environment

Lebanon chosen by UN agency to host World Environment Day

Lebanon has been chosen to host this year’s World Environment Day on 5 June, the first time in the 30-year history of the awareness-raising event that the main celebrations will be held in the Arab world, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Top UN environmental body calls for urgent action in Iraq

The top United Nations environmental body today called for urgent action in post-war Iraq, ranging from immediate humanitarian relief and assessing the threat from weapons with depleted uranium, to the longer-term recovery of an environment that has suffered from decades of damage.

UN agency unveils plan to use hot rocks to generate electricity in eastern Africa

In a promising form of renewable energy, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today unveiled a new plan to use the steam produced by hot rocks buried within the earth to generate electricity in eastern Africa.