New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

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." Submitted by Jonna McKone on February 22, 2011 City growth patterns.

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World Energy Supplies on an ‘Unsustainable Path’ says UNEP

Green (Living) Review

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?

Green Prophet

” 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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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.

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The Black Mambas, a Mostly Female Anti-Poaching Unit, Wins Top U.N. Award

Eccorazzi

A mostly-female South African ranger group named the “Black Mambas,” has been honored by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) with its highest environmental prize Read More The post The Black Mambas, a Mostly Female Anti-Poaching Unit, Wins Top U.N.

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UNEP Case Study Booklet- ‘Seeds of Knowledge: Contributing to Climate Change Solutions’

The Green Changemakers

The United Nations Environment Programme has published ‘Seeds of Knowledge’, a booklet of 24 case studies from 17 countries on grassroots solutions to the impacts of climate change. The publication has a focus on developing and emerging economies and aims to show that grassroots, community-led responses are already playing an essential role in building resilience to climate change across all regions of the world.

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Remote Saudi beach gets a makeover: would you book a beach holiday there?

Green Prophet

Event sponsor, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), called on everyone to “go wild for life” and take action to help safeguard species under threat. This year’s World Environment Day (WED) put a high beam on illegal trade of wildlife.

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WATCH: Don Cheadle and Other Celebs Fight to Save the Planet

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That’s the question the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is asking people for World Read More The post WATCH: Don Cheadle and Other Celebs Fight to Save the Planet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Don Cheadle, Gisele Bundchen, Yaya Toure and Ian Somerhalder are fighting.

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A 1,700 Gigaton Carbon Bomb is Thawing in the Permafrost

Green Prophet

Negotiators working on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol in Qatar ought to know that 1,700 gigatonnes of carbon lie buried in the permafrost, which is double the amount that currently wreaks so much havoc here on earth, reports UNEP – in much finer words.

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For Some Iranians Meatless Monday Isn’t a Choice

Green Prophet

Chicken is considered by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to be a more environmentally and health-friendly alternative to beef and pork, but even that is too expensive for some Iranians, who are turning to Aubergine instead.

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'Biodegradable' plastics are not at all great for the environment

Green (Living) Review

On top of all this, biodegradable plastics are less recyclable than regular plastics, and they can contaminate the feed of recycling plants: "If you're recycling plastic you don't want to have anything to do with biodegradable plastics," says Peter Kershaw, one of the authors of the UNEP study.

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Can you believe earth is running out of sand?

Green Prophet

According to an article published in Der Spielgel , the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimates that 40 billion tons of sand are consumed each year, 3/4ths of it in the production of concrete– enough to encircle the earth with a wall 25 meters high.

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Drinking water in Nigeria polluted with benzene at levels 900 times above the limit

Green Blog

The UN Environment Program (UNEP) launched on the end of November 2009, an assessment of the impact of contamination from oil across the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. UNEP has emphasised that the study, which began in late 2009, is independent and its funding by the Shell Petroleum Development Company is in keeping with the polluter-pays principle.

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E-waste Causing Problems for Countries

Green Life Smart Life

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

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

Green Prophet

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Taken from the Africa Water Atlas (2010); Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Turning the Tide on Plastic Litter

Nature Conservancy - Science

UNEP – Marine Litter Vital Graphics. I can’t remember the last time I walked along the shore and didn’t see plastic debris. This debris has nasty implications for seabirds , fish , sea turtles , and poses a risk to human health. Plastic waste is an immense problem.

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Climate Change in the Arab World – a New Blog

Green Prophet

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.

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Environmental damage highlighted by Google Earth

Eco Friendly Daily

Under the scheme, announced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday, before-and-after satellite images of 100 global environmental hotspots have been integrated into Google’s popular mapping program, Google Earth.

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

Green Prophet

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Taken from the Africa Water Atlas (2010); Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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US, China, and Others Launch Coordinated Study of Soot’s Impact on Arctic Melting

Green (Living) Review

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) highlighted the multiple benefits from cutting black carbon and another local air pollutant, tropospheric ozone, in its February “Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone: Summary for Decision Makers”.

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Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A recent UNEP report estimates that, based on least-cost scenarios, forests offer about 1/5 of the global opportunities for reaching our goal of limiting climate change to 2?C C (UNEP 2012). UNEP 2012. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi.

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

Green Prophet

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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World’s First Solar-Powered Transcontinental Flight in Pictures

Green Prophet

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.

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Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh ?

Green Prophet

The Clean up the World campaign is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). A hundred employees from The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh planted over 300 trees in the hotel’s surroundings as part of a new environmental campaign called Green Earth, Clean Earth.

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UN: Control Dangerous Chemicals & Save The Lives of Millions

Green Prophet

The UNEP’S director of the Division for Technology, Industry and Economics, Sylvie Lemmet argues in VOA News : “The estimated cost of poisoning from pesticide in sub-Saharan Africa…is estimated to be 6.3

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Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates; Reducing Soot and Other Non-CO2 Forcers Key to Survival

Green (Living) Review

Cancun, Mexico , December 7, 2010 – Concern for high-mountain regions of the world is rising, according to a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today, which states that the Himalayas and many other glaciers are melting quickly, threatening lives by flooding, and by reducing the region’s freshwater supply.

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Environmental damage highlighted by Google Earth

Eco Friendly Daily

Under the scheme, announced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday, before-and-after satellite images of 100 global environmental hotspots have been integrated into Google’s popular mapping program, Google Earth.

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Goodall, Clinton and Cousteau at Eye Earth Summit Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

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).

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Ocean “dead zones” on the rise

Eco Friendly Daily

The number of “dead zones” in the ocean – sites of massive marine life die-offs due to low dissolved oxygen – has increased by 33% since 2004, according to Nick Nutall of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Actor Ian Somerhalder Unveiled as Winner

Green (Living) Review

Ian Somerhalder has also supported the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by promoting World Environment Day– the biggest global day dedicated to positive action on the environment – which is organized every year by UNEP on 5 June.

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Mountains of Toxic E-Waste in Pakistan are a Goldmine

Green Prophet

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP warns of problems that will arise if e-waste recycling is “left to the vagaries of the informal sector,” according to an article in Science Daily.

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“The Garden of Eden Had Been Turned Into The Ashes of Hell”- Azzam Alwash On The Destruction Of The Marshlands of Iraq

Green Prophet

The worst engineered environmental disaster of the last century”- UNEP. In this two-part feature, Azzam Alwash tells us how he achieved the impossible and helped restore the Marshlands of south Iraq after its destruction under the Saddam regime.

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Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)

The Green Changemakers

Index >> SUMMARY FOR DECISION MAKERS Arabic English French Russian Spanish Chinese (available soon) >> BRUNDTLAND +20 SEMINAR BACKGROUND PAPER English >> UNEP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS English >> UNEP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PODCAST >> USER SURVEY Have a minute? MB) © UNEP.

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

Green Prophet

In June 2006 I read a report issued by UNEP called ‘Action Urged to Avoid Deep Trouble in the Deep Seas’ which alerted me to the fundamental issues facing our oceans.

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

The Green Changemakers

The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Published: May 30, 2011 File Guide Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation 2011.pdf Link [link] Abstract Climate change adaptation is an area of growing concern and engagement for many developing countries. Publisher UNDP-UNEP.

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

Green Prophet

After graduating, I started working with UNEP as their Regional Information Officer. However, I continued to do UNEP work on the side, living between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, before I settled in Holland with my Dutch wife.

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Dramatic Sea Level Rise Expected From Faster Melting of Arctic Snow and Ice

Green (Living) Review

According to a recent UNEP/WMO report, full implementation of a package of sixteen emission reduction measures targeting black carbon and ozone precursors, including methane, can cut the rate of global warming in half for the next 30 to 60 years, and by two-thirds in the Arctic.

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Investing in carbon capture and storage Nature's way

Green (Living) Review

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.

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

Green Prophet

When we first learned about the 120,000 square meter artificial lagoon in Sharm el Sheikh designed to be the largest of its kind in the world, we wondered whether it would lift off or crumble in failure as so many of Egypt’s grand projects have done.

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Eat Less Meat and Save The Planet

Green Prophet

The UN Environmental Program (Unep) is asking us to cut our meat consumption in half. As reported by the Unep, the huge expansion of industrial beef-farming methods in the Europe and the US causes “a web of water and air pollution.”

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