9. UN promoting bike-sharing to fight climate change
The United Nations will promote bicycle sharing as a way to address climate change.
Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, revealed the plan at a regular briefing on Tuesday.
Dujarric said the UN's goals by 2030 include addressing climate change. He said the UN hopes to raise public awareness about the issue by encouraging bike-sharing.
Under the plan, the UN Development Programme will partner with a Chinese bike-sharing company operating in countries such as China, Singapore and the United States.
The UN will encourage the use of the company's bicycles in return for financial support for joint research on global warming.
The UNDP aims to involve 100 million people in bike-sharing over the next 5 years.
Dujarric said the partnership will provide financial support to projects that address urban environmental challenges and help reduce carbon emissions.