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UNEP Hosts African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Change UNEP Hosts African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Change
14/ 10/ 2009
President Mwai Kibaki reminded the parliamentarians that they have legitimacy to enact policies and laws to safeguard a safe, healthy and sustainable natural environment that serves the need of humanity as a whole.
Blue Carbon Report to Highlight the Importance of Healthy Oceans Blue Carbon Report to Highlight the Importance of Healthy Oceans
06/ 10/ 2009
The world's oceans, seas and marine ecosystems, such as seagrass, salt marshes and coastal wetlands, are daily absorbing and removing large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. They are a crucial - and perhaps overlooked - natural ally in strategies to combat climate change.
One Year On - Many Countries Factoring Environmental Investments into Economic Stimulus Packages One Year On - Many Countries Factoring Environmental Investments into Economic Stimulus Packages
24/ 09/ 2009
A Global Green New Deal update by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), launched as G20 nations meet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, shows that over a third of China's recovery spending is being focused on areas ranging from railways and water infrastructure to energy efficiency and renewables like wind and solar.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador
20/ 09/ 2009
Nairobi/New York, 20 September 2009 - The face of some of the world's most exclusive products is to become the new face of global environmental action. Brazil-born Gisele Bündchen, among the most recognized top models of all time, has been designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Ozone Treaty Anniversary Gifts Big Birthday Present to Human Health and Combating of Climate Change Ozone Treaty Anniversary Gifts Big Birthday Present to Human Health and Combating of Climate Change
16/ 09/ 2009
A treaty to protect the ozone layer, which shields all life on Earth from deadly levels of ultra violet rays, has scored a first in the history of international environmental agreements.
Largest Group Ever of World Investors Calls for Strong Global Climate Change Treaty Largest Group Ever of World Investors Calls for Strong Global Climate Change Treaty
16/ 09/ 2009
The world's largest global investors issued a joint call today for strong action this year from international policy makers in the fight against global warming.
Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip's Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip's Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP
14/ 09/ 2009
The underground water supplies, upon which 1.5 million Palestinians depend for agricultural and drinking water, are in danger of collapse as a result of years of over-use and contamination that have been exacerbated by the recent conflict.
100 Days: UN Calls for Signatures for Action on Climate Change
100 Days: UN Calls for Signatures for Action on Climate Change
27/ 08/ 2009
The United Nations is calling for millions of online signatures for a climate petition and is launching the first-ever Global Climate Week as part of its Seal the Deal!
Environmental authorities lay the foundation for an African Environmental eLearning Network Environmental authorities lay the foundation for an African Environmental eLearning Network
10/ 06/ 2009
Fourteen African countries agree roles and responsibilities in developing the first phase of the network to strengthen environmental education programmes and utilise technology supported learning.
UNEP Signs Agreement To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics UNEP Signs Agreement To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics
09/ 06/ 2009
In an effort to green the Sochi Olympics in 2014, UNEP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian Olympic organizers to help and advise them on making the Games environmentally friendly.

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