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UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

As well as its number one position as a source of pollution, China is also the world's biggest investor in renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

Value of environmental crimes reaches $258 bn: UNEP report

Environmental crimes have surpassed illegal trade in small arms in terms of profits accrued and the sophistication of perpetrators.

Jun 05, 2016, 06:04 AM IST
Bollywood actress Jacqueline supports UN campaign against illegal wildlife trade

Bollywood actress Jacqueline supports UN campaign against illegal wildlife trade

The '#WildforLife' campaign, launched Wednesday at the 2nd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade in wildlife.

May 26, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

World facing 'grave environmental crisis', warns Pope Francis

Pope Francis said the world was facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya today on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

Nov 25, 2015, 23:13 PM IST
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.

Oct 16, 2015, 08:36 AM IST

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.

Sep 07, 2015, 23:28 PM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2015, 17:09 PM IST
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.

Jun 05, 2015, 08:43 AM IST
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.

Jun 03, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

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.

Jun 02, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

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.

Nov 22, 2013, 12:05 PM IST

`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.

Oct 29, 2013, 21:56 PM IST

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.

Sep 24, 2013, 12:46 PM IST

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.

Sep 24, 2013, 08:41 AM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2013, 19:03 PM IST

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.

Aug 29, 2013, 20:58 PM IST