Renewables account for 44% of 2013's newly-installed generating capacity despite global investment dropping for second year
Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP gather in Nairobi ahead of the first session of the world's preeminent environmental meeting.
Integrating REDD+ programmes into a Green Economy approach can conserve and even boost the economic and social benefits forests provide to human society.
Acknowledging the need and opportunities for global-scale leadership by this region for the world´s environment, through the Los Cabos Declaration, the Ministers confirmed the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the most relevant spaces for political and policy dialogue to establish and identify regional priorities.
Green Economy Transition Will Assist in Addressing Continent's Environmental Challenges
Delayed action means a higher likelihood of near-term climate impacts, as well as the continued use of carbon-intensive and energy-intensive infrastructure, according to the Emissions Gap report launched by UNEP and over 44 research institutes from 17 countries in 2013
Major Investment Groups Urge Oil and Gas Companies
To Join CCAC Methane Partnership
Non-motorized transport, energy efficiency key to reducing per capita emissions, says new report
The programme was suspended in March 2013, following complaints by the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) that it did not show sufficient consideration to the rights of indigenous communities.
First Report of its Kind Uses Satellite Images to Track Land-use Change, Urban growth and Shrinking Water Bodies
African Ministers and Experts Spotlight Efforts to Incorporate Natural Wealth Accounting in Development Planning
China has made significant investments in industrial energy efficiency, which resulted in a 19 percent reduction in energy intensity per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2006 and 2010.
UNEP and Magnum unite to showcase initiatives on sustainable energy for all
Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change
For first time, chief executives will join top Government officials to share solutions, commitments and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement
Additional Adaptation Funding Imperative to Control Damage and Build Resilience
4 Degree World May Spell Extinction for Africa's Coral Reefs
Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80 percent.
The provisional WMO statement confirms that global sea level reached a new record high. Sea level has been rising at an average rate of about 3.2 milimeters per year (mm/yr), with inter-annual variability, since altimeter satellite measurements began in 1993.