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New Atlas Shows Africa's Mountains Underpin the Continent's Development
New Atlas Shows Africa's Mountains Underpin the Continent's Development 04/03/2015

The Atlas contains detailed mapping of how strategic interventions and innovations are improving the food security and livelihoods of mountain communities in different parts of Africa.

The UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme: Enhancing the Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation Report
The UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme: Enhancing the Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation Report 03/03/2015

A flagship of South-South Cooperation, the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme completed its second phase with a report launched during the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment.

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai
Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai 03/03/2015

The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.

UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues
UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues 02/03/2015

Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level

United Nations Reports Its 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
United Nations Reports Its 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions 26/02/2015

Efforts to reduce emissions continued, as evidenced by case studies on the Greening the Blue website

UNEP Head Joins State Visit by French President to Philippines to Spotlight Need for Urgent Action on Climate Change
UNEP Head Joins State Visit by French President to Philippines to Spotlight Need for Urgent Action on Climate Change 26/02/2015

President Benigno Aquino III and President Hollande will sign the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change to encourage global support for the climate agreement set to be finalized in Paris later this year.

Spirit of Lima Transforms into Spirit of Geneva En Route to December Climate Conference
Spirit of Lima Transforms into Spirit of Geneva En Route to December Climate Conference 16/02/2015

Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the formal negotiating text for the 2015 agreement.

Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards Now Open
Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards Now Open 02/02/2015

The 2015 Awards will focus on start-up enterprises working at the grassroots level

New Report Identifies Key Innovations to Bridge Sustainable Development Investment Gap
New Report Identifies Key Innovations to Bridge Sustainable Development Investment Gap 21/01/2015

Banks hold the largest pool of global financial assets

Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers
Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers 16/01/2015

The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.

World on Track to New Universal Climate Agreement with Lima Call for Climate Action
World on Track to New Universal Climate Agreement with Lima Call for Climate Action 14/12/2014

Governments Agree Ground Rules on Contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement and Boost Adaptation. Clearer Elements of New Agreement Evolved in Peruvian Capital.

UNEP-Coordinated Coalition Aims to Support Climate Change Fight through Measuring Emission Reductions from Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects
UNEP-Coordinated Coalition Aims to Support Climate Change Fight through Measuring Emission Reductions from Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects 10/12/2014

Global Shift to Energy Efficiency and Renewables Could Save Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Each Year.

Caring for Climate Business Forum Targets Increased Business Innovation
Caring for Climate Business Forum Targets Increased Business Innovation 10/12/2014

Ban Ki-moon to private sector: "I count on you to lead by example."

Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped, Finds New UN Report
Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped, Finds New UN Report 09/12/2014

Estimated Worth of Climate Benefits from Central African Mangroves up to US$66 billion. And New Satellite Technology Could Help Monitor Mangrove Restoration.

Even With Emissions Cuts, Climate Change Adaptation Costs Likely to Hit 2-3 Times Current Estimates of $70-100 Billion per Year
Even With Emissions Cuts, Climate Change Adaptation Costs Likely to Hit 2-3 Times Current Estimates of $70-100 Billion per Year 05/12/2014

UNEP's Adaptation Gap Report: New Finance Required to Avoid Significant Adaptation Funding Shortfall After 2020, Failure to Cut Emissions Will Dramatically Increase Costs

Media Advisory: Leaders Gather in Bid to Transform Land-Use Sector into Pillar of Climate Change Response
Media Advisory: Leaders Gather in Bid to Transform Land-Use Sector into Pillar of Climate Change Response 05/12/2014

Up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from land-use sectors. At the same time, climate change is already negatively affecting forestry, agriculture and rural communities.