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Young Olympic athletes carry the torch for the environment
20/ 08/ 2010
In recognition of their potential to influence an entire generation of young people, UNEP will be educating talented young athletes at the Games on how they can contribute positively to sustainable development in their communities.
Humanitarian operations go green
19/ 08/ 2010
Humanitarian work saves lives and helps those in distress. But emergency operations can also cause environmental damage. A new online tool from UNEP aims to reduce the environmental impact of humanitarian relief around the world.
Russian forest fires pose major threat to bats
18/ 08/ 2010
Russia's wildfires have killed over 50 people and caused billions of dollars worth of damage. But among the hidden victims of the fires are the country's bats, who are fast losing their habitats
UN launches decade-long efforts to tackle desertification
16/ 08/ 2010
The United Nations is today launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification to help protect the world's drylands. These areas are home to a third of the world's population and face serious economic and environmental threats.
UNEP hosts green group on journey across Africa
13/ 08/ 2010
A Greek conservation group has made a pit-stop at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi during an environmental road-trip that will cover the length of Africa. The team of nine scientists and artists is visiting renewable energy projects across the continent.
A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian
12/ 08/ 2010
Five countries are hosting events to mark "Caspian Day". Beach-cleaning events, workshops and concerts will highlight the pollution problems faced by the sea and their effect on the Caspian region.
Trekking for peace in Afghanistan
09/ 08/ 2010
Afghanistan's alpine landscape was the backdrop for a community event organised by UNEP as part of a campaign leading-up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2010.
Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation
09/ 08/ 2010
Around 10% of the world's forests are controlled by indigenous groups and communities, but detailed information on their conservation practices is in short supply. A new UNEP project is bringing greater attention to the links between indigenous communities, conservation and biodiversity.
UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project
29/ 07/ 2010
UNEP and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world
UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage
23/ 07/ 2010
As the boat made from bottles edges towards its finishing post in Sydney, UN Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner joined journalists for a live video link-up with Plastiki expedition leader David de Rothschild from UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
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