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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.

Changing lives through sustainability
Changing lives through sustainability 23/02/2010

Two projects bringing green stoves and clean lighting to remote communities in Latin America, East Africa and India are the laureates of the 2009-10 UNEP Sasakawa Prize

The 2010 Commonwealth Games Go Green
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Go Green 17/02/2010

Ecological codes to underpin environmental improvements for Delhi-based events

No Time to Put Climate Science on Ice
No Time to Put Climate Science on Ice 05/02/2010

The science of climate change has been on the defensive in recent weeks, owing to an error that dramatically overstated the rate at which the Himalayan glaciers could disappear.

UNFCCC receives list of government climate pledges
UNFCCC receives list of government climate pledges 02/02/2010

Following the conclusion of the climate change talks in Copenhagen, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has received submissions of national pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gases by 2020 from 55 countries.

Policy Leaders Consider Solutions for Biodiversity at Davos Meeting
Policy Leaders Consider Solutions for Biodiversity at Davos Meeting 29/01/2010

The environment was a prominent theme at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one month after the UN climate conference in Copenhagen demonstrated that global leadership is essential to reverse global warming.

Indian Premier League to partner with UNEP for a unique green initiative
Indian Premier League to partner with UNEP for a unique green initiative 22/01/2010

The Indian Premier League (IPL) today committed to a strong vision of green growth by launching a partnership with UNEP.

Understanding Glacier Melt : UNEP and WGMS report highlights global trends on glaciers and ice caps
Understanding Glacier Melt : UNEP and WGMS report highlights global trends on glaciers and ice caps 21/01/2010

The last assessment on glacier melt by UNEP and the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) shows that the average annual melting rate of glaciers doubled after the turn of the millennium.

Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem
Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem 15/01/2010

Kenya took a step to restore its diminishing water towers and address rapid environmental degradation when it launched a tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex on Friday.

Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call on U.S. and Other Countries to Move Quickly to Adopt Strong Climate Change Policies
Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call on U.S. and Other Countries to Move Quickly to Adopt Strong Climate Change Policies 15/01/2010

Private-sector investors will likely be responsible for financing more than 85 percent of the global transition to a low-carbon economy.

Boosting Biodiversity Can Boost Global Economy
Boosting Biodiversity Can Boost Global Economy 11/01/2010

A new and more intelligent pact between humanity and the Earth's economically-important life-support systems is urgently needed in 2010, the head of the UNEP said today.

Puma and UNEP Announce Strategic Partnership to Support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity
Puma and UNEP Announce Strategic Partnership to Support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity 06/01/2010

PUMA and UNEP were joined today by the Indomitable Lions - Cameroon's national football team to announce a strategic partnership to support biodiversity worldwide and specific initiatives in Africa.

UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems
UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems 04/01/2010

The UN is marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, with a slew of events highlighting the vital role the phenomenon plays in maintaining the life support system on Planet Earth.

Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi
Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi 01/01/2010

The world's most comprehensive and inclusive environmental assessment process started in Nairobi this week, as over two hundred government representatives institutions and experts discussed and adopted the objectives, scope and process for the next Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5 Report), to be released in 2012.

Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge
Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge 30/12/2009

In response to the needs of Member States and the growing number of requests on how best to realize a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy for the 21st century, the United Nations Environment Programme has formulated a rapidly evolving strategy. The strategy identifies three priority areas that match calls for international guidance, the urgent need for action at a national level on climate change and the organization's skill set, experience and mandate.

UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World
UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World 24/12/2009

Nairobi, 24 December- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this month pushed ahead to promote its Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme in the Republic of Yemen, offering the chance for the country's science community to gain greater access to leading scientific journals.

Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year 23/12/2009

New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in Mexico, UN General Assembly President Ali Treki said yesterday.

Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks 19/12/2009

Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.

Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen
Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen 18/12/2009

At an event entitled 'Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen', Brazil, the Republic of Korea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explained how green jobs, growth and sustainability are essential for their very survival and future economic growth.