India joins UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign
Nairobi, 25 February 2010 – The Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Mr. Vijay Sharma, announced today that India has joined the United Nations Environment Programme's Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign (BTC) by planting two billion trees since 2007, bringing the international campaign's total to date to over 10 billion planted trees worldwide.
Thursday 25 Feb 2010
Countering the Decline of the Iconic Siberian Crane
Bali, 24 February 2010 – The future of the iconic Siberian Crane, a seriously endangered species, is looking brighter thanks to an international effort involving four countries along the bird’s dramatic migratory routes –China, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Wednesday 24 Feb 2010
Many Species. One Planet. One Future
Kigali (Rwanda)/Nairobi (Kenya), 17 February 2010 – Rwanda, the East African country that is embracing a transition to a Green Economy, will be the global host of World Environment Day 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Thursday 18 Feb 2010
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Go Green
Nairobi, 17 February 2010 - The environment will play a key role in this year’s Commonwealth Games with the organizers in Delhi today announcing a series of green measures from boosting energy efficiency and air quality to expanding the city’s forests.
Wednesday 17 Feb 2010
Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
Copenhagen, 19 December 2009 -- After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.
Saturday 19 Dec 2009
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Achieved—Challenge Now To Cut Back Emissions
Copenhagen, 15 December 09 – After one of the most wide-ranging and painstaking exercises ever undertaken across the United Nations system, the organization today announced its greenhouse gas footprint as part of a first step to manage these emissions down.
Tuesday 15 Dec 2009
The view from space showing the impact of global warming in a European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities
Copenhagen 13 December - The rapidly changing environment of parts of Europe is chronicled in a new atlas of change, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The significance of global warming and its alterations in Europe’s climate and economy are vividly depicted via ‘before-and-after’ satellite imagery. At the same time, the Atlas provides an important opportunity to show some positive environmental changes thanks to community initiatives on the ground, emphasising the importance of local action to combat climate change.
Sunday 13 Dec 2009
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
Copenhagen, Nairobi, Kathmandu, 11 December 2009 – Hundreds of millions of people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and in the river basins downstream are being forced to adapt to a new reality: climate change.
Friday 11 Dec 2009
UN-REDD Programme welcomes five new countries
Nairobi, 02 November 2009 - The UN-REDD Programme’s third Policy Board welcomed five new countries. Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka are the first to officially request to participate in the UN-REDD Programme, in addition to the initial nine member countries. Nearly 20 countries have expressed interest and more are expected to join.
Tuesday 03 Nov 2009
GRID-Arendal and InterRidge to sign Letter of Collaboration
GRID-Arendal and InterRidge are pleased to announce a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be signed
with GRID-Arendal, to the establishment of a framework for cooperation on a number of marine environmental, scientific and resource issues. This will be the first LoA in which
InterRidge is a signatory. LoA's are routinely used at GRID-Arendal for
non-binding expressions of cooperation.
Monday 02 Nov 2009