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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The first biodiversity exercise carried out across the UN system is being launched at the Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya. The study looks at the complex interactions which exist between biodiversity and sectors such as agriculture, forestry, health, education and trade.
The United Nations Environment Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility have launched a Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) to help stimulate renewable energy and energy efficiency ventures in the developing world.
From recycled golf balls to close shaves with black rhinos, the actor talks to UNEP's Our Planet magazine about his new environmental role.
This CEO Briefing underscores the critical natural capital that underpins our economic activity and financial capital
The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid environmental changes on the planet. More cooperation between nations is to meet these challenges, according to a new UNEP report.
New research backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reveals European bats to be a major conservation success. This is largely thanks to legislation and treaties that promote bat conservation.
A joined-up approach to bioenergy development, one that balances greenhouse gas emissions with impacts on biodiversity, water and food security, is needed.
Among a variety of environmental issues, biodiversity loss is one of the most important challenges facing the international community.
This year has seen the world struggle with a range of environmental and humanitarian challenges, including floods in Pakistan, landslides in China, wildfires in Russia and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Losses of multi-trillion dollar-worth natural assets are being sustained worldwide every year, undermining economies, business prospects and opportunities to combat poverty.
Rising pollution, the effects of climate change and over-fishing are threatening the future of marine biodiversity across the globe
Mapping where a country's carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples' livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
A new UNEP-led mapping project shows how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hotspots
Business leaders from global corporations have committed to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions across a wide range of sectors, including energy, communications, building and construction.