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.
Union of Green - Climate change
The need to change our production model is more urgent and more evident than ever before. While international agreements against climate change are being discussed, one of the keys to changing habits in the workplace will be the involvement of trade unions around the world.
Little hands can make a difference
The Big Help Environment Campaign introduces a series of environmentally themed programmes and activities to empower kids around the world to take action for the environment by connecting them to energy-saving, earthfriendly activities in their everyday lives.
Greening the Blue
The UN system is collectively developing a climate-neutral approach for its premises and operations... Flip and Norma do their best to be more sustainable at work, resulting in some practical - and some less practical - solutions
Africa Water Atlas
Africa Water Resources Atlas: challenges and opportunities - combines visual time series imagery to visually show how climate change threatens the fresh water resources on the African continent. Using satellite pictures taken over long periods of time, the atlas now makes it possible for us to see changes that we were not able to see just 10 to 20 years ago. In addition, complex scientific studies accumulated over numbers of years is now presented in a user friendly form that all can under