ЮНЕП: истории из практики

Изменение климата

Несмотря на все трудности, сельские женщины Мьянмы преодолевают последствия стихийных бедствий и изменения климата

Остров Пинсалу, Мьянма (Бирма) – Спустя восемь лет после одного из самых разрушительных стихийных бедствий.

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Морской мусор

Проблема мусора не пластик, а апатия

Вокруг меня «бились» волны пластиковых пакетов, опутавшие бутылки или зажатые между упаковкой из-под молока, мешком из-под цемента и старой одеждой.

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Всемирный день молодёжи

Практическое экообразование для детей и молодёжи из неблагополучных семей

Изучение проблемы сокращения потребления, повторного использования и утилизации, а также мини-лекции на такие темы охраны окружающей среды и ресурсов, как экономия энергии и воды, успешно совмещаются с практической работой в огороде-рынке в Каса До Бом Менино.

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Всемирный день слонов

Новая книга джунглей: как Индия борется с незаконной торговлей дикой природой

Конкурс на лучшее сочинение о природе для экопоколения – совместный проект компании Samsung Engineering и Программы ООН по окружающей среде (ЮНЕП).

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ЮНЕА

Присоединяйтесь к кампании #wildforlife, чтобы положить конец нелегальному обороту объектов дикой природы сейчас!

Международная торговля видами, находящимися под угрозой уничтожения, регулируется Конвенцией о международной торговле видами дикой фауны и флоры, находящимися под угрозой исчезновения (СИТЕС).

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Всемирный день окружающей среды

Беспрецедентная кампания ООН вместе со всемирно известными звёздами объединяет миллионы людей против незаконной торговли объектами дикой природы

Сегодня Организация Объединенных Наций при поддержке ряда всемирно известных людей начинает беспрецедентную кампанию в поддержку борьбы с незаконным оборотом объектов дикой природы.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Ban on lead paint urged as major groups meet ahead of UNEA

Minute of silence urged to honour the sacrifice of men and women fighting to improve the environment

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UNEA Stories of Change

Healthy Environment, Healthy People

Investing in environmental sustainability can serve as an insurance policy for health and human well-being

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UNEA Stories of Change

Country-level biodiversity planning in action

One of UNEP’s activities involves helping countries draw up official plans for implementing their international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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International Biodiversity Day

Time to embed biodiversity into the 2030 Agenda

Ecosystems on which the health of animals, people and the planet depend, must be restored, safeguarded, and prized.

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International Biodiversity Day

Biodiversity - the foundation of life

We need to mainstream biodiversity to sustain people and their livelihoods

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United Nations Environment Assembly Science-Policy Forum

“Hubris is the enemy” – New Zealand’s top scientist urges closer cooperation...

As hundreds of scientists, policy-makers and representatives of civil society gathered at the United Nations Environment Assembly ...

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UNEA Stories of Change

Plastic and Microplastics in our Oceans – A Serious Environmental Threat

Marine litter causes economic adversity for coastal communities and negatively affects the health of both marine life and human beings...

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UNEA Stories of Change

Bond Markets Must Consider Environmental Risks

Finance and capital markets have so far mostly focused on climate change in terms of the predominant environmental risk and its effect on equities.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Why Governments Must Weigh Environmental Risks

Governments are increasingly coming to realize that climate change could have a significant material impact on their economy.

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UNEA Stories of Change

The Economic Invisibility of Agriculture

We need to change the way we do intensive food production, not only for our health but for the health of the planet.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Back to the Future: Rangeland Management in Jordan

Positive models of pastoral land management, including organized grazing and the restoration of indigenous plant cover, are being developed in Jordan.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Bracing for Food Shocks: The Economic Effects of Environmental Risk

Governments are increasingly coming to realize that climate change could have a significant impact on their economy.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Water Guidelines: Practical Help for Policymakers

Freshwater biodiversity is in serious decline in many parts of the world

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UNEA Stories of Change

Understanding the Long-Term Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction

Many mining companies want and need to know how to manage secondary impacts; all too frequently, they lack access to the information they need to do this effectively.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Oceans and seas integral to well-being

The marine environment is an essential component of the global life-support system

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UNEA Stories of Change

A Landscape Approach to Development

The world needs, and is ready for, a new paradigm for development – one that acknowledges the inherent interconnectedness of human and natural systems and the resources that underpin them.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Urgent Need for Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs

In the past few days we’ve had some shocking news on the global extent of coral bleaching.

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UNEA Stories of Change

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

23-27 May 2016 UNEP hosts the Parliament of Environment – The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

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UNEA Stories of Change

Trade: an engine for sustainable development, social inclusion, and poverty reduction

UNEP, through the launch of its Green Economy and Trade Opportunities – Synthesis Report, shows concrete examples of how developing countries can help grow their economies...

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UNEA Stories of Change

Latin America and Caribbean Could Go Zero Carbon by 2050

UNEP report draws a pathway for the region towards zero net greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century

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UNEA Stories of Change

Towards Sustainable Pastoralism

We need to safeguard the environmental benefits of pastoralism by incentivizing environmental stewardship

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UNEA Stories of Change

UNEP Launches Annual Report 2015, Highlighting Major Achievements in Support of Sustainable Future

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website

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UNEA Stories of Change

Sweeping Away Climate Change in Nepal

One year on from devastating earthquake, residents rebuild livelihoods, use broom grass to combat landslides and effects of climate change

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Blogpost

The water level is getting higher, but that’s not the only risk people face

In the middle of South America, pinched between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, lies Paraguay. Many people could not identify Paraguay on a blank map, lying in the shadow of its larger neighbours.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef corals worst ever, scientists say

Mass bleaching of vital ‘underwater cities’ underscores urgency of protecting invaluable natural asset that “we can’t afford to lose”

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UNEA Stories of Change

Charging Batteries for Climate Action

It has been a momentous week for climate action. On Friday, 22 April 2106, a record number of countries signed the historic Paris Agreement

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UNEA Stories of Change

Paris Agreement Signing on Earth Day Brings New Hope for People, Planet

Sometimes we need a little reminder of what really matters. We get bogged down with our daily worries, the stresses of work and the struggles of modern life.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Shearing Wool in a Warming Climate

An ancient Incan tradition helps to protect Peru's water resources and a charismatic mammal

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UNEA Stories of Change

Education vital for healthy, productive ecosystems

One of UNEP’s goals within an integrated ecosystem management framework is to foster the capacity of professionals and develop human capacity across all social strata and genders.

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Report

China’s new opportunity: Water funds

By Daniel Shemie, Kari Vigerstol, Mu Quan, Wang Longzhu
The Nature Conservancy

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UNEA Stories of Change

Mozambique: Investing in Environment Pays off for the Poorest

Communities look to protect ecosystems for livelihoods, following a disease that devastated their coconut plantations.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Harnessing the Power of the Saharan Sun in Maghreb

From Casablanca to the Kasbah, North Africa's Maghreb region is fast becoming the world's leading clean energy hub. Famous for its holiday destinations, the sun-drenched region boasts one of the most ambitious solar projects in the world.

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Blogpost

How Clean Technologies Can Improve Health Worldwide

A guest post from Bertrand Piccard, Initiator, Chairman, and Pilot of Solar Impulse and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

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World Health Day

The Greatest Wealth is Health

Investing in a healthy environment can save millions of lives

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Sustainability

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 5 signs sustainability is the new engine for global economic growth

Sustainability is about 'sustainable growth', which means increasing prosperity while at the same time improving environmental and social performance

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Our Planet

Valuing the Invisible

A new initiative explores how today’s agro-ecological systems are suffering from a distorted economic and policy environment.

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Climate Action film screening

Ciné ONU on Climate Action

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the United Nations Regional Information Center (UNRIC) will be screening a series short films

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UNEA Stories of Change

African Universities See Wealth in Waste

Interview with Professor David Mungai, Deputy Director of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies and member of the First University Consortium to tackle Solid Waste Management.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Japan - Floating to a Clean Energy Future

A country struck by disaster harnesses the power of ocean winds to set sail for a brighter, greener future.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Sugar sweetens the deal for renewable energy

Cogeneration of heat and power from sugarcane byproducts can help meet Africa's energy needs

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Green Economy

Greening Peru’s Economy

Integrating green growth into development policies can help countries promote the efficient and environmentally sound use of resources while boosting green jobs

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UNEA Stories of Change

South East Europe gears up for UN Environment Assembly

On 31st March, ministers and government representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Kosovo*, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia had a first opportunity to discuss the upcoming UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) with the Director and Regional Representative of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Mr Jan Dusik.

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Our Planet

Innovation: Tracking Progress

New metrics and measurements of economic performance and sustainability

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Renewable energy

South Africa opts for sun and wind as green energy investments surge in developing world

Latest UNEP report on green energy shows developing nations are investing more in renewable energy than developed countries

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UNEA Stories of Change

Sharing the Waste, Sharing the Wealth

Uruguay uses the law to catalyze the transition to an inclusive green economy

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UNEA Stories of Change

Energy Efficiency Powers Latin America's Development

The region could save up to 10% in energy consumption by switching to cleaner technologies

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Tribute

UNEP Remembers Mostafa Tolba

28th March 2016, The world lost, this week, a true leader and visionary whose contribution to global environmental governance transformed global environmental diplomacy.

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Illegal trade in wildlife

UNEP Teams up with Xinhua to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife

President of Chinese state news agency adopts wounded baby elephant to highlight tragedy of illegal trade in wildlife

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UNEA Stories of Change

A Blow for Coal, a Boom for Solar

India's Supreme Court Ruling puts the country on a green energy path

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UNEA Stories of Change

Energy Transformation Is Jamaica's Key to Inclusive Green Economy, UNEP Says

Two new studies by Jamaican Government and UN Environment Programme highlight green development opportunities for five economic sectors: agriculture, tourism, construction, energy and water and sewerage.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Development of Water Trading in Australia

Economic mechanisms help communities adjust to extreme changes in water availability

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Interview

How exploiting the Earth can fuel violent conflict

At the end of May, the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene for the second time ever in Nairobi, Kenya

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Blog Post

Europe’s refugee crisis: a taste of things to come?

In a small valley, high above the beach in northern Lesvos

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UNEA Stories of Change

Singapore's Remarkable Water 'Decoupling'

Singapore's 4.4 million people live within a city-state occupying only around 700 square kilomteres. Most of the freshwater used to be transported to the country from Johor in neighbouring Malaysia via three large pipelines stretching across the 2 kilometre causeway that separates the two states.

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World Water Day

The Secretary-General Message on World Water Day

Better water, better jobs: celebrating #worldwaterday

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New UNEP Office

The new offices will house UNEP’s Division of Technology

UNEP inaugurates new offices in Paris

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UNEA Stories of Change

Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin

REDD+ helps to protect Africa's largest forests while supporting the sustainable development of local communities

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Earth Hour

To put the world in order we must first cultivate our personal life and set our hearts right

Li Bingbing, Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme

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UNEA Stories of Change

Climate for Change in Sudan

UNEP's projects help to halt the vicious cycle of climate change, resource scarcity and conflict

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UNEA Stories of Change

Without Land Security Long-Term Peace in Afghanistan Will Remain Elusive, Research Says

One of the main stumbling blocks to reversing Afghanistan's slide into environmental tragedy stems from the failure to look at the links between land and people.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Floating gardens help lift Bangladeshis out of poverty and stave off worst impacts of climate change

UNEP-UNDP partnership builds resilience to climate change in one of the world's most vulnerable countries.

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Blogpost

Mercury Rising

Mercury accumulates high up the food chain in animals that humans consume. What is being done to safeguard our health?

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Big Data

Big data means real sustainability

Big data can influence how corporates view sustainability.

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Fifth Anniversary of Fukushima

Legacy of waste from Great East Japan Earthquake underscores need for urgent action on marine litter

As world marks fifth anniversary of Fukushima disaster, litter washed into Pacific Ocean by tsunami is a symbol of the devastation caused by marine waste.

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International Women's Day

Environmentally friendly stoves reduce risk of sexual assault

Improving the environment can dramatically boost the quality of life, security and social standing of women across the world.

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: Hacked Afghan stoves boost women’s health and prevent flooding

Nestled between the rugged mountains of the Hindu Kush and the black massif of the Koh-e-Baba, the Afghan province of Bamyan can be an inhospitable place to live.

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Everything is connected: How sustainable development can change the world

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years—no offence intended to the couple who have done just that for the last three decades—you will have encountered the term “sustainable development”.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Boosting Women's Access to Natural Resources Critical for Africa's Development

On Africa Environment Day-Wangari Maathai Day, countries discuss ways to close the gender gap in natural resource management.

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Illegal trade in wildlife

"When we damage the planet we damage ourselves"

As I listen here today to the staggering challenges facing so many of our most beloved species, and lesser known animals like the Pangolin-- the most illegally traded mammal on the planet which may be gone before most of us have ever even heard its name uttered.

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Illegal trade in wildlife

On 3 March the world celebrates the UN World Wildlife Day under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”

Here is how Malcolm Abbott, an 18 year old up-and-coming rapper from New York City is helping to raise awareness to end illicit wildlife trafficking.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Strengthened Integration Needed for Effective Action on Air Pollution, Sustainable Consumption, Green Economy

Gearing up for the 2nd UN Environment Assembly, countries define an integrated approach to implementing environmental dimension of Sustainable Development Goals.

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UNEA Stories of Change

Freshwater Crisis Averted by Joint UN-Maldives Effort

Thoddoo Island, Maldives, 25 February 2016 - A new Integrated Water Supply System inaugurated Wednesday by the President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, will harness rainwater harvesting and seawater desalination to protect Thoddoo Island's precious freshwater resources from overexploitation.

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Health and Environment

From Asthma to Zika

Skin cancer. Lung cancer. Asthma. Lead poisoning. Mercury poisoning. Malaria. Ebola. Zika. The list of health conditions that can be linked to environmental pollution and degradation is long and growing.

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Wildlife Conservation

Putting a national park to work

On the front lines of conservation, nature can be harnessed for peace or exploited for conflict.

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