environement

‘Green economy’ pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev was awarded on Monday the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, recognizing his groundbreaking ‘green economy’ work. 

As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN

With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests.

General Assembly re-elects Joan Clos as head of UN Human Settlements Programme

The General Assembly has re-elected Joan Clos of Spain as the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to a second term, which will run from 18 October 2014 until 31 December 2017.