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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

New UN Collaborating Centre for Energy Efficient Lighting Opens in Beijing
New UN Collaborating Centre for Energy Efficient Lighting Opens in Beijing 31/10/2012

With Major Economic and Climate Change Benefits Projects Spanning Africa, the Middle East, Latin America & South Pacific Build Capacity and Boost Rapid Deployment of Energy Efficient Technologies

Afghanistan, UNEP Launch USD $6 Million Initiative to Help Communities Adapt to Effects of Climate Change
Afghanistan, UNEP Launch USD $6 Million Initiative to Help Communities Adapt to Effects of Climate Change 11/10/2012

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 11 October 2012 - The Government of Afghanistan, through its National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), has launched a USD $6 million climate change initiative, the first of its kind...

UNEP Sustainable Transport Campaign Rewards Participants
UNEP Sustainable Transport Campaign Rewards Participants 14/09/2012

Bus, Train, Metro and Carpooling Companies are offering free tickets to the most active virtual travellers.

Most Widely Ratified Treaty in UN History Marks 25th Anniversary
Most Widely Ratified Treaty in UN History Marks 25th Anniversary 14/09/2012

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Celebrates: Universal Membership Phase-out of 98% of ozone depleting substances Close to 135 gigatonnes in CO2 emission savings Benefits for human health and the environment

Loans Worth more than US $3 million Approved under Clean Development Mechanism Scheme
Loans Worth more than US $3 million Approved under Clean Development Mechanism Scheme 12/09/2012

A newly launched loan scheme aimed at increasing the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in developing countries has authorized the funding of more than USD $3 million towards 23 CDM projects.

New Initiative to Reduce Time-to-Market for Carbon Market Projects in Southern Africa
New Initiative to Reduce Time-to-Market for Carbon Market Projects in Southern Africa 17/08/2012

UNEP-Facilitated Standardized Baseline Expected to Boost Access to Climate-Friendly Investment

UNEP Welcomes Appointment of New Global Environment Facility CEO
UNEP Welcomes Appointment of New Global Environment Facility CEO 02/08/2012

Dr. Naoko Ishii has succeeded Monique Barbut as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility.

UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda
UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda 01/08/2012

Civil society, Private sector and Government leaders named to 26-member advisory Panel

UNEP and Partners Step up Conservation Efforts for Kenya's Tana River
UNEP and Partners Step up Conservation Efforts for Kenya's Tana River 27/07/2012

Dozens of groups join new platform to promote sustainable development of river basin.

World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition
World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition 25/07/2012

Progress Towards Fast Cuts in Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry to Brick Kilns Spotlighted at Working Group Meeting

UNEP Announces Young Winners of Global Art and Environment Competition
UNEP Announces Young Winners of Global Art and Environment Competition 18/07/2012

13-Year-old Diana Park of the USA Awarded First Prize from over 630,000 Entries