Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility
Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production
Sudan – UN Environment and partners are working to enhance women’s role in conflict resolution and environmental management at the community level.
Al Rahad, a dusty town in central Sudan, is emblematic of the challenges facing the country. Drought and deforestation have created tensions between the communities that rely on the region’s dwindling natural resources. At times, these tensions have escalated to conflict.
18 September 2017, Apia, Samoa – Four countries launched national publications today at the Pacific Environment Forum, detailing the state of the environment and national strategies for environmental management.
The importance of periodic stocktaking exercises for Pacific islands, such as State of Environment (SOE) reports and National Environment Management Strategies (NEMS), was highlighted today during the launching of national environmental planning and monitoring tools at a side event at the Pacific Environment Forum in Apia, Samoa.
Kabul – On a recent Monday morning on 24 July, the Director General of National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), H.E.Mostafa Zaher and his environment team along with UN Environment and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) were strategizing improving the country’s environment and reviewing graphs projected on a meeting-room wall.
Khartoum – UN Environment congratulates the Government of Sudan on their ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
“As a country highly vulnerable to a changing climate, the ratification of the Paris Agreement demonstrates the commitment of the Government of Sudan to a more sustainable development path, one that protects Sudan's rich natural resources and enables local communities to adapt to the worst impacts of climate change” said Atila Uras, Head of UN Environment in Sudan.
Prepare. Respond. Protect.
Khartoum – UN Environment, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Environment, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and other key federal institutions in Sudan came together for the first advisory committee meeting of the ADAPT! project.
News Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Sudan – Resilience as a result of a better water management.
When the project team surveyed 12 random village councils from across the project’s 34, it found that all of them were using better natural resource management practices.
Agricultural production and household income had risen over the course of the project. Communities reported sorghum crop yields that had as much as doubled in some areas serviced by the water spreading weir, which had flooded a large area of land that had not been irrigated in more than a decade.
Sudan – That conflict occurs over scarce natural resources, such as water, is an accepted fact. But in a region in North Darfur, after more than a decade of strife that has eroded trust and traditional institutions responsible for negotiating the rights of access to water and grazing land, the reverse is unfolding: it’s these very scarce resources that is bringing conflict-weary people together and slowly mending trust.
Initiative Empowers National Networks, Stakeholders and Governments to Generate and Access Real-time Data and Tools through UN Electronic Platform ‘Environment Live”
Geneva, 8 May, 2017 – A new alliance of citizen-science organizations and UN Environment will be launched, Monday, in an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, responsible for killing close to 2.7 million people annually. Overall mosquito-borne cases are estimated at 500 million every year, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Haïti – Mardi à 6 heures du matin, Antonine François arpente les voies escarpées de la 3e section communale de Port Salut à destination de Carpentier, localité où est installée la pépinière d’espèces natives et côtières du pays.
Depuis 2014, cette technicienne en agronomie travaille dans ce site destiné à restaurer le littoral de certaines villes côtières du département du Sud et qui devrait constituer une barrière de protection naturelle contre les marées montantes.
On February 20th 2017, the Government of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, declared famine, becoming the first country to do so since 2012.
On February 20th 2017, the Government of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, declared famine, becoming the first country to do so since 2012. According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) results, some 100,000 people may die from starvation, while a further 1 million are on the brink of famine.
Research managers meeting puts spotlight on ozone/climate coupling
3 April 2017 – Top ozone experts from around the world highlighted the need for increased research and observations to inform policy on ozone and climate at a meeting sponsored by UN Environment and the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, 28 – 30 March.
Port Salut – The Norwegian Ambassador, Ingrid Mollestad is visiting Southern Haiti to support green recovery and environmental rehabilitation efforts carried out by Haitian institutions with the support of UN Environment and International Labor Organization, in the wake of the devastating passage of Hurricane Matthew.
repentinos a gran escala y emergencias complejas, así como a accidentes industriales, generalmente requiere una especialización técnica que supera la capacidad del Estado afectado.
A los efectos de estas directrices, una emergencia ambiental se define como un desastre o accidente repentino originado por factores naturales, tecnológicos o provocados por el hombre, o una combinación de estos, que causa o amenaza con causar graves daños ambientales, así como la pérdida de vidas humanas y propiedades.
La réponse aux impacts environnementaux de grande échelle, aux catastrophes soudaines, aux urgences complexes ainsi qu’aux accidents industriels nécessite souvent une expertise technique qui dépasse la capacité de l’état affecté.
Invited by the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a UN Environment multi-disciplinary team of experts completed a 12-day mission
The team focused on the environmental impacts from illegal extraction of minerals, deforestation and mercury pollution
21 March 2017 – UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas.
L’ONU Environnement accompagne le Gouvernement haïtien dans la prévention et la réduction des impacts des désastres sur les communautés vulnérables ainsi que les ressources économiques. L’agence supporte la mise en place d’un système d’alerte précoce et la restauration de barrières naturelles en particulier sur les rivages, les berges des rivières ainsi que les embouchures de fleuves.
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