United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Current Affairs, GK & News

September 7: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is observed every year on September 7. Highlights The day is facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In the year 2021, the day was observed under the theme– “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet”. Background This day was first established at the 74th session of the ..

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UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report 2021

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released its “Global Climate Litigation Report 2021”. The report was published by the UNEP in cooperation with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. The report highlights that the Climate litigation cases have increased in recent years. The litigations have made the courtroom increasingly relevant ..

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GoI launches 5 initiatives towards Conservation of Biodiversity

On May 22, 2020, to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched five initiatives on conservation of biodiversity. Highlights The five initiatives include the following The “Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme” was launched. It aims at engaging 20 students in post graduate programme for a period ..

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SEED Awards of United Nations: 4 Indian start-ups among 14 winners

The SEED awards are granted to organizations working towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDG). The 2019 SEED awards included SEED Low carbon, SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation, SEED Africa Awards and SEED Gender Equality Awards. 14 finalists from Asian and African countries were awarded for their works towards achieving SDGs. The SEED was founded by ..

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UNEP’s Colombo Declaration to tackle global nitrogen challenges

On October 24, 2019, the member states of United Nations endorsed a proposed road map for action on nitrogen challenges called Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management. It was organized by Sri Lanka with the support of UN and its member nations. A two-day event was conducted to frame the declaration Highlights The aim of ..

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