As the humanitarian community works to save lives in the areas affected, the need for sustainable solutions to prevent a reoccurance of this situation in the medium and long-term is becoming increasingly apparent.
China, the largest producer and consumer of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which not only harm the ozone layer but also the climate due to their high global-warming potential, has been granted US $265 million to cut its use of these gases by 2015.
Efforts to establish international standards for measuring energy use in buildings have received a boost, after the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) decided to consider an innovative tool developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to gauge energy consumption and CO₂ emissions in homes and offices across the world.
The renewable energy sector continued to perform well in 2010 despite the economic recession, according to a new report supported by UNEP.
Despite its late start, Angola takes a big leap forward as the UN treaty Depositary recently announced receipt of ratification documents for all the Amendments to the Montreal protocol on the protection of the Ozone layer at a go.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, visited the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, today for a roundtable discussion on the Green Economy.
Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year's 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
The growing interest in CDM projects will help turn the tide and contribute to firmly positioning Africa's opportunities for the carbon market landscape beyond 2012
African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.
Applications are now open for UNEP's Ozone Africa Media Award. Journalists working in print, radio, television and electronic media are encouraged to enter.
Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the results of survey by the United Nations and partners.
In a message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says that investing in arid zone forests can fight poverty and help the transition towards a green economy.
Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may significantly increase the chances of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees C, a UN new assessment says.
More than 130 faith leaders, including traditional leaders, mainly from Africa but also from Northern Europe and Asia gathered in Nairobi this week to reflect on the position of faith groups towards the environment and humanity, with a particular emphasis on climate change and its effects on Africa.
Countries from the tropical forest ecosystems of the Amazon, Congo and South East Asia have strengthened co-operation on the sustainable use of forest resources to achieve national economic growth, at a major summit in Congo-Brazzaville.
19 years ago, ALDEBARAN Hamburg set its sails to provide crucial and continuous information on the climatic challenges of the ocean - using all kinds of media
Kenya Airways has announced its participation in the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative of the UN Environment Programme to support the global transition to low carbon economies and societies.
Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Investing an additional US$40 billion a year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per cent by 2050, and help create millions of new jobs according to a report by the UN Environment Programme
A new UNEP report will detail the economic, environmental, health and social benefits of investing in forests. 'Forests in a Green Economy' will be launched in New Delhi and Nairobi on 5 June 2011.
From Bangalore to Bangkok, World Environment Day on 5 June 2011 will see thousands of people come together to celebrate the value of forests