Tracking the rainforest by satellite, scientists at the NASA Earth Observatory estimate that if the current rate of deforestation continues, the world’s rainforests will vanish within 100 years. The destruction, they say, will cause unquantifiable effects on global climate, and eliminate the majority of plant and animal species on the planet.
Sink Or Swim
There is a dramatic increase in the frequency and magnitude of disasters caused by extreme weather. Even average weather no longer follows predictable patterns.
After The Wave
When the Asian Tsunami struck in December 2004,over 200,000 people were killed and 1.5 million left homeless. We travel to Thailand Sri Lanka and Indonesia to investigate what has happened "after the Wave"
Towards a Global Green New Deal
Environmentally-focused investment historic is an opportunity for 21st Century prosperity and job generation. Mobilizing and re-focusing the global economy towards investments in clean technologies and ’natural’ infrastructure such as forests and soils is the best bet for real growth, combating climate change and triggering an employment boom in the 21st century.
Every year the Kilimanjaro Initiative, a Nairobi-based NGO, organizes an ascent to the rooftop of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb brings together youth from various slums in Africa, as well as participants from the public and private sector.
A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative, Earth Hour has the goal of motivating one billion people in more than 1,000 cities around the world to switch off their lights for one hour on Saturday 28 March 2009 .Its a symbolic global event which aims to send a powerful message,it’s possible for everyone to take action on climate change.
Earth Hour - SG message
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged citizens around the world to join WWF’s Earth Hour to demand action on climate change.In this video address, he says that Earth Hour–which takes place on Sat 28th March–promises to be“the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted.It’s a way for the citizens of the world to send a clear message,they want action on climate change.” More http://www.earthhour.org/news/default:en/article
Looking Back and Looking Forward
2008 was one of the most devastating years on record. Issues such as climate change and deforestation were some of the evident problems during the year. In 2009 however, UNEP seeks to enhance and come up with solutions on this areas.