As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment.
The Green Economy: Does it include you?
13- to 30-Year-Olds Sought To Address World Leaders On Sustainability
A UN report estimates that 92 per cent of the global population will have access to improved drinking water by 2015. But progress towards the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target still lags behind.
As part of a UNEP-supported project, metalsmiths, engineers and environmental experts are working with local villagers to design and test prototypes for cleaner cookstoves.
The world's environment ministers ended their annual meeting by committing to make the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 a success.
KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary
Cape Verde presents a dual vulnerability to climate change, both as a small island developing State, and as an arid country in the Africa's Sahel region, and is already battling with increased pressure on scarce water resources, and more frequent extreme events.
Africa Launch of 'UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All' Held in Nairobi
Ugochi Anyaka, a radio reporter from Nigeria, has won the United Nations Environment Programme's Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA), beating over 120 entries from reporters across Africa.
Re-tooling the Global Work Force for a Green Economy and Increased Threats to Food Security and Safety Ranked Second and Third
Findings Come as Global Environment Outlook-5 Summary Released to World's Environment Ministers at UNEP Governing Council
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Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.
The French scientific research vessel, Tara Oceans, which is backed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has made a stopover at UN headquarters in New York as part of its campaign to raise awareness on the state of the oceans and marine life.
Launch to Include Media Preview of UNEP Governing Council
Kenya's top runners will join the public later this month for a half-marathon to mark the fortieth anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).