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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 ...

REDD AlertREDD Alert

Could carbon become the developing world’s new cash crop? Tropical forests store a quarter of the earths carbon and suck in 15 per cent of all the CO2 we emit each year. A new international con ...

AntwortAntwort

This animated short film will make an environmentalist of everyone!  It provides easy-to-follow tips about how viewers can support sustainability and environmental well-being in their everyday l ...

AntwortAntwort

This animated short film will make an environmentalist of everyone!  It provides easy-to-follow tips about how viewers can support sustainability and environmental well-being in their everyday l ...

Cambodia's LakeCambodia's Lake

Tonle Sap lake in central Cambodia used to be a fisherman's heaven, but growing population pressures, the advent of commercial fishing, and the onset of climate change have left the fishermen who liv ...

Tena Kebena and Ginfle Cleaning Association 								 								 								Tena Kebena and Ginfle Cleaning Association

Champions of the Earth 2009 - The association was created to celebrate the new generation of dynamic,passionate individuals and organizations around the world who are making a real difference for the ...

Ron Gonen - Recycle Bank 								 								Ron Gonen - Recycle Bank

Champions of the Earth 2009 - As CEO and Co-founder, Mr. Gonen believes that by offering rewards which can be redeemed for consumer products at over1,400 local and national retailers, people are moti ...

Minister of the Environment and  International Development, Norway 								 								 								 								Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway

Champions of the Earth 2009 - Mr. Solheim places the environment at the forefront of European politics. As a strong advocate of the integral relationship between environment and development, he has ...

Delta ForceDelta Force

Earth Report finds out how communities are preparing themselves for increasing flooding and sea level rise caused by climate change. The Zambezi, Africa’s fourth longest river is Mozambique&rsq ...

Naivasha : Story of an African Rift Valley lakeNaivasha : Story of an African Rift Valley lake

This short film explores the environmental pressures threatening Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in Kenya’s Rift Valley.  It looks at the importance of the lake for the Kenyan economy an ...

Ocean AcidificationOcean Acidification

The scientists note that ocean acidification is already detectable and is accelerating. They caution that its negative impacts can be avoided only by limiting future atmospheric CO2 levels.

Harvesting Rain-KenyaHarvesting Rain-Kenya

In the arid farmlands of eastern Kenya, a German NGO has been helping communities to harvest rain. Using the occasional rock features that interrupt the otherwise flat landscape, they are building si ...

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)