Adaptation
Building resilience
to climate change
 
Mitigation
Moving towards
low carbon societies
 
REDD+
Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation
and forest Degradation
Finance
New finance models
for the green economy
 
 
 

COP17 Highlights

Building the Climate Change Regime

09 December 2011, The Government of Ireland, UNEP and WRI held a side event on climate change regime designs.

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UNEP Executive Director moderates Panel with Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, UN heads and countries to discuss how the United nations system is helping to power climate solutions
Helping Countries to Implement the Cancún agreements

07 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. Under the leadership of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has aligned the strengths, capacities and expertise of the organizations of the UN system to deliver as one in addressing the challenge of climate change.

Advancing Public Private Partnerships for REDD+ and Green Growth

07 December 2011, Durban, South Africa During a tense week of negotiations in Durban, Avoided Deforestation Partners convened a group of extraordinary leaders from government, private sector and civil society to carry onward Wangari Maathai’s vision of protecting people, forests, and the climate.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invites you to an Open Dialogue: The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change:

07 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. Helping Countries to Implement the Cancún Agreements Wednesday, 7 December 2011 from 13:15 - 14:45 hrs.

Carbon Markets and Africa Resource Guide for Journalists

06 December 2011, Carbon Markets and Africa Resource Guide for Journalists

Official Dept of Environmental Affairs UNFCCC COP17 Publication - Achim Steiner Editorial

06 December 2011, There is momentum on climate change.
Editorial by Achim Steiner in the Official Department of Environmental Affairs UNFCCC COP 17 Publication

UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance Report

06 December 2011, UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance Report Highlights New Evaluation Tools for Effective Public Finance of Clean Energy Technologies 

Official Department of Environmental Affairs UNFCCC COP 17 Publication

06 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa handed President Jacob Zuma a copy of the climate change publication produced by Succeed as an official COP17 publication.

International Poster Biennial of Mexico

06 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is joining the International Poster Biennial of Mexico, and encouraging graphic designers from throughout the world to do their part for sustainable development.

On the Climate Front: Choosing Technology Plans for Action

04 December 2011, The first Technology Action Plans (TAPs) from the UNEP-GEF Technology Needs Assessments Project was presented in Durban, while keeping in sight Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

International Renewable Energy Agency

03 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. On Sunday, 4 December 2011, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), conducted a side event on key issues facing the renewable energy sector. Mr. Adnan Amin, Director General of IRENA presided over the event that took place at the Ushaka Aquarium in Durban.

High level Meeting on Youth and RIO+20 – UNEP’s perspective

03 December 2011, Durban, South Africa The Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Ms. Amina Mohamed, today presented the UNEP processes for young people, dubbed the Road to Rio+20, to an international group of young people attending COP17.

Kick Starting Africa's Carbon Markets

02 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. UNEP and Standard Bank hosted a side event on 2 December 2011 showcasing successful carbon investment projects underway in Africa that have been supported by the African Carbon Asset Development (ACAD) Facility.

Celebrating Forests

The Celebrating Forests photos exhibition features photographs of forests by some of the most renowned photographers in the world.

Moving Towards a Green Economy

02 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. Organized by South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs in collaboration with UNEP, the objective of the event was to present and discuss a green economy modelling that South Africa is undertaking with the support of UNEP.

UNEP-BFI CCWG members account for more than one-third of public sector climate finance

02 December 2011, Paris Bilateral Finance Institutions Climate Change Working Group (UNEP-BFI CCWG) members account for more than one-third of public sector climate finance in 2010.

Youth and Climate Change: a Prerequisite for Action

01 December 2011, Durban, South Africa The United Nations team (UN Headquarters, UNICEF, UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, the World Bank and other UN agencies) in collaboration with international NGOs hosted a powerful side event on Climate Change Awareness and Education for Youth.

Are roads the only option? Public transport in emerging economies

30 November 2011, Durban, South Africa How to make public transport (railways, metro, bus) a genuine low-carbon development option in the developing world, both for passenger and freight transport...

Decision on the host of COP 18/CMP 8

29 November 2011, Durban, South Africa The State of Qatar and the Republic of Korea have agreed to closely cooperate to make the next major UN Climate Change Conference at the end of 2012 a success...

UN Climate Change Conference in Durban kicks off with South African President calling on governments to "save tomorrow today"

28 November 2011, Durban, South Africa Against a background of record greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, more frequent ...

Is a global agreement the only way to tackle climate change?

The Guardian, 27 November 2011 David King and Achim Steiner debate whether international climate treaties have become redundant

Training builds momentum for Sudan’s climate change response

25 November 2011, Khartoum, Sudan As part of Sudan’s progress towards establishing a climate change National Adaptation Plan by June 2013, representatives from all 15 states have this week participated in a capacity building workshop in Khartoum.

Towards a green economy.

A big array of options is available to assist in a low-carbon, resource-efficient future for the world.

One World: Children’s Climate Change Musical.

NGO Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) will be staging a children’s climate change musical in Durban to celebrate the 17th Conference of the Parties.

UN recognizes momentum for stronger international and national action on climate by showcasing “Lighthouse Projects” in developing countries.

The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is seeking to acknowledge the increasing momentum for stronger international and national action on climate change

Global launch of tvebiomovies film competition

Reaching out to YouTube film-makers and animators from the four corners of the globe, tve today launches its ambitious new tvebiomovies 2011 film competition.

UNFCCC Media Alert: Introduction by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres to noon press briefing at UNHQ in New York, 19 September 2011

We are only eleven weeks away from the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, where the world expects governments to take the next significant step in building an effective, global system to address climate change.

World Bank kicks off social media climate campaign with photo/video competition for African youth

Washington, DC / Pretoria, September 15, 2011 -- The World Bank, in collaboration with more than 30 global partners, is launching the Connect4Climate initiative -- a campaign that cares about climate change.