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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.

Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification
Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification 16/06/2011

In a message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says that investing in arid zone forests can fight poverty and help the transition towards a green ...

Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise
Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise 14/06/2011

Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may significantly increase the chances of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees C, a UN new assessment says.

Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa
Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa 09/06/2011

More than 130 faith leaders, including traditional leaders, mainly from Africa but also from Northern Europe and Asia gathered in Nairobi this week to reflect on the position of faith groups towards ...

UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests
UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests 05/06/2011

Investing an additional US$40 billion a year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per cent by 2050, and help create millions o ...

Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day
Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day 03/06/2011

In the run-up to World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2011, celebrities across the world are squaring up to their fellow stars - all in the name of the environment.

UN Climate Chief says estimate of record emissions is stark warning to governments
UN Climate Chief says estimate of record emissions is stark warning to governments 30/05/2011

Latest estimates showing that greenhouse gas emissions reached record levels in 2010 are a stark warning to governments to provide strong new progress this year towards global solutions to climate ch ...