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
41 industrialised countries have formally communicated their economy-wide targets to the UNFCCC.
IEA is a process of gathering and analyzing information on the key interactions between the natural environment and human society that can be useful for policy-making and future planning.
The United Nations will observe 'Earth Hour' this Saturday at its Headquarters in New York and in other offices around the world to show its continuing commitment to action on climate change.
The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries.
Multiple challenges are facing the Arab region from climate change and food insecurity to decreasing water availability and unemployment according to a new assessment by UNEP.
The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.
Tipped to become the single largest environmental awareness campaign in the Indian subcontinent, Batting for the Environment is a partnership between the IPL and UNEP.
Five hundred were expected but more than 1,000 private and public sector participants from Africa and elsewhere turned out for the second Africa Carbon Forum, all hoping to tap the potential of greenhouse gas emission offset projects on the continent.
Johannesburg, March 3, 2010 - Project developers, bankers and others setting up carbon projects as part of the fight against climate change have a new place to go for help. ACAD, the first facility dedicated to boosting the African carbon market, has launched by awarding several new grants.
In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.
During a milestone year for sport events, 35 climbers from around the world are about to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight the key role of sport in fostering peace and development.
Indonesia's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner launched a joint statement on Blue Carbon at the UNEP Governing Council in Nusa Dua Bali.
The internet is successfully facilitating a transition from traditional so called "brown" business models to new green growth strategies.
As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.