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 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".
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
Social and environmental entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to the annual SEED Awards as of today, 19 July 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
In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe added more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than from conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear, according to twin reports launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).
The first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade reveals that rare and critically important mangrove forests continue to be lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based global forests, despite positive restoration efforts by some countries.
The provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet is the subject of a week long negotiations that started in Montreal, Saturday, with the aim to settle the details of a new global legal agreement to govern the process at a multinational level.
The TEEB for Business report builds the economic case to assist economies make transformational policy choices.
Chinese actress Zhou Xun and French film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand on Monday launched the premiere of the Chinese version of HOME at the Shanghai Expo.
Chinese actress Li Bingbing, was designated Sunday as the first national Goodwill Ambassador in China for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
In adopting the Bamako Declaration, African Environment ministers made a bold statement of how they expected their respective governments to engage both at the domestic and international level in addressing issues of loss of biodiversity and access to benefit sharing as well as desertification and climate change challenges.
The effects of climate change and its impact on pastoral communities are now more conspicuous than ever with evidence pointing to increasing levels of migration and conflict over often scarce resources.
Over the next two weeks, 500,000 trees will be planted around the city of Juba, in South Sudan, as part of the Keep Juba Green campaign launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Copenhagen climate summit was neither the breakthrough so many had hoped for, nor the breakdown that seemed possible in the late hours of that final day in December 2009, according to Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director. In an editorial published in the official newsletter of the G-20 Summit, Steiner argues that if fully implemented, agreements reached in Copenhagen could go a long way towards keeping a global temperature rise to 2°C or less by 2050.
Migratory species such as turtles and whales are exceptionally vulnerable to climate change, according to preliminary findings from a forthcoming UNEP report;Climate Change Vulnerability of Migratory Species.
The United Nations is calling on leaders of the biggest industrialized and developing nations to focus on green growth
History was made today in the South Korean port city of Busan, when governments gave the green light to an Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Billions of dollars and thousands of lives can be saved if we address the loss of marine and coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services through improved governance. This is a key theme of World Oceans Day, celebrated on 8 June 2010 for the second year running.