As the largest gathering of regional leaders focused on climate solutions, this summit will help to develop cooperative partnerships and promote collaborative actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build green economies and fight global climate change.
In an historic first, all five Executive Directors of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) gathered together in Glion, Switzerland for the Global Environmental Governance Forum on 29 June 2009 where they lent their voices to the global UN-led campaign to Seal the Deal on an effective climate agreement in Copenhagen this December.
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Key tools to help countries adapt to climate change will be developed at the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which will take place in Geneva from 31 August to 4 September. The meeting will bring together high-level decision-makers, scientists, policy-makers, and business leaders to initiate a Global Framework for Climate Services to boost climate adaptation.
The landmark document highlighted the major challenges and opportunities that African countries face in the upcoming negotiations in Copenhagen on a climate agreement that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen.
Over-exploitation, climate change and inadequate cooperation among countries threaten some of the world's greatest river basins, which sustain around 750 million people.
Failure to tackle climate change could lead to insecurity and economic upheaval, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Thursday, called on the world's political and business leaders to use the current economic crisis to commit to a "Green New Deal"
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), is urging Davos delegates to embrace a transition to a low carbon Green Economy.
The creation of a low-carbon economy will be high on the agenda at an April summit of the leaders of 20 major economies (G-20).
Just days after taking office, US President Barack Obama has appointed a climate envoy and cleared the way for new rules to force automakers to produce cleaner cars.
Two-thirds of the soot particles causing South Asia's Brown Cloud come from biomass combustion such as household cooking and slash-and-burn agriculture, according to new research published in the journal Science.
The spectre of a food crisis and an environmental emergency is looming in West Africa as tens of millions of caterpillars advance through villages in northern Liberia, destroying crops and sending terrified villagers fleeing from their homes.
Australia Day - marked nationwide on 26 January - is all about going carbon neutral for some of the country's best-known cities, companies and community initiatives.
Billion Tree Campaign Patron and UNEP Champion of the Earth Prince Albert II of Monaco has begun a month-long expedition to Antarctica to assess the impact of global warming on the South Pole.
Financial damage and loss of life caused by climate-related natural disasters made 2008 one of the most devastating years on record. Cyclone Nargis last June claimed 78,000 lives in Myanmar. The Atlantic hurricane season caused devastation in the Caribbean, Central America and the United States.
As the festive season draws to a close, there is evidence the dawning New Year may carry "green" expectations of environmental action
Ice volume in the Arctic in 2008 dropped to its second-lowest level since measurements began, according to new figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of political will and leadership in tackling the 'quintessential global threat' posed by climate change.
The number of Clean Development Mechanism projects around the world boomed in 2008, jumping from 60 in 2004 to several thousand initiatives.