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World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report 03/11/2016

- World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2&# ...

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris
Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris 15/10/2016

- Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer - HFCs consumption to be reduced i ...

UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)
UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6) 12/10/2016

New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance
Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance 18/07/2016

Developing countries embrace green finance policies as part of wider effort to finance the real economy and meet social, economic and environmental needs Green finance policies inspired by new model ...

Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation
Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation 01/07/2016

High-level session closes productive Africa Carbon Forum 2016

Green Climate Fund Injects over $20 Million into UNEP-Backed Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in The Gambia
Green Climate Fund Injects over $20 Million into UNEP-Backed Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in The Gambia 01/07/2016

The unprecedented project will generate cash returns of at least $77.5 million

Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme
Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme 27/06/2016

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment

Credit Ratings Embrace More Systematic Consideration of Environmental and Social Governance
Credit Ratings Embrace More Systematic Consideration of Environmental and Social Governance 26/05/2016

Strong support from fixed income investors fuels momentum

Ahead of UN Environment Assembly UNEP Says Cost of Adapting to Climate Change Could Hit $500 Billion per year by 2050
Ahead of UN Environment Assembly UNEP Says Cost of Adapting to Climate Change Could Hit $500 Billion per year by 2050 10/05/2016

UNEP's Adaptation Finance Gap Report: Failure to cut emissions will dramatically increase the annual costs of adaptation, which could be up to five times higher by 2050 than previously thought.

Financing for Green Infrastructure Investment
Financing for Green Infrastructure Investment 09/05/2016

An event co-organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the United Nations Environment Programme Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry) ...