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Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region
Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region 16/03/2014

Acknowledging the need and opportunities for global-scale leadership by this region for the world´s environment, through the Los Cabos Declaration, the Ministers confirmed the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the most relevant spaces for political and policy dialogue to establish and identify regional priorities.

Africa Aims to Boost Food Security Action on Occasion of Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day
Africa Aims to Boost Food Security Action on Occasion of Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day 03/03/2014

Green Economy Transition Will Assist in Addressing Continent's Environmental Challenges

Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Second GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit
Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Second GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit 27/02/2014

Delayed action means a higher likelihood of near-term climate impacts, as well as the continued use of carbon-intensive and energy-intensive infrastructure, according to the Emissions Gap report launched by UNEP and over 44 research institutes from 17 countries in 2013

World Economic Forum Session on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Draws International Leaders
World Economic Forum Session on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Draws International Leaders 24/01/2014

Major Investment Groups Urge Oil and Gas Companies To Join CCAC Methane Partnership

India's Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability
India's Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability 18/12/2013

Non-motorized transport, energy efficiency key to reducing per capita emissions, says new report

Panama Resumes Efforts to Cut Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation with Renewed Focus on Rights of Indigenous Communities
Panama Resumes Efforts to Cut Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation with Renewed Focus on Rights of Indigenous Communities 13/12/2013

The programme was suspended in March 2013, following complaints by the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) that it did not show sufficient consideration to the rights of indigenous communities.

Atlas Shows Environmental Change in Vulnerable Arab Region
Atlas Shows Environmental Change in Vulnerable Arab Region 10/12/2013

First Report of its Kind Uses Satellite Images to Track Land-use Change, Urban growth and Shrinking Water Bodies

Placing Economic Value on Africa's Natural Resources
Placing Economic Value on Africa's Natural Resources 04/12/2013

African Ministers and Experts Spotlight Efforts to Incorporate Natural Wealth Accounting in Development Planning

Stricter Regulations Required to Reap Benefits from China's Green Investments New report highlights country's leading role in renewable energy
Stricter Regulations Required to Reap Benefits from China's Green Investments New report highlights country's leading role in renewable energy 26/11/2013

China has made significant investments in industrial energy efficiency, which resulted in a 19 percent reduction in energy intensity per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2006 and 2010.

'We Have The Power' to make a difference
'We Have The Power' to make a difference 26/11/2013

UNEP and Magnum unite to showcase initiatives on sustainable energy for all

Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries
Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries 21/11/2013

Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change

Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions
Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions 19/11/2013

For first time, chief executives will join top Government officials to share solutions, commitments and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement

Africa Climate Adaptation Costs Could Soar  to USD $350 Billion Annually by 2070 if Warming Hits 3.5-4°C  UN Report
Africa Climate Adaptation Costs Could Soar to USD $350 Billion Annually by 2070 if Warming Hits 3.5-4°C UN Report 19/11/2013

Additional Adaptation Funding Imperative to Control Damage and Build Resilience 4 Degree World May Spell Extinction for Africa's Coral Reefs

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate
Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate 13/11/2013

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80 percent.

Provisional Statement on Status of Climate in 2013:  Continuing high temperatures globally and many climate extremes worldwide
Provisional Statement on Status of Climate in 2013: Continuing high temperatures globally and many climate extremes worldwide 13/11/2013

The provisional WMO statement confirms that global sea level reached a new record high. Sea level has been rising at an average rate of about 3.2 milimeters per year (mm/yr), with inter-annual variability, since altimeter satellite measurements began in 1993.

COP 19/CMP 9 begins with calls for governments to harness strong groundswell  of action on climate change
COP 19/CMP 9 begins with calls for governments to harness strong groundswell of action on climate change 11/11/2013

In addition, the meeting in Warsaw will focus on decisions that will make fully operational the new institutional support under the UNFCCC for developing nations in finance, adaptation and technology.

2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap
2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap 05/11/2013

Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C