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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

Ahead of UN Environment Assembly UNEP Says Cost of Adapting to Climate Change Could Hit $500 Billion per year by 2050
Ahead of UN Environment Assembly UNEP Says Cost of Adapting to Climate Change Could Hit $500 Billion per year by 2050 10/05/2016

UNEP's Adaptation Finance Gap Report: Failure to cut emissions will dramatically increase the annual costs of adaptation, which could be up to five times higher by 2050 than previously thought.

UNEP Executive Director, Kenyan Foreign Secretary Engage Students, Civil Society ahead of UN Environment Assembly
UNEP Executive Director, Kenyan Foreign Secretary Engage Students, Civil Society ahead of UN Environment Assembly 09/05/2016

Strathmore Business School's Green Building hosts a public lecture on "Green Pathways towards a Sustainable Future"

Ahead of UNEA-2: Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future
Ahead of UNEA-2: Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future 20/04/2016

Climate and Sustainability - A Shared Vision of Opportunity for Billions of People

Gearing up for UNEA- 2, African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in Wildlife
Gearing up for UNEA- 2, African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in Wildlife 19/04/2016

Decisions taken at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment set stage for brighter future for continent

Harnessing Africa's Rich Natural Capital Tops Agenda at High-level African Conference on the Environment in Preparation for UN Environment Assembly
Harnessing Africa's Rich Natural Capital Tops Agenda at High-level African Conference on the Environment in Preparation for UN Environment Assembly 15/04/2016

Sustainable use of Africa's natural capital could result in savings of up to $103 billion every year and drive Africa's economic growth.

New Secretary for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
New Secretary for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 13/04/2016

The IPCC offers policymakers a snapshot of what the scientific community understands about climate change.

MEDIA INVITATION: Ahead of the Signing of Paris Agreement, Top Climate Change Scientists Meet in Nairobi
MEDIA INVITATION: Ahead of the Signing of Paris Agreement, Top Climate Change Scientists Meet in Nairobi 11/04/2016

Press Conference Invitation distributed on behalf of the IPCC

Media Alert: UNFCCC Secretariat and Earth Day Network Launch Campaign to Mark Signing of Paris Agreement and to Celebrate Earth Day on 22 April
Media Alert: UNFCCC Secretariat and Earth Day Network Launch Campaign to Mark Signing of Paris Agreement and to Celebrate Earth Day on 22 April 06/04/2016

The link between the Paris Agreement and trees is clear-forests will be key allies for combating climate change and meeting the long term goal of restoring the ecological balance of planet Earth by t ...

Development of Water Trading in Australia
Development of Water Trading in Australia 23/03/2016

Economic mechanisms help communities adjust to extreme changes in water availability