Qatar and United Nations (UN) Pave Way for Environmentally-Friendly, Paper-Free Events

Paper-free or near paperless conferences may soon be in sight under a pioneering initiative by the Government of Qatar and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), announced on November 16th, 2008.

World’s National Parks and Protected Areas Now 0nLine for Everyone


A new online database that will allow scientists to arm-chair environmentalists monitor the world’s national parks and protected areas was launched on 6 October, 2008, at the 5th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.

New Migratory Species Agreement to Conserve Small Whales, Dolphins and Manatees in Western Africa and Macaronesia

A new Memorandum of Understanding to conserve the West African Manatee and Small Whales in Western Africa and Macaronesia was concluded in Lomé, Togo, under the auspices of UNEP’s Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) on October 7, 2008.

Take a Five-Second Flight to Top Environmental Hot Spots: UNEP Uses Google Earth to Put You in Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service.

UNEP Uses Google Earth to Put You in Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service People can “fly” to some of the world’s most dramatic environmental hotspots courtesy of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s innovative use of the popular mapping tool Google Earth.

Boost for Hazardous Waste Management in Côte d’Ivoire

A new project launched on June 16, 2008 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will help the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders.

Nature’s 100 Best Initiative Publishes Preliminary Findings On How to Green

Commercially-promising advances inventions, innovations and ideas inspired by the natural world and its close to 4-billion year-old history of “research and development” are at the centre of a new collaborative initiative called Nature’s 100 Best unveiled at the Ninth Conference of Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity, 19-30 May.

Barriers to a Green Economy Breaking Down According to UNEP Year Book 2008

An emerging Green Economy is seen in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) 2008 Year Book which indicates that growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors are pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies.

Sweden and UNEP Work Together to Help Developing Countries Phase Out of Ozone-Depleting HCFCS

The new Swedish-UNEP cooperation aims to raise the awareness of industry and Governments in developing countries about commercially-available alternatives to HCFCs and aims to convince them about the benefits of adopting such technology.

New Development Brings Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) to 37 More Developing Nations

The United Nations Environment Program, Yale University, International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers, and over 340 international publishers and prestigious scientific societies and associations announced on November 6, 2007, the launch of the second phase of ‘Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), a global development consortium that was founded in October 2006 to provide developing countries access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research online, and for little or no cost.

UNEP Response to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore Jointly Winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has today made it clear that combating climate change is a central peace and security policy for the 21st century.

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