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Wetland Tourism the Focus of this Year's World Wetlands Day
Wetland Tourism the Focus of this Year's World Wetlands Day 02/02/2012

Celebrating World Wetlands Day under the theme of wetland tourism gives the perfect occasion to recall the relevance of this unique natural scenery as one of tourism's greatest assets and a fundamental cornerstone to its long-term growth while stressing how tourism.

Countries Adopt Manila Declaration to Strengthen Protection of Global Marine Environment
Countries Adopt Manila Declaration to Strengthen Protection of Global Marine Environment 27/01/2012

Representatives from 65 countries have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world's oceans from land-based activities, while underlining the central role played by the marine environment in the transition to a green economy.

Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits
Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits 23/01/2012

Ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems, which are currently in decline around the globe, can be boosted by shifting to a more sustainable economic paradigm that taps their natural potential

South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances
South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances 23/01/2012

South Sudan has become the 197th signatory to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol - two treaties that are helping to restore concentrations of ozone around the planet, thereby protecting life on Earth from the sun's ultraviolet rays.

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs 'Small is Beautiful' Energy Solutions on First Mission to Africa
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs 'Small is Beautiful' Energy Solutions on First Mission to Africa 13/01/2012

On her first official visit to Africa, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and iconic face of fashion, Gisele Bündchen, went to the grassroots level in Kenya to experience the reality of energy poverty and to see how Kenyans are transforming their lives by accessing sustainable energy.

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen to Hold Press Conference in Nairobi on Sustainable Energy for All
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen to Hold Press Conference in Nairobi on Sustainable Energy for All 11/01/2012

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and International Supermodel Gisele Bündchen will participate in a Press Conference organized by UNEP at the UN Gigiri Headquarters on Friday, 13 January 2012 at 12 noon.

2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development? 04/01/2012

2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December 03/01/2012

2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June 30/12/2011

From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

New Phase for UNEP's Climate Neutral Network
New Phase for UNEP's Climate Neutral Network 20/12/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is closing its Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) and inviting members to join similar platforms that promote low carbon transformations in the public and private sectors.

UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy 14/12/2011

In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pursuing a green economic transformation that generates new sources of sustainable and equitable economic growth that will assist in a global economic recovery.

New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change 13/12/2011

The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.

Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority
Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority 13/12/2011

Glaciers in the four biggest mountain ranges in the world (Andes, Himalayas, Alps and Rockies) are melting at unprecedented rates.

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation Opening Window for Green Economy Transition
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation Opening Window for Green Economy Transition 08/12/2011

New Partnerships Emerging from Climate Change Action that are Accelerating Sustainability Strategies

UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation 07/12/2011

New Phase for Campaign Which Has Planted Over 12 Billion Trees Worldwide

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa
Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa 05/12/2011

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over scarce resources and to changing migration patterns in the region.

Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response
Strengthening Sudan's Climate Change Response 01/12/2011

As part of Sudan's progress towards establishing a climate change National Adaptation Plan by June 2013, representatives from all 15 states have recently completed a capacity building workshop in Khartoum