New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability

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Image from UNEP report, "Towards A Green Economy." UNEP makes the case for capital resources and development directed at low emissions projects. Graph from the UNEP report, "Towards a Green Economy."

World Energy Supplies on an ‘Unsustainable Path’ says UNEP

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In an attempt to refocus attention onto the world’s dwindling supply of fossil fuels, the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) has published a dramatic fifth edition of its Global Environmental Outlook. UNEP calls for a greater focus on the policies that target the factors that drive environmental change, such as reliance on fossil fuels for energy production. UNEP is right in that we are on an unsustainable path,” he comments.

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COP18 and Four Degrees: Have We Passed The Point Of No Return?

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” The recently released UNEP Emissions Gap Report echoed many of these findings. Climate 2 degrees warming 4 degrees warming Climate Change climate change solutions COP18 heatwave Qatar Climate Talks UNEP world bank

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New Study: Marine Protection Goals Are on Target, But Still Not Enough

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The study — developed in conjunction with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre — assessed the state of ocean protection efforts to date and provides recommendations for how to achieve real success for the future.

UNEP Launches Green Economy Initiative

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The call was made today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and leading economists as they launched the Green Economy Initiative aimed at seizing an historic opportunity to bring about tomorrow's economy today. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: "The financial, fuel and food crises of 2008 are in part a result of speculation and a failure of governments to intelligently manage and focus markets".

David de Rothschild Talks Adventure And Plastic With Green Prophet (Exclusive)

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A National Geographic “emerging explorer,&# David de Rothschild talks to Green Prophet about plastic, and how adventures inspire change and action.

Can you believe earth is running out of sand?

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In 2009 Green Prophet reported that the massive construction boom caused a shortage of the high quality desert sand used in construction. Green Tech and Gadgets desert environment natural resources sand

Green Economy

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During the informals ofthe 3º Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD in NYC, ANPED, Danish92 and CED willorganize a strategy meeting to discuss how to integrate the 9 baseline principles of the Green Economy inthe Rio+20 outcome document. For many politicians the new solution is "green growth".

E-waste Causing Problems for Countries

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A report was recently released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) about the rising problem of E-waste in countries like China and India. The UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP says this can happen by setting up large, efficient facilities in China to collect and manage the e-waste. Tagged: e-waste , e-waste guide , eCycling , EPA , Recycling , UNEP. Tags: Green e-waste e-waste guide eCycling EPA Recycling UNEP

World’s First Solar-Powered Transcontinental Flight in Pictures

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As Piccard, who founded the Solar Impulse project, reached the highest point of his flight over Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ) announced that he is this year’s recipient of the Champions of the Earth Laureate Award.

MENA Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

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Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange. Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Taken from the Africa Water Atlas (2010); Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Climate Change in the Arab World – a New Blog

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Mr. Wardam has 15 years working experience with national academic institutions, NGOs, the government of Jordan and international and regional environmental organizations such as the UNDP, UNEP and IUCN, he writes in his biography.

Green Growth Leaders

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[link] The Green Growth Leaders (GGL) is a global alliance of cities, regions, countries and corporations, sharing a vision of building prosperous, green economies and communities -and a better tomorrow for their citizens. GGL represents the world’s leading green growth economies and is fronted by a council. Knowledge We are dedicated to defining the macroeconomics of green growth. For Members of the Press Green growth comes in many new and surprising forms.

The Arab World Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

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Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange. Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Taken from the Africa Water Atlas (2010); Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Bio-Powered Green Bus Fitted With Recycled Materials Cruises Dubai

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And the Green Bus is certainly that. “We will continue with the experiment for another year to study different aspects of the ‘Green Bus,’ said Abdul Mohsin Ebrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector.

Greening events - Green Meeting Guide 2009

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A green event is one designed, organised and implemented in a way that minimises negative environmental impacts and leaves a positive legacy for the host community. To assist organisers and hosts of small-to medium-sized meetings in greening their events, ICLEI, in cooperation with UNEP, has developed the Green Meeting Guide 2009! The Greening Meetings Checklist gives detailed greening recommendations for the day to day preparation of a meeting.

U.N Report Fears That Recycling Industry’s Inefficiency Could Hamper Green Tech

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stated – “Many metal recycling rates are discouragingly low, and a recycling society appears no more than a distant hope. Otherwise, advances in green technology could hit a serious speed bump. Environment Green News

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

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Likewise, efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance sequestration (REDD+) in the tropics have been darlings of private and public green funding, since they offer a solution to both climate change and biodiversity loss. C (UNEP 2012). UNEP 2012.

Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]

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The Atlas is the latest addition to a series of atlases coordinated by UNEP that began in 2005 with the launch of a global atlas - “One Planet, Many People.”

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A 'Green New Deal' can save the world's economy,

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Switching direction and concentrating on 'green growth', he says, will not only prevent such catastrophes, but rescue the world's finances. The new, green economy would provide a new engine of growth, putting the world on the road to prosperity again.

Building a Green Economy

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Link on ENN -- Know Your Environment When leaders of the 20 largest economies gather in Washington this week , a centerpiece of their deliberations should be a Global Green Deal that capitalizes on the current economic crisis to build economically and environmentally sustainable economies. A Global Green Deal would have several strategic objectives: Transition to a renewable energy economy. Invest in green infrastructure.

Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

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Green Economy Report [link] Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide.

PLANET GREEN’S BLUE AUGUST MONTH DIVES INTO SUMMER WITH A CELEBRATION OF THE OCEANS

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The Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana and the United Nations Environment Programme join the effort World premiere of Acid Test: The Challenge of Ocean Acidification with Sigourney Weaver This summer, Planet Green presents Blue August, a robust month of on-air and on-line programming that brings to life the wonders and mysteries of the aquatic -- from the majesty of our oceans to the critical issue of clean drinking water.

Population or Environmental Food Crisis, Part 5: Conventional agriculture

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The environmental food crisis is a term that comes from UNEP and a report which the organization commissioned in 2009 in response to the food price crisis. The green revolution. Despite its name, the Green Revolution should not be mistaken for an alternative or organic agriculture practice. The Green Revolution can be seen as a neo-agricultural version of conventional farming practices of the 1960-1970s where the main aim is large-scale environmental modification.

Goodall, Clinton and Cousteau at Eye Earth Summit Abu Dhabi

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The four day summit was organized by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

‘Vampire Diaries’ Actor Ian Somerhalder Unveiled as Winner

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Receiving over 50% of the public votes, model, producer and activist Ian was heralded as the greenest international media luminary for 2012 at a glittering green gala dinner. The award carries with it the responsibility to continue to promote a global green agenda through the media.

Interview: Pitfalls of Environmental Journalism in the Middle East with Najib Saab

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Green Prophet: How did you get involved in environmental issues? After graduating, I started working with UNEP as their Regional Information Officer. Green Prophet: What are the main challenges you are facing? Green Prophet: What are some of your major achievements?

Human waste could be fertiliser and power source

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The world's two billion tons of wastewater could supply much of the nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium required for crop fertilisation, says a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Tags: Energy Waste-management Green

World’s Largest Artificial Lagoon Nears Completion in Egypt, Despite Chaos

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The state-of-the-art green design of Crystal Lagoon Sharm El Sheikh is completely environmentally friendly, and fulfils the highest standards of environmental safety.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publication

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UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute. Encouraging Sustainable Consumption and Production and promoting ‘Green Growth’.

Investing in carbon capture and storage Nature's way

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Stopping deforestation, greening agriculture better than carbon capture and storage, says UNEP Report by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It does, does it? Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth's forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a 2009 report by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) says.

Abu Dhabi beach gains Blue Flag award

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Green Prophet has recently reported on schemes to improve Abu Dhabi’s environmental record, especially amongst its marine habitats, and to educate local schoolchildren about conservation. Read more about Abu Dhabi’s environmental record on Green Prophet: Feeding Abu Dhabi With Water From Air.

Pachamama: Our Earth, Our Future

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Named after a word meaning Mother Earth in the Inca culture, it is a special youth edition of UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook 2000. ‘Children are often the driving force behind eco-friendly living’, says a new publication which gives them an international voice.

Visions for Change - Recommendations for Effective Policies on Sustainable Lifestyles

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The GSSL was jointly developed by UNEP and the Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles, which was led by Sweden from 2005-2009, in the framework of the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).

Importance of Rio+20 To Be Explored in Free Webinar Presented by International Society of Sustainability Professionals

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Amy Fraenkel, UNEP's Director for North America, will be the lead presenter during the one-hour panel discussion, to be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with participants from around the world.

Cancun Climate Talks Conclude on Positive Note

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This makes the other 50% of climate pollutants, the non-CO2 pollutants, critical to control, according to Dr. Molina, who spoke at an official side event organized jointly by FSM and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Quick wins against non-CO2 pollutants can buy back time that’s been lost struggling to cut carbon dioxide, said UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner.

Capacity Development Key to Stopping Illegal Trade in Hazardous and Electronic Waste

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As part of the preparatory work for the Project, 86 officials underwent capacity building on intelligence-led enforcement, waste takeback, and interagency cooperation during workshops in Cambodia and Thailand, which were jointly hosted by the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, respectively. Washington, D.C.

Ethics and Sustainability: The Religions of the World Are United

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The UNEP Interfaith Partnership on the Environment’s 2000 publication Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection for Action states, “The spiritual challenge of the ecological crisis draws us back to our religious traditions to reflect on and celebrate the natural world in its most profound sense of mystery as a manifestation and experience of the sacred.”

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World Environment Day on 5 Jun 2008: Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy

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Around the world, nations, cities, organizations and businesses are looking afresh at green options. Source: World Environment Day, UNEP. Image: World Environment Day, UNEP. Tags: Environment Future Sustainable-development Life-style Green Climate-change Youth Education