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Asia-Pacific Environment Ministers Seek Solutions to Region's Sustainable Development Challenges
Asia-Pacific Environment Ministers Seek Solutions to Region's Sustainable Development Challenges 19/05/2015

Ministers will look at ways to close development gaps, reduce poverty and improve well-being of people in the region.

UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa
UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa 18/05/2015

New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions.

Swiss Government Calls for an Economy that Respects Planetary  Boundaries
Swiss Government Calls for an Economy that Respects Planetary Boundaries 06/05/2015

Swiss Report Provides Input to UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

Leading Financial Experts and Central Bank Chiefs, Members of UNEP's Inquiry Advisory Council, Call for Alignment of Financial Markets with Sustainability Needs
Leading Financial Experts and Central Bank Chiefs, Members of UNEP's Inquiry Advisory Council, Call for Alignment of Financial Markets with Sustainability Needs 06/05/2015

The UNEP Inquiry, launched in early 2014, is exploring what will potentially be one of the most important changes in our international economic landscape.

African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows
African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows 16/04/2015

Africa has perhaps the most to lose from climate change and the most to gain from an effective climate change agreement.

Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far Beyond Africa's Coping Capacity Even if Warming Kept Below 2°C
Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far Beyond Africa's Coping Capacity Even if Warming Kept Below 2°C 04/03/2015

Climate adaptation costs for Africa could soar to reach US $50 billion annually by mid-century.

Spirit of Lima Transforms into Spirit of Geneva En Route to December Climate Conference
Spirit of Lima Transforms into Spirit of Geneva En Route to December Climate Conference 16/02/2015

Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the formal negotiating text for the 2015 agreement.

Ahead of Summit, UN Headquarters Complex Becomes Canvas Inspiring Action on Climate Change
Ahead of Summit, UN Headquarters Complex Becomes Canvas Inspiring Action on Climate Change 22/09/2014

The inspiring display included a 3 minute solutions segment with the photographic works of UNEP Good-Will Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand, telling the story of climate change.

No 'Plan B' for Climate Action, SG Says
No 'Plan B' for Climate Action, SG Says 22/09/2014

The People's Climate March is campaigning, amongst other issues for curbs on harmful carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.

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 ...