Statement by UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner
New Mountain Adaptation Outlooks launched at COP 21
Released on Human Rights Day, ahead of the finalization of a new climate agreement, Climate Change and Human Rights provides a comprehensive study of the links between human rights law and climate ch
More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas
COP21 Opening Ceremony
Board gears up to larger scale projects in the near future
INDCs Projected to Reduce Emissions in 2030 by up to 6 Gt
But Additional 12 Gt Required to Close Gap
At the 27th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Dubai
Inhabited by 60,000 people, Ouarzazate is one of Southern Morocco's major tourism hubs. However, its location on a bare plateau in the High Atlas Mountains makes it vulnerable to desertification and
More than 10% of the Bahamas' marine and coastal ecosystems will be protected
The scientific achievements of women are key to environmental progress
François Hollande and Christiana Figueres to join subnational and local
leaders in Lyon on 1 & 2 July for main gathering of non-state actors before
Africa has perhaps the most to lose from climate change and the most to gain from an effective climate change agreement.
Climate adaptation costs for Africa could soar to reach US $50 billion annually by mid-century.
Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the formal negotiating text for the 2015 agreement.
The report characterizes what is known and what is not known about impacts of climate changes that have already occurred and risks of future impacts.
At the Summit, more than 120 Heads of State and Government are expected to announce their visions and commitments for reaching a meaningful climate agreement in 2015.