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Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved?
Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved? 16/09/2011

The closing of the hole in the world's stratospheric ozone layer is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood.

Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection
Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection 16/09/2011

The agreement to phase out halons is another step forward to further strengthen the ability to minimize the impact of air transport operations on the environment.

TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20
TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20 15/09/2011

As the world prepares for the Rio+20 conference in June 2012, more than 1,400 young people from 120 countries are gathering in Indonesia later this month to shape, sharpen and finalize their unique position on this once in a generation event

Environment Ministers to Gather this Week in Bamako to Firm Up Africa's Position ahead of Crucial Durban Conference on Climate Change
Environment Ministers to Gather this Week in Bamako to Firm Up Africa's Position ahead of Crucial Durban Conference on Climate Change 14/09/2011

Bamako (Mali)/Nairobi (Kenya), 13 September 2011- Lead African Climate change negotiators and high level experts from about 50 countries are meeting in Bamako, Mali to pave the way for African ministers to consolidate Africa's common negotiating on a comprehensive international Climate Change regime beyond 2012.

Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure
Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure 13/09/2011

A healthy forestry-based carbon market could achieve to mobilise investment for the protection and rehabilitation of natural forests in the order of $10+ billion by 2020

Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions
Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions 08/08/2011

As the humanitarian community works to save lives in the areas affected, the need for sustainable solutions to prevent a reoccurance of this situation in the medium and long-term is becoming increasingly apparent.

China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits
China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits 02/08/2011

China, the largest producer and consumer of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which not only harm the ozone layer but also the climate due to their high global-warming potential, has been granted US $265 million to cut its use of these gases by 2015.

New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring Energy Use in Buildings
New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring Energy Use in Buildings 02/08/2011

Efforts to establish international standards for measuring energy use in buildings have received a boost, after the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) decided to consider an innovative tool developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to gauge energy consumption and CO₂ emissions in homes and offices across the world.

Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010
Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010 13/07/2011

The renewable energy sector continued to perform well in 2010 despite the economic recession, according to a new report supported by UNEP.

Ratification of Amendments to the Montreal Protocol: Angola wins the race despite late start
Ratification of Amendments to the Montreal Protocol: Angola wins the race despite late start 13/07/2011

Despite its late start, Angola takes a big leap forward as the UN treaty Depositary recently announced receipt of ratification documents for all the Amendments to the Montreal protocol on the protection of the Ozone layer at a go.

German Chancellor Makes Green Economy a Priority in Discussions in UNEP
German Chancellor Makes Green Economy a Priority in Discussions in UNEP 12/07/2011

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, visited the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, today for a roundtable discussion on the Green Economy.

Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion
Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion 07/07/2011

Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year's 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum
Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum 06/07/2011

The growing interest in CDM projects will help turn the tide and contribute to firmly positioning Africa's opportunities for the carbon market landscape beyond 2012

African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent 01/07/2011

African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.

UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award
UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award 28/06/2011

Applications are now open for UNEP's Ozone Africa Media Award. Journalists working in print, radio, television and electronic media are encouraged to enter.

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey
Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey 21/06/2011

Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the results of survey by the United Nations and partners.

Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification
Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification 16/06/2011

In a message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says that investing in arid zone forests can fight poverty and help the transition towards a green economy.

Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise
Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise 14/06/2011

Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may significantly increase the chances of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees C, a UN new assessment says.

Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa
Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa 09/06/2011

More than 130 faith leaders, including traditional leaders, mainly from Africa but also from Northern Europe and Asia gathered in Nairobi this week to reflect on the position of faith groups towards the environment and humanity, with a particular emphasis on climate change and its effects on Africa.

World's Main Forest Regions Strengthen Co-operation at Brazzaville Summit
World's Main Forest Regions Strengthen Co-operation at Brazzaville Summit 08/06/2011

Countries from the tropical forest ecosystems of the Amazon, Congo and South East Asia have strengthened co-operation on the sustainable use of forest resources to achieve national economic growth, at a major summit in Congo-Brazzaville.

ALDEBARAN: Communicating the Ocean
ALDEBARAN: Communicating the Ocean 08/06/2011

19 years ago, ALDEBARAN Hamburg set its sails to provide crucial and continuous information on the climatic challenges of the ocean - using all kinds of media