty


Cleaning up a river in Nahr Ibrahim, Lebanon – Nahno Volunteers

February 4, 2024-  In Nahr Ibrahim, Lebanon a group of volunteers are cleaning up a river and renovating a cargo container – damaged in the 2020 Beirut Port blast. Initiatives like these are just some of the ways our staff is working with Lebanon’s youth to improve their country. This initiative is supported by UNICEF.


News related with SDGs number 14- Life below Water


Art for peace in Mexico City- Education for peace.

January 2024- “Cracks and fissures. Where peace appears” exhibits the work of 12 artists from different neighborhoods of the capital and the State of Mexico and reflects on violence. For the artist Carlos Amorales, the neighborhood is “more synonymous with community than with violence,” a reason that led him to join the mentoring of the artists who participated in the group exhibition Cracks and Fissures.(...)From the portraits made by Esteban Viveros of the people who live in the Guerrero neighborhood; to the landscapes of Jessica Islas, who denounces the burning of the forests in Xochimilco; and the collective work of Atardecer Dwsk that demonstrates that art heals the hearts of those who feel loneliness and depression, the creators seek to question prejudices about the places they inhabit...


News related with SDGs number 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


The artists Mira Awad and Noa: voices for peace in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

January 2024 - In a world marked by tragedy and mistrust, these two exceptional voices represent beacons of hope, reminding us that, even in the midst of conflict, there is room for dialogue, understanding and, above all, the possibility of a more peaceful future. (…) The talented Israeli singer Noa, known for representing Israel at Eurovision in 2009 in a duet for peace with Mira Awad, has strongly expressed her rejection of war and her firm support for the two-state solution. In a recent interview, Noa commented on the devastating events of October 7 and the subsequent bombings in Gaza, reinforcing her belief in the urgent need to end the conflict in the Middle East.


News related with SDGs number 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions



Work, science and industry


Eni begins producing vegetable oil for biorefineries in Mozambique

(by Meghan Sapp)

February 7, 2024 - In Mozambique, Eni Rovuma Basin (ERB) began production of vegetable oil late last year which will be used as feedstock in Eni’s biorefineries. This initiative is part of Eni’s strategy to contribute to the decarbonization of transportation, and it will include Mozambique in the value chain of sustainable mobility. The vegetable oil has been extracted from by-products from local agro-processing factories, that is certified under the ISCC-EU scheme, avoiding land use change, assuring traceability, respect of environment and human rights. (…)


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


Biofuels may eliminate 90% of black smoke emissions from cars, study finds

(by Juan Pedro Tomas)

February 4, 2024 - In Nevada, earth.com reported that a study by the University of Malaga found that the use of biofuels could lead to a dramatic reduction of over 90% in black smoke emissions from vehicles. The research, which was a collaboration with the Future Power Systems Group of the University of Birmingham, represents a significant discovery in the field of vehicle emissions, according to the report. (…)


News related with SDGs number 12-Responsible Consumption and Production 


European ethanol producers raise legal challenge to EU maritime legislation

(by Robin Whitlock)

January 31, 2024 - European renewable ethanol producers have launched a legal challenge to the EU’s FuelEU Maritime Regulation on the grounds that it fails to properly recognise the proven benefits of sustainable crop-based biofuels and has therefore violated several key EU legislative procedures. Companies representing nearly all of the EU’s production of renewable ethanol are seeking to annul a section of the legislation that considers crop-based biofuels to have the same emission factors as the least favourable fossil fuel pathway. (…)


News related with SDGs number 14- Life below Water


UK Government maps out new Protected Area framework and fresh marine habitat protections

(by Stuart Stone)

January 30, 2024 - A year on from the launch of its Environmental Improvement Plan, Defra announces new measures to protect land and sea. The government has today announced fresh measures to help deliver on its pledge to protect 30 per cent of land and sea for nature by 2030, confirming the closure of sandeel fisheries, fresh restrictions on bottom trawling, and a new framework for National Parks and Protected Areas. The closure of areas in the North Sea to fishing for sandeel - a vital food source for some of the UK's most vulnerable seabirds and marine mammals, such as the puffin and harbour porpoise - is to be introduced before the start of this year's sandeel fishing season on 1 April. (…)


News related with SDGs number 14- Life below Water


M&S unveils greener sandwich packaging for in-store cafes

(by Cecilia Keating)

February 1, 2024 – (…) M&S has reformulated the packaging of the sandwiches it sells in its in-store cafes in a bid to reduce its levels of plastic waste across the company. Yesterday, the retailer said the entire range of M&S café sandwiches and toasties will now be available in easy-to-recycle FSC approved cardboard or paper packaging which uses 79 per cent less plastic. M&S said the change would remove an estimated 4.5 million units of plastic - 1.7 million across its sandwiches and 2.8 million across toasties. (…)


News related with SDGs number 12-Responsible Consumption and Production 



Society and communication


Footballer Kalidou Koulibaly teams up with ICRC to defend humanitarian law in Africa

The Senegalese international appears in "Defenders", the ICRC's latest audiovisual production, and takes aim at behavior that runs counter to the laws of war.

January 24 - 2024 – The film begins in a makeshift tent: a poster of Kalidou Koulibaly, horns honking, armed men rushing to get out. Outside, the player himself, wearing a red soccer uniform, plants himself in front of the camera, before blurting out: "Keep it clean! No fouls!" He immediately disappears. Who was he talking to? No time to wonder if it was a dream or reality. The young gunmen jumped into the back of a pick-up truck. "Think before you shoot!" These first two scenes set the tone. We quickly realize that the perspective is that of a young combatant, somewhere in Africa. Then comes the chaos: gunfire, explosions, smoke... The enemy must be eliminated, but civilians are running in every direction, right in front of them. Shoot anyway? An opponent's rifle jams, he puts it down and raises his arms in the air. Kalidou Koulibaly intervenes again. "Careful! Think before you shoot", he tells the young fighter firmly. Between the latter and the fighter who puts down his weapon, a young woman appears, panicked, caught in the line of fire. The rifle lowers, the message is clear: surrendering fighters and civilians must be spared. (…)


News related with SDGs number 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


Indian teen invents gadget to transform dementia care

January 2024 -An Indian teen who is a self-confessed ‘nerd’ who loves robotics, also loved his grandmother Jayasree dearly. Together, they led him to create a new invention that could greatly improve care for Alzheimer’s patients. He spent hours on YouTube learning about robotics in a solution that would help ensure home accidents could be detected by a computing platform.


News related with SDGs number 3-Good Health and Well-Being


Humans are living longer all across the world and the male-female longevity gap is closing

January 2024 - Whether in the harshest parts of Africa or the richest parts of California, longevity in humans is increasing. Also, the gap between male and female life expectancy is narrowing. The researchers at Spain’s Universidad de Alcalá split world populations into five clusters and found each area demonstrated longer life expectancies and fewer disparities between genders over the last 30 years. They also said their data predicts that these trends will continue into the next decade.


News related with SDGs number 3-Good Health and Well-Being


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations selects seven Youth-Led Organizations as recipients of its Youth Solidarity Fund

January 2024 – (…) UNAOC received over 600 applications from 86 countries to consider for funding and capacity-building support. Seven youth-led organizations across three continents were selected, following a rigorous evaluation process, to implement projects contributing to the promotion of peaceful societies based on their creative approaches to building peaceful communities through intercultural and interfaith dialogue and their potential to have a positive impact on their respective communities. (…) All of the selected projects are developed and implemented by young people. While their projects frequently target other young people, they have the potential to impact entire communities by involving religious and political leaders, policymakers, educational institutions, and media entities.


News related with SDGs number 11-Sustainable Cities and Communities


Call for applications: OWSD Early Career Fellowships for women scientists 2024

January 2024 -The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) fellowship programme supports early career women scientists to lead important research projects in those countries which have been identified as especially lacking in scientific and technological resources.
Deadline: 14 March 2024 (…) The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the 66 countries identified by OWSD as Science and Technology Lagging Countries (…) By supporting an increasing number of Early Career fellows, OWSD is creating a network of outstanding women scientists who can provide mentorship and be role models for the next generation of women leaders in STEM.


News related with SDGs number 5-Gender Equality



Rules, regulations and environment



UNIST research team develops solar hydrogen production tech

(by Juan Pedro Tomas)

February 8, 2024 - In South Korea, Business Korea reported that a joint research team at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), announced that it has developed a green hydrogen production technology utilizing solar energy. The research team addressed the drawbacks of perovskite solar cells and significantly increased the size of the photoelectrodes by 10,000 times, enhancing the practicality of the technology. (…)


News related with SDGs number 12-Responsible Consumption and Production 


Indonesia and Eni sign MOU to potentially provide agri-feedstock for Enilive biorefineries

(by Meghan Sapp)

February 8, 2024 - In Indonesia, last week the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia and Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the fields of energy transition and decarbonization. The MoU will allow Eni to assess the potential production of agri-feedstock for Enilive biorefineries, mainly from agro-industrial and forestry residues. Eni will also analyze Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage and energy efficiency opportunities in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from upstream and hard-to-abate sectors. Finally, Eni will evaluate nature- and technology-based projects, including clean cooking, to offset residual emissions. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


Qair and Airbus join forces to advance SAF in Occitania region

(by Juan Pedro Tomas)

February 7, 2024 - In France, Qair, an independent renewable energy company, and Airbus, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to jointly structure the sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) sector in the French Occitanie region. The partnership aims at identifying commercial opportunities and share techno-economic data to develop a sustainable aviation fuel (e-SAF) production facility. The partners commit to collaborating on the development of an e-SAF production facility. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


Groupe ADP and Dassault Aviation join forces in support of sustainable aviation at Paris-Le Bourget airport

(by Juan Pedro Tomas)

February 7, 2024 - In France, Dassault Aviation, said that together with its subsidiary Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) and Groupe ADP, are joining forces to make Paris-Le Bourget airport a pioneer in sustainable aviation. The five-year agreement signed by Groupe ADP, Dassault Aviation and DFS strengthens their action in decarbonization at Paris-Le Bourget airport, in a number of areas including the distribution and use of SAF. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


Energy transition investments hit record $1.8 trillion in 2023

January 31, 2024 - Global investment in the energy transition increased 17% in 2023, reaching a new high of $1.8 trillion, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). The report, Energy Transition Investment Trends 2024, finds that electrified transport is now the largest sector for spending in the energy transition, growing 36% in 2023 to $634 billion. This figure includes spending on electric cars, buses, two- and three-wheelers, and commercial vehicles, as well as associated infrastructure. Electrified transport overtook the renewable energy sector, which saw an 8% increase to $623 billion. This figure reflects investment to construct renewable energy production facilities, such as wind, solar, and geothermal power plants, and biofuels production plants. Power grid investment was the third-largest contributor at $310 billion (…)


News related with SDGs number 13-Climate Action


Liquid lithium on the walls of a fusion device helps the plasma within maintain a hot edge

January 24, 2024 – (…) Emerging research suggests it may be easier to use fusion as a power source if liquid lithium is applied to the internal walls of the device housing the fusion plasma. Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is a hot gas made of electrically charged particles. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are working on solutions to efficiently harness the power of fusion to offer a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, often using devices called tokamaks, which confine plasma using magnetic fields. (…)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Groundbreaking discovery enables cost-effective and eco-friendly green hydrogen production

(by JooHyeon Heo for Ulsan News)

January 24, 2024 - A breakthrough technology has been developed that enables the production of green hydrogen in a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner, bringing us closer to a carbon-neutral society by replacing expensive precious metal catalysts. Led by Professor Jungki Ryu in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST and Professor Dong-Hwa Seo from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, a joint research team has successfully developed a bifunctional water electrolysis catalyst for the high-efficiency and stable production of high-purity green hydrogen. The newly-developed catalyst exhibits exceptional durability even in highly corrosive acidic environments. (…)


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


FRV and Genesis secures finance for largest solar farm in New Zealand

(by Joshua S Hill)

January 23, 2024 - The growth of utility-scale solar in New Zealand has received a much-needed boost after financial close was reached on the country’s largest solar farm to date. New Zealand power company Genesis Energy and joint venture partner FRV Australia – the local subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) – say they have reached financial close on a 63MW solar farm to be built at Lauriston on the Canterbury Plains. Originally planned as a 52MW project, engineering optimisation has increased project capacity to 63MW, and the facility is expected to begin generating electricity later this year. (…)


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy



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Good News Agency is published monthly (except August) in English, Italian and Portuguese. Past issues are available at www.goodnewsagency.org . Rome Law-court registration no. 265 dated 20 June 2000. Managing Editor: Fabio Gatti. Editorial research by Fabio Gatti, Isabella Strippoli, Elisa Minelli, Salvatore Caruso Motta, Chiara Damilano, Francesco Viglienghi, Carlo Toraldo, Andrea Landriscina, Nazzarena Franco. Webmaster, media and NGO coverage: Simone Frassanito (simone.frassanito@goodnewsagency.org


Good News Agency is distributed free of charge through Internet to media and editorial journalists of the daily newspapers and periodical magazines and of the radio and television stations, NGOs, service associations, high schools and colleges as well as over 26,000 Rotarians around the world.


It is an all-volunteer service of Associazione Culturale dei Triangoli e della Buona Volontà Mondiale, a registered, not-for-profit educational charity chartered in Italy in 1979 The Association operates for the development of consciousness and promotes a culture of peace in the ‘global village’ perspective based on unity in diversity and on sharing. It is based in Piazzale degli Eroi 8, 00136 Rome, Italy. The Association is a member of the World Association of Non Governmental Organizations.


* http://decade-culture-of-peace.org/2010_civil_society_report.pdf - In section A - International Organizations, page 12, the Report says: ”Diffusion and exchange of culture of peace information via the Internet has become the major instrument for several international organizations, notably the Culture of Peace News Network, the Good News Agency and the Education for Peace Globalnet.”

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