Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.
Two projects bringing green stoves and clean lighting to remote communities in Latin America, East Africa and India are the laureates of the 2009-10 UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Ecological codes to underpin environmental improvements for Delhi-based events
The science of climate change has been on the defensive in recent weeks, owing to an error that dramatically overstated the rate at which the Himalayan glaciers could disappear.
Following the conclusion of the climate change talks in Copenhagen, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has received submissions of national pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gases by 2020 from 55 countries.
The environment was a prominent theme at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one month after the UN climate conference in Copenhagen demonstrated that global leadership is essential to reverse global warming.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) today committed to a strong vision of green growth by launching a partnership with UNEP.
The last assessment on glacier melt by UNEP and the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) shows that the average annual melting rate of glaciers doubled after the turn of the millennium.
Kenya took a step to restore its diminishing water towers and address rapid environmental degradation when it launched a tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex on Friday.
Private-sector investors will likely be responsible for financing more than 85 percent of the global transition to a low-carbon economy.
A new and more intelligent pact between humanity and the Earth's economically-important life-support systems is urgently needed in 2010, the head of the UNEP said today.
PUMA and UNEP were joined today by the Indomitable Lions - Cameroon's national football team to announce a strategic partnership to support biodiversity worldwide and specific initiatives in Africa.
The UN is marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, with a slew of events highlighting the vital role the phenomenon plays in maintaining the life support system on Planet Earth.
The world's most comprehensive and inclusive environmental assessment process started in Nairobi this week, as over two hundred government representatives institutions and experts discussed and adopted the objectives, scope and process for the next Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5 Report), to be released in 2012.
In response to the needs of Member States and the growing number of requests on how best to realize a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy for the 21st century, the United Nations Environment Programme has formulated a rapidly evolving strategy. The strategy identifies three priority areas that match calls for international guidance, the urgent need for action at a national level on climate change and the organization's skill set, experience and mandate.
Nairobi, 24 December- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this month pushed ahead to promote its Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme in the Republic of Yemen, offering the chance for the country's science community to gain greater access to leading scientific journals.
New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in Mexico, UN General Assembly President Ali Treki said yesterday.
Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.
At an event entitled 'Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen', Brazil, the Republic of Korea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explained how green jobs, growth and sustainability are essential for their very survival and future economic growth.
Heads of state from Guyana, Gabon and Papua New Guinea, as well as artists, and fashion designers turned out in force for the world's forests at a special gala event in Copenhagen.