UN marks Day of the Tropics with focus on region’s vulnerability

The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, according to the United Nations, which today marked the International Day of the Tropics.

Soccer star Eto’o features in UN agency’s new biodiversity campaign

Cameroonian football striker Samuel Eto’o features in a new series of advertisements by the sportswear conglomerate Puma as part of the ‘Play for Life’ partnership campaign which the company and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) formed in January to support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

UN warns that Asia-Pacific region faces growing environmental threats

Asia and the Pacific face daunting environmental challenges that require an urgent international response, according to a just-released report by the United Nations regional commission.