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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.

UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award
UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award 28/06/2011

Applications are now open for UNEP's Ozone Africa Media Award. Journalists working in print, radio, television and electronic media are encouraged to enter.

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey
Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity: UN Survey 21/06/2011

Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the results of survey by the United Nations and partners.

Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification
Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification 16/06/2011

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.

Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise
Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise 14/06/2011

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.

Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa
Faith Groups Call for Climate Justice in Africa 09/06/2011

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.

World's Main Forest Regions Strengthen Co-operation at Brazzaville Summit
World's Main Forest Regions Strengthen Co-operation at Brazzaville Summit 08/06/2011

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.

ALDEBARAN: Communicating the Ocean
ALDEBARAN: Communicating the Ocean 08/06/2011

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 Joins UNEP Climate Neutral Network
Kenya Airways Joins UNEP Climate Neutral Network 07/06/2011

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.

Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies
Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies 07/06/2011

Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests
UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests 05/06/2011

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

Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day
Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day 02/06/2011

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.

Countdown begins to World Environment Day 2011
Countdown begins to World Environment Day 2011 31/05/2011

From Bangalore to Bangkok, World Environment Day on 5 June 2011 will see thousands of people come together to celebrate the value of forests

Support for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Needed to Fuel an 'Evergreen Revolution'
Support for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Needed to Fuel an 'Evergreen Revolution' 31/05/2011

UNEP and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) call for a dramatic increase in support for sustainable agriculture as a way to drive green growth and reduce poverty.

UN Climate Chief says estimate of record emissions is stark warning to governments
UN Climate Chief says estimate of record emissions is stark warning to governments 30/05/2011

Latest estimates showing that greenhouse gas emissions reached record levels in 2010 are a stark warning to governments to provide strong new progress this year towards global solutions to climate change, says UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres.

Green Week: Europe's Largest Environmental Policy Conference Begins
Green Week: Europe's Largest Environmental Policy Conference Begins 24/05/2011

Green Week - the largest annual environmental policy conference in Europe attracting around 4,000 participants, is taking place in Brussels this week. In its 11th year, this year's meeting will focus on the theme of "Resource Efficiency: Using less, living better".

Strengthening of IPCC agreed at plenary session in Abu Dhabi
Strengthening of IPCC agreed at plenary session in Abu Dhabi 13/05/2011

A stronger governance structure and a set of forward-looking policies across a range of management issues were adopted today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at its 33rd Plenary Session in the United Arab Emirates.