Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.
The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
ANA to house regional center for the UNEP GEMS-Water programme
Experts and policy-makers meet to share key findings from Ugandan and Indian national planning and food security study