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Homegrown Experts to Tap into Africa's 20,000 MW Geothermal Energy Thanks to New Excellence Centre
Homegrown Experts to Tap into Africa's 20,000 MW Geothermal Energy Thanks to New Excellence Centre 13/08/2015

With an estimated potential of 20,000 MW, geothermal energy could provide an answer to the continent's energy shortage.

Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change
Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change 31/07/2015

65% of Africa's Land Affected by Degradation; New Approach Essential

New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat
New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat 29/07/2015

New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.

UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change
UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change 29/07/2015

An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies.

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty 28/07/2015

HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development
UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development 16/07/2015

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda

Investing in Forestry Sector Can Reverse Estimated US$3.5 Billion Economic Drain of Deforestation, Alleviate Poverty in Tanzania
Investing in Forestry Sector Can Reverse Estimated US$3.5 Billion Economic Drain of Deforestation, Alleviate Poverty in Tanzania 09/07/2015

Loss of forest ecosystem services such as water regulation can have adverse impacts on the value added of other sectors such as agriculture, tourism and energy.

Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District
Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District 30/06/2015

Icherisheher keeps the lights on and paves way for major emissions cut

Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat
Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat 23/06/2015

Growing Urbanization, Unsustainable Fishing and Resource Extraction among Main Pressures on Ecosystems

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissions MODUL University Vienna
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissions MODUL University Vienna 23/06/2015

Pioneering web intelligence technology for air quality, biodiversity and climate change

Initiatives by Non-State Actors to Curb Emissions Can Help Win the Fight against Climate Change - New UN Report
Initiatives by Non-State Actors to Curb Emissions Can Help Win the Fight against Climate Change - New UN Report 10/06/2015

Actions by Cities, Companies, and Sectors Could Complement Government Efforts and Save Close to 1.8 GtCO2e by 2020

UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues
UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues 10/06/2015

The new agreement to run through to 2018.

UNEP and Tongji University Launch a New Guidebook Ahead of Consultations on China's 13th Five Year Plan
UNEP and Tongji University Launch a New Guidebook Ahead of Consultations on China's 13th Five Year Plan 10/06/2015

How to Turn Environmental Challenges into opportunities for Sustainable Development?

World Summit Climate & Territories Will Contribute to Developing a Credible Roadmap for Limiting Global Warming To 2°C
World Summit Climate & Territories Will Contribute to Developing a Credible Roadmap for Limiting Global Warming To 2°C 08/06/2015

François Hollande and Christiana Figueres to join subnational and local leaders in Lyon on 1 & 2 July for main gathering of non-state actors before COP21

UNEP Supports First Ever Round-The-World Solar Flight
UNEP Supports First Ever Round-The-World Solar Flight 09/03/2015

35,000km Journey to Show how Clean Tech and Pioneering Spirit can Change the World

Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition
Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition 09/03/2015

Better Management of Neglected Sector Would Boost Water Regulation and Biodiversity and Sequester up to 9.8 per cent of Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions