Johannesburg, March 3, 2010 - Project developers, bankers and others setting up carbon projects as part of the fight against climate change have a new place to go for help. ACAD, the first facility dedicated to boosting the African carbon market, has launched by awarding several new grants.
In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.
During a milestone year for sport events, 35 climbers from around the world are about to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight the key role of sport in fostering peace and development.
Indonesia's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner launched a joint statement on Blue Carbon at the UNEP Governing Council in Nusa Dua Bali.
The internet is successfully facilitating a transition from traditional so called "brown" business models to new green growth strategies.
As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.
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.