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Slash emissions now or face climate disaster, U.N. warns

Nov 27, 2019 - 7:28 AM

'We are not running out of time – we are already out of time,' says Alden Meyer, director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists

UNEP: 'We need to speed up' on climate change

Oct 26, 2017 - 5:10 PM

'The train has left the station, the train is speeding up, but we need to speed up more,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim

Bring politics of biodiversity at same level as climate change – UNEP

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:12 PM

'Every other nation [has] accepted the climate message, and we should be at the same place by 2020 with biodiversity,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim at an international wildlife conference in Manila

BIODIVERSITY. In this file photo, Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, speaks during the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. File photo by Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

UN seeks more climate finance from rich nations

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:35 AM

Rich nations pledged back in 2009 to mobilize 100 billion 93 billion euros per year from 2020 for climate aid to the developing world but poor nations are insisting on a clear roadmap for reaching the goal

A man walks past the logo of the COP22 international climate conference on November 9, 2016, in Marrakesh. Fadel Senna/AFP

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

World's first global standard for sustainable rice launched in PH

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:31 PM

The Sustainable Rice Platform Standard aims to promote farmer friendly pro environment and pro consumer rice through a scoring system with 46 requirements

ESSENTIAL GRAIN. More than half of humanity depends on rice for 20% or more of their calorie intake

Carbon plans deeply inadequate, climate study warns

May 04, 2015 - 8:30 PM

United States European Union and China are responsible for nearly half the world s emissions

CLIMATE CHAOS. The combustion of fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal by energy companies is largely responsible for climate change.

Developing world may need annual $500B for climate by 2050 – UN

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The projected amount is as much as 5 times higher than previous estimates and significantly more than today s spending on climate adaptation

United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw (2-R), and his collaborators, present the first study on Breach Adaptation Adjustment of the UN's UNEP program at the Climate Change Summit of Lima (COP20) in Lima, Peru, 05 December 2014. EPA/Paolo Aguilar

Nature reserves on the rise but funds lacking – UN

Nov 13, 2014 - 11:24 AM

More needed to be done to ensure protected areas are appropriately located in areas important for biodiversity and ecosystem services are effectively and equitably managed and are well connected

View of two blacknecked storks at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, in Cano Negro, Costa Rica, on 27 March 2012. Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Plastic tide 'causing $13B in damage', UN says

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:47 AM

UNEP chief: Plastics have come to play a crucial role in modern life but the environmental impacts of the way we use them cannot be ignored

FLOATING TRASH. Aldemar Vallos, 27, collects recycleable plastic in the Pasig River in Manila on June 21, 2014. Noel Celis/AFP

Environment Day 2013: Think, Eat, Save

Jun 05, 2013 - 11:54 PM

On World Environment Day advocates aim to promote awareness about the alarming situation of food consumption and waste

6-minute speech seeks to change the world

Jun 16, 2012 - 8:01 AM

Ahead of the upcoming Rio 20 United Nations environmental summit in Brazil UNEP warns that we have already crossed or are bound to breach tipping points