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

The Green Changemakers

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.

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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

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

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

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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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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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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. Business Egypt Israel Lebanon Mediterranean Sea Morocco oil spills OSCAR MED Palestinian Territory pollution REMPEC Tunisia Turkey UNEP

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.

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

Eccorazzi

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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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.”

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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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.

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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'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.

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

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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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Permafrost Thawing May Cause Major Increase in Global Warming Feedback Loop

Celsias

Should permafrost thawing accelerate as expected, resulting carbon dioxide and methane emissions will significantly amplify global warming, according to a report published today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) titled Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost.

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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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.

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Global Temperatures Rising on a Trajectory That is Devastating

Celsias

CAT’s analysis of current policies show that, in reality, the ‘gap’ in 2020 could be even larger than discussed in the UNEP Bridging the Emissions Gap Report (2011), as that report assumed that governments would meet their

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Environment and Trade: A Handbook - Second Edition

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MB) UNEP, IISD, IISD, 2005. Get the Book English (PDF - 2.5 MB) Español (PDF - 4.5 MB) Russian (PDF - 1.1

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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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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 recycling industry is not in a great state as we would like it to be.

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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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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).

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

Green (Living) Review

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.

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World Soil Day today, it’s not looking great

Green Prophet

The study which was conducted under a pilot project in Malawi funded by the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment initiative, allows for a better understanding of the economic damages incurred by soil loss.

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Latest UN Environment Report Describes a 'Threatened Planet

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Link source : The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released its latest detailed report, "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)," which examines the state of the planet from a number of different aspects. GEO-4 is the latest in UNEP's series of flagship reports. GEO-4 is the most comprehensive UN report on the environment, prepared by about 390 experts and reviewed by more than 1 000 others across the world," UNEP's bulletin noted.

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Serious Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health

Greentumble

A more reliable assessment of the state of science of endocrine disruptors is probably that prepared by a group of experts for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2013. Most of us grew up in an age where.

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New Delhi: new green hotels couldn’t be more different

Green Traveler Guides

Krishnan Nair , chairman of the Leela chain, was named to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global 500 Roll of Honor , which recognizes environmental achievements of leaders and organizations internationally. | Leela Palace & Green Leaf |. I ndia is continual contradiction.

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Phytotechnologies

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UNEP’s Interest in Phytotechnology II. About UNEP / DTIE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS GLOSSARY * Copyright [link]. Freshwater Management Series No.

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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.

Towards Sustainable Lifestyles

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Online version: PDF UNEP/UNESCO youthXchange Training Kit on Sustainable Consumption: Towards Sustainable Lifestyles (2nd Updated Edition 2008) What is UNEP UNESCO youthXchange?

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. In collaboration with UNEP, the Chinese State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), Municipality of Guiyang, China.

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