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Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments
Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments 04/05/2014

A high-level two-day meeting will help leaders from across governments, business and civil society prepare to take action at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in September.

Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments
Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments 07/04/2014

Renewables account for 44% of 2013's newly-installed generating capacity despite global investment dropping for second year

Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Second GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit
Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Second GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit 27/02/2014

Delayed action means a higher likelihood of near-term climate impacts, as well as the continued use of carbon-intensive and energy-intensive infrastructure, according to the Emissions Gap report laun ...

Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries
Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries 21/11/2013

Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change

From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium
From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium 31/10/2013

2013 SEED Awards Honour Low Carbon, African and Female Entrepreneurs

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa 28/10/2013

Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries o ...

Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report 11/09/2013

Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated

UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords 09/09/2013

UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Grou ...

UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director 06/08/2013

Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.

Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition 30/07/2013

Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste

Clean-up of Polluting Brick Kilns and Cook Stoves Backed by Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Clean-up of Polluting Brick Kilns and Cook Stoves Backed by Climate and Clean Air Coalition 26/07/2013

Cutting emissions of SLCPs like black carbon, methane and gases known as HFCs could cut the rate of global warming by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius, save millions of lives and reduce crop losses by over ...

Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future
Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future 01/07/2013

West Africa has become the latest region to drive efforts to promote energy efficient lighting

Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award
Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award 14/06/2013

Ugochi Anyaka, winner of the 2nd UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award, is currently completing a "green itinerary" of the US, interacting with leading environmental reporters, researchers and ca ...

Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations
Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations 31/05/2013

Mongolia Hosting Day Aimed at Reducing Food Waste as Events Take Place across the World