UNEP Current Affairs, GK & News

Emissions Gap Report 2022

The report titled “Emissions Gap Report 2022-The Closing Window” was released recently by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). What is Emissions Gap Report? Emission Gap Reports assess the gap between countries’ pledges on emission reduction and the reduction required to bring down the global temperature increase below 2°C by the year 2100. It analyzes ..

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UNEP launches Green Fins Hub

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the UK-based charity Reef-World Foundation have launched the Green Fins Hub to boost sustainable marine tourism. Key features The Green Fins Hub is first-ever global marine tourism industry platform that would help diving and snorkelling operators across the world to make simple, cost-efficient changes in their daily practices ..

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50th Anniversary of UNEP

At its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) marked its 50-year anniversary. Participants pledged to rally behind the idea of a green and inclusive future. Overview: In the recently concluded UN Environment Assembly 175 countries supported a landmark resolution to end plastic waste by forming an intergovernmental committee to negotiate and ..

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UNEP Frontiers Report

The Frontiers Report is released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).  The latest report is named “Noise, Blazes and Mismatches: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern.” This report which has been released before the UN Environment Assembly focuses on rising public health problems that are disrupting natural life cycles and causing environmental impacts around the world. ..

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UNEP’s 2020 Young Champions of the Earth Award

The United Nations Environment Programme recently named seven dynamic Environmentalists as its Young Champions of the Earth. Prize winners The following seven people won the UNEP 2020 Young Championships of the Earth Award Nzambi Matee of Kenya. He is a material engineer and is receiving the award for producing low-cost construction materials from recycled plastic ..

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November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Every year, the International Day for Preventing the exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is marked on November 6. The resolution to celebrate the day was passed in 2001. Need According to the United Nations Environment Programme, a least 40% of internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources in ..

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