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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

Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy
Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy 18/11/2011

Ecosystems are the foundations of human life and livelihoods, but for too long, humanity has ignored this fundamental truth at its own peril, and the Earth ecosystems have been altered more rapidly a ...

On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition 16/11/2011

Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.

UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban
UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban 16/11/2011

Nairobi, 22 November 2011 - This week, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch major reports on climate change in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP1 ...

New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change
New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change 24/10/2011

Paper offers options to scale up climate action globally in Durban, Rio and beyond

Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth 26/09/2011

As delegates from around the world converge in Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now an ...

Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved?
Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved? 16/09/2011

The closing of the hole in the world's stratospheric ozone layer is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood.

Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection
Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection 16/09/2011

The agreement to phase out halons is another step forward to further strengthen the ability to minimize the impact of air transport operations on the environment.

Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure
Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure 13/09/2011

A healthy forestry-based carbon market could achieve to mobilise investment for the protection and rehabilitation of natural forests in the order of $10+ billion by 2020

Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions
Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions 08/08/2011

As the humanitarian community works to save lives in the areas affected, the need for sustainable solutions to prevent a reoccurance of this situation in the medium and long-term is becoming increasi ...

Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion
Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion 07/07/2011

Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year's 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on ...