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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 ...

Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum
Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum 06/07/2011

The growing interest in CDM projects will help turn the tide and contribute to firmly positioning Africa's opportunities for the carbon market landscape beyond 2012

African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent 01/07/2011

African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey
Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey 21/06/2011

Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the results of survey by the United Nations and partners.

Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification
Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification 16/06/2011

In a message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says that investing in arid zone forests can fight poverty and help the transition towards a green ...

Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise
Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise 14/06/2011

Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may significantly increase the chances of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees C, a UN new assessment says.

Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa
Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa 09/06/2011

More than 130 faith leaders, including traditional leaders, mainly from Africa but also from Northern Europe and Asia gathered in Nairobi this week to reflect on the position of faith groups towards ...

UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests
UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests 05/06/2011

Investing an additional US$40 billion a year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per cent by 2050, and help create millions o ...

Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day
Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day 03/06/2011

In the run-up to World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2011, celebrities across the world are squaring up to their fellow stars - all in the name of the environment.

UN Climate Chief says estimate of record emissions is stark warning to governments
UN Climate Chief says estimate of record emissions is stark warning to governments 30/05/2011

Latest estimates showing that greenhouse gas emissions reached record levels in 2010 are a stark warning to governments to provide strong new progress this year towards global solutions to climate ch ...

'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture
'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture 26/05/2011

Dramatic differences exist between many countries in Europe and their consumption of natural resources such as fossil fuels, biomass and minerals, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

Climate migration will not wait for scientific certainty on global warming
Climate migration will not wait for scientific certainty on global warming 12/05/2011

In an editorial in the Guardian, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner writes that millions of people are displaced annually as a result of climate disasters. The global community must take a precaut ...

World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy
World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy 09/05/2011

The world's 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today.

Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road
Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road 09/05/2011

The Maldives is hosting Asia's first ever ozone- and climate-friendly technology exhibition, the Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show.

Financial leaders call for investor-friendly forest-carbon market
Financial leaders call for investor-friendly forest-carbon market 06/05/2011

The forestry-based carbon market's value holds the potential to grow to $10+ billion USD by 2020, according to The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB), while that of total forest ecosystem ...

Governments agree on members for new Green Climate Fund
Governments agree on members for new Green Climate Fund 15/04/2011

Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed the selection of the forty members who will be entrusted with the task of designing the Green Climate Fund

Forest conservation groups in Nepal and Guatemala win 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Forest conservation groups in Nepal and Guatemala win 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize 23/02/2011

Two projects conserving forests and promoting sustainable development in remote rural communities of Latin America and Asia are the laureates of the 2010-11 UNEP Sasakawa Prize, the UN Environment Pr ...