The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
In his most daring challenge yet, Lewis Pugh has given voice to the UN's call for 10% of the world's seas to be declared marine protected areas
With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
A quarter of the world's countries are now pursuing green economy plans
Three new reports to support governments in building greener and more inclusive economies unveiled at the Green Economy Coalition annual meeting
Discussions at the World Health Organization Conference on Health and Climate include ways to promote links between health policy and climate policy, enhance climate resilient health systems, and support health-promoting climate change policies.
More than 1,000 risk and disaster experts, practitioners and government officials from over 100 countries convene in Davos this week to tackle the growing challenge of disaster risk.
African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
Former Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister
Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integrating REDD+ into Academic Programmes