The first biodiversity exercise carried out across the UN system is being launched at the Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya. The study looks at the complex interactions which exist between biodiversity and sectors such as agriculture, forestry, health, education and trade.
From recycled golf balls to close shaves with black rhinos, the actor talks to UNEP's Our Planet magazine about his new environmental role.
The United Nations Environment Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility have launched a Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) to help stimulate renewable energy and energy efficiency ventures in the developing world.
The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid environmental changes on the planet. More cooperation between nations is to meet these challenges, according to a new UNEP report.
New research backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reveals European bats to be a major conservation success. This is largely thanks to legislation and treaties that promote bat conservation.
This CEO Briefing underscores the critical natural capital that underpins our economic activity and financial capital
A joined-up approach to bioenergy development, one that balances greenhouse gas emissions with impacts on biodiversity, water and food security, is needed.
Among a variety of environmental issues, biodiversity loss is one of the most important challenges facing the international community.
This year has seen the world struggle with a range of environmental and humanitarian challenges, including floods in Pakistan, landslides in China, wildfires in Russia and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Losses of multi-trillion dollar-worth natural assets are being sustained worldwide every year, undermining economies, business prospects and opportunities to combat poverty.
Mapping where a country's carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples' livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Rising pollution, the effects of climate change and over-fishing are threatening the future of marine biodiversity across the globe
A new UNEP-led mapping project shows how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hotspots
Business leaders from global corporations have committed to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions across a wide range of sectors, including energy, communications, building and construction.
The United Nations Environment Programme is releasing 30 case studies in the run-up to the UN climate convention in Mexico to prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible and replicable
Air-conditioning units that use renewable energy are approaching the commercial production stage - a milestone that could reduce climate change and help phase-out greenhouses gases
With less than two months to go before the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres has said that a concrete outcome is urgently needed at the December talks.
International organisations have presented evidence on the emergence of clean energy technologies and their potential to provide valuable insights into the climate change debate
Leaders from influential global corporations and key global environmental organizations are expected to call on countries to make a success of this years UN climate negotiations in Mexico.
They save the farming industry millions of dollars each year, help sustain the world's forests and, in some countries, are a major tourist attraction. Bats are now flying out of the night and into the spotlight for a two-year-long celebration.
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined a new international alliance that aims to cut the estimated 1.6 million premature deaths - and environmental damage - linked to emissions from inefficient cook stoves.