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New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation
New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation 10/05/2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Discuss Cooperation Ahead of Landmark Global Environment Assembly, Next Month

Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments
Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments 04/05/2014

A high-level two-day meeting will help leaders from across governments, business and civil society prepare to take action at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in September.

Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments
Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments 07/04/2014

Renewables account for 44% of 2013's newly-installed generating capacity despite global investment dropping for second year

Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries
Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries 21/11/2013

Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa 28/10/2013

Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries o ...

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report
IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report 24/09/2013

The report builds on the four previous assessment reports produced by the IPCC since it was established in 1988, incorporating the scientific literature published since the last assessment report in ...

Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report 11/09/2013

Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated

UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords 09/09/2013

UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Grou ...

UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director 06/08/2013

Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.

Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition 30/07/2013

Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste

Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award
Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award 14/06/2013

Ugochi Anyaka, winner of the 2nd UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award, is currently completing a "green itinerary" of the US, interacting with leading environmental reporters, researchers and ca ...

Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations
Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations 31/05/2013

Mongolia Hosting Day Aimed at Reducing Food Waste as Events Take Place across the World

First Set of Global Data on Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released
First Set of Global Data on Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released 29/05/2013

About 80 percent of those without access to modern energy live in rural areas. Although 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity between 1990 and 2010, this is only slightly ahead of populatio ...

November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital
November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital 09/05/2013

The World Forum on Natural Capital will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 21-22 November 2013.

Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award
Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award 15/04/2013

The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a p ...

UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals 04/04/2013

People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history

GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP 14/03/2013

The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited ...

UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want
UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want 22/02/2013

Governments Call for Governing Council to be Transformed into UN Environment Assembly

Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013
Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013 16/02/2013

Annual Study of Emerging Environmental Issues Looks at Issues Such As Risks from Chemicals and Spike in Illegal Wildlife Trade, Including Elephant and Rhino Poaching