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Blue EconomyBlue Economy

Gunter Pauli, author and founder of Zeri introduces his ideas on how 100 innovations could create one hundred million jobs in the next decade

Innovative Water Purification SystemsInnovative Water Purification Systems

An innovative water purification system saves energy, eliminates the use of harmful chemicals and could generate 250,000 jobs within a decade.

UNEP interview with H.E. William KayongaUNEP interview with H.E. William Kayonga

H.E. William Kayonga, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Kenya, speaks with Satinder Bindra, UNEP Director of Communications, about the recent announcement that Rwanda will host World Env ...

Hope in a Changing ClimateHope in a Changing Climate

Drawing from the Loess Plateau experience in China, this documentary demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where the ...

The Green Economy: panel group discussion highlights from COP15 meeting in CopenhagenThe Green Economy: panel group discussion highlights from COP15 meeting in Copenhagen

This is a short film showing
the highlights from COP15 in Copenhagen with Achim Steiner heading the
discussion. 

Biodiversity for development - A global action dayBiodiversity for development - A global action day

What is biological diversity? Why is it important? Why do we keep losing species, genes and ecosystems at unprecedented speed? What will be the consequences? What are the costs? And how can we revers ...

Help unchop a treeHelp unchop a tree

“Help unchop a tree” is one component of Maya Lin’s “What is Missing?” campaign, which honours the animals, birds and plants which are in danger of becoming extinct. The ...

Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP on the International Year of BiodiversityAngela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP on the International Year of Biodiversity

Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP on the International Year of Biodiversity

Samuel Eto'o,Cameroon's national football team supports the International Year of Biodiversity.Samuel Eto'o,Cameroon's national football team supports the International Year of Biodiversity.

Samuel Eto'o, captain Cameroon's national football team supports the International Year of Biodiversity.

Blue Carbon, the new frontierBlue Carbon, the new frontier

Blue carbon sinks such as mangroves,
salt marshes and sea grass may be absorbing up to 50% of the world’s
transport emissions and yet we have lost 25-30% of these precious ecosystem ...

Curitiba CityCuritiba City

Watch how Curitiba works to achieve the vision of the Biocity.

Africa Water ResourcesAfrica Water Resources

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 ...

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)