World Environment Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth’s Horizon (Some rights reserved) June 5 is World Environment Day. Planeta.com celebrates by paying attention to the annual theme (see below), hosting conversations on the social web that bring attention to various environmental concerns around the globe, and by revisiting the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award. Key [email protected] Questions = …

United Nations Environment Programme

Logo The United Nations Environment Programme – unep.org – is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. Key [email protected] HistoryIt was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) …

UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018

Cover Reading: Emissions Gap Report 2018 New report from UNEP Key Links https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018 Full report Emissions Gap Report The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It …

#cmscop12

Logo The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) is being held in Manila, the Philippines, from October 23-28, 2017 – the first time that the Convention on the CMS COP is held in Asia. The slogan for the conference …

Champions of the Earth, aka #earthchamps

July 31 is the nomination deadline for 2017 Champions of the Earth award. Hashtag: #EarthChamps The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established Champions of the Earth in 2004 as an annual awards program to recognize outstanding environmental leaders at a policy level. Six awards are given out each year to a Laureate representing different geographical regions …

World Environment Day 2016

June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Curiously, this is a little known, big celebration, engaging millions across the globe through events on the ground in 70+ countries. Every year, participants, young and old, organize clean up campaigns, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, …