UNEP Launches a Virtual Journey Through Three Iconic Forests

The COVID-19 pandemic might have scotched your vacation plans this year. But you can still bound through some of the world’s most iconic landscapes in a new online journey launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A new interactive webpage allows netizens to explore three wildlife-rich forests: the Leuser …

New Jersey’s Plan To Cut Global Warming Emissions 80 percentage By 2050

As I wrote earlier today, New Jersey has a legal requirement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percentage by 2050, based on 2006 levels. Its biggest source of emissions is transportation, accounting for more than 40 percentage  of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, so I focused my earlier article entirely …

Moving Towards Zero Pollution In Europe

What is pollution and how does it affect us and the environment? Europe is taking action to reduce pollution and, as part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission put forward a zero-pollution ambition for Europe. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, looks at the pollution …

Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries. Access to renewable energy finance remains a key challenge for developing nations. While many countries across Africa, Asia and Small Island Developing States remain highly disadvantaged by a lack of adequate energy infrastructure, …

Mediterranean Basin Facing Irreversible Environmental Damage, Warns new UNEP Report

Rising inequality, biodiversity loss, the growing impact of climate change and unrelenting pressure on natural resources could lead to irreversible environmental damage in the Mediterranean basin, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean finds that, unless urgent …

Latest evaluation shows Europe’s nature in serious, continuing decline

A majority of EU wide protected species, such as the Saker Falcon and the Danube Salmon, and habitats from grasslands to dunes across Europe, face an uncertain future unless more is urgently done to reverse the situation, according to the EEA report “State of nature in the EU — Results …