environment

World’s first broadband environmental TV channel launches today: UN agency

The world’s first broadband TV channel dedicated to environmental issues – called ‘green.tv’ and developed with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – is being launched today, aiming to become a “one-stop shop” of broadcast information on the environment covering everything from climate change to children’s stories on wildlife.

Annan nominates head of conservation network as UN environment agency chief

Achim Steiner, the head of the world’s largest environmental network, was today nominated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to be the next Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), succeeding Klaus Toepfer on 15 June.

Greenhouse gases reach highest level ever recorded, UN agency reports

Globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most abundant greenhouse gas in the planet’s atmosphere, as well as of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), reached their highest ever-recorded levels in 2004, mainly due to human activity, the United Nations meteorological agency announced today.