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November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital
November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital 09/05/2013

The World Forum on Natural Capital will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 21-22 November 2013.

UN to Support China to Phase out Ozone-Depleting Substances, with Major Climate Benefits
UN to Support China to Phase out Ozone-Depleting Substances, with Major Climate Benefits 23/04/2013

China is set to receive funding to eliminate the industrial production of ozone-depleting HCFCs (or hydrochlorofluorocarbons) by 2030. HCFCs are also a potent greenhouse gas.

Nigerian Doctor and Writer Wins World Environment Day Blogging Contest
Nigerian Doctor and Writer Wins World Environment Day Blogging Contest 19/04/2013

Charles Immanuel Akhimien Will Report from WED Host Country Mongolia

Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities Crucial for Improved Resource Efficiency and Poverty Eradication
Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities Crucial for Improved Resource Efficiency and Poverty Eradication 17/04/2013

Greening City Infrastructure Can Sustain Economic Growth while Using Fewer Resources

Wind Power Surges to New Record
Wind Power Surges to New Record 17/04/2013

Global installed capacity has now reached 282.5 GW, a cumulative increase of almost 19%

Russia and UNEP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership
Russia and UNEP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership 16/04/2013

The agreement was signed by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy.

2013 SEED Awards Applications Now Open
2013 SEED Awards Applications Now Open 16/04/2013

Green Entrepreneurs Can Win Business Support Package

New Study Shows Multi-Trillion Dollar Natural Capital Risk Underlining Urgency of Green Economy Transition
New Study Shows Multi-Trillion Dollar Natural Capital Risk Underlining Urgency of Green Economy Transition 15/04/2013

The report shows that the scale and variation in impacts provide opportunities for companies and their investors to differentiate themselves by optimizing their supply chains and investment strategies.

Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award
Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award 15/04/2013

The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a polluted river in Guangdong Beijiang.

Reducing Air Pollution, Chemical Coolants Can Quickly Cut Sea-Level Rise
Reducing Air Pollution, Chemical Coolants Can Quickly Cut Sea-Level Rise 14/04/2013

The damage from rising seas and higher storm surges is one of the most visible and costly effects of climate change.

UNEP Portrait of Kenyan Forest Activist among Winners of First International Forest Photograph Contest
UNEP Portrait of Kenyan Forest Activist among Winners of First International Forest Photograph Contest 11/04/2013

The awards were presented as 197 member States met at the tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests in Istanbul.

Canada Provides Further Backing for Action on Black Carbon and Clean Air
Canada Provides Further Backing for Action on Black Carbon and Clean Air 11/04/2013

The contribution of $10 million is in addition to Canada's previous contribution of $3 million to the CCAC's Trust Fund and $7 million for projects that support the mitigation of short lived climate pollutants in developing countries.

2013 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Highlights HCFC Alternatives to Safeguard Ozone Layer
2013 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Highlights HCFC Alternatives to Safeguard Ozone Layer 09/04/2013

A move to such alternatives is in line with the objectives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), of which UNEP is one of the founding partners.

New Partnership to Offset UN Carbon Emissions and Support Sustainable Development
New Partnership to Offset UN Carbon Emissions and Support Sustainable Development 05/04/2013

UNEP recently requested UNOPS, an operational and central procurement arm of the UN, to buy 50,000 certificates of emission reduction (CERs), to cover UNEP's emissions for 2010-2013.

World Health Day: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Targets Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
World Health Day: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Targets Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution 05/04/2013

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought.

UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals 04/04/2013

People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history

IPCC invites experts to take part in second round of comments on Working Group II contribution to Fifth Assessment Report
IPCC invites experts to take part in second round of comments on Working Group II contribution to Fifth Assessment Report 26/03/2013

In order to arrive at a balanced assessment, Working Group II hopes to draw on the expertise of climate scientists as well as others with the knowledge or experience to provide scientific review comments on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.

Media Invitation to Participate in the UNCCD Conference and Committee Meetings in Bonn, Germany
Media Invitation to Participate in the UNCCD Conference and Committee Meetings in Bonn, Germany 25/03/2013

Scientists, governments and civil society organizations will converge to carry out the first ever comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of desertification, land degradation and drought.

UN Secretary-General Urges Greater Protection for World's Forests
UN Secretary-General Urges Greater Protection for World's Forests 21/03/2013

Mr. Ban noted that there are several threats to this ecosystem as urbanization and large-scale agriculture can exacerbate the rate of forest and biodiversity loss.

Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities
Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities 19/03/2013

Current efforts to develop what is known as the 'post-2015 development agenda' include almost 100 national consultations in UN member states, as well as 11 thematic consultations on issues such as food security, access to water, and poverty reduction.

GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP 14/03/2013

The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited to 58 countries only.