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Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies
07/ 06/ 2011
Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Wildlife task force to combat organized crime targeting elephants and rhinos Wildlife task force to combat organized crime targeting elephants and rhinos
07/ 06/ 2011
Last month the Ivory and Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met in the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi to discuss urgent action against organized crime targeting the world's two largest pachyderms: the elephant and the rhino.
Japanese Student Wins Asia Pacific Prize for UNEP International Childrens Painting Competition Japanese Student Wins Asia Pacific Prize for UNEP International Childrens Painting Competition
06/ 06/ 2011
A Japanese student's painting caught the eyes of judges, making it the Asia Pacific winner of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) annual International Children's Painting Competition
World Environment Day goes to ever higher heights on Mount Everest World Environment Day goes to ever higher heights on Mount Everest
06/ 06/ 2011
Thousands of projects are taking place internationally for World Environment Day (WED), but perhaps none as high as the clean-up operation held some 8,848m metres above sea level on Mount Everest
Forests in arid zones need protection, says UN Convention to Combat Desertification Forests in arid zones need protection, says UN Convention to Combat Desertification
06/ 06/ 2011
Arid zone forests embody the theme of this year's World Environment Day, Forests: Nature at Your Service, writes Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification
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 of new jobs according to a report by the UN Environment Programme
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.
Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day
02/ 06/ 2011
A new UNEP report will detail the economic, environmental, health and social benefits of investing in forests. 'Forests in a Green Economy' will be launched in New Delhi and Nairobi on 5 June 2011.
Green Corridors Needed to Reconnect Europe's Fragmented Forests Green Corridors Needed to Reconnect Europe's Fragmented Forests
31/ 05/ 2011
European forests may be expanding, but many are still under threat from 'fragmentation' as a result of felling, fires and conversion to agricultural land, according to experts with the United Nations.
Countdown begins to World Environment Day 2011 Countdown begins to World Environment Day 2011
31/ 05/ 2011
From Bangalore to Bangkok, World Environment Day on 5 June 2011 will see thousands of people come together to celebrate the value of forests

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