The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.
The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system.
The report builds on the four previous assessment reports produced by the IPCC since it was established in 1988, incorporating the scientific literature published since the last assessment report in 2007.
Ms. Barbut has extensive experience on sustainable development issues coupled with international diplomatic and political experience.
During the first week, participants will build upon the results of the second UNCCD scientific conference and review the progress after the completion of the first half of the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018)
Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually
Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated
UNEP has been an active partner of this first-ever large-scale scientific solar expedition by processing satellite data that guided the Planet Solar towards best locations for sampling.
UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.
The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country's key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management.
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Marked Today
Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.
Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste
UNEP-Supported PlanetSolar Investigated Ocean Eddies on journey from Boston
2001-2010 was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of accelerating global warming
West Africa has become the latest region to drive efforts to promote energy efficient lighting
This new report looks at the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
This report details the UN's greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 and some of the activities undertaken in 2012 to reduce them