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UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change
UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change 01/11/2010

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention's meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can b ...

Global action needed to conserve Arctic biodiversity
Global action needed to conserve Arctic biodiversity 26/10/2010

The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid environmental changes on the planet. More cooperation between nations is to meet these challenges, according to a new UNEP report.

Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the risks and benefits of biofuels development
Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the risks and benefits of biofuels development 25/10/2010

A joined-up approach to bioenergy development, one that balances greenhouse gas emissions with impacts on biodiversity, water and food security, is needed.

UNEP's GEO-5 To Address Global Environmental Challenges and Solutions
UNEP's GEO-5 To Address Global Environmental Challenges and Solutions 21/10/2010

This year has seen the world struggle with a range of environmental and humanitarian challenges, including floods in Pakistan, landslides in China, wildfires in Russia and an oil spill in the Gulf of ...

Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity
Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity 18/10/2010

Mapping where a country's carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples' livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

"30 Ways in 30 Days" to inspire action on reducing emissions and transition to global Green Economy
"30 Ways in 30 Days" to inspire action on reducing emissions and transition to global Green Economy 05/10/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme is releasing 30 case studies in the run-up to the UN climate convention in Mexico to prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible a ...

UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks
UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks 04/10/2010

With less than two months to go before the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres has said that a concrete outcome is urgently needed at the December talks.

UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals
UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals 20/09/2010

Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.

Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones
Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones 18/09/2010

Once home to populations of Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys, the sloping terrain of Rwanda's Gishwati Forest has in recent decades suffered severe environmental degradation - made worse by extreme wea ...

Millions unite for 'Clean up the World' campaign
Millions unite for 'Clean up the World' campaign 15/09/2010

Volunteers across the globe will be cleaning up their local parks, waterways and forests in a bid to restore and protect nature this Clean Up the World Weekend, in support of the United Nations 2010 ...

Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change
Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change 06/09/2010

Over 100 insurance companies are calling on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques to help the developing world adapt to climate change

UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 30/08/2010

UNEP's initial response to this thorough report, conducted by the leading body representing many of the world's distinguished scientific academies, is that it re-affirms the integrity; the importance ...

Humanitarian operations go green
Humanitarian operations go green 19/08/2010

Humanitarian work saves lives and helps those in distress. But emergency operations can also cause environmental damage. A new online tool from UNEP aims to reduce the environmental impact of humanit ...

Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation
Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation 09/08/2010

Around 10% of the world's forests are controlled by indigenous groups and communities, but detailed information on their conservation practices is in short supply. A new UNEP project is bringing grea ...

Negotiating Instruments to Govern Provision & Use of the Planet's Genetic Resources
Negotiating Instruments to Govern Provision & Use of the Planet's Genetic Resources 12/07/2010

The provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet is the subject of a week long negotiations that started in Montreal, Saturday, with the aim to settle the details of a new global legal ag ...

Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies
Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies 29/06/2010

In adopting the Bamako Declaration, African Environment ministers made a bold statement of how they expected their respective governments to engage both at the domestic and international level in add ...

Breakthrough in International Year of Biodiversity: Green Light to New Gold Standard Science Policy Body
Breakthrough in International Year of Biodiversity: Green Light to New Gold Standard Science Policy Body 11/06/2010

History was made today in the South Korean port city of Busan, when governments gave the green light to an Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Climate change and POPs focus of new international study
Climate change and POPs focus of new international study 12/03/2010

The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.

Understanding Glacier Melt : UNEP and WGMS report highlights global trends on glaciers and ice caps
Understanding Glacier Melt : UNEP and WGMS report highlights global trends on glaciers and ice caps 21/01/2010

The last assessment on glacier melt by UNEP and the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) shows that the average annual melting rate of glaciers doubled after the turn of the millennium.

Historic UN climate change conference kicks off in Copenhagen
Historic UN climate change conference kicks off in Copenhagen 07/12/2009

The UN Climate Change Conference kicked off today in Copenhagen with a strong sense of confidence that countries can seal a comprehensive, ambitious and effective international climate change deal in ...

Commonwealth leaders agree to $10 billion climate funding for vulnerable countries
Commonwealth leaders agree to $10 billion climate funding for vulnerable countries 01/12/2009

Commonwealth leaders have stressed their 'conviction that urgent and substantial action to reduce global emissions is needed' after a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.