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.
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.
Paper - free or near paperless conferences may soon be in sight under a pioneering initiative by the Government of Qatar and the UN Environment Programme(UNEP), it was announced today.
At the opening of the 20th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, in Qatar, UNEP DTIE's OzonAction unveiled "The Montreal Protocol Who's Who" a new web portal intended to honor the visionaries, innovators and implementers who are making the Montreal Protocol a global environmental success story.
Cities from Beijing to New Delhi are getting darker, glaciers in ranges like the Himalayas are melting faster and weather systems becoming more extreme, in part, due to the combined effects of human-made Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABCs) and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Close to 100 nations concluded a review of how science can better guide policy by examining the merits of a new scientific body able to put the loss of biodiversity, ecosystems and their multi-trillion dollar services at the top of the political agenda.
'Climate Change: Our Challenge' is the theme of the 2nd Chinese Children's Painting Competition on the Environment which was launched today in Beijing. The competition is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Luo Hong Foundation, and is held in conjunction with UNEP's International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment.
Whether it be combating climate change or stemming the accelerating loss of biodiversity or promoting sustainable agriculture and recycling - some people and organizations are making a real and landscape - shifting difference.
During the 10th meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands' Conference of Contracting Parties, presently under way in the Republic of Korea, an original and ambitious partnership agreement aimed at fighting global warming has been entered into by the Ramsar Convention, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Danone Group.
As the world faces a rash of challenges needing global solutions from food shortages to financial market turbulence, more than 100 leaders from business, government and non-governmental organizations convened in Paris on 23-24 October for a climate change and resource efficiency forum.
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.