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United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit 21/12/2012

UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building

Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions  Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action
Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action 11/12/2012

The Meeting at UN Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre Comes After Another Round of Climate Change Talks

Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change
Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change 09/12/2012

Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.

UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award 08/12/2012

The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.

Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event
Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event 06/12/2012

Costa Rica, Mexico and Nigeria present their latest progress and lessons learned on developing REDD+ safeguards and legal preparedness.

UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 06/12/2012

Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants 06/12/2012

Rapid Growth of Country Members-from 6 to 25 in Less Than 12 Months - Underlines World-Wide Interest in Voluntary Initiative

Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report
Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report 03/12/2012

Report Released at First Post-Rio+20 Global Conference on Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy

From Peru to the Philippines, UNEP Presents Grassroots Solutions to the Impacts of Climate Change
From Peru to the Philippines, UNEP Presents Grassroots Solutions to the Impacts of Climate Change 01/12/2012

Seeds of Knowledge Provides Lessons Learned From 17 Countries for a Sustainable Environment

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change
Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change 30/11/2012

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

Thawing of Permafrost Expected to Cause Significant Additional Global Warming, Not yet Accounted for in Climate Predictions
Thawing of Permafrost Expected to Cause Significant Additional Global Warming, Not yet Accounted for in Climate Predictions 27/11/2012

Policymakers and Climate Scientists Must Monitor and Prepare for Large Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions from Permafrost, Says UNEP Report

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Widening as Nations Head to Crucial Climate Talks in Doha
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Widening as Nations Head to Crucial Climate Talks in Doha 21/11/2012

Keeping Average Global Temperature Rise to Below 2°C Still Achievable, with Potentially Big Cuts Possible from Buildings, Transportation and Avoided Deforestation - But Time Running Out

Risks to Sovereign Bonds Posed by Overuse of Natural Resources Need Greater Attention, says New Report
Risks to Sovereign Bonds Posed by Overuse of Natural Resources Need Greater Attention, says New Report 19/11/2012

Natural Resource Risk Profiles Calculated for Five Pilot Countries

Swedish Duo Win First Place in Climate and Clean Air Coalition Film Contest
Swedish Duo Win First Place in Climate and Clean Air Coalition Film Contest 09/11/2012

Wallace and Gromit-Style Video Spells Out Urgency to Act on Soot to Methane

New Constitution, Public Opinion Give Kenya Unique Opportunity to Reverse Deforestation that Costs Economy US$70 Million Each Year
New Constitution, Public Opinion Give Kenya Unique Opportunity to Reverse Deforestation that Costs Economy US$70 Million Each Year 07/11/2012

Natural Capital Can Serve as Vibrant Engine for Sustainable Growth, Say Delegates at National Dialogue on Water Towers, Forests and Green Economy

Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk
Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk 05/11/2012

Services from Kenya's Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy

Colombian Government, U.N. Environment Program Host Conference to Tackle Climate Change and Air Pollution
Colombian Government, U.N. Environment Program Host Conference to Tackle Climate Change and Air Pollution 02/11/2012

21 countries meet in Bogota to chart a course for tackling 'short-lived climate pollutants'(SLCPs) across Latin America and the Caribbean