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Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change
Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change 06/09/2010

Over 100 insurance companies are calling on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques to help the developing world adapt to climate change

UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 30/08/2010

UNEP's initial response to this thorough report, conducted by the leading body representing many of the world's distinguished scientific academies, is that it re-affirms the integrity; the importance and validity of the IPCC's work while recognizing areas for improvement in a rapidly evolving field.

UNEP head donates Tallberg prize money to Pakistan flood victims
UNEP head donates Tallberg prize money to Pakistan flood victims 30/08/2010

Achim Steiner, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has donated a US$70,000 international leadership prize to relief efforts in Pakistan following the devastating and on-going floods, it was announced on Monday.

World table tennis champion plays for the planet
World table tennis champion plays for the planet 24/08/2010

Proving her table tennis swing remains top-class, 18-time Chinese Olympian Deng Yaping played for the health of the planet when she recorded a UNEP public service announcement, at the UN Office in Nairobi

Frozen Heat: Methane Gas Hydrates , Society and the Environment
Frozen Heat: Methane Gas Hydrates , Society and the Environment 24/08/2010

As global demand for energy grows and continues to outpace supply for the foreseeable future, so does pressure to explore the use of methane hydrates as an economically-viable energy source.

Shedding Light on the Cinderellas of the Deep Sea
Shedding Light on the Cinderellas of the Deep Sea 23/08/2010

Ocean sponges from shallower waters have already been shown to be valuable sources for new medicinal drugs to treat cancers and for antibiotics, and it is expected that deepwater sponges will be equally valuable, if not more so.

Young Olympic athletes carry the torch for the environment
Young Olympic athletes carry the torch for the environment 20/08/2010

In recognition of their potential to influence an entire generation of young people, UNEP will be educating talented young athletes at the Games on how they can contribute positively to sustainable development in their communities.

Humanitarian operations go green
Humanitarian operations go green 19/08/2010

Humanitarian work saves lives and helps those in distress. But emergency operations can also cause environmental damage. A new online tool from UNEP aims to reduce the environmental impact of humanitarian relief around the world.

Eighty electric days around the world
Eighty electric days around the world 18/08/2010

In a modern, eco-friendly twist on Jules Verne's classic adventure, teams driving electric cars are attempting to travel across the world in eighty days. The cars will visit the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, during their trip.

Russian forest fires pose major threat to bats
Russian forest fires pose major threat to bats 18/08/2010

Russia's wildfires have killed over 50 people and caused billions of dollars worth of damage. But among the hidden victims of the fires are the country's bats, who are fast losing their habitats

UN launches decade-long efforts to tackle desertification
UN launches decade-long efforts to tackle desertification 16/08/2010

The United Nations is today launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification to help protect the world's drylands. These areas are home to a third of the world's population and face serious economic and environmental threats.

Winner of International Children's Painting Competition announced
Winner of International Children's Painting Competition announced 12/08/2010

Coco TIN Chi Ting from Hong Kong, China, has been announced the global winner of UNEP's 19th International Children's Painting Competition. The 14-year-old beat off stiff competition from hundreds of thousands of other children from across the world.

The Arctic: where tourism meets conservation
The Arctic: where tourism meets conservation 12/08/2010

Every day last month, some 70,000 square kilometers of Arctic ice was lost through melting, with serious consequences for biodiversity. So what can be done? A UNEP research centre believes a new brand of tourism could help preserve this unique habitat.

Prizes and tree-planting for China's young green artists
Prizes and tree-planting for China's young green artists 09/08/2010

The twenty winners of the Third Chinese Children's Painting Competition received their prizes at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and followed in the footsteps of many world dignitaries by planting trees at the United Nations complex.

Winners unveiled: Chinese children's painting competition
Winners unveiled: Chinese children's painting competition 03/08/2010

A staggering 2.6 million Chinese schoolchildren have taken part in a painting contest run by the Luo Hong Environmental Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). After sifting through huge piles of pictures, the judges have finally chosen twenty beautiful and striking images as the winning entries.

UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project
UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project 29/07/2010

UNEP and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world

Chinese businesses aim for a low-carbon economy
Chinese businesses aim for a low-carbon economy 29/07/2010

Chinese entrepreneurs and representatives from major Chinese businesses, including the country's largest real estate company, Vanke, and air conditioning manufacturer Broad Air, gathered today in the UN Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai to take part in a forum entitled: "The Nature of Cities- Low Carbon Transformation and Chinese Enterprises".

Environmental Degradation Plagues Haiti Earthquake Recovery
Environmental Degradation Plagues Haiti Earthquake Recovery 22/07/2010

As part of the UN relief and recovery effort, UNEP is focused on promoting a sustainable recovery for Haiti by minimising the environmental damage from reconstruction and ensuring there is adequate, long-term investment in natural resource management

SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications
SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications 20/07/2010

Social and environmental entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to the annual SEED Awards as of today, 19 July 2010

UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation
UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation 15/07/2010

Increasing water shortages, rapid urbanization, a rise in irrigated agriculture, the degradation of marine and coastal areas and loss of forests are just some of the environmental challenges that are highlighted in the soon to be released report