Students on Ice
Students visiting Antarctica send a message to the 100 or more environment ministers gathering in Nairobi this week for UNEP's 26th Governing Council. Their message to world environment leaders is simple: Protect the Poles, Protect the Planet.
Organic Pineapple Farming
Organic means many things to many people but for organic pineapple farmer Vincent Ssonko in Uganda organic simply means a better life.
Up in Smoke by Adam Wakeling
Filmed over 4 years in Honduras and the UK, the film follows British scientist Mike Hands, who has laboured for 25 years to perfect a sustainable farming technique to replace slash and burn farming in equatorial rainforests. This technique could save more carbon emissions annually than all global transport combined. It is a film about one of the biggest contributors to tropical deforestation and global warming: slash and burn agriculture.
From Fire To Flowers
"Combating climate change while simultaneously getting energy to the two billion people without access to it are among the central challenges of this generation. Geothermal is 100 per cent indigenous, environmentally-friendly and a technology that has been under-utilized for too long.." Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
Global Fuel Economy Initiative - 50 by 50 Campaign
The Global Fuel Economy Initiative: Clean Tech in Action - Improving vehicle efficiency is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Vehicle efficiency improvements could cap CO2 emissions from cars at current levels, even if kilometers driven double by 2050.
From Fire To Flowers
‘Combating climate change while simultaneously getting energy to the two billion people without access to it are among the central challenges of this generation. Geothermal is 100 per cent indigenous, environmentally-friendly and a technology that has been under-utilized for too long.’ Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
Banking on Africa's Green Economy - Nuru Designs
The solar and pedal-powered rechargeable LED lights produced by Nuru Designs are transforming life in rural Rwanda, by enabling children to study, home-based businesses to operate, and households to function after dark, as well as reducing emissions. The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD)
The Polar Explorer
Mark Terry’s new climate change documentary reports on new scientific discoveries made at both poles – the Arctic and the Antarctic. Expeditions made by the British Antarctic Survey and ArcticNet were filmed in October 2010 to provide the most current findings.
Protectedplanet.net: Interactive Website on Protected Areas
UNEP has joined forces with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to create protectedplanet.net – an interactive, social media-based website that provides in-depth information on both the leading lights and hidden gems of the conservation world. Using the latest satellite images, users can pinpoint individual protected areas – such as national parks or marine reserves - and zoom in for information on endangered species, native plant life or types of terrain.