Since its creation, UNEP has been a catalyst for international action on the environment.
The issue of desertification is often obscured by an all-too-common misperception: that it involves a “natural” problem of advancing deserts in faraway developing countries.
The increasing importance of cities for the environment makes the “Green Cities” theme of World Environment Day 2005 very timely.
In November 2003, the fifty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 58/5 entitled “Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”.
To celebrate its 100th Anniversary, the Botanical garden and herbarium of Geneva (CJBG) will hold a series of public events, one of which is an exhibition entitled “Envahisseurs!” (Invasive species
Residents and visitors at the International Environment House will have noticed the new building taking shape right next door.
Military conflicts always bring human suffering. But what do we know about their environmental consequences? What risks do they pose to human health and the recovery process?
With more than half of humanity depending on mountains to provide the water it needs to drink, grow food, generate electricity and sustain economic development, IUCN would be disregarding our commo
The Rio conference in 1992 heralded a new approach to dealing with environment and development issues and represented a significant advance in thinking since the Stockholm conference on the human e
When the UN Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization launched the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988, no one imagined how effective and influential its
The review conference in 2002, ten years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, offers Governments and others the opportunity to not only revi
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, whose secretariat is located at the International Environment House, held its 11th conference of the Parties at UNEP’s Nairobi headquart
The second half of 1999 saw the Geneva Environment Network (GEN) grow from an idea into a reality.
“Synergies” and collaboration”: these new catch-phrases are a response to the growing complexity of global environmental challenges and the institutional arrangements that have evolved for respondi