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Little ThingsLittle Things

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity  (TEEB)  partnered with Mofilm (mofilm.com) to host a film competition to communicate "Why nature is precious to me." Little Things by ...

One WorldOne World

onomics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity  (TEEB) partnered with Mofilm (mofilm.com) to host a film competition to communicate "Why nature is so precious." One World by Perrine Liévois  ...

Your InvoiceYour Invoice

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity  (TEEB) partnered with Mofilm (mofilm.com) to host a film competition to communicate "Why nature is so precious." Your Invoice by Karen Erb ...

Always ThereAlways There

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity  (TEEB) partnered with Mofilm (mofilm.com) to host a film competition to communicate "Why nature is so precious. Always There by Chris Bailey, John C ...

Bright Year for BiodiversityBright Year for Biodiversity

2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, began on a mute note after it emerged that no single country had achieved the target of substantially reversing the rate of loss of biodiversity. But i ...

UNEP Executive Director on the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the IPBESUNEP Executive Director on the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the IPBES

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director said IPBES represents a major breakthrough in terms of organizing a global response to the loss of living organisms and forests ...

Spain-UNEP Partnership for LifeWeb InitiativeSpain-UNEP Partnership for LifeWeb Initiative

The Partnership promotes Protected Area conservation and community development through technical, educational and financial assistance. The video introduces the Partnership, highlights a selection of ...

2010 Equator Initiative2010 Equator Initiative

Achim Steiner,  gave closing remarks for the evening, calling for collective action and consensus to promote supportive policies and increased investment for the scaling up of local and indigeno ...

Greening the BlueGreening the Blue

The UN system is collectively developing a climate-neutral approach for its premises and operations... Flip and Norma do their best to be more sustainable at work, resulting in some practical - and s ...

Desertification is a silent killerDesertification is a silent killer

The UN launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020) to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands, home to a thir ...

World table tennis champion Deng Yaping plays for the planetWorld table tennis champion Deng Yaping plays for the planet

Proving her table tennis swing remains top-class, 18-time Chinese Olympian Deng Yaping played for the health of the planet at the Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Na ...

Africa Water AtlasAfrica Water Atlas

Africa Water Resources Atlas: challenges and opportunities - combines visual time series imagery to visually show how climate change threatens the fresh water resources on the African continent. Usin ...

Winners of the 3rd Chinese Children's Painting CompetitionWinners of the 3rd Chinese Children's Painting Competition

A staggering 2.6 million Chinese schoolchildren have taken part in a painting contest run by the Luo Hong Environmental Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

Short Films

  • Iraqi Marshlands: On the road to recovery
    The Iraqi Marshlands considered by some as the original biblical "Garden of Eden" and an ecosystem of global importance had been almost entirely destroyed by the time the former Iraqi regime collapsed in 2003. The UNEP project, "Support for Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands", is helping the Iraqi people to restore the marshlands and manage them in a sustainable manner, as well as providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems to marshlands communities lacking access to these basic necessities.
  • Cloud Forests
    Tropical montane cloud forests are a rare type of evergreen mountain forest found in tropical areas where local climatic conditions cause cloud and mist to be regularly in contact with the forest vegetation. These forests support ecosystems of distinctive floristic and structural form and contain a disproportionately large number of the worlds endemic and threatened species.
  • Gathering Storm - The humanitarian impact of climate change
    As the Poznan Climate Change conference enters its final days, UNEP, with IRIN (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ),is pleased to announce the launch of eight short videos exploring the human cost of climate change in Africa. While climate change is not new to Africa, the pace of change has accelerated, as it has in many other parts of the world. Examining specific examples of change in Africa can help shed light on the causes of change, the problems engendered, and possible solutions

Podcasts

 

  • Achim Steiner's podcast on the Year of the Gorilla
    (15 January 2009)
  • Achim Steiner’s Podcast on Biodiversity: Sustaining Life
    (29 April 2008)