Global SCP Clearinghouse: One Click Away from SCP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production, has pre-launched the online Global SCP Clearinghouse atwww.start.scpclearinghouse.org. The Global SCP Clearinghouse is meant to offer a unique one-stop hub dedicated to advancing the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production …

A New Purpose for an Old Metric: The Green Transition Scoreboard

September 27, 2012— Countries tout GDP; shareholders track return on investment. Money-denominated metrics are intuitively (if incorrectly) understood. Money is information, even as we have progressed beyond money as the only measure of success. Ethical Markets Media follows Beyond GDP indicators such as the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) and …

GEO-5 Summary Highlights Continued Deterioration of the Global Environment

GEO-5 Summary Highlights Continued Deterioration of the Global Environment 20_February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5) Summary for Policy Makers, which was negotiated and endorsed by governments on 31 January 2012. The summary was released as a prelude to the full report, which …

On the Eve of Rio+20, Countries Accelerating Plans for a Transition to a Green Economy

On the Eve of Rio+20, Countries Accelerating Plans for a Transition to a green economy Beijing, 16 November 2011 – A new UN report demonstrates that governments and businesses alike are taking steps to accelerate a global shift towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive green future. From china to …

UNEP High-Level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), jointly with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will organize a High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy, on 18 November 2011 in Beijing. The Forum is also supported by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) and …

UNEP FI September Newsletter

Highlight THE HIGHLIGHT 13th Global Roundtable fast arriving, Washington, D.C., 19-20 October Join over 100 speakers and 600+ participants for a one-of-a-kind summit in Washington, D.C., on 19-20 October. Gain valuable insight into the emerging financial sustainability sector’s most pressing issues. Global Roundtable speaker Terry Vaughan Global Roundtable speaker Terry …

Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies

Abu Dhabi, 7 June 2011 – Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The summit will focus on the issue of greater access to environmental and societal data. Over the past ten years, Abu …

GSP Secretariat Briefs UN Delegates on Outcomes of Helsinki Meeting

Latest News – 2 June 2011 GSP Secretariat Briefs UN Delegates on Outcomes of Helsinki Meeting Read More: GSP Secretariat Briefs UN Delegates on Outcomes of Helsinki Meeting 1_June_2011: The Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) has briefed UN delegates on the recent work …

Cooperation for a Green Economy

Latest News – 11 May 2011 Featured Guest Article Cooperation for a Green Economy by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) As_the_Commission on Sustainable Development convenes in New York, the thoughts of an increasing number of nations are turning towards next year’s Rio+20 Conference in …

Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants – Issue #3

A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations Volume 15 Number 179 – Wednesday, 27 April 2011 POPS COP5 HIGHLIGHTS Tuesday, 26 April 2011 The fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) convened for its second day in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, …