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Media Advisory: UN Environment Chief Welcomes Zero Emissions Car Race to Cancun
Media Advisory: UN Environment Chief Welcomes Zero Emissions Car Race to Cancun 06/12/2010

Three of four electric vehicles which departed on a round-the-world race from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 August have made it to Cancun, Mexico to show-case alternative transport ...

The Virtual Tour: From Bangkok to Cancun and beyond
The Virtual Tour: From Bangkok to Cancun and beyond 06/12/2010

After traveling through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, UNEP's 'Virtual Tour' is set to arrive at the climate change conference in Cancun. The campaign looks at the role of non-CO2 gases in tackl ...

Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report
Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report 03/12/2010

Globally, the waste management sector contributes 3-5 per cent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, roughly equal to around the current emissions from international aviation and shipping.

Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meetin ...

Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting
Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting 01/12/2010

Indonesia could save US$1 billion a year and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by eight million tonnes annually by switching to energy-saving bulbs - just one of many findings in a worldwide lighting ...

Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise
Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise 30/11/2010

Some 15,000 participants have gathered in Cancun, Mexico for the UN Climate Change Conference. UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said that a balanced set of decisions under both the UN Fram ...

5 Gigatonnes - the gap between climate science and current climate cuts after Copenhagen?
5 Gigatonnes - the gap between climate science and current climate cuts after Copenhagen? 23/11/2010

Nations have the chance to deliver almost 60 per cent of the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperatures under a 2 degrees Celsius rise. But only if the pledges made last year in Copenhag ...

UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy
UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy 10/11/2010

Together with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is co-hosting the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy which will ta ...

From the World Cup to the Olympic Games, major sports events step up environment efforts
From the World Cup to the Olympic Games, major sports events step up environment efforts 09/11/2010

Participants at the Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE), held at UNEP headquarters from 8 - 9 November, reviewed the impact of environmental projects from the likes of the 2010 FIFA Worl ...

Green economy and carbon market growth crucial for Africa's development
Green economy and carbon market growth crucial for Africa's development 05/11/2010

The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD) announced seven green financing projects today, following a successful second round of fundraising for Africa's green economy, at the African Bank ...

UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change
UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change 01/11/2010

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention's meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can b ...

Financing the Climate for Change
Financing the Climate for Change 27/10/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility have launched a Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) to help ...

Editorial by Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of JapanRich and Diverse Ecosystems Must Be Passed Down to Future Generations
Editorial by Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of JapanRich and Diverse Ecosystems Must Be Passed Down to Future Generations 21/10/2010

Among a variety of environmental issues, biodiversity loss is one of the most important challenges facing the international community.

"30 Ways in 30 Days" to inspire action on reducing emissions and transition to global Green Economy
"30 Ways in 30 Days" to inspire action on reducing emissions and transition to global Green Economy 05/10/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme is releasing 30 case studies in the run-up to the UN climate convention in Mexico to prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible a ...

Chilling out: The road to greener air conditioning
Chilling out: The road to greener air conditioning 05/10/2010

Air-conditioning units that use renewable energy are approaching the commercial production stage - a milestone that could reduce climate change and help phase-out greenhouses gases

UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks
UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks 04/10/2010

With less than two months to go before the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres has said that a concrete outcome is urgently needed at the December talks.

Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future
Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future 29/09/2010

Leaders from influential global corporations and key global environmental organizations are expected to call on countries to make a success of this years UN climate negotiations in Mexico.

UNEP joins global initiative for clean energy cook stoves
UNEP joins global initiative for clean energy cook stoves 21/09/2010

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined a new international alliance that aims to cut the estimated 1.6 million premature deaths - and environmental damage - linked to emissions from inefficie ...

UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals
UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals 20/09/2010

Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.

Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change
Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change 06/09/2010

Over 100 insurance companies are calling on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques to help the developing world adapt to climate change

UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 30/08/2010

UNEP's initial response to this thorough report, conducted by the leading body representing many of the world's distinguished scientific academies, is that it re-affirms the integrity; the importance ...