Further IPCC Strengthening Agreed at Plenary Session in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, 13 May 2011—A stronger governance structure and a set of forward-lookingpolicies across a range of management issues were adopted today by theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at its 33rd Plenary Session in theUnited Arab Emirates.
Friday 13 May 2011
No place to land: Loss of natural habitats threatens migratory birds globally
Bonn/Nairobi 12 May 2011 – On their epic journeys, often spanning thousands of kilometres, migratory birds cross many borders, linking different countries as well as ecosystems. The annual migration of an estimated 50 billion birds representing around 19 per cent of the world's 10,000 bird species is one of nature's great natural wonders. Yet each year, more and more of the natural habitats migratory birds need to complete their journeys either diminish or disappear completely.
Thursday 12 May 2011
World’s Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy
Istanbul (Turkey), 9 May 2011– With their low-carbon profile, rich natural assets and promising policy initiatives, the world’s 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today at the start of the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).
Monday 09 May 2011
Fast Pace of Africa Urbanization Running Down Water Supplies and Sanitation
Cape Town/Nairobi, 21 March 2010. Rapid urbanization over the last five decades is changing Africa’s landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services, says a new UN report on major cities in Africa released today in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of World Water Day 2011.
Monday 21 Mar 2011
Forests for People, Forests for Green Growth
2011 Sasakawa Prize winners bring Forest Management and Sustainable Development to Rural Communities in Latin America and Asia.
Nairobi (Kenya), 23 February 2011 - Two projects conserving forests and promoting sustainable development in remote rural communities of Latin America and Asia are the laureates of the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Thursday 24 Feb 2011
Uganda’s Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe wins first UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award
Nairobi, 21 February 2011 – A Ugandan radio journalist has won a prestigious new journalism award from the United Nations Enviornment Programme (UNEP), outclassing entries from over 100 correspondents from across the African continent. Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe won the UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award for her report ‘Climate Change and Uganda’, broadcast on Radio France International. Jury members described the entry as “original, cutting edge environmental reporting”.
Monday 21 Feb 2011
UN Urges Clean-up Following Acute Lead Poisoning in Nigeria
Geneva/New York/Nairobi, 7 January 2011 - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have released a report calling on Nigerian authorities to prevent further lead poisoning in northern Nigeria. The report recommends taking greater measures to limit ore processing activities at sensitive sites, such as water sources from which humans and livestock drink.
Friday 07 Jan 2011
New Report Puts Climate Change in Graphic Detail for Latin America and the Caribbean
Cancun (Mexico), 6 December 2010 – The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Using charts, graphs and maps, Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean depicts the major signs of climate change in the region, its physical impacts (such as environmental damage and a rise in diseases), as well as calculating current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and possibilities for mitigation.
Monday 06 Dec 2010
‘Acidification’ May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
Cancun/Nairobi/Plymouth, 2 December 2010 - The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says.
Friday 03 Dec 2010
Double Victory for the Tiger
Bonn / St. Petersburg, 24 November 2010 – At the International Tiger Forum, Governments of 13 countries that host tiger populations agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022 and endorsed the St. Petersburg Declaration in a historic effort to save the Asian big cat from extinction.
Wednesday 24 Nov 2010