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In follow up to the Faith for Earth dialogue, the adoption of the engagement strategy of the Council of Islamic Ministers of Environment at the Islamic Scientific, Education and cultural Organization ISESCO, and in partnership with Qatar Foundation, Qatar Quranic Botanical Garden and College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, will be gathering in Doha in a workshop to design…
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.
Following the successful conclusion of the 2nd International Conference on Laudato Si that was held in Nairobi in July 2019, and to strengthen collaboration between the Vatican and UNEP, Faith for Earth, and other divisions will be contributing to the 3rd International Conference on Laudato Si to be held on 23-24 May 2020 at the Vatican. UNEP’s participation will include several interventions…
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,…
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…
On 30 April at 13:00 Geneva time, UN Environment will be hosting a webinar on Environmental Impact Assessments (register here). This Executive Webinar introduces the goals and structure of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for upstream oil and gas activities, identifying and describing the potential impacts to the environment and socio-economic setting, relevant mitigation and monitoring…