Climate adaptation costs for Africa could soar to reach US $50 billion annually by mid-century.
The Atlas contains detailed mapping of how strategic interventions and innovations are improving the food security and livelihoods of mountain communities in different parts of Africa.
A flagship of South-South Cooperation, the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme completed its second phase with a report launched during the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment.
The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.
Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level
Efforts to reduce emissions continued, as evidenced by case studies on the Greening the Blue website
President Benigno Aquino III and President Hollande will sign the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change to encourage global support for the climate agreement set to be finalized in Paris later this year.
Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the formal negotiating text for the 2015 agreement.
The 2015 Awards will focus on start-up enterprises working at the grassroots level
Banks hold the largest pool of global financial assets
The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.
Governments Agree Ground Rules on Contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement and Boost Adaptation. Clearer Elements of New Agreement Evolved in Peruvian Capital.
Global Shift to Energy Efficiency and Renewables Could Save Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Each Year.
Ban Ki-moon to private sector: "I count on you to lead by example."
Estimated Worth of Climate Benefits from Central African Mangroves up to US$66 billion. And New Satellite Technology Could Help Monitor Mangrove Restoration.
UNEP's Adaptation Gap Report: New Finance Required to Avoid Significant Adaptation Funding Shortfall After 2020, Failure to Cut Emissions Will Dramatically Increase Costs