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.
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy.
Dr. Atiq Rahman – Champions of the Earth 2008 winner for his national and international experience in sustainable development, and environment and resource management. He is one of the leading specialists in the field.
Have you ever wondered what you could do to change things around you?
Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha Champions of the Earth 2008 winner for her work on climate change and adaptation in northern and eastern Africa.