How the world is fed and fueled will in large part define development in the 21st century as one that is increasingly sustainable or a dead end for billions of people.
The talks are designed to pick up on issues that were not resolved in Copenhagen and to pave the way for the full implementation of
climate change action across the globe.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that they will be major players at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa with projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of a National Greening Programme.
The signature of the Headquarters Agreement marks the official transfer of the UNEP-administered Secretariat from Nairobi to Abidjan. Cote d'Ivoire is the depository of the Convention.
From Hollywood stars to schoolchildren, millions of people on every continent will take action for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day.
On 22 May 2010, the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) under the theme 'Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation'.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Christiana Figueres as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany
Soil-living bacteria and fungi can be used to boost crop yields by more than 50 per cent without the use of fertilizers, an international research project has found.
Multi-billion dollar fisheries are collapsing in many parts of the world—it is emerging as one of the great market failures with serious ramifications for economies; communities and the wider environment.
Global demand for metals like copper and aluminum has doubled in the past 20 years. Unless recycling rates are intensified for these and other critical metals, they will be unavailable for future use.
New Database Brings Together Vital Data on Biodiversity to Climate Change Covering 70,000 Islands
In a move signalling strong support for the policies, plans and reform agenda of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Government of Norway has committed NOK 100 million (US$34 million) for 2010/2011 towards the organization's forward-looking work programme and its Medium Term Strategy (MTS).
Donors Wednesday pledged approximately USD $10 million in support of the Kenyan Government's appeal to save the vital Mau Forest Complex, at a Partners Forum convened by the Kenyan Government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Asia and in particular China and the Republic of Korea are pioneering an economic and employment recovery based in part on significant investments in a Green Economy.
The 2010 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations' highest awards for environmental leadership, were announced today. The six winners, drawn from the worlds of government, science, business and entertainment, each exemplify how action, inspiration, personal commitment and creativity can catalyze a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st-century Green Economy.
The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, the most comprehensive study to date of national progress to create green jobs and economic growth through low carbon products and services, shows that in spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010.
The 2010 Chinese Children's Painting Competition, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), broke all records with 2.6 million entrants this year, up from 2.3 million last year.
The UN's top climate change official called on governments to overcome differences, and work for greater clarity on what can be decided in the course of 2010 in the UN Climate Change negotiations.
One of the key goals of the conference - hosted for the first time by a UN agency - is to present the tools and methods that will help countries to assess and identify which green investments to make.
With the signing of the final agreement, the Western Indian Ocean region becomes one of the three regional seas in the world to have a regional agreement focused on the control of land-based activities