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Media Advisory: UN Environment Chief Welcomes Zero Emissions Car Race to Cancun
Three of four electric vehicles which departed on a round-the-world race from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 August have made it to Cancun, Mexico to show-case alternative transport and its role in combating climate change.

The Virtual Tour: From Bangkok to Cancun and beyond
After traveling through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, UNEP's 'Virtual Tour' is set to arrive at the climate change conference in Cancun. The campaign looks at the role of non-CO2 gases in tackling climate change.

Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report
Globally, the waste management sector contributes 3-5 per cent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, roughly equal to around the current emissions from international aviation and shipping.

Universities link up for green training
In its role as a global leader of science-based environmental policy, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) continues to attach great importance to universities which will educate the environmentalists of the future as well as serve as the pool for the intellectual capital needed to addre... See full story

Billions of trees, cleaner stoves and the power of sugar: 30 Ways in 30 Days to meet Climate Change Challenge
30 Ways in 30 Days launched at the beginning of November by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), showcases a wide variety of practical solutions to the complex issue of climate change, demonstrating that it is often the small scale initiatives that can make the biggest impact.

UNEP partners with film company for climate change conference
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP16 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Polar Explorer

India steers full speed towards low carbon transport
India has embarked on a new pathway towards developing a low-carbon transport system, days before the convening of the UN climate change convention in Cancun.

Sudan-South Africa cooperation to boost water supply security
The provision of water is a challenge across much of northern Sudan, but in Darfur, the displacement of over two million people has put unique stress on aquifers and compounded the region's chronic vulnerability to drought.

Training scheme aims to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations
As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.

From the World Cup to the Olympic Games, major sports events step up environment efforts
Participants at the Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE), held at UNEP headquarters from 8 - 9 November, reviewed the impact of environmental projects from the likes of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and discussed the sustainability measures planne... See full story