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Winners of the 3rd Chinese Children's Painting CompetitionWinners of the 3rd Chinese Children's Painting Competition

A staggering 2.6 million Chinese schoolchildren have taken part in a painting contest run by the Luo Hong Environmental Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

WED: The Week that WasWED: The Week that Was

World Environment Day 2010 was hosted by Rwanda. Events took place around the world leading up to the day itself - June 5th - which culminated in the announcement of Don Cheadle as a UNEP Goodwill Am ...

Don Cheadle Appointed UNEP Goodwill AmbassadorDon Cheadle Appointed UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Don Cheadle was designated a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on 5 June, 2010 at the World Environment Day celebrations in Rwanda.

OceansOceans

“Oceans”,  dives into the waters that sustain humankind, exploring the harsh reality and the amazing creatures that live within. Directed by Jacques Perrin and featuring spectacular ...

Videograms from Rwanda: Poverty and Environment InitiativeVideograms from Rwanda: Poverty and Environment Initiative

A video about the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) in Rwanda.Poor people depend on the environment for their livelihoods and well-being. Improved management of the environment and natur ...

Videograms from Rwanda:Poverty and Environment Initiative VillageVideograms from Rwanda:Poverty and Environment Initiative Village

A video about the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) in Rwanda.Poor people depend on the environment for their livelihoods and well-being. Improved management of the environment and natur ...

Videograms from Rwanda:Poverty and Environment Initiative VillageVideograms from Rwanda:Poverty and Environment Initiative Village

A video about the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) in Rwanda.Poor people depend on the environment for their livelihoods and well-being. Improved management of the environment and natur ...

Videograms from Rwanda: Poverty and EnvironmentVideograms from Rwanda: Poverty and Environment

Inspiring and enriching examples of ecosystem restoration in Rwanda.

Come play green with us.Come play green with us.

A short message from the South Africa Department of Environmental affairs to all World Cup fans. FIFA World Cup 2010.

Kenyan Prime Minister on Mau Complex RestorationKenyan Prime Minister on Mau Complex Restoration

Raila Odinga, Kenyan Prime Minister on the 2nd Strategic Partners Consultative Forum on the Rehabilitation of the Mau Forest Ecosystem

Short Films

  • Iraqi Marshlands: On the road to recovery
    The Iraqi Marshlands considered by some as the original biblical "Garden of Eden" and an ecosystem of global importance had been almost entirely destroyed by the time the former Iraqi regime collapsed in 2003. The UNEP project, "Support for Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands", is helping the Iraqi people to restore the marshlands and manage them in a sustainable manner, as well as providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems to marshlands communities lacking access to these basic necessities.
  • Cloud Forests
    Tropical montane cloud forests are a rare type of evergreen mountain forest found in tropical areas where local climatic conditions cause cloud and mist to be regularly in contact with the forest vegetation. These forests support ecosystems of distinctive floristic and structural form and contain a disproportionately large number of the worlds endemic and threatened species.
  • Gathering Storm - The humanitarian impact of climate change
    As the Poznan Climate Change conference enters its final days, UNEP, with IRIN (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ),is pleased to announce the launch of eight short videos exploring the human cost of climate change in Africa. While climate change is not new to Africa, the pace of change has accelerated, as it has in many other parts of the world. Examining specific examples of change in Africa can help shed light on the causes of change, the problems engendered, and possible solutions

Podcasts

 

  • Achim Steiner's podcast on the Year of the Gorilla
    (15 January 2009)
  • Achim Steiner’s Podcast on Biodiversity: Sustaining Life
    (29 April 2008)