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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.

Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection
Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection 16/09/2011

The agreement to phase out halons is another step forward to further strengthen the ability to minimize the impact of air transport operations on the environment.

Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure
Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure 13/09/2011

A healthy forestry-based carbon market could achieve to mobilise investment for the protection and rehabilitation of natural forests in the order of $10+ billion by 2020

New Study Shows Economic Benefits of 400 km Fence in Kenya's Aberdares
New Study Shows Economic Benefits of 400 km Fence in Kenya's Aberdares 05/09/2011

The now completed 400 km electrified fence enclosing the Aberdare Conservation Area (ACA) has improved the livelihoods of millions of people in central Kenya, according to an independent study launch ...

Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions
Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions 08/08/2011

As the humanitarian community works to save lives in the areas affected, the need for sustainable solutions to prevent a reoccurance of this situation in the medium and long-term is becoming increasi ...

UNEP Wins UN21 Award for Climate Neutrality
UNEP Wins UN21 Award for Climate Neutrality 03/08/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has received the UN21 Award for Climate Neutrality from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UNEP was unveiled as the co-winner of the award along wit ...

China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits
China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits 02/08/2011

China, the largest producer and consumer of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which not only harm the ozone layer but also the climate due to their high global-warming potential, has been granted US ...

New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring Energy Use in Buildings
New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring Energy Use in Buildings 02/08/2011

Efforts to establish international standards for measuring energy use in buildings have received a boost, after the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) decided to consider an innovat ...

Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010
Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010 13/07/2011

The renewable energy sector continued to perform well in 2010 despite the economic recession, according to a new report supported by UNEP.

Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum
Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum 06/07/2011

The growing interest in CDM projects will help turn the tide and contribute to firmly positioning Africa's opportunities for the carbon market landscape beyond 2012

African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent 01/07/2011

African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey
Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey 21/06/2011

Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the results of survey by the United Nations and partners.