U.N. Environment Program

Latest U.N. Environment Program Items
  • **FILE** Steam and smoke rise from a coal burning power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Dec. 16, 2009. (Associated Press)

    U.N. report warns of widening climate gap

    A U.N. report on rising greenhouse gas emissions reminded world governments Wednesday that their efforts to fight climate change are far from enough to meet their stated goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit).

  • UN reports surging investments in renewable energy

    Global investments in renewable energy jumped 32 percent to $211 billion last year, boosted by wind farm development in China and rooftop solar panels in Europe, U.N. officials said Thursday.

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