Joint OSCE-UNEP assessment report on environmental impact of recent conflict in Georgia released
The Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities released the report of a joint OSCE-UNEP mission to assess the environmental impacts of the recent conflict in Georgia.The mission, which took place from 29 September to 3 October, was led by the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, Bernard Snoy, and the UNEP Regional Director for Europe, Christophe Bouvier. Ieva Rucevska, regional environmental expert of GRID-Arendal, took part in the mission.
Tuesday 28 Oct 2008
Children raise US$ 21,000 for the fight against climate change
26 children’s paintings sold as part of UNEP’s Paint for the Planet event in New York
New York, 26 October 2008 – In a ray of hope amid the current economic crisis, children from around the world have pulled together and raised US$21,000 for the fight against climate change.
Monday 27 Oct 2008
Young People Urge World Leaders to Combat Climate Change
New York, 23 October 2008 – Nearly 90 per cent of young people across the globe think world leaders should do "whatever it takes" to tackle climate change. This is among the top findings of a new poll conducted on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Friday 24 Oct 2008
Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats
BARCELONA, SPAIN, October 8, 2008 – Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the world’s rural poor. This approach, as outlined in the latest World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poor’s resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change.
Wednesday 08 Oct 2008
Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change
New York/Nairobi – Paint for the Planet Exhibit and Auction Comes to New York on 23 October.
Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children’s art in New York.
Tuesday 07 Oct 2008