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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Our Planet - UNEP’s magazine

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The contents of this site do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of UNEP, or the editors, nor are they an official record. for environmentally sustainable development. link] Our Planet Current Issue Your Planet Needs You English Version Version française Versión española The new issue of Our Planet highlights the work that people are doing around the world in building green infrastructure.

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UNEP Launches Green Economy Initiative

The Green Changemakers

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".

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New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Image from UNEP report, "Towards A Green Economy." The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that makes the case for investing 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors to propel a transition towards a “low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy ” and catalyze growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. UNEP makes the case for capital resources and development directed at low emissions projects.

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Leaded gasoline finally phased out worldwide

Inhabitant

Leaded gasoline is no longer used anywhere in the world, according to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Algeria, the last country left using leaded gasoline, finished its stockpile in July

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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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Mediterranean Surveillance Crew Eyes Oil Spills from the Sky

Green Prophet

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) were also involved. EMSA provided satellite images from the CleanSeaNet service, while Blue Plan , the UNEP/MAP’s Regional Activity Center on environment and sustainable development, coordinated a meeting designed to establish a network of law enforcement officials that can hold polluters accountable.

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. Marine Science Aichi Target 11 blue carbon Convention on Biological Diversity Ecosystem Services fishing high seas Imèn Meliane marine conservation marine protected area Mark Spalding MPA Ocean Yearbook seafood UNEP

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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World Environment Day (WED) 2020

Green Living Guy

For This Event Will Feature Live Feed from Host Country Colombia and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Stockholm, 5 June 2020–Climate social network leader ‘We Don’t Have Time’ supported UN World Environment Day.

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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.

The IOC creates an Olympic Forest

A Greener Life

Photo credit: IOC. By Anders Lorenzen. Ahead of this year’s Olympics in Tokyo, Japan , which organisers are adamant will still take place despite the pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stepped up its climate and nature commitments.

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. “These satellite pictures are a wake-up call to all of us to look at the sometimes devastating changes we are wreaking on our planet,” UNEP chief Achim Steiner said in a statement.

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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). The growth of dead zones could accelerate dramatically over the next 50 years as the world’s coastal populations rise, said Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP.

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Clunker cars are choking Africa

Green Prophet

The fast-growing global vehicle fleet is a major contributor to air pollution and climate change; globally, the transport sector is responsible for nearly a quarter of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions, UNEP reports. Clunkers from America, Europe and Japan clog the air in Africa.

How bankers can invest in the ocean, new UN guide

Green Prophet

New guidance published by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) provides a market-first, practical toolkit for financial institutions to take immediate action on their lending, investment and underwriting activities which negatively impact ocean health.

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Leaded gasoline finally phased out worldwide

AGreenLiving

Leaded gasoline is no longer used anywhere in the world, according to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Since 2002, UNEP has helped governments phase out the substance. “Leaded fuel illustrates in a nutshell the kind of mistakes humanity has been making at every level of our societies,” Inger Andersen, UNEP executive director, said. Algeria, the last country left using leaded gasoline, finished its stockpile in July.

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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. “These satellite pictures are a wake-up call to all of us to look at the sometimes devastating changes we are wreaking on our planet,” UNEP chief Achim Steiner said in a statement.

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Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit

Green Prophet

The Production Gap Report complements the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report, which shows that country pledges fall short of the emission reductions needed to meet global temperature limits. In the report preface, UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen notes that carbon emissions have remained exactly at the levels projected a decade ago, under the business-as-usual scenarios used in Emissions Gap Reports.

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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. “The International Permafrost Association should continue to coordinate development and the national networks should remain part of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost,” UNEP urges.

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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). The growth of dead zones could accelerate dramatically over the next 50 years as the world’s coastal populations rise, said Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP.

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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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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.” Professor Mark Sutton, author of the Unep study, says, “Eat meat, but less often – make it special. The Unep study forewarns of dark scenario for the planet.

The environmental impact of used car exports

AGreenLiving

Such is the case with many of the used vehicles exported to poorer countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Cleaning up the global vehicle fleet is a priority to meet global and local air quality and climate targets,” said Inger Andersen, UNEP’s executive director. UNEP Image via Shilin Wang. Environmentalists usually promote reuse. But sometimes reusing does more harm than good.

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UN launches program to reverse "triple environmental emergency"

AGreenLiving

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will run through 2030 under the co-leadership of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Businesses and the financial sector must reform operations and financial flows so that they restore and not destroy the natural world,” said Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director. “Re-think

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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. Also, though this is a worthwhile campaign that comes complete with useful recipes, and answers to frequently asked nutrition questions, UNEP says that Meatless Mondays won’t save the planet.

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Discarded COVID-19 masks are now littering seas and oceans

AGreenLiving

According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), over 13 million metric tons of plastic waste go into the oceans each year. UNEP predicts that the amount of waste dumped in the oceans will increase up to 10 times the current amount in the next 15 years.

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

Eco Friendly Daily

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. The UNEP report, which covered all metals, showed one of the highest global recycling rates for lead, mainly from batteries, at around 80 percent, while estimates of iron and steel recycling range from 70 to 90 percent. The recycling industry is not in a great state as we would like it to be.

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

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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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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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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.

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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‘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. Ian joined UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle and Rahul Bose to film video spots to advertise World Environment Day across the globe. “We

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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. One study estimated that about 4 to 12 million metric tons of plastic washed offshore in 2010 alone. It takes more than 400 years for each piece of plastic to degrade.

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Environmental Crime: Who is Offending? Who is Watching?

Green Home Blog

Needless to say, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) are a small example of the many organizations at the forefront of dealing with environmental crime. Environmental Crime: Who is Offending? Who is Watching? It seems as though every few years an environmental crime makes the headlines. From oil spills to chemical plant mishaps the enormity of such an event can be staggering.

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It’s Earth Day! How are you saving the planet today?

Green Living Ideas

Treehugger has announced the winner of the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) World Environment Day blog contest about food waste. To learn more about World Environment Day and the ‘Think.Eat.Save campaign visit UNEP.org/WED And to help spread awareness about food waste, visit UNEP’s Facebook and Twitter pages and use hashtags #WED2013 and #ThinkEatSave. The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, in a much different place and time.

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). Jane Goodall, Bill Clinton and Philippe Cousteau are all speaking in Abu Dhabi this week as part of the “Eye on Earth” Summit.

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Cancun Climate Talks Conclude on Positive Note

Green (Living) Review

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.

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Bio-Powered Green Bus Fitted With Recycled Materials Cruises Dubai

Green Prophet

Supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Green Bus project is a collaborative effort between the RTA and SS Lootah International , one of the fiercest proponents of bio-fuels in the United Arab Emirates. It’s easy to poke fun at Dubai for all of its insane excesses , but because we’re big-hearted greenies, we also want to give the Emirate a giant high-five when it does something worthwhile. And the Green Bus is certainly that.

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Pachamama: Our Earth, Our Future

The Green Changemakers

Named after a word meaning Mother Earth in the Inca culture, it is a special youth edition of UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook 2000. Eco times How green are you Contributors Glossary EcoMind Maze Additional information and links Background: Introduction Foreword Glossary Pachamama press release Global Environment Outlook - 2000 UNEP Explanation of the graphic guides used in this web site [link].

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Environment and Trade: A Handbook - Second Edition

The Green Changemakers

MB) UNEP, IISD, IISD, 2005. Book, 142 pages, copyright: UNEP, IISD, ISBN 1-895536-85-5 This handbook, a joint effort of the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Environment Programme, is aimed mainly at those with some knowledge about trade, environment or development, but not expert on the intersection of the three. Get the Book English (PDF - 2.5 MB) Español (PDF - 4.5 MB) Russian (PDF - 1.1

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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). From Africa Atlas of our Changing Environment (2008); Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

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10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags

Greentumble

However, in 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) supported the first project to calculate the “real” cost of plastic, including adverse environmental impacts of its production, use and disposal. Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. our purchased goods when we go shopping. They are a part of our modern lives, and we don’t tend to think much about them. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world [1].