The Climate and Clean Air Coalition intends to serve as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.
South South Cooperation is sweeping the globe. Find out how UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism is helping the southern hemisphere find solutions for an environmentally sustainable future for southern countries…and beyond.
A love of walking in forests in her home country of the Philippines inspired the winning entry of 13-year-old Trisha Co Reyes in the 2011 International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment – watch Trisha’s painting come to life.
Trisha beat over 600,000 other young people to win first place in the competition, which is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
World Environment Day (WED) is on 5 June. This day is targeted to be the people’s day for positive action and demonstrates how individual actions can create an exponential impact. This year’s event, hosted by Rwanda, will support the International Year of Biodiversity.
Part of a series of profiles of pioneers in environmental justice – former US Vice President Al Gore (North America) for a career-long campaign to protect the environment, including his congressional efforts to clean up toxic dumps as well as his more recent battle against climate change as exemplified by his critically-acclaimed documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
Part of a series of profiles of pioneers in environmental justice – Mikhail Gorbachev of the Russian Federation, champion in the field of international environmental politics and conflict prevention on waterways globally.
In the arid farmlands of eastern Kenya, a German NGO has been helping communities to harvest rain. Using the occasional rock features that interrupt the otherwise flat landscape, they are building simple reservoirs to catch rainwater as it runs down the rock face. The collected water is then sold for a token price.
With ‘Eco-tips for jeans’ the United Nation Environment Program shows us how we can all participate in the fight against climate change by adopting good practices during the use phase of our jeans. Wear your jeans at least 3 times, wash them in cold water, don’t use the dryer or the iron. By following these practices people can consume up to 5 times less energy!
A selection of Paint for the Planet paintings will be auctioned at the Harvard Club of New York City on 25 October to raise emergency funds for children affected by climate-related disasters. Watch the messages from some of the artists. Charlotte, Laksmi and Guy.
The Tenadi Co-operative Group, lead by Sidi El Moktar Waled, was awarded the 2006 Sasakawa Prize by the United Nations Environment Programme, for their efforts to fight desertification in their local community of Tenadi, Mauritania.