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One Third of Countries Show Promising Gains in Low Carbon Economic Growth Since the Copenhagen Climate Accord
One Third of Countries Show Promising Gains in Low Carbon Economic Growth Since the Copenhagen Climate Accord 21/04/2010

The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, the most comprehensive study to date of national progress to create green jobs and economic growth through low carbon products and services, shows that in spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010.

More Entrants Than Ever in Chinese Children's Painting Competition
More Entrants Than Ever in Chinese Children's Painting Competition 15/04/2010

The 2010 Chinese Children's Painting Competition, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), broke all records with 2.6 million entrants this year, up from 2.3 million last year.

Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010
Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010 12/04/2010

The UN's top climate change official called on governments to overcome differences, and work for greater clarity on what can be decided in the course of 2010 in the UN Climate Change negotiations.

Greening the Global Economy-the Role of Environmental Impact Assessments
Greening the Global Economy-the Role of Environmental Impact Assessments 08/04/2010

One of the key goals of the conference - hosted for the first time by a UN agency - is to present the tools and methods that will help countries to assess and identify which green investments to make.

Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment
Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment 01/04/2010

With the signing of the final agreement, the Western Indian Ocean region becomes one of the three regional seas in the world to have a regional agreement focused on the control of land-based activities

UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 31/03/2010

41 industrialised countries have formally communicated their economy-wide targets to the UNFCCC.

Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available
Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available 30/03/2010

IEA is a process of gathering and analyzing information on the key interactions between the natural environment and human society that can be useful for policy-making and future planning.

UN To Dim Lights For 'Earth Hour'
UN To Dim Lights For 'Earth Hour' 26/03/2010

The United Nations will observe 'Earth Hour' this Saturday at its Headquarters in New York and in other offices around the world to show its continuing commitment to action on climate change.

Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions 22/03/2010

The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries.

From Climate Change to Securing Sustainable Employment: Key Issues Facing the Arab Region
From Climate Change to Securing Sustainable Employment: Key Issues Facing the Arab Region 16/03/2010

Multiple challenges are facing the Arab region from climate change and food insecurity to decreasing water availability and unemployment according to a new assessment by UNEP.

Climate change and POPs focus of new international study
Climate change and POPs focus of new international study 12/03/2010

The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.

Indian Premier League Goes Green
Indian Premier League Goes Green 11/03/2010

Tipped to become the single largest environmental awareness campaign in the Indian subcontinent, Batting for the Environment is a partnership between the IPL and UNEP.

Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market
Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market 05/03/2010

Five hundred were expected but more than 1,000 private and public sector participants from Africa and elsewhere turned out for the second Africa Carbon Forum, all hoping to tap the potential of greenhouse gas emission offset projects on the continent.

Projects Selected for New Facility to Boost African Carbon Market
Projects Selected for New Facility to Boost African Carbon Market 03/03/2010

Johannesburg, March 3, 2010 - Project developers, bankers and others setting up carbon projects as part of the fight against climate change have a new place to go for help. ACAD, the first facility dedicated to boosting the African carbon market, has launched by awarding several new grants.

World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development
World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development 26/02/2010

In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.

Moving Mountains for Sport and Development
Moving Mountains for Sport and Development 26/02/2010

During a milestone year for sport events, 35 climbers from around the world are about to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight the key role of sport in fostering peace and development.

UNEP and Government of Indonesia Emphasize Role of Blue Carbon in Combating Climate Change
UNEP and Government of Indonesia Emphasize Role of Blue Carbon in Combating Climate Change 25/02/2010

Indonesia's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner launched a joint statement on Blue Carbon at the UNEP Governing Council in Nusa Dua Bali.

New "Low Carbon World website" to Accelerate Transition to Green Economy
New "Low Carbon World website" to Accelerate Transition to Green Economy 25/02/2010

The internet is successfully facilitating a transition from traditional so called "brown" business models to new green growth strategies.

Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali
Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali 24/02/2010

As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.

More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time,  Says New UNEP Report
More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time, Says New UNEP Report 23/02/2010

Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.