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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

Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Momentum  with Donor Support and UN Backing
Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Momentum with Donor Support and UN Backing 29/11/2011

Launch of €2.3 m landmark Project to Promote Conservation, Economic Growth & Sustainable Livelihoods in Kenya & the Region

Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report
Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report 25/11/2011

London/Nairobi, 25 November 2011-A package of 16 measures could, if fully implemented across the globe, save close to 2.5 million lives a year; avoid crop losses amounting to 32 million tonnes annually and deliver near-term climate protection of about half a degree C by 2040.

Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable
Bridging the Emissions Gap to Meet 2-Degree Target Doable 23/11/2011

New UNEP Report Outlines the Pathways to 2020 Able to Deliver the Additional 6 to 11 Gigatonne Cuts Needed to Get World onto Safe track

2 Degree Celsius Climate Target at Risk from Ozone-Friendly Replacement Chemicals
2 Degree Celsius Climate Target at Risk from Ozone-Friendly Replacement Chemicals 21/11/2011

Keeping a global, 21st century temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius will require urgent action on a group of chemicals increasingly being used in products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, firefighting equipment and insulation foams.

Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy
Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy 18/11/2011

Ecosystems are the foundations of human life and livelihoods, but for too long, humanity has ignored this fundamental truth at its own peril, and the Earth ecosystems have been altered more rapidly and extensively than ever before. He stressed that the sustainable management of ecosystems will play a critical role in advancing green economies worldwide.

On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition 16/11/2011

Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.

UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban
UNEP to Launch Major Climate Reports Ahead of COP17 in Durban 16/11/2011

Nairobi, 22 November 2011 - This week, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch major reports on climate change in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17).

UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone
UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone 11/11/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone after the country's civil war.

Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting  in Southeast Asia
Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia 09/11/2011

Government Officials Discuss the Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs by 2016 to Save Over US$1.6 billion in Energy Costs

Green Innovators Receive Young Environmental Leader Award
Green Innovators Receive Young Environmental Leader Award 25/10/2011

Four students from Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines have received the 2011 Young Environmental Leader Award for their innovative sustainable development projects.

New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change
New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change 24/10/2011

Paper offers options to scale up climate action globally in Durban, Rio and beyond

Global leaders point way to economic recovery at UN summit
Global leaders point way to economic recovery at UN summit 21/10/2011

Gordon Brown, Mary Robinson and 20 CEOs call for sustainable financial sector reform

Making the Economic Case for Greening Cities
Making the Economic Case for Greening Cities 13/10/2011

Improved planning and more intelligent management of cities across the developed and developing world could play a key role in growing economies, boosting social improvements and reducing humanity's environmental footprint

Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change
Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change 10/10/2011

Greenhouse gas emissions from the global tourism industry are set to at least double in the next 25 years unless more low carbon, resource efficient policies are developed, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).