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Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility unlocks private sector finance for climate, biodiversity and jobs

26/10/2016 00:00:00

Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change

- Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
- Malawi, Kenya, and South Africa most dangerous countries to walk and cycle
- Motorized transport responsible for 23 per cent of global CO2 emissions

20/10/2016 00:00:00

What's next for the Kigali deal to curb potent greenhouse gases?

20/10/2016 00:00:00

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

- Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
- Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
- East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19/10/2016 00:00:00

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

- Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer
- HFCs consumption to be reduced in 2019 in developed countries and frozen in 2024 and 2028 in developing countries

15/10/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)

New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data
12/10/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Chief welcomes EU vote to ratify Paris Agreement

04/10/2016 00:00:00

Actions to Green the Financial System Have Doubled - But Further Transformation Still Needed

30/09/2016 00:00:00

Apes Seizure Database reveals true extent of illegal trade

Seizure records in the database date back to 2005, and include any removal of great apes from unlawful situations.
29/09/2016 00:00:00

The Netherlands commits 12 million euros to UN Environment

28/09/2016 00:00:00

Twenty African eco-enterprises to receive prestigious SEED Awards

- Twenty innovative start-ups from eight African countries announced as winners of UN-backed SEED Awards for eco-inclusive innovation

- Winners will receive technical assistance and six months of free, tailor-made support to develop their business

28/09/2016 00:00:00

UN Secretary General's climate resilience initiative set to mobilize and accelerate climate action for sustainable development

24/09/2016 00:00:00

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