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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).

UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone
UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone 06/10/2011

The world population is set to hit 7 billion on 31 October 2011, bringing into sharp focus the challenges of ensuring sustainable development and a fair share of the planet's resources for a growing global population.

Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation
Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation 28/09/2011

Conserving key rainforests in Indonesia could generate revenues three times greater than felling them for palm oil plantations.

Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference
Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference 28/09/2011

Six young Aljazeera anchors interviewed Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, on the future of sustainable development

UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy
UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy 27/09/2011

Urgently bridging the skills gap among young people through improved education and training will be one of the keys towards delivering a global Green Economy.

Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth 26/09/2011

As delegates from around the world converge in Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now and in the future are emerging as major tests for the global economy.

Student Project Turns Grease Into Green Energy Solutions and Green Jobs
Student Project Turns Grease Into Green Energy Solutions and Green Jobs 23/09/2011

The innovative teenager and her team of five seventh-graders launched the Turn Grease into Fuel (TGIF) recycling programme

Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved?
Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved? 16/09/2011

The closing of the hole in the world's stratospheric ozone layer is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood.

Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection
Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection 16/09/2011

The agreement to phase out halons is another step forward to further strengthen the ability to minimize the impact of air transport operations on the environment.

TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20
TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20 15/09/2011

As the world prepares for the Rio+20 conference in June 2012, more than 1,400 young people from 120 countries are gathering in Indonesia later this month to shape, sharpen and finalize their unique position on this once in a generation event

Environment Ministers to Gather this Week in Bamako to Firm Up Africa's Position ahead of Crucial Durban Conference on Climate Change
Environment Ministers to Gather this Week in Bamako to Firm Up Africa's Position ahead of Crucial Durban Conference on Climate Change 14/09/2011

Bamako (Mali)/Nairobi (Kenya), 13 September 2011- Lead African Climate change negotiators and high level experts from about 50 countries are meeting in Bamako, Mali to pave the way for African ministers to consolidate Africa's common negotiating on a comprehensive international Climate Change regime beyond 2012.

Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure
Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure 13/09/2011

A healthy forestry-based carbon market could achieve to mobilise investment for the protection and rehabilitation of natural forests in the order of $10+ billion by 2020

Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions
Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions 08/08/2011

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 Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits
China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits 02/08/2011

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.

New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring Energy Use in Buildings
New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring Energy Use in Buildings 02/08/2011

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.

Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010
Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010 13/07/2011

The renewable energy sector continued to perform well in 2010 despite the economic recession, according to a new report supported by UNEP.

Ratification of Amendments to the Montreal Protocol: Angola wins the race despite late start
Ratification of Amendments to the Montreal Protocol: Angola wins the race despite late start 13/07/2011

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 Makes Green Economy a Priority in Discussions in UNEP
German Chancellor Makes Green Economy a Priority in Discussions in UNEP 12/07/2011

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.

Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion
Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion 07/07/2011

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).

Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum
Huge Potential for Clean Energy Projects Spotlighted at Africa Carbon Forum 06/07/2011

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 stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent 01/07/2011

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.