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The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and Earth Day Network invite you to attend a virtual dialogue, “Honoring Tradition Keepers and Change Agents as Earth Day Turns 50.”
The dialogue will explore how people of faith and faith-based organizations are addressing climate change by safeguarding traditions and striving to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In 1970 the first Earth Day ushered in a new environmental consciousness and a wave of environmental laws. 50 years later we are fighting to protect our climate and our future. Many leaders on the front lines can be found in religious and indigenous communities.
On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Faith for Earth is partnering with the Parliament of World’s religions on this global…
In Early 2019, Faith for Earth, organized with EU-DEVCO a capacity building workshop for EU staff members on Climate Change and Religions. The workshop resulted in an agreement to hold an international conference in Brussels on the role of religions, religion leaders and Faith-Based Organizations in combating climate change.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
Globally, around 25% of all animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. This year the International Day for Biological Diversity is targeted towards raising awareness and building momentum on the importance of biodiversity as well as global issues on biodiversity loss, in the lead up to the United Nations Biodiversity Conference.
The IP4 meeting has been postponed. More information to follow.
The fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP4) is scheduled to take place on 23 to 27 March 2020 in Bucharest, Romania.
The meeting will be held at the Palace of Parliament Strada Izvor, nr. 2-4, Bucharest (Romanian…
During 28-30 January 2020 UN Environment Programme/Chemicals and Health Branch in collaboration with Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat offered technical support in delivering the Regional Training Workshop on Stockholm Convention Reporting, organized in Port of Spain by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean Region in Trinidad and Tobago.
The 11th Annual Meeting of the United Nations Strategic Planning Network will be held in Nairobi, Kenya at the Tribe Hotel on the 2nd & 3rd December and at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on the 4th December 2019.
Themed “Advancing Strategic Planning in the UN Reform Context”, the meeting aims to bring together a range of UN Agencies to facilitate knowledge sharing and…
The 2019 Intersessional Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean will gather authorities of 33 countries, in Bridgetown, Barbados, to address the most pressing environmental issues of the region.
Representatives will follow up on the decisions approved during the XXI meeting of the Forum, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from…
The 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 31) is scheduled to convene from 4-8 November 2019.
The Europe Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is offering the chance for talented and creative artists to put their art at the service of the environment and showcase their work to an international audience.
Comic strip artists, designers, photographers and all other artists, both professional and amateur, are invited to submit work that celebrates the…
On 30 July at 13:30 CEST/GMT+2 (Geneva time), UN Environment will be hosting a webinar on Undertaking Oil-Contaminated Site Assessments (register here). This Executive Webinar introduces the goals and procedures for oil-contaminated site assessments (CSA), identifying and describing the properties and weathering of oil in different environments, the types and sources of contamination, and…
Aid for Trade Global Review 2019:Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment
Session 69: Aid for trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience
Date: 4 July 2019
Location: Room W, WTO, Geneva
Organizer(s): UN Environment and EU
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The Caribbean Cooling Initiative coordinated by UN Environment’s United for Efficiency partnership presented the first draft of a national strategy to transform the refrigeration and air conditioning market in the Dominican Republic, during a high-level consultation meeting in Santo Domingo with representatives of the Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources, Energy and Mines, Tourism…
Panama, 22 March 2019.- The European bank BNP Paribas and UN Environment signed a partnership to increase access of small-scale farmers to climate adaptation finance, focusing initially in two countries: Colombia and Senegal.
BNP Paribas will co-finance technical assistance to a microfinance institution in each country, with the aim of developing products and services for investment in…