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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 ...

Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meetin ...

Media Advisory: Ocean Acidification Poses Growing Risk to Marine Life and Food Security
Media Advisory: Ocean Acidification Poses Growing Risk to Marine Life and Food Security 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed

Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise
Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise 30/11/2010

Some 15,000 participants have gathered in Cancun, Mexico for the UN Climate Change Conference. UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said that a balanced set of decisions under both the UN Fram ...

UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy
UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy 10/11/2010

Together with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is co-hosting the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy which will ta ...

From the World Cup to the Olympic Games, major sports events step up environment efforts
From the World Cup to the Olympic Games, major sports events step up environment efforts 09/11/2010

Participants at the Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE), held at UNEP headquarters from 8 - 9 November, reviewed the impact of environmental projects from the likes of the 2010 FIFA Worl ...

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 ...