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UN Secretary-General: World Threatened by Dangerous and Unacceptable Levels of Risk from Disasters

The report estimates that an investment of US$6 billion annually in disaster risk management would result in avoided losses of US$360 billion over the next 15 years.
3-5-2015 00:00:00

Visionary New African Network for Women Leaders on Environment Launched at African Ministerial Conference

Women ministers and leaders from Africa, meeting at the Africa Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) launched a new network, that aims at enhancing representation and involvement of women in decision-making in areas related to the environment and sustainable development continent wide.
3-5-2015 00:00:00

From Villages to Nations, Africa's Success Stories Offer Lessons for Global Transition to Greener and More Inclusive Economies

New study shows power of investing in a greener economy to boost GDP and life expectancy, create more and better jobs, and rapidly reduce poverty gap
3-5-2015 00:00:00

Egypt to Save Over US $2.4 Billion Annually, Cut CO2 Emissions by 13%, Water Consumption by 40% and Create 8 Million New Jobs, Through Transition to Green Economy

This report demonstrates that greening key sectors such as water, agriculture, waste and energy is an economically and environmentally astute course of action.
3-5-2015 00:00:00

Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far Beyond Africa's Coping Capacity Even if Warming Kept Below 2°C

Climate adaptation costs for Africa could soar to reach US $50 billion annually by mid-century.
3-4-2015 00:00:00

Human-Induced Factors Continue to Cause Biodiversity Decline in Africa, According to Preview of UNEP Report

The ongoing loss of biodiversity in Africa is driven by a combination of human-induced factors, including a rising demand for and consumption of natural resources and pollution created by urbanization and industrialization.
4-3-2015 00:00:00

New Atlas Shows Africa's Mountains Underpin the Continent's Development

The Atlas contains detailed mapping of how strategic interventions and innovations are improving the food security and livelihoods of mountain communities in different parts of Africa.
4-3-2015 00:00:00

Celebrating 30 Years, High Level Segment of 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Opens in Cairo

Continent to Define Vision for the Future on Climate, Investment in Natural Capital, Economic Transitions and Development as Deadlines for Culmination of Key Global Agreements Approaches
4-3-2015 00:00:00

The UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme: Enhancing the Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation Report


3-3-2015 00:00:00

Organized Crime Threat to Wild Species on the Increase, Says UN on Wildlife Day

UN General Assembly Marks the Day with Special Session
3-3-2015 00:00:00

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai

The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.
3-3-2015 00:00:00

The UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme: Enhancing the Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation Report

A flagship of South-South Cooperation, the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme completed its second phase with a report launched during the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment.
3-3-2015 00:00:00


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