Archive for 'UNEP'

2014 SEED Awards for enterprises contributing towards sustainable development »

The SEED Initiative has launched the 2014 SEED Awards supporting entrepreneurs for sustainable development, seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.

Towards a common approach on green growth indicators »

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform proposes a set of headline indicators for monitoring and communicating progress on greening growth and a greener economy and an international agenda for action for taking these forward.

Think.Eat.Save: the food that goes uneaten »

The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.

Durban conference agrees roadmap to legally binding climate deal »

The 2011 UN climate talks in Durban ended with a decision to extend the Kyoto Protocol through a second commitment period, in return for a roadmap to a global legal agreement covering all parties for the first time.

Climate and carbon round-up: carbon plan, emissions gap, consumption, cabbies, confidence »

The SDRN highlights new publications on carbon and climate change: DECC publishes Carbon Plan; bridging the emissions gap; fairness and sustainable consumption; cabbies and climate change; communicating confidence and uncertainty.

Coordinating global scientific responses to societal and environmental challenges »

A new 10-year international collaborative project, the Earth System Sustainability Initiative, will provide global coordination for science to respond to the environmental challenges facing our societies.

Publications round-up: sustainability survey, climate policy, health, ecosystems »

The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: sustainability survey results; online climate policy tracker; mainstreaming environment and health; ecosystems for water and food security.

Publications round-up: urban environments, the civic economy, forests »

The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: sustainable urban environments (SUE) research dialogues; compendium for the civic economy presents 25 case studies; UNEP on forests in a green economy.

The Green Economy: Accelerating the Transition »

At a symposium hosted by the SEED Initiative, speakers from government, civil society, industry bodies, international organizations and academia underlined the importance and necessity of moving towards a greener economy.

Towards a Green Economy »

In a new report, the UN Environment Programme sets out the economic and social case for investing two per cent of global GDP to kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient green economy.