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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.

Youth can influence switch to sustainable lifestyles, says UNEP survey
Youth can influence switch to sustainable lifestyles, says UNEP survey 13/05/2011

Young people want to be a force for change and create their own vision of sustainable development, according to survey of more than 8000 young adults from 20 countries conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme

Climate migration will not wait for scientific certainty on global warming
Climate migration will not wait for scientific certainty on global warming 12/05/2011

In an editorial in the Guardian, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner writes that millions of people are displaced annually as a result of climate disasters. The global community must take a precautionary approach

Humanity Can and Must  Do More with Less: UNEP Report
Humanity Can and Must Do More with Less: UNEP Report 12/05/2011

By 2050, humanity could consume an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year - three times its current appetite - unless the economic growth rate is "decoupled" from the rate of natural resource consumption.

Potential of renewable energy outlined in report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Potential of renewable energy outlined in report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 09/05/2011

Close to 80 percent of the world's energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows

World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy
World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy 09/05/2011

The world's 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today.

Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road
Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road 09/05/2011

The Maldives is hosting Asia's first ever ozone- and climate-friendly technology exhibition, the Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show.

Financial leaders call for investor-friendly forest-carbon market
Financial leaders call for investor-friendly forest-carbon market 06/05/2011

The forestry-based carbon market's value holds the potential to grow to $10+ billion USD by 2020, according to The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB), while that of total forest ecosystem goods and services is estimated at $5 trillion USD

Governments agree on members for new Green Climate Fund
Governments agree on members for new Green Climate Fund 15/04/2011

Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed the selection of the forty members who will be entrusted with the task of designing the Green Climate Fund

Business leaders debate Green Economy in Paris
Business leaders debate Green Economy in Paris 14/04/2011

Some 200 representatives from business and industry, governments and civil society gathered in Paris this week to debate the transition to a green economy.

Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition
Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition 11/04/2011

The idea of a Green Economy is fast becoming a key component of mainstream economic discourse and is seen as the blueprint for a transition to a more efficient and equitable economy that makes better use of natural resources to achieve sustainable growth.

UN Climate Change Conference highlights progress and divisions on central issues
UN Climate Change Conference highlights progress and divisions on central issues 08/04/2011

On the final day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bangkok (3-8 April), UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said that while positive and constructive, the meeting in Thailand had also highlighted continuing divisions between governments that needed to be resolved in the course of the year in order to come to a strong outcome in Durban in December.

World Plugs-In to New Renewables Agency
World Plugs-In to New Renewables Agency 05/04/2011

Renewable energy was given a boost with the opening of the first General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley 02/04/2011

The rise of geothermal energy in Kenya's Great Rift Valley was witnessed today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who toured the Olkaria plant northwest of the country's capital of Nairobi.

New Environmental Co-operation between UNEP and the Government of Japan
New Environmental Co-operation between UNEP and the Government of Japan 01/04/2011

World-class environmental research has received an important boost, thanks to the strengthening of a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Japan.

Secretary-General welcomes new report on efforts to green the UN
Secretary-General welcomes new report on efforts to green the UN 01/04/2011

The United Nations has released details of its greenhouse gas emissions for 52 institutions, covering 200,000 employees, in a new report published as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the organisation's carbon footprint.