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UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation
UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation 15/11/2016

- International community has pledged to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 - Up to $300 billion needed in adaptation finance from 2030; up to $500 billion by 2050

United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions
United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions 07/11/2016

UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development

World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report 03/11/2016

- World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2&# ...

UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)
UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6) 12/10/2016

New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data

Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change, harmful lifestyles
Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change, harmful lifestyles 15/09/2016

- Global Environment Outlook findings for the pan-European region form basis for common action - Up to 44,000 Poles die prematurely due to poor air quality, according to European Environment Agenc ...

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance
Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance 18/07/2016

Developing countries embrace green finance policies as part of wider effort to finance the real economy and meet social, economic and environmental needs Green finance policies inspired by new model ...

Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation
Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation 01/07/2016

High-level session closes productive Africa Carbon Forum 2016

Green Climate Fund Injects over $20 Million into UNEP-Backed Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in The Gambia
Green Climate Fund Injects over $20 Million into UNEP-Backed Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in The Gambia 01/07/2016

The unprecedented project will generate cash returns of at least $77.5 million

Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme
Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme 27/06/2016

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment

New Report Shows World Heritage Icons at Risk from Climate Change
New Report Shows World Heritage Icons at Risk from Climate Change 26/05/2016

Impacts likely to rapidly and permanently change attributes that make World Heritage sites popular tourist destinations

As Air Pollution Levels Rise by 8%, Action on Renewables, Clean Cook Stoves Bring Hope of Tackling Public Health Emergency
As Air Pollution Levels Rise by 8%, Action on Renewables, Clean Cook Stoves Bring Hope of Tackling Public Health Emergency 24/05/2016

Progress, Policies on air quality still fall short of what is needed to save 7 million lives each year

Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time
Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time 20/05/2016

New report goes behind the headlines to examine some of the most worrying emerging environmental threats facing the world today, while offering ways to combat them