Archive for 'UNEP'
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform proposes a set of headline indicators for monitoring and communicating progress on greening growth and a greener economy and an international agenda for action for taking these forward.
The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.
The 2011 UN climate talks in Durban ended with a decision to extend the Kyoto Protocol through a second commitment period, in return for a roadmap to a global legal agreement covering all parties for the first time.
The SDRN highlights new publications on carbon and climate change: DECC publishes Carbon Plan; bridging the emissions gap; fairness and sustainable consumption; cabbies and climate change; communicating confidence and uncertainty.
A new 10-year international collaborative project, the Earth System Sustainability Initiative, will provide global coordination for science to respond to the environmental challenges facing our societies.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: sustainability survey results; online climate policy tracker; mainstreaming environment and health; ecosystems for water and food security.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: sustainable urban environments (SUE) research dialogues; compendium for the civic economy presents 25 case studies; UNEP on forests in a green economy.
At a symposium hosted by the SEED Initiative, speakers from government, civil society, industry bodies, international organizations and academia underlined the importance and necessity of moving towards a greener economy.
In a new report, the UN Environment Programme sets out the economic and social case for investing two per cent of global GDP to kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient green economy.
Following the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico, wide support, tempered with a recognition of the work still to do, came from Government, business and civil society.