Rio 2016, UN Environmental Programme launch 'Green Passport' website, app
Rio 2016, UN Environmental Programme launch 'Green Passport' website, app

The Olympic organising committee in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) launched a "Green Passport" on Thursday (October 15) to promote eco-tourism throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro during Games-time next year.

South African anti-poaching group wins UN award

A South African anti-poaching group has won a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) top prize, Champions of the Earth, for its efforts to protect the endangered rhinos.

SDGs need to avoid environment-development trade-offs: Report

Efficient use of the available natural resource and minimizing the wastage should be the driving point of the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals, says a new report.

World Environment Day 2015: PM Modi plants Kadam tree sapling
World Environment Day 2015: PM Modi plants Kadam tree sapling

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday planted a Kadamb tree at 7RCR on the occasion of World Environment Day to create awareness for environment.

PM Modi to plant saplings on World Environment Day
PM Modi to plant saplings on World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June throughout the world with different themes.

World Environment Day: Water, food, energy and rising temperatures

The theme for this year’s WED is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care". It tells us how the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources.

Better education, living conditions can lower greenhouse gas emissions in India: Expert

Improving education and creating favourable living and working conditions are essential for India's transition to a society with minimal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, said an expert who authored UNEP's latest report on resource use in Asia-Pacific.

Fourfold increase in energy use in Asia-Pacific: UNEP

A four-fold increase in energy use in the Asia-Pacific region has been noted in the last 40 years, mainly due to rapid urbanisation in China, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Tuesday.

Natural resource use growth faster in Asia-Pacific: UNEP

Natural resource use in the Asia-Pacific region is growing at a rate of five percent per year, which is faster than the rest of the world, a UNEP report said on Tuesday.

Give tax sops to renewable energy projects: Report

Tax incentives, easier overseas borrowing norms and innovative financial instruments for clean energy projects will boost India's efforts to achieve sustainable development in the long term, says a report.

Nitrous oxide emissions could double by 2050: UNEP

Nitrous oxide (N20) emissions could almost double by 2050 if more aggressive action is not taken, undermining global efforts to curb climate change, the United Nations` Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.

`Elephants facing threat of extinction`

Reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, star of Manchester City and Ivory Coast, warned Tuesday that the slaughter of elephants for their ivory was threatening their very existence.

RK Pachauri to step down as IPCC boss in 2015

The Indian leading the United Nation`s climate science arm is planning to step down from his position in 2015.

IPCC to blame mankind for global warming, explain `hiatus`

A United Nations panel of experts met on Monday to review a draft report that raises the probability that climate change is man-made to 95 percent and warns of ever more extreme weather unless governments take strong action.

Indian-origin scientist chosen for UN`s highest environmental award

An Indian-origin scientist, who proved how cutting emissions of "black carbon" or soot can significantly lessen the impact of climate change, has been selected for the United Nation`s top environmental award.

India among nations generating lowest e-wastes from computers

India is among the countries generating lowest quantity of e-waste from personal computers, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

Environment holds business risks and chances: UN

Rising temperatures, storms linked to climate change and growing competition for water and land point to tough times ahead for the business sector, but also a chance for profitable innovation, the UN said today.

World Environment Day 2013: Act to reduce disaster risk

The theme for this year is Think.Eat.Save, which is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that persuades mankind to reduce their foodprint.

UN approves creation of environment assembly

The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of the UN Environment Assembly as part of efforts to support the strengthening and upgrade of the Nairobi-based UNEP.

Alarming rise in mercury levels in Asia: UN

Communities in developing countries especially in Asia are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury.