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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

UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy
UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy 01/11/2013

Countries participating in PAGE outline benefits of national transition at South-South Expo

The Clean Energy Voyage
The Clean Energy Voyage 28/10/2013

Since 2006 investments worth US$1.3 trillion have been made in the clean energy sector

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa 28/10/2013

Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries of the Global South

UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen
UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen 24/10/2013

The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

IPCC confirms that human activity will further warm the Earth,  with dramatic effects on weather, sea-levels and the Arctic
IPCC confirms that human activity will further warm the Earth, with dramatic effects on weather, sea-levels and the Arctic 27/09/2013

The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system.

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report
IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report 24/09/2013

The report builds on the four previous assessment reports produced by the IPCC since it was established in 1988, incorporating the scientific literature published since the last assessment report in 2007.

UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification
UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification 20/09/2013

Ms. Barbut has extensive experience on sustainable development issues coupled with international diplomatic and political experience.

Eleventh Session of the UNCCD Conference of Parties Opens in Namibia
Eleventh Session of the UNCCD Conference of Parties Opens in Namibia 17/09/2013

During the first week, participants will build upon the results of the second UNCCD scientific conference and review the progress after the completion of the first half of the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018)

Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report 11/09/2013

Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated

PlanetSolar successfully concludes her 2013 campaign in Paris
PlanetSolar successfully concludes her 2013 campaign in Paris 10/09/2013

UNEP has been an active partner of this first-ever large-scale scientific solar expedition by processing satellite data that guided the Planet Solar towards best locations for sampling.

UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords 09/09/2013

UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.

Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report
Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report 23/08/2013

The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country's key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management.

UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy
UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy 09/08/2013

UN International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Marked Today

UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director 06/08/2013

Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.

Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition 30/07/2013

Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste

World's Largest Solar Ship Docks in Halifax, Canada
World's Largest Solar Ship Docks in Halifax, Canada 18/07/2013

UNEP-Supported PlanetSolar Investigated Ocean Eddies on journey from Boston