Tropical montane cloud forests are a rare type of evergreen mountain forest found in tropical areas where local climatic conditions cause cloud and mist to be regularly in contact with the forest vegetation. These forests support ecosystems of distinctive floristic and structural form and contain a disproportionately large number of the worlds endemic and threatened species.
A behind the scenes look at the UN Secretary-General’s recent visit to the Arctic where he witnessed first hand the rapid effects on the local environment caused by global warming.
Public Service Announcement for World Environment Day
The United Nations Environment Programme has awarded this year’s Sasakawa Award on the theme of Climate Change to an organisation to, Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha of Bangladesh.
green.tv teamed up with award winning animation company Dandy Productions to create this colorful advert for UNEP’s billion tree campaign. In all there are seven different language versions which have been distributed across the globe.
It’s not every day you see an international supermodel squaring up to a Hollywood actor. But as the countdown to World Environment Day (WED) on June 5th begins, Gisele Bundchen and Don Cheadle are taking off the gloves to do battle. The Goodwill Ambassadors of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are facing off for the ultimate WED Challenge – and they’re hungry for votes.
Part of a series of profiles of pioneers in environmental justice – Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin of Cuba, champions small island developing states and a subscriber to the philosophy of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’.
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.