Latin American and Caribbean Countries Could Save Over 10 per cent in Electricity Consumption
Worldwide Transition to Energy-Efficient Products Would Save US$350 Billion Annually
Declaration Would End Billions of Tons of Climate Pollution per Year,
Backed With More Than $1 Billion Down Payment, Restore 350 Million Hectares of Forest
Commitment to decarbonize $100 billion of investment
CCAC approves five major action plans to present at the UN Secretary-General's Summit, funds a new urban health initiative, and extends its mandate by five years, to 2022
CEO Brian Moynihan Speaks At United Nations Climate Summit
At the Summit, more than 120 Heads of State and Government are expected to announce their visions and commitments for reaching a meaningful climate agreement in 2015.
The inspiring display included a 3 minute solutions segment with the photographic works of UNEP Good-Will Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand, telling the story of climate change.
The People's Climate March is campaigning, amongst other issues for curbs on harmful carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
Federal Government of Nigeria Convenes Meeting on Implementation of Recommendations of 2011 UNEP Assessment
The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.
The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.