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UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone
UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone 11/11/2011

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone after the country's civil war.

Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting  in Southeast Asia
Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia 09/11/2011

Government Officials Discuss the Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs by 2016 to Save Over US$1.6 billion in Energy Costs

Green Innovators Receive Young Environmental Leader Award
Green Innovators Receive Young Environmental Leader Award 25/10/2011

Four students from Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines have received the 2011 Young Environmental Leader Award for their innovative sustainable development projects.

New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change
New Research Reveals Pathways for Action on Climate Change 24/10/2011

Paper offers options to scale up climate action globally in Durban, Rio and beyond

Global leaders point way to economic recovery at UN summit
Global leaders point way to economic recovery at UN summit 21/10/2011

Gordon Brown, Mary Robinson and 20 CEOs call for sustainable financial sector reform

Making the Economic Case for Greening Cities
Making the Economic Case for Greening Cities 13/10/2011

Improved planning and more intelligent management of cities across the developed and developing world could play a key role in growing economies, boosting social improvements and reducing humanity's environmental footprint

Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change
Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change 10/10/2011

Greenhouse gas emissions from the global tourism industry are set to at least double in the next 25 years unless more low carbon, resource efficient policies are developed, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone
UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone 06/10/2011

The world population is set to hit 7 billion on 31 October 2011, bringing into sharp focus the challenges of ensuring sustainable development and a fair share of the planet's resources for a growing global population.

Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation
Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation 28/09/2011

Conserving key rainforests in Indonesia could generate revenues three times greater than felling them for palm oil plantations.

Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference
Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference 28/09/2011

Six young Aljazeera anchors interviewed Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, on the future of sustainable development

UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy
UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy 27/09/2011

Urgently bridging the skills gap among young people through improved education and training will be one of the keys towards delivering a global Green Economy.

Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth 26/09/2011

As delegates from around the world converge in Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now and in the future are emerging as major tests for the global economy.

Student Project Turns Grease Into Green Energy Solutions and Green Jobs
Student Project Turns Grease Into Green Energy Solutions and Green Jobs 23/09/2011

The innovative teenager and her team of five seventh-graders launched the Turn Grease into Fuel (TGIF) recycling programme

Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved?
Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved? 16/09/2011

The closing of the hole in the world's stratospheric ozone layer is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood.

Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection
Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection 16/09/2011

The agreement to phase out halons is another step forward to further strengthen the ability to minimize the impact of air transport operations on the environment.

TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20
TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20 15/09/2011

As the world prepares for the Rio+20 conference in June 2012, more than 1,400 young people from 120 countries are gathering in Indonesia later this month to shape, sharpen and finalize their unique position on this once in a generation event

Environment Ministers to Gather this Week in Bamako to Firm Up Africa's Position ahead of Crucial Durban Conference on Climate Change
Environment Ministers to Gather this Week in Bamako to Firm Up Africa's Position ahead of Crucial Durban Conference on Climate Change 14/09/2011

Bamako (Mali)/Nairobi (Kenya), 13 September 2011- Lead African Climate change negotiators and high level experts from about 50 countries are meeting in Bamako, Mali to pave the way for African ministers to consolidate Africa's common negotiating on a comprehensive international Climate Change regime beyond 2012.

Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure
Financiers Call for Forestry-Based Carbon Markets & Warn of Huge Cost of Failure 13/09/2011

A healthy forestry-based carbon market could achieve to mobilise investment for the protection and rehabilitation of natural forests in the order of $10+ billion by 2020

Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions
Horn of Africa Drought Needs Long Term Solutions 08/08/2011

As the humanitarian community works to save lives in the areas affected, the need for sustainable solutions to prevent a reoccurance of this situation in the medium and long-term is becoming increasingly apparent.