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UN Publishes Greenhouse Gas Emission Figures and Highlights Progress towards Climate Neutrality
UN Publishes Greenhouse Gas Emission Figures and Highlights Progress towards Climate Neutrality 23/04/2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes publication of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN

Barbados Unveils Study to Accelerate Green Economy Transition
Barbados Unveils Study to Accelerate Green Economy Transition 30/03/2012

Calls for Green Economy to Address Structural Vulnerabilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Environment: Act Now or Face Costly Consequences, Warns OECD
Environment: Act Now or Face Costly Consequences, Warns OECD 16/03/2012

As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible dam ...

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012
Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012 22/02/2012

KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary

Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment
Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment 22/02/2012

Cape Verde presents a dual vulnerability to climate change, both as a small island developing State, and as an arid country in the Africa's Sahel region, and is already battling with increased pressu ...

Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel
Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel 20/02/2012

Re-tooling the Global Work Force for a Green Economy and Increased Threats to Food Security and Safety Ranked Second and Third Findings Come as Global Environment Outlook-5 Summary Released to World' ...

Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum 15/02/2012

Follow Governing Council press conferences online at: http://dcs.unon.org/gcssxii/

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues
From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues 13/02/2012

Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development? 04/01/2012

2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December 03/01/2012

2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June 30/12/2011

From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defini ...

UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy 14/12/2011

In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bo ...

New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change 13/12/2011

The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa
Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa 05/12/2011

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition o ...

Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response
Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response 01/12/2011

As part of Sudan's progress towards establishing a climate change National Adaptation Plan by June 2013, representatives from all 15 states have recently completed a capacity building workshop in Kha ...

Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report
Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report 25/11/2011

London/Nairobi, 25 November 2011-A package of 16 measures could, if fully implemented across the globe, save close to 2.5 million lives a year; avoid crop losses amounting to 32 million tonnes annual ...

Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable
Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable 23/11/2011

New UNEP Report Outlines the Pathways to 2020 Able to Deliver the Additional 6 to 11 Gigatonne Cuts Needed to Get World onto Safe track