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UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
30/ 12/ 2011
From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
14/ 12/ 2011
In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pursuing a green economic transformation that generates new sources of sustainable and equitable economic growth that will assist in a global economic recovery.
On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
16/ 11/ 2011
Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.
Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development
16/ 11/ 2011
A major report released today on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to build on its rehabilitation efforts and seed more opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.
Knowledge from Science to Societies: The KNOSSOS Project Knowledge from Science to Societies: The KNOSSOS Project
08/ 11/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new web platform and the first in a series of policy briefs that aim to improve the understanding of environmental scientific research among policymakers.
UNEP Official Gains Senior Afghan Government Appointment UNEP Official Gains Senior Afghan Government Appointment
03/ 11/ 2011
A long-serving member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) team in Afghanistan, Abdul Wali Modadiq, has been appointed the Deputy Director-General of Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency.
Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change
10/ 10/ 2011
Greenhouse gas emissions from the global tourism industry are set to at least double in the next 25 years unless more low carbon, resource efficient policies are developed, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
UNEP Study Confirms DR Congo's Potential as Environmental Powerhouse but Warns of Critical Threats UNEP Study Confirms DR Congo's Potential as Environmental Powerhouse but Warns of Critical Threats
10/ 10/ 2011
With half of Africa's forests and water resources and trillion-dollar mineral reserves, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could become a powerhouse of African development provided multiple pressures on its natural resources are urgently addressed.
Local Green Economies Show Europe the Way to Rio+20 Local Green Economies Show Europe the Way to Rio+20
05/ 10/ 2011
European leaders must take a strong, unified position on the future of international environmental policy and ensure that next year's Rio+20 summit does not just result in statements of good intent but in concrete actions and tangible targets.
Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference
28/ 09/ 2011
Six young Aljazeera anchors interviewed Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, on the future of sustainable development

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