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Media Advisory: Report shows climate change challenges and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Media Advisory: Report shows climate change challenges and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean 06/12/2010

The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean
Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean 06/12/2010

The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Using charts, graphs and maps, the report shows the major signs of climate change as well as calculating current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and possibilities for mitigation.

Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP's 'Our Planet' magazine
Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP's 'Our Planet' magazine 06/12/2010

In separate articles in this month's Our Planet, the flagship magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), British Prime Minister David Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero underline how a global shift to a low-carbon, green economy can help combat climate change, reduce emissions and create jobs.

Media Advisory: UN Environment Chief Welcomes Zero Emissions Car Race to Cancun
Media Advisory: UN Environment Chief Welcomes Zero Emissions Car Race to Cancun 06/12/2010

Three of four electric vehicles which departed on a round-the-world race from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 August have made it to Cancun, Mexico to show-case alternative transport and its role in combating climate change.

The Virtual Tour: From Bangkok to Cancun and beyond
The Virtual Tour: From Bangkok to Cancun and beyond 06/12/2010

After traveling through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, UNEP's 'Virtual Tour' is set to arrive at the climate change conference in Cancun. The campaign looks at the role of non-CO2 gases in tackling climate change.

Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report
Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report 03/12/2010

Globally, the waste management sector contributes 3-5 per cent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, roughly equal to around the current emissions from international aviation and shipping.

Managing nutrients presents both challenges and solutions to food security
Managing nutrients presents both challenges and solutions to food security 03/12/2010

Food security of half of the world's population is dependent on the use of fertilizers but large amounts of fertilizers either escape into the atmosphere, or into groundwater, soil, rivers and coastal waters, creating an excess of nutrients in the environment

Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says.

Media Advisory: Ocean Acidification Poses Growing Risk to Marine Life and Food Security
Media Advisory: Ocean Acidification Poses Growing Risk to Marine Life and Food Security 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed

Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting
Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting 01/12/2010

Indonesia could save US$1 billion a year and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by eight million tonnes annually by switching to energy-saving bulbs - just one of many findings in a worldwide lighting study released at the UN Climate Change Conference.

Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise
Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise 30/11/2010

Some 15,000 participants have gathered in Cancun, Mexico for the UN Climate Change Conference. UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said that a balanced set of decisions under both the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol could be an achievable outcome of the conference.

Media Advisory: Stepping Up Efforts for a Global Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting
Media Advisory: Stepping Up Efforts for a Global Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting 30/11/2010

A new assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to be launched 1 December at the UN Climate Change meeting in Cancun, provides estimates of potential emissions reduction and savings that can be achieved by switching to energy efficient lighting technologies

New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in striking detail
New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in striking detail 25/11/2010

The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Africa Water Atlas uses hundreds of 'before and after' shots, detailed new maps and satellite images from 53 countries to show the problems facing Africa's water supplies, such as the drying of Lake Chad and the erosion of the Nile Delta, as well as new, successful methods of conserving water.

Universities link up for green training
Universities link up for green training 24/11/2010

In its role as a global leader of science-based environmental policy, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) continues to attach great importance to universities which will educate the environmentalists of the future as well as serve as the pool for the intellectual capital needed to address the concerns of climate change and growing environmental degradation

5 Gigatonnes - the gap between climate science and current climate cuts after Copenhagen?
5 Gigatonnes - the gap between climate science and current climate cuts after Copenhagen? 23/11/2010

Nations have the chance to deliver almost 60 per cent of the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperatures under a 2 degrees Celsius rise. But only if the pledges made last year in Copenhagen are fully met. These are among the findings of a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and over 30 leading climate scientists.

Billions of trees, cleaner stoves and the power of sugar: 30 Ways in 30 Days to meet Climate Change Challenge
Billions of trees, cleaner stoves and the power of sugar: 30 Ways in 30 Days to meet Climate Change Challenge 19/11/2010

30 Ways in 30 Days launched at the beginning of November by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), showcases a wide variety of practical solutions to the complex issue of climate change, demonstrating that it is often the small scale initiatives that can make the biggest impact.

UNEP Press launch: Can the Copenhagen Accord pledges limit global warming to 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius?
UNEP Press launch: Can the Copenhagen Accord pledges limit global warming to 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius? 18/11/2010

As governments prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December, a new report spells out what the pledges of the past 12 months by governments might actually mean in terms of putting the world on track to limit global temperature rises.

UNEP partners with film company for climate change conference
UNEP partners with film company for climate change conference 17/11/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP16 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Polar Explorer

Investor group representing over US$15 trillion calls for action on climate change
Investor group representing over US$15 trillion calls for action on climate change 17/11/2010

Investors responsible for the management of funds the size of US GDP call for policies to unlock the vast potential of low-carbon markets and avoid economic devastation caused by climate change

India steers full speed towards low carbon transport
India steers full speed towards low carbon transport 12/11/2010

India has embarked on a new pathway towards developing a low-carbon transport system, days before the convening of the UN climate change convention in Cancun.