Africa Environment Day/Wangari Mathaai Day
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Africa could raise up to $3 billion per year domestically to finance adaptation through a series of national and regional measures.
Source: Africa adaptation gap report
Integrating climate change responses into national development processes
UNEP is focusing on both mitigation and adaptation and the objective is to strengthen the ability of countries in integrating climate change responses into national development processes. read more
Minimizing environmental threats to human well-being
Managing our Resources
This thematic area aims at assisting countries in utilizing the ecosystem approach to enhance human well-being. Building on UNEP’s mandate to improve the scientific understanding of ecosystem functioning, this sub programme promotes an approach that addresses a whole ecological unit as a single system. read more
Managing environmental priorities.
The activities of the sub programme ensures that environmental governance at the country, regional and global levels is strengthened to address agreed environmental priorities read more
Assessing the impacts of Harmful Substances
Contributing towards sustainable development
The Environment Under Review sub programme aims to contribute to sustainable development and improved well-being through empowering stakeholders at global, regional and national levels. It aims to do this by providing open web platforms, services and access to timely, substantiated knowledge about the environment and emerging issues and by strengthening capacities to make use of substantiated knowledge in decision-making read more
Africa Environment Day/Wangari Mathaai Day
Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure? seeks to assess whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization constitute viable policies and measures to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) for the Government of Kenya, with the potential to attract public and/ or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation read more
This report, led by the International Finance Corporation and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, aims to promote inclusive green investment in Kenya. It focuses on policy, structural, and investment innovations across the economy and financial sector that would increase capital flows that support sustainable development. read more
This study analyses trends and opportunities for trade among developing countries (i.e. South-South trade) in selected environmental goods, in order to assess the contribution such trade can make to a green economy transition. The term ‘developing countries’ includes all countries and territories listed as developing economies in the UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics (UNCTAD, 2012). The study focuses on South-South trade flows in several RE products and their components, including solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, wind turbines, hydroelectric turbines, biomass feedstock, solar water heaters and solar lighting equipment, as well as other select environmental goods. read more
Land degradation and desertification are among of the world’s greatest environmental challenges. It is estimated that desertification affects about 33 % of the global land surface, and that over the past 40 years erosion has removed nearly one-third of the world’s arable land from production. Africa is particularly vulnerable to land degradation and desertification, and it is the most severely affected region. Desertification affects around 45 % of Africa’s land area, with 55 % of this area at high or very high risk of further degradation Read More
Climate change represents a clear and present danger to the development prospects of Africa. African countries are going to have to adapt to protect their peoples from the harsh impacts of climate change and to ensure that they are not derailed from their current development pathways. Developed country Parties to the Climate Convention committed to “assist the developing country Parties that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change in meeting costs of adaptation to those adverse effects read more
6TH SPECIAL SESSION OF AMCEN
16-19 April, 2016