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Man and Nature Exhibition with Focus on Environmental Sustainability Opens at UNEP Headquarters
Man and Nature Exhibition with Focus on Environmental Sustainability Opens at UNEP Headquarters 05/01/2012

The exhibition demonstrates the role of art as an outreach tool for increasing public awareness with a focus on the environmental pillar of sustainable development, as the world heads towards Rio+20 ...

2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development? 04/01/2012

2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December 03/01/2012

2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June 30/12/2011

From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defini ...

UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy 14/12/2011

In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bo ...

New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change 13/12/2011

The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.

Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority
Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority 13/12/2011

Glaciers in the four biggest mountain ranges in the world (Andes, Himalayas, Alps and Rockies) are melting at unprecedented rates.

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa
Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa 05/12/2011

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition o ...

Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response
Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response 01/12/2011

As part of Sudan's progress towards establishing a climate change National Adaptation Plan by June 2013, representatives from all 15 states have recently completed a capacity building workshop in Kha ...

Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable
Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable 23/11/2011

New UNEP Report Outlines the Pathways to 2020 Able to Deliver the Additional 6 to 11 Gigatonne Cuts Needed to Get World onto Safe track

Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy
Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy 18/11/2011

Ecosystems are the foundations of human life and livelihoods, but for too long, humanity has ignored this fundamental truth at its own peril, and the Earth ecosystems have been altered more rapidly a ...

On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition 16/11/2011

Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.

UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban
UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban 16/11/2011

Nairobi, 22 November 2011 - This week, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch major reports on climate change in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP1 ...

UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone
UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone 11/11/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone after the country's civil war.

New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change
New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change 24/10/2011

Paper offers options to scale up climate action globally in Durban, Rio and beyond

Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change
Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change 10/10/2011

Greenhouse gas emissions from the global tourism industry are set to at least double in the next 25 years unless more low carbon, resource efficient policies are developed, according to a new report ...

UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone
UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone 06/10/2011

The world population is set to hit 7 billion on 31 October 2011, bringing into sharp focus the challenges of ensuring sustainable development and a fair share of the planet's resources for a growing ...

Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation
Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation 28/09/2011

Conserving key rainforests in Indonesia could generate revenues three times greater than felling them for palm oil plantations.

Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth 26/09/2011

As delegates from around the world converge in Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now an ...

Student Project Turns Grease Into Green Energy Solutions and Green Jobs
Student Project Turns Grease Into Green Energy Solutions and Green Jobs 23/09/2011

The innovative teenager and her team of five seventh-graders launched the Turn Grease into Fuel (TGIF) recycling programme

Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved?
Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved? 16/09/2011

The closing of the hole in the world's stratospheric ozone layer is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood.