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25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

01 Jul 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda, 30 June 2016 - Success tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in Africa will take finance, cooperation and real engagement with non-state actors, participants heard in high-level sessions that wrapped up this year's Africa Carbon Forum.

"Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development," said Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources of Rwanda. "We can only meet the Sustainable Development Goals if we deal with climate change."

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

16 Oct 2015 description

Women form a large proportion of agricultural labor force in sub-saharan Africa and thus play a vital role in ensuring family nutrition and food security. A new study measuring the economic costs of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in three African countries — Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda — provides further evidence that reducing the gender gap translates into significant poverty reduction and improved nutritional outcomes.

12 Aug 2014 description

Nairobi, 12 August 2014 – Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20 – 50 per cent decline in water availability – do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

16 Jul 2014 description

Experts and policy-makers meet to share key findings from Ugandan and Indian national planning and food security study

Nairobi, 15 July 2014 - A shift in agricultural policy to encourage crop diversification and use of new water and energy saving technologies could save millions of hectare-metres (ha m) of water annually, as well as millions of dollars in energy costs, finds a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner food security study.

05 Nov 2013 description

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Geneva/New York/Nairobi, 6 November 2013 – Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today.

15 Dec 2011 description

Women Win Recognition for Innovative Businesses

Nairobi, 15 December 2011 From a company that transforms groundnut shells into fuel briquettes in Gambia, to an enterprise that has developed solar ovens in Burkina Faso, to an initiative that trains and employs street youth to collect waste materials in Ghana, which they then transform into handmade designer products, to a business in Kenya where women produce aloe-based skin care products, these are just some the 35 winners of the 2011 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

25 Nov 2010 description

Addis Ababa/Nairobi, 25 November 2010 -The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

20 Sep 2010 description

New York, 20 September 2010-Investing in clean energy and sustainable transport to forests and environmentally-friendly forms of agriculture could go a long way towards meeting internationally-agreed poverty reduction goals.

This is among the central conclusions of A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy and the Millennium Development Goals, launched today as heads of state and ministers meet at the UN Headquarters to review progress with five years to go.

Environmental degradation is on the one hand aggravating the challenge of improving maternal health and the provision of …

30 Jun 2010 description

About the Security in Mobility Inter-Agency Partnership

The Security in Mobility (SIM) initiative aims to reconcile pastoralist livelihood and security needs with broader regional security priorities.

28 Jun 2010 description

Bamako (Mali)/Nairobi (Kenya), 28 June 2010 - South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have taken bold initiatives to achieve a green economy transformation.

06 May 2009 description

4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Geneva/Nairobi/Washington DC, 6 May 2009- The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, today announced a rejuvenated international effort to combat malaria with an incremental reduction of reliance on the synthetic pesticide DDT.

Ten projects, all part of the global programme "Demonstrating and Scaling-up of sustainable Alternatives to DDT in Vector Management", involving …

11 Oct 2007 description

FL-2007-000161-UGA

This profile is not a conclusive list. Other risks may be possible from sources that are not readily identifiable. The information sources used are public websites. All efforts are made to screen the websites for accuracy.

Objective:

The objective of the Environmental Risk Identification (ERI) is to alert the UN Country Team after the natural disaster to potential secondary risks posed by large infrastructure and industrial facilities containing hazardous materials located in the affected area.

13 Nov 2006 description

UNEP and World Agroforestry Centre Underscore the Continent's Untapped Potential to Boost Agriculture and Drinking Water Supplies

Nairobi, 13 November 2006 - The massive potential of rainwater harvesting in Africa is underlined in a new report released today at the climate convention talks in Nairobi.

08 Nov 2001 description

Soaring Temperatures Force Coffee and Tea Farmers to Abandon Traditional Plantations
Marrakech/Nairobi/Manila 8 November, 2001 - Harvests of some of the world's most important food crops could fall by as much as a third in some crucial parts of the planet as a result of climate change, scientists are warning.

The decline comes at a time when there is an urgent need to raise yields to feed as growing, global, population.