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Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says.

Media Advisory: Ocean Acidification Poses Growing Risk to Marine Life and Food Security
Media Advisory: Ocean Acidification Poses Growing Risk to Marine Life and Food Security 02/12/2010

The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed

Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting
Multi billion dollar benefits of global switch to energy-efficient lighting 01/12/2010

Indonesia could save US$1 billion a year and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by eight million tonnes annually by switching to energy-saving bulbs - just one of many findings in a worldwide lighting study released at the UN Climate Change Conference.

Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise
Climate Change Conference kicks off with calls for commitment and compromise 30/11/2010

Some 15,000 participants have gathered in Cancun, Mexico for the UN Climate Change Conference. UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said that a balanced set of decisions under both the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol could be an achievable outcome of the conference.

Media Advisory: Stepping Up Efforts for a Global Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting
Media Advisory: Stepping Up Efforts for a Global Switch to Energy Efficient Lighting 30/11/2010

A new assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to be launched 1 December at the UN Climate Change meeting in Cancun, provides estimates of potential emissions reduction and savings that can be achieved by switching to energy efficient lighting technologies

New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in striking detail
New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in striking detail 25/11/2010

The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Africa Water Atlas uses hundreds of 'before and after' shots, detailed new maps and satellite images from 53 countries to show the problems facing Africa's water supplies, such as the drying of Lake Chad and the erosion of the Nile Delta, as well as new, successful methods of conserving water.

Universities link up for green training
Universities link up for green training 24/11/2010

In its role as a global leader of science-based environmental policy, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) continues to attach great importance to universities which will educate the environmentalists of the future as well as serve as the pool for the intellectual capital needed to address the concerns of climate change and growing environmental degradation

5 Gigatonnes - the gap between climate science and current climate cuts after Copenhagen?
5 Gigatonnes - the gap between climate science and current climate cuts after Copenhagen? 23/11/2010

Nations have the chance to deliver almost 60 per cent of the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperatures under a 2 degrees Celsius rise. But only if the pledges made last year in Copenhagen are fully met. These are among the findings of a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and over 30 leading climate scientists.

Billions of trees, cleaner stoves and the power of sugar: 30 Ways in 30 Days to meet Climate Change Challenge
Billions of trees, cleaner stoves and the power of sugar: 30 Ways in 30 Days to meet Climate Change Challenge 19/11/2010

30 Ways in 30 Days launched at the beginning of November by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), showcases a wide variety of practical solutions to the complex issue of climate change, demonstrating that it is often the small scale initiatives that can make the biggest impact.

UNEP Press launch: Can the Copenhagen Accord pledges limit global warming to 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius?
UNEP Press launch: Can the Copenhagen Accord pledges limit global warming to 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius? 18/11/2010

As governments prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December, a new report spells out what the pledges of the past 12 months by governments might actually mean in terms of putting the world on track to limit global temperature rises.

UNEP partners with film company for climate change conference
UNEP partners with film company for climate change conference 17/11/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP16 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Polar Explorer

Investor group representing over US$15 trillion calls for action on climate change
Investor group representing over US$15 trillion calls for action on climate change 17/11/2010

Investors responsible for the management of funds the size of US GDP call for policies to unlock the vast potential of low-carbon markets and avoid economic devastation caused by climate change

India steers full speed towards low carbon transport
India steers full speed towards low carbon transport 12/11/2010

India has embarked on a new pathway towards developing a low-carbon transport system, days before the convening of the UN climate change convention in Cancun.

UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy
UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy 10/11/2010

Together with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is co-hosting the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy which will take place on 15-16 November.

G-20 can play key role in transition to global green economy, says UNEP chief
G-20 can play key role in transition to global green economy, says UNEP chief 09/11/2010

As governments prepare for the G20 summit in South Korea this week, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says the event is an opportunity for countries to move towards a more sustainable global economy.

'30 Ways in 30 Days' rolls out more solutions to climate change challenge
'30 Ways in 30 Days' rolls out more solutions to climate change challenge 08/11/2010

Week two of UNEP's "30 Ways in 30 Days" reveals how an investment of US$100,000 has improved vital reservoirs in Togo, the true environmental impact of the buildings we live and work in and how cleaner stoves are improving health and benefiting the environment.

Green economy and carbon market growth crucial for Africa's development
Green economy and carbon market growth crucial for Africa's development 05/11/2010

The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD) announced seven green financing projects today, following a successful second round of fundraising for Africa's green economy, at the African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum.

From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners
From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners 03/11/2010

A Ugandan business that manufactures stationery from agricultural waste and a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED Awards.

UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change
UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change 01/11/2010

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention's meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can be copied and scaled up around the world

UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa
UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa 01/11/2010

Are you a young journalist with a passion for the environment? If so, then the United Nations wants to hear from you! The Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa is open to radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African nation.