Climate Pollutants Initiative

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments by

On February 16th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the creation of a multilateral governance effort to address short-lived climate pollutants entitled, The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants. Environment ministers from Canada, Mexico, Sweden, and Bangladesh, as well as Ghana’s Ambassador to the US joined Secretary Clinton, Achim Steiner, [...]

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Governance for Sustainability is Most Pressing Issue – UNEP Foresight Panel and GEO-5 Say

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments by

‘Aligning Governance to the Challenges of Global Sustainability’ is the most pressing emerging issue in the environmental sphere, according to a report just released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report identifies and ranks 21 environmental issues which have the greatest potential impact on the well-being of humanity and the planet, yet receive [...]

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EU and Others Disagree over UNEP’s Future

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments by

The European Union (EU) is continuing to spearhead a push to establish a World Environment Organization (WEO) at Rio+20, but is facing growing opposition from the United States, the host country Brazil, and developing nations, according to an Environment & Energy News report. The EU proposal entails transforming the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) into a [...]

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UNEP’s 13th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

Feb 19, 2012 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized the 13th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-13) at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 18-19 February 2012. The Global Forum is an annual event organized right before the UNEP Governing Council, to provide an opportunity for civil society and other groups to exchange ideas and get [...]

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Publication Highlight: “Perspectives” a Series from UNEP

Feb 19, 2012 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a new publication series, Perspectives, which is designed to ensure that the voices of civil society are better heard in the ongoing discussions on environment and sustainable development. This effort supports UNEP’s partnership with Major Groups and Stakeholders and its efforts to improve the global environment. Perspectives [...]

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UNEP Conferences in Nairobi 18-22 February 2012

Feb 18, 2012 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organizes the 12th Special Session of its Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) in Nairobi, Kenya from 20-22 February 2012. The ministerial consultations during the session will focus on emerging policy issues under the overall theme of “The environmental agenda in the changing world: from Stockholm 1972 to Rio 2012″. From 18-19 February, [...]

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