According the UN, climate change currently contributes to an increasing global burden of ill health and premature death. A hallmark study by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health charted the relation
Cold Water Corals
One of the most startling discoveries has been the abundance of coral reefs, living hundreds of metres below the surface of the sea, at around 4 to 13 degrees centigrade. Whats more, many of these re
Google Africa Atlas
People can fly to some of the worlds most dramatic environmental hotspots courtesy of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)s innovative use of the popular mapping tool Google Earth. The new computer se
Many East Africans depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.Returning to traditional multi-crop farming methods promise the best chance of withstanding the changing climate.
Volvo Ocean Race
This is a 35,000 km race around the world using vane energy.It creates a great opportunity to send the message out "using energy that doesn’t pollute to combat climate change."
Glaciers are a critical component of the earth’s system and the current accelerated melting and retreat of glaciers have severe impacts on the environment and human well-being. Monitoring glaci
Global Environment Outlook-4
The latest in UNEP’s series of flagship reports, assesses the current state of the global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity, describes the changes since 1987, and identifies priorities f
Tale of two lights
In rural southern India, UNEP’s ingenious locally financed solar project is improving living conditions and, surprisingly, saving lives too!
Every 10 seconds a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is lost forever…Produced by Rain Flourish – the art of connecting rainforest)
Protecting drylands is essential. Although deserts cover more than 40% of the planet’s land area, they are facing dramatic changes as a result of global climate change, high water demands, tour
Speaking for the Animals
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) works to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species.