UNEP’s Atlas Powerpoints Released for Educational Purposes

One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment  provides a comprehensive, visual presentation of scientifically verifiable information about changes in the global environment, shown through state-of-the-art remote sensing technology.

Nine-year-old Lau Tsun Ming from China Wins First Prize in UNEP Children's Painting Competition

Sophisticated images of water and life, of desert biodiversity and of deforestation and environmental degradation dominate this year's International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. Winners were announced on World Environment Day.

Ozone-Friendly Agricultural Products Are Goal of New Global Initiative

More than 5,000 farms and organizations joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to accelerate the phase-out of an agricultural pesticide that damages the ozone layer, the Earth’s protective shield.

UNEP and Construction Companies Launch Green Building Initiative

A new international effort to "green" the multi-billion dollar building and construction sector was launched in Paris on February 21, 2006 with some of the biggest names in the business.

Cutting Air Pollution Delivers "Big Bang for Your Buck"

Countries and cities that adopt air pollution busting measures can make significant economic savings, the latest GEO Year Book by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

Saving King Kong: UNEP and Partners Work to Save Gorillas

The UNEP Convention on Migratory Species signs a contract with other partners to undertakes initiative for the conservation of Gorillas in 10 African States on February 7,2006.   

Winners of UNEP’s “Focus on Your World” Photo Competition

From Wildlife and Waste Tips to Slums and Stewardship

UNEP NEWS: Celebrating Women as Custodians of the Environment

2005 is an historic year for the United Nations and an historic one for women. It will go down as the year in which the role of women in respect to the environment and the environment’s role in delivering gender equality moved from the edges into the centre of political life.

Asian Tsunami Inflicts Multi-Million Dollar Damage on Indonesia’s Environment

Beyond the horrific loss of human life, the earthquake and resulting tsunami of 26 December 2004 had enormous impacts on Indonesia’s coastal environment, causing damage and loss to natural habitats and important ecosystem functions.

Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Corporate Responsibility Declaration

A UNEP new release of November 26, 2004, announces that following two days of discussions in Lahore and Sialkot, Pakistan, the Third Global Forum for Sports and Environment (G-ForSE), the leaders of the sporting goods industry in Sialkot, who produce 60 per cent of the soccer balls used around the world, unanimously endorsed a declaration calling for environmental concerns to be fully taken into account in their industry.

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