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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 ...

Current climate information insufficient, say world's financial institutions
Current climate information insufficient, say world's financial institutions 12/01/2011

The availability of climate change information remains insufficient, according to many of the world's financial institutions. More than 60 institutions took part in a survey organised by the UNEP Fin ...

Silent momentum on climate change, says UNEP chief
Silent momentum on climate change, says UNEP chief 06/01/2011

The last two years have been a roller coaster ride in respect to securing a new global treaty to combat climate change. Some even despair that the window for action is closing fast. But giving up is ...

UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun delivers balanced package of decisions, restores faith in multilateral process
UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun delivers balanced package of decisions, restores faith in multilateral process 11/12/2010

The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, ended on Saturday with the adoption of a balanced package of decisions that set all governments more firmly on the path towards a low-emissions fut ...

Emissions Gap Report handover to Government of Mexico
Emissions Gap Report handover to Government of Mexico 08/12/2010

A landmark assessment, spotlighting the emissions gaps between what nations pledged on climate change 12 months ago and what is actually needed to avoid a 2 degree temperature rise, has been handed o ...

Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean
Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean 06/12/2010

The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Using charts, graphs ...

Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP's 'Our Planet' magazine
Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP's 'Our Planet' magazine 06/12/2010

In separate articles in this month's Our Planet, the flagship magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), British Prime Minister David Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Ro ...

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 ...