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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

Report Shows Unprecedented Climate Extremes over Last Decade
Report Shows Unprecedented Climate Extremes over Last Decade 03/07/2013

2001-2010 was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of accelerating global warming

Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future
Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future 01/07/2013

West Africa has become the latest region to drive efforts to promote energy efficient lighting

Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report
Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report 21/06/2013

This new report looks at the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.

United Nations Reports its Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Journey Towards Climate Neutrality
United Nations Reports its Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Journey Towards Climate Neutrality 21/06/2013

This report details the UN's greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 and some of the activities undertaken in 2012 to reduce them

Climate Change, Water Shortages, Biodiversity Loss, will have Growing Impacts on Global Business: UN Report
Climate Change, Water Shortages, Biodiversity Loss, will have Growing Impacts on Global Business: UN Report 21/06/2013

Adapting to Changing Environment and Seizing Green Economy Opportunities will Give Companies Competitive Advantage

Teenage Environmentalists Awarded for Innovative Green Projects
Teenage Environmentalists Awarded for Innovative Green Projects 19/06/2013

Teams of high school students from across the world have been rewarded for their efforts to tackle environmental challenges in their communities.

Pioneer Swimmer Lewis Pugh Unveiled as UN Environment Programme Patron for Oceans
Pioneer Swimmer Lewis Pugh Unveiled as UN Environment Programme Patron for Oceans 19/06/2013

Pugh Set to Embark on Three-Year Circumnavigation of Globe

UNCCD Announces 2013 Winners of Land for Life Award
UNCCD Announces 2013 Winners of Land for Life Award 17/06/2013

Top sustainable land management prize totaling USD 100,000 goes to development organizations in India, Mexico and Australia

Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award
Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award 14/06/2013

Ugochi Anyaka, winner of the 2nd UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award, is currently completing a "green itinerary" of the US, interacting with leading environmental reporters, researchers and campaigners.

Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012,  Geographic Shift to Developing Countries
Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012, Geographic Shift to Developing Countries 12/06/2013

Installed capacity continues to grow as solar prices drop 30-40%, new wind installations surge

UN Environment Head Welcomes Signal to Combat Climate Change by World's Two Largest Economies
UN Environment Head Welcomes Signal to Combat Climate Change by World's Two Largest Economies 09/06/2013

China and US Announcement to Phase-Down HFCs Can Form Part of Wider Action in Run-Up to 2015

PlanetSolar drops anchor in Miami Beach and begins the "DeepWater" scientific expedition on the Gulf Stream
PlanetSolar drops anchor in Miami Beach and begins the "DeepWater" scientific expedition on the Gulf Stream 06/06/2013

The Planet Solar mission will allow researchers from the University of Geneva to take advantage of the exclusive features of the largest solar boat in the world to conduct a unique campaign of physical and biological measurements along the Gulf Stream.

Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day
Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day 05/06/2013

More than half of the food lost and wasted in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia occurs at the consumption stage.

Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations
Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations 31/05/2013

Mongolia Hosting Day Aimed at Reducing Food Waste as Events Take Place across the World