environment

Mountain areas show signs of global warming, UN environment agency reports

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today reported "startling" evidence of the effect of global warming on the Himalayas.

Environmental study of Palestinian Territories planned by UN agency

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced plans to launch a study of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in late June or early July.

Planet faces tough environmental challenges, UN report warns

Unless urgent action is taken to protect land worldwide, over 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface could be affected by roads, mining, cities and other infrastructure developments in the next 30 years, according to a major new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Businesses can flourish by helping to tackle global ills, UN-backed report says

Businesses that wish to thrive in a global economy must respond to major social and environmental trends that are reshaping markets, argues a new report cosponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Water key resource for development activities, UN says in marking World Water Day

Noting the central role of water in development activities, United Nations officials today observed World Water Day by stressing the need for conservation as well as investment in cooperative activities that would make the valuable resource available to all.

Endangered species treaty prompts environmental reforms in countries -- UN agency

Noting the success of sanctions and other incentives in the battle to protect endangered species, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that it has decided to lift or modify trade measures imposed on countries in response to pledges by their governments to reform their wildlife management and commercial practices.

UN-backed global ecosystems study opens secretariat in Malaysia

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced the opening of the secretariat for a worldwide project to evaluate the Earth’s ecosystems, which will provide government leaders and experts authoritative information on the global environment.

Poverty, environment and globalization all major issues, UNEP head says

The head of the United Nations environment agency has urged flexibility in tackling the challenges of poverty alleviation, environmental protection and managing economic globalization.

Need to protect coral reefs focus of new outreach effort by UN environment agency

Responding to the growing threat to coral reefs, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has teamed up with government agencies and tourist industry experts to launch an information campaign designed to educate holidaymakers about the need to protect of the valuable coral resource.

UN agency sets up unit to assess environmental impact of conflicts

Building on the success of its recent environmental assessments in the Balkans region, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced the launch of a new Post-Conflict Assessment Unit.