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  • What is World Environment Day? June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrates June 5 of every year as World Environment Day (WED). It was started in 1972 and is intended to raise global awareness about the need to take act to better and save the environment. The date of June 5 comes from...
  • Global Environment Facility and UNEP Meeting Highlight Environmental Initiatives May 25, 2010

    Punta Del Este (Uruguay)The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that they will be major players at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa with projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of a National Greening Programme. Three of Uruguay's top goalkeepers, now...
  • Sachin Tendulkar named UN Goodwill Ambassador March 12, 2010

    United Nations: India's cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar has been named a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Tendulkar, the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, will use his massive global popularity to raise awareness and harness support for environmental action in his home country of...
  • Brown clouds making Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai 'dimmer': UN November 15, 2008

    Beijing: Brown clouds of pollution are hanging over Asia, making "cities from Beijing to New Delhi" darker, melting glaciers in ranges like the Himalayas faster and turning weather systems more extreme, the UN said on Friday. Formed as a result of burning of fossil fuels and biomass, the Atmospheric Brown Clouds...