News Archive

  1. Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg launch global energy project at COP21
    Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg launch global energy project at COP21 1 Dec 2015

    Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg launched a new global clean energy research project at COP21 on Monday

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  2. COP21 kicks off in Paris with 147 world leaders
    COP21 kicks off in Paris with 147 world leaders 30 Nov 2015

    The COP21 UN climate summit began in Paris on Monday and 147 world leaders have gathered to try and reach a historic global climate deal

    Worldwide,Policy,COP 21
  3. Pakistan launches roadmap to add 3.5 GW of wind energy
    Pakistan launches roadmap to add 3.5 GW of wind energy 27 Nov 2015

    Pakistan has launched a new roadmap to add 3.5 gigawatts of wind energy capacity by 2018

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  4. South Australia aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2050
    South Australia aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2050 26 Nov 2015

    South Australia is aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2050, according to the state’s Premier Jay Weatherill

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  5. Pope Francis to address climate change and COP21 on 3-day Kenya trip
    Pope Francis to address climate change and COP21 on 3-day Kenya trip 26 Nov 2015

    Pope Francis, as part of his three-day visit to Kenya, will address the United Nations and Diplomatic community on Thursday

    Africa,Policy,COP 21
  6. Leaders of US, China, India to meet at Paris climate summit
    Leaders of US, China, India to meet at Paris climate summit 25 Nov 2015

    U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on the first day of COP21

    Worldwide,Policy,COP 21
  7. Biggest solar plant in Europe comes online
    Biggest solar plant in Europe comes online 25 Nov 2015

    The biggest solar photovoltaic power plant in Europe is now fully online, according to reports in France

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  8. CEOs of 78 major firms call for carbon pricing COP21 deal
    CEOs of 78 major firms call for carbon pricing COP21 deal 24 Nov 2015

    Chief Executives of 78 major companies including Siemens and HSBC have called on world leaders to include carbon pricing in a global climate deal

    Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  9. Prince Charles points to link between climate change and Syrian conflict
    Prince Charles points to link between climate change and Syrian conflict 24 Nov 2015

    Prince Charles has highlighted the link between climate change and conflict in Syria in a recent interview.

    Worldwide,COP 21
  10. Brazil to play vital role at COP21
    Brazil to play vital role at COP21 24 Nov 2015

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says Brazil will play crucial role at UN climate summit

    Europe,South America,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21


Climate Action and UNEP have launched the ninth edition of Climate Action for COP21 - read and download the new edition here

Download Here Find Out More




  • RSPO Commits to Orangutan Crisis via GRASP...

    An estimated 70,000 orangutans remain in the wild, but the majority are found on Borneo. The fires shattered already fragmented populations and left orangutan rehabilitation centers overwhelmed by...

    'Whole System' Approach Needed to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting...

    Appropriate Management of Natural Resources at Centre of Solutions to Climate Change, Says International Resource Panel...

    "The Eyes of the World are on Paris"...

    COP21 Opening Ceremony...

    The World Mourns One of its Greats: Maurice Strong Dies, His Legacy Lives On...

    Maurice Strong was a visionary and a pioneer of global sustainable development....

    UNEP Research Presented at World Forum on Natural Capital Finds Economic, Social Benefits from...

    The project has developed a tool for mainstreaming ecosystem service valuation that helps understand (and measure) the impact of policies on natural asset wealth....

  • Lima Call for Climate Action Puts World on Track to Paris 2015

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

    New Portal Highlights City and Private Sector Climate Action

    A way to increase the visibility of the wealth of climate action by cities, regions, companies and investors was launched today by the government of Peru.

    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima.

    Winners of United Nations Climate Change Awards Honoured in Lima

    Delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, were treated to an evening of hope and optimism as the winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Awards were feted tonight at a gala event.

    Forest Announcements Pave Way for Climate Action

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, a group of five countries has taken steps towards improved national and global forest action.

  • Africa Forum for Urban Safety Launched

    Johannesburg 1 December 2015—The African Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) was launched Monday on the sidelines of the Africities2015 summit with speakers hopeful that it would be a catalyst for better security for dwellers and visitors to the continent’s cities. “As a country we have seen and are grateful for the work of Safer Cities […]

    Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat

    Kisumu, Kenya 1 December 2015– Kisumu County Government has contributed USD 100,000 to the on-going joint Kisumu County/UN-Habitat initiative on the Kisumu Lakefront development. The Contribution Agreement was signed by the Governor of Kisumu County, Mr. Jack Ranguma, and the UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos at a partnership agreement signing ceremony in Kisumu on 1 December, […]

    The 2015 Urban October Design Competition Winners Announced

    Nairobi, 01 December 2015- ‘Justicia Urbana’ by Fabian Todorovic from Chile, an illustration of inequality of the urban space, is the winner of the 2015 Urban October Design Competition. The image illustrates the inequality of the urban space through the representation of the street and the distribution of the transport space. In the closely contended competition […]

    UN-Habitat and DiMSUR present projects on urban resilience

    Johannesburg 1 December 2015—UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) presented two innovative projects for building urban resilience in Southern Africa this morning at the Africities Conference in Johannesburg. In his welcoming remarks, Prof. Oyeyinka Oyebanji, Director of UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Africa, highlighted the importance of the urban […]

    New Programme to assist Urban Economic Development

    Johannesburg, 01 December 2015 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Rotterdam Erasmus University (HIS/Erasmus) and Oxford Economics today revealed, at the AfriCities Conference in Johannesburg, a major new programme to assist urban economic development in Africa through foreign direct investment. This new programme will […]

  • Russia’s Kamaz Trucks Donated To Support WFP Operations In DRC

    The Government of the Russian Federation has donated 30 KAMAZ trucks to the World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate food deliveries and distributions to vulnerable people and the provision of services to humanitarian partners in hard-to-reach and crisis-hit areas.

    Orange The World: United To End Violence Against Women

    Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. 

    South Sudan: 'We Don't Know What They're Fighting For'

    The nearly two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has devastated the young country and left millions hungry. Many humanitarian agencies have struggled to reach isolated communities in the regions most affected by fighting, but WFP and its partners continue to overcome enormous obstacles to get food and other relief supplies to people in critical need.

    10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Mali

    Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mali, a country which is struggling to emerge from a series of concurrent crises. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

    VoucherChef: Byrek me Gjizë

    Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of those who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.