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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…
There is a growing reliance on desalination as an alternative to tackle increasing water stress. Shifting towards alternative energy sources to power desalination plants and other sustainable and energy efficiency technologies will contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Still, there is another important public concern that the desalination industry is responding to: the impact on the…
SEA of Solutions 2019 is the first annual partnership week convened by SEA circular – an initiative from the UN Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), with support from the Swedish Government – to inspire market-based solutions and encourage enabling policies to prevent marine plastic pollution in South East Asia.
SEA circular works in…
13:30- 15:30 Geneva time International Environment House 1, Geneva, Room TBD
The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint/Lead Paint Alliance Advisory Council meets twice a year. The first 2019 Advisory Council meeting was held in May.
Attaining the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on “Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” is key to the success of many other water-related SDGs. However, reaching the targets under SDG 6 remains a challenge for many countries, first and foremost due to the lack of reliable data on the enabling environment of SDG 6 that allows for evidence-based…
UN Environment is working with UNCTAD and other partners to make trade work for sustainable development. This first UN Trade and SDGs Forum is a platform to discuss, connect, and advance this goal.
Trade has been identified by the 2030 Agenda as a key tool for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Also, trade affects the climate in multiple ways. At the same,…
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
Click here for further information about the Aid for Trade Global Review.
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The EANET together with partner organizations and initiatives successfully organized the Awareness Forum on Prevention of Air Pollution in Asia Pacific from 25 to 27 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
More than 130 participants from 16 countries, including representatives of government officials, civil society organizations, academicians, international organizations and private sectors,…
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…