As a contribution of the heritage community to the 2014 SIDS Year, the Secretariat of the Melanesian Spearhead Group ...
Worldwide, citizens are going green not just to celebrate World Environment Day but every day. In the UK, DoNation helps people make sustainable living fun, social, and mainstream.
With the over-arching theme of “Eco-civilization and Green Development”, the International As debate on climate responses persists, water levels rise and climate change are causing destruction around the world.
Global Island Partnership, co-chaired by the President of Seychelles, the President of Palau, and the Prime Minister of Grenada, assists islands in addressing one of the world’s greatest challenges
Winners of the Click, Conserve and Care contest launched for World Environment Day have been awarded. The top winner is an image entitled "Decaying Environment"
In celebration of WED in Lakkattoor, India, students of Cluny Public School & Junior College in Cheppumpara have been invited to compose either a prayer or pledge dedicated to the environment and the universe.
In Garissa County, Kenya, dignitaries and students gathered for WED 2014 celebrations, which were geared towards protecting and conserving water catchments and wetlands.
On 1 June, Tesco Homeplus and UNEP Korea held an award ceremony for finalists of the 14th eParan Children Environment Painting Contest to coincide with World Environment Day 2014.
The World Environment Day (WED) celebrations in Brazil engaged the whole UN System, as the UN Green Group promoted sustainable practices at the workplace during a United Nations Country Team meeting.
The Royal Thai Government, through the Department of Environmental Quality and Promotion celebrated World Environment Day through a 3-day event at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok, from 4-6 June 2014.
The Seychelles Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Environment and Energy have organized a special exhibition that highlighted the special characteristics and vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is islands! Besides being sought-after destinations thanks to their outstanding natural beauty, islands are home to diverse and creative cultures. More »
Day 5 – World Environment Day in Barbados was capped off by closing ceremonies held at Conset Bay. More »
Ask UNEP Patron for Oceans Lewis Pugh. More »
"We are all connected. The challenges faced by islands will face us all." More »
In 2006, in the midst of increasing global threats such as climate change, the drastic decline of biodiversity and the extreme vulnerability of small island nations... More »
It has been predicted that around 8 million plastic bags are used everyday in Bali. NGO Komunitas Bali Bersih will do its part in protecting the island by continuing its clean up campaign for WED. More »
2014 is the year of the Small Islands Developing States – SIDS. It is an appropriate time to reflect... More »
We know that without sustained, collaborative action that climate change will have a critical impact on our planet ... More »
Did you know that by washing your face, brushing your teeth and scrubbing your body you might be polluting the environment and threatening your health? More »
Launching on World Environment Day 2014, It’s Our World is a UK initiative to encourage children and young people, aged 4-19 years... More »
In Gwynedd, Wales, art students from Beech Hall School in Cheshire, England organized a creative beach clean up. More »
In Nepal, students at the Maitri School in Kathmandu have pledged to recycle all waste paper They’ve also promised to purge plastic by declaring the school a poly-bag free zone.. More »
Here are just a few examples of what UNEP in Europe has lined up for WED 2014. More »
In Sri Lanka, WED is all about preserving the country’s beautiful beaches from plastic pollution. More »
Seven Caribbean nations committed to give up fossil fuels in favor of renewable power as part of the Carbon War Room’s... More »
Human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earth's climate. The impacts are already plain to see: floods and droughts, volatile food prices, and increased vulnerability for the poor. More »
From noon to 4.00 p.m. on 4 June,anyone in Geneva will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the positive impact of a sustainable lifestyle and find out more about climate change... More »
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with World Environment Day. ‘World Under Water’ has so far seen almost 1 million user-generated ‘under water’ locations..." More »
Since its debut in Turin in 1998, CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival has presented outstanding environmental films in a year-round program of initiatives that promote cinema and green awareness. More »
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Arab Region, Mr. Ragheb Alama invites his audience to take action to help mitigate the multi-dimensional impacts of climate change... More »
This image features Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia. Papua was formerly named Irian Jaya, it changed its name only recently in 2002. More »
On the occasion of the UN International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the 10YFP Secretariat and SIDS partners... More »
Message from Darren O' Day of the Baltimore Orioles: Raise Your Voice for WED. Step Up to the Challenge!
This year International Day of Biological Diversity (22 May) focuses on islands. More »
Whether it is to organize clean-up campaigns, walk-to-work days, plastic purges, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals — every action counts. More »
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner encourages everyone, everywhere to join this year's WED celebrations.Watch »
Photographer Bieke Depoorter is currently visiting Trinidad, on a mission to document Sustainable Energy projects and capture inspiring images of small islands... More »
This year, make your voice heard together with the millions who will show their solidarity for the islands, climate change and the environment. More »
Ian Somerlader is asking his team to "Connect to Go Greener." His specific call is for communities – including businesses, organizations, schools and individuals – to connect their resources and skills for a more sustainable, resource-efficient way of living. More »
This year, Islands are the focus of the International Year of Biological Diversity (22 May 2014). More »
In 2014, to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe... More »
In India, an online photo contest has been launched to celebrate WED. Budding photographers and environmentally conscious citizens are invited to showcase photography on small islands and rising sea levels, among other themes. More »
With the over-arching theme of “Eco-civilization and Green Development”, the International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability... More »
In Ethiopia, thousands will gather on WED for "Love Link for Lake Wenchi", a demonstration to show support for conservation efforts for the iconic Lake Wenchi. More »
Don Cheadle says the facts don't lie. Climate Change is real. Check it out! More »
In Macedonia, NGO OXO will use recycled materials to create outfits for a fashion show to be held to celebrate WED. More »
The 800 members and affiliates of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), are taking action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). More »
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Talks Food Waste for World Environment Day. Watch »
If you live or work on a small island, or have visited an island that you loved, or have tales to tell about sea level rise, or stories about how a small island is adapting to climate change – Greening the Blue wants to hear from you. More »
In the latest episode of Years of Living Dangerously, correspondent Ian Somerhalder listens in on both sides of the evangelical community's debate over climate change. More »
UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré are sending an SOS to the world on behalf of Small Island Developing States. Watch »
"On World Environment Day this year, I’m adding my voice to support solutions to plastic pollution. It’s a global issue, but it's something that we can address in our day to day lives"... More »
A presentation by Rock Lee , 11 years old, artist , environmentalist and member of UNEP Tunza ICC from Seoul, Korea. * The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean, and is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island.
The music for “Islands of the Future” was created by a group called Gentlemen Without Weapons (GWW). No conventional musical instruments were used except the haunting sound of a Balinese gamelan. More »
A groundbreaking documentary series event premiered this month on the SHOWTIME cable television channel, harnesses the power of UNEP’s Goodwill Ambassadors... to explore the human impact of climate change.
Tourism is a vital sector of the economies of most SIDS For more than a half of them, it is the largest source of foreign exchange.
In Barbados, one of the major environmental concerns is the island’s over dependence on imported fossil fuels. The Barbadian government’s National Strategic Plan...
Flash flooding, surface flooding from high rainfall, coastal flooding from storm surges, shoreline erosion...
The combined emissions of small islands represent less than 1 per cent of global emissions. Yet these islands are the most vulnerable to changes in climate patterns...
The Seychelles government adopts a bill that adds rainwater harvesting to national building codes, following the success of a small scale UNEP-UNDP demonstration project in schools.