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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 ...

'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture
'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture 26/05/2011

Dramatic differences exist between many countries in Europe and their consumption of natural resources such as fossil fuels, biomass and minerals, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

Climate migration will not wait for scientific certainty on global warming
Climate migration will not wait for scientific certainty on global warming 12/05/2011

In an editorial in the Guardian, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner writes that millions of people are displaced annually as a result of climate disasters. The global community must take a precaut ...

World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy
World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy 09/05/2011

The world's 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today.

Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road
Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road 09/05/2011

The Maldives is hosting Asia's first ever ozone- and climate-friendly technology exhibition, the Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show.

Coordinating global action to combat desertification
Coordinating global action to combat desertification 04/03/2011

Desertification, land degradation and drought affect over one and a half billion people in more than 110 countries

Preparing for Tomorrow's World
Preparing for Tomorrow's World 03/02/2011

The timely issue of how national governments make decisions for a changing climate is the topic of the latest World Resources Report (WRR)

Current climate information insufficient, say world's financial institutions
Current climate information insufficient, say world's financial institutions 12/01/2011

The availability of climate change information remains insufficient, according to many of the world's financial institutions. More than 60 institutions took part in a survey organised by the UNEP Fin ...

Silent momentum on climate change, says UNEP chief
Silent momentum on climate change, says UNEP chief 06/01/2011

The last two years have been a roller coaster ride in respect to securing a new global treaty to combat climate change. Some even despair that the window for action is closing fast. But giving up is ...

UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun delivers balanced package of decisions, restores faith in multilateral process
UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun delivers balanced package of decisions, restores faith in multilateral process 11/12/2010

The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, ended on Saturday with the adoption of a balanced package of decisions that set all governments more firmly on the path towards a low-emissions fut ...

Two European Countries Announce More Fast-Track Climate Funding in Cancun
Two European Countries Announce More Fast-Track Climate Funding in Cancun 10/12/2010

Fast-track climate funding for vulnerable mountain communities and low carbon development strategies was announced today by the governments of Denmark and Germany and the UN Environment Programme (UN ...

Glaciers in South America and Alaska melting faster than those in Europe, says new UNEP report
Glaciers in South America and Alaska melting faster than those in Europe, says new UNEP report 07/12/2010

Glaciers in parts of Argentina and Chile, followed by those in the coastal mountain ranges of Alaska, have been losing mass faster and for longer than glaciers in other parts of the world, according ...

Media Advisory: From Alaska to New Zealand, UNEP report studies effects of glacier changes
Media Advisory: From Alaska to New Zealand, UNEP report studies effects of glacier changes 07/12/2010

There is increasing concern about the effects of climate change on high mountain glaciers and the resulting impact on sea-level rises, natural hazards and water resources.

Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to Persistent Organic Pollutants
Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to Persistent Organic Pollutants 07/12/2010

Climate change increases vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday.

Media Advisory: Report shows climate change challenges and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Media Advisory: Report shows climate change challenges and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean 06/12/2010

The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean
Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean 06/12/2010

The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Using charts, graphs ...

Managing nutrients presents both challenges and solutions to food security
Managing nutrients presents both challenges and solutions to food security 03/12/2010

Food security of half of the world's population is dependent on the use of fertilizers but large amounts of fertilizers either escape into the atmosphere, or into groundwater, soil, rivers and coasta ...