40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.
Aviation pioneer and solar energy champion Dr. Bertrand Piccard was designated a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador in Paris on 7 December, 2015. With COP21 negotiations ongoing in the city, Dr. Piccard delivered inspirational words, telling us that we are all explorers, we are all adventurers. As part of the celebration, attendees were treated to rescued food and a Magnum Photos exhibition that captures climate change mitigation around the world.
The United Nations Environment Program collaborates with ISID on the Canadian launch of "Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners"
UNEP stands ready to assist in the implementation of the ASEAN agreement on transboundary haze pollution and achieving the vision of Haze-free ASEAN by 2020 if not before.
With a population of 140 million, Bangladesh is one of the world's most populated countries. It is also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Cyclones, floods and droughts have long been part of the country's history but they have intensified in recent years. As a result of the long exposure to these hazards, Bangladesh is a world leader in adaptation strategies but this has come with a heavy price tag.