2001-2010 was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of accelerating global warming
West Africa has become the latest region to drive efforts to promote energy efficient lighting
This new report looks at the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
This report details the UN's greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 and some of the activities undertaken in 2012 to reduce them
Adapting to Changing Environment and Seizing Green Economy Opportunities will Give Companies Competitive Advantage
Teams of high school students from across the world have been rewarded for their efforts to tackle environmental challenges in their communities.
Pugh Set to Embark on Three-Year Circumnavigation of Globe
Top sustainable land management prize totaling USD 100,000 goes to development organizations in India, Mexico and Australia
Ugochi Anyaka, winner of the 2nd UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award, is currently completing a "green itinerary" of the US, interacting with leading environmental reporters, researchers and campaigners.
Installed capacity continues to grow as solar prices drop 30-40%, new wind installations surge
China and US Announcement to Phase-Down HFCs Can Form Part of Wider Action in Run-Up to 2015
The Planet Solar mission will allow researchers from the University of Geneva to take advantage of the exclusive features of the largest solar boat in the world to conduct a unique campaign of physical and biological measurements along the Gulf Stream.
More than half of the food lost and wasted in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia occurs at the consumption stage.
Mongolia Hosting Day Aimed at Reducing Food Waste as Events Take Place across the World
In the report, the Panel calls for the new post-2015 goals to drive five big transformative shifts
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has today launched a Spanish version of its flagship report, the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5).
About 80 percent of those without access to modern energy live in rural areas. Although 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity between 1990 and 2010, this is only slightly ahead of population growth of 1.6 billion over the same period.
Team Led by Bertrand Piccard Highlighting Possibility of Clean Energy Future
At the current rate of increase, the global annual average CO2 concentration is set to cross the 400 ppm threshold in 2015 or 2016