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2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development? 04/01/2012

2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December 03/01/2012

2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June 30/12/2011

From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

New Phase for UNEP's Climate Neutral Network
New Phase for UNEP's Climate Neutral Network 20/12/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is closing its Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) and inviting members to join similar platforms that promote low carbon transformations in the public and private sectors.

UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy 14/12/2011

In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pursuing a green economic transformation that generates new sources of sustainable and equitable economic growth that will assist in a global economic recovery.

New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change 13/12/2011

The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.

Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority
Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority 13/12/2011

Glaciers in the four biggest mountain ranges in the world (Andes, Himalayas, Alps and Rockies) are melting at unprecedented rates.

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation Opening Window for Green Economy Transition
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation Opening Window for Green Economy Transition 08/12/2011

New Partnerships Emerging from Climate Change Action that are Accelerating Sustainability Strategies

UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation 07/12/2011

New Phase for Campaign Which Has Planted Over 12 Billion Trees Worldwide

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa
Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa 05/12/2011

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over scarce resources and to changing migration patterns in the region.

Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response
Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response 01/12/2011

As part of Sudan's progress towards establishing a climate change National Adaptation Plan by June 2013, representatives from all 15 states have recently completed a capacity building workshop in Khartoum

Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Momentum  with Donor Support and UN Backing
Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Momentum with Donor Support and UN Backing 29/11/2011

Launch of €2.3 m landmark Project to Promote Conservation, Economic Growth & Sustainable Livelihoods in Kenya & the Region

Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report
Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report 25/11/2011

London/Nairobi, 25 November 2011-A package of 16 measures could, if fully implemented across the globe, save close to 2.5 million lives a year; avoid crop losses amounting to 32 million tonnes annually and deliver near-term climate protection of about half a degree C by 2040.

Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable
Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable 23/11/2011

New UNEP Report Outlines the Pathways to 2020 Able to Deliver the Additional 6 to 11 Gigatonne Cuts Needed to Get World onto Safe track

2 Degree Celsius Climate Target at Risk from Ozone-Friendly Replacement Chemicals
2 Degree Celsius Climate Target at Risk from Ozone-Friendly Replacement Chemicals 21/11/2011

Keeping a global, 21st century temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius will require urgent action on a group of chemicals increasingly being used in products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, firefighting equipment and insulation foams.

Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy
Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy 18/11/2011

Ecosystems are the foundations of human life and livelihoods, but for too long, humanity has ignored this fundamental truth at its own peril, and the Earth ecosystems have been altered more rapidly and extensively than ever before. He stressed that the sustainable management of ecosystems will play a critical role in advancing green economies worldwide.

On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition 16/11/2011

Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.

UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban
UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban 16/11/2011

Nairobi, 22 November 2011 - This week, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch major reports on climate change in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17).

UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone
UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone 11/11/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone after the country's civil war.