United Nations Agency Explores Potential Benefits Of Organic Agriculture In Eastern Europe

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on April 12, 2010 that  it is partnering with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), an organic farming organization, to examine the potential economic, employment and environmental benefits of greater investment in sustainable agriculture in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region.

UN Environment Programme Waste Management Project in Southern Sudan Launched by UK Minister

The Waste Management Project is part of a £20 million UK-funded programme to improve the sustainable use of natural resources in Sudan, to be carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over the next three years.

African Environment Ministers Reach Significant Climate Change Accord

The United Nations Environment Programme announced a landmark agreement reached by over 30 African ministers mainstream climate change adaptation measures into national and regional development plans, policies and strategies on May 29, 2009.

First Green Star Awards Given by UNEP, GCI and OCHA Honour Individuals, Organizations and Governments

The Green Star Awards honour individuals, organizations and Governments who demonstrate outstanding dedication to preventing, preparing for, and responding to the environmental impacts of man-made and natural disasters.

Governments Step-up Reduction on DDT Reliance and Add Nine Chemicals Under international Treaty, Stockholm Convention

Nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were listed today under the Stockholm Convention. Over 160 Governments have just concluded a one-week conference with practical decisions that will strengthen a global effort to eradicate some of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind.

WHO-UNEP-GEF Announce A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World

Countries move toward more sustainable ways to roll back malaria ahead of Millennium Development Goals during the 4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maldives Joins United Nations (UN) Emissions Scheme in Drive to be First Carbon Neutral Country

The Maldives, one of the countries most affected by climate change, has joined a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative which promotes the global transition to low-carbon economies and societies.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Announces the 2009 Champions of the Earth

This year's winners are: Norwegian Environment Minister Erik Solheim; tropical forest and climate campaigner Kevin Conrad; photographic and public awareness pioneer Yann Arthus-Bertrand; wind power entrepreneur Tulsi Tanti; biomimicry specialist Janine Benyus; recycling innovator Ron Gonen; and the youth-empowering Ethiopian organization Tena Kebena.

Billion Tree Campaign Passes 3 Billion Mark

The Billion Tree Campaign, spearheaded by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), was unveiled in 2006 as one response to the threat of global warming, as well as to the wider sustainability challenges from water supplies to biodiversity loss. 


UNEP Head Says Investing in Freshwaters Could Be A Key to Aid Global Economy

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme in a UNEP World Water Day Message for March 22, 2009 says investing in the world's freshwaters could be one of the keys to aiding global economic recovery.

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