environment

UN environmental agency launches global tree planting campaign

Youth leaders from nearly 40 countries gathering in Nairobi to promote young peoples' contributions to worldwide environmental protection, are set to launch an international tree-planting campaign that initially will plant 4,000 seedlings to restore the forests of Kenya, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.

Switch to unleaded fuel in Africa within sight, UN environment agency reports

The international effort to phase out lead in gas is accelerating as more African countries switch to lead-free petrol, according to a survey conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).