Treaties combating ozone layer damage and climate change can learn from each other in order to maximize economic and environmental benefits.
The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) will be held in Rome, 1-5 December 2008. 300 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as scientists will come together to discuss urgent conservation responses to address the rapid decline of migratory animal species across the globe
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches today its first-ever North American Youth Network to help combat climate change. Twenty youth representatives, aged 18-22, were selected from the United States and Canada and are convening in Chicago on November 14-16, 2008 to launch UNEP's new Kick the Carbon Habit Education Campaign.
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's latest speech on climate change has been welcomed as "very meaningful" by Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The television ad - titled 'The Voice of Reason (aged 6)' - shows the world through a little girl's eyes. An animation in child-like drawings, narrated by the little girl, illustrates why everyone should take public transport and concludes that 'The world is your home. Look after it'.
An advanced cutting-edge monitoring station, able to gather crucial data on pollution linked with damage to the Earth's ozone layer is to be established in the Gulf state of Qatar it was announced today.
In a ray of hope amid the current economic crisis, children from around the world have pulled together and raised US$21,000 for the fight against climate change.
Nearly 90 per cent of young people across the globe think world leaders should do "whatever it takes" to tackle climate change. This is among the top findings of a new poll conducted on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Representatives of more than 150 corporations, civil society organizations, governments and UN agencies from around the world are gathering in Geneva today for the first gathering of signatories to Caring for Climate, a voluntary global action platform jointly launched in 2007 by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Those scheduled to attend include:
Achim Steiner, UN Under - Secretary General and Executive Director UNEP, Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mr Pavan Sukhdev, Head of Deutsche Bank's Global Markets business in India; leader of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study and now also of UNEP's Green Economy initiative.
Climate change and bioenergy are the focus of this year's World Food Day activities, expected to involve over 150 countries. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.
Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.
Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November.
The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expressi
Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the world's rural poor. This approach, as outlined in the latest World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poor's resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change.
Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.
A 'lost' lake in Mali and a Kenyan forest that is the water tower for key rivers and lakes in East Africa are among two country projects aimed at bringing significant degraded and denuded ecosystems back from the brink.
Germany today boosted its funding for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) earmarking $18 million for the organization's work on clean energy and climate proofing vulnerable economies.
How to balance looking cool and feeling cool with the need to combat climate are among the key tips in the new United Nations YouthXchange Training kit.
I would like to congratulate Mexico and wish them all the best for the hosting of World Environment Day 2009. I hope you have as much pleasure as New Zealand had hosting the momentous occasion this year.
A new, landmark study on the impact of an emerging global "green economy" on the world of work says efforts to tackle climate change could result in the creation of millions of new "green jobs" in the coming decades.
Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations.