The PCAs between Norway and UNEP
have been cornerstones of cooperation for many years.
Jacqueline Mc Glade, UNEP
Chief Scientist: "2030 is just really our first stopping off point because, as our director said, it is important to remember to keep within the IPCC guidelines of 1000 Giga tonnes in the atmosphere to avoid to going above the 2 degrees trajectory.
The centre, which was launched following a Memorandum of Understanding signed between DLD and UNEP
, will serve as a regional hub for promoting, supporting and enabling the efficient use of resources in cities in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
The annual UNEP
report projected 2020 emissions of so-called "carbon-dioxide equivalents" would be about 59 billion tons, 1 billion tons higher than the estimate in last year's report.
Achim Steiner, UN Undersecretary-General and UNEP
Executive Director, said: "In this second agreement, which will support a range of activities including UNEP
-Live, we look forward to regional collaboration in West Asia as well as at the global level".
also has six regional offices and various country offices.
This remarkable progress follows the 2011 adoption and signing of the Aktau Protocol on Regional Preparedness, Response and Cooperation in Combating Oil Pollution Incidents, at COP3 in Kazakhstan," UNEP
As well as securing more funding for UNEP
, the Rio summit also is expected to back wider representation.
A forester by background, he worked for much of his career with the Ministry of Agriculture, from where he was seconded to the UNEP
Afghanistan team in 2004.
Or United Nations Environment Programme, Contact: Nick Nuttall, UNEP
Spokesperson / Head of Media, Tel: +254 733 632755, Email: nick.
The finding is part of research carried out for the Africa Water Atlas which UNEP
said uses hundreds of "before and after" shots and satellite images to reveal the continent's water crisis with unprecedented clarity.
According to the news provider, this is the first donation strategy by private companies in Japan that is going toward work for environmental conservation in Asia and the Pacific regions, channelled through the UNEP