Climate Change
UNEP is focusing on both mitigation and adaptation and the objective is to strengthen the ability of countries in integrating climate change responses into national development processes. More


Support is being provided in building the resilience of vulnerable ecosystems to the impacts of Climate Change in selected African countries (Mountain Ecosystems in Uganda, Okavango basin, Lake Faguibine, Nile Basin. More



Regional News

Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences
Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2014- Some of the world’s most endangered species, many of them migratory, are facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction to overexploitation and pollution which has led to a number of new listing proposals for consideration at CMS COP 11 - a key international wildlife conference scheduled to take place 4-9 November 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. 

UNEP Announces Top African Winner in the 23rd International Painting Children's Competition.
 Nairobi, 5 June 2014- 13-year-old Dennis Machira Gichuki’s painting the desperation of farmers in rural Kenya, at their crops rotting at the source for lack of infrastructures to access markets in the cities, and the absence of storage facilities won first place in Africa, in the 23d International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

 Seychelles, Home to the World’s First Carbon Neutral Reserve to Host Regional Celebrations for WED 2014 in Africa
 Victoria, Seychelles, 30 May 2014 -The Seychelles, a tropical archipelago in the South Western Indian Ocean, regarded as a pioneer in environmental protection and conservation will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) regional celebrations on 4 June 2014.


 West African Nations Agree on Roadmap to Accelerate Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting by 2020
 Dakar, Senegal, 10 May 2014 -Government officials from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and international organizations have today agreed on a Regional Efficient Lighting Strategy which will facilitate the transition to the universal use of energy efficient lighting in the region by 2020


Kenya’s Shift to Green Economy Should Generate USD 45 Billion by 2030
Nairobi, 15 April 2014 - Kenya’ s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits; equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030; as well as greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources. According to a new study launched by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme Kenya finds that the transition to an inclusive, low emission, resource efficient green economy will result in stronger economic growth and increased wealth creation opportunities by 2021.  




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