Latest United Nations Environment Program Stories
For the first time ever, the amount of new global renewable generating capacity has broken through the 100GW barrier. In 2014, according to a UN report, the total capacity was equal to that of all the nuclear power plants in the United States.
According to a new report, Caribbean corals have declined more than 50 percent since the 1970s. However, researchers believe that by increasing the parrotfish population, the trend of declining coral can be reversed and it will become more resilient to climate change.
Barbados, which is at the cutting edge of the fight against a changing climate, has become the first Small Island Developing State to host the annual World Environment Day.
Global investment in renewable energy was a record high $257 billion in 2011, with solar leading the pack, according to two new reports on renewable energy trends issued.
A British biologist has discovered that buzzing bees will keep elephants from stomping on African plantations.
A UN report warned the green technology industry on Thursday that less than a third of metals have a recycling rate of over 50 percent.
MEXICO CITY, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico: President of Mexico Felipe Calderon completed a successful trip to the United States this week that focused on environmental sustainability in Mexico and the importance of bilateral relations with the United States. On Tuesday, May 10, President Calderon was honored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) for his leadership in addressing climate change at both...
An assessment report to be released this week by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization shows that reducing emissions of two common air pollutants -- black carbon and gases integral to the production of ground-level ozone -- could slow the rate of climate change markedly over the next half-century.
The UN's environmental watchdog warned on Thursday that tons of throw-away plastic and massive runoff from chemical fertilizer are choking the world's oceans.
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