The new Carbon Pricing Watch compiles the latest data on formal carbon pricing initiatives around the world. Several carbon taxes and one of the world's largest emissions trading systems started in the past year and a half, and more are planned in the coming years.
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Achim Steiner issued the following statement today following the release of His Holiness Pope Francis' second encyclical: "The UN Environment Programme welcomes Pope Francis' unambiguous call to action in the face of global environmental degradation and climate change..."
The publication summarizes the current state of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) knowledge and experience on ecosystem-based approaches.
The World Environment Day 2015 theme of consuming with care means living within planetary boundaries to ensure a healthy future where dreams can be realized. Rising rates of natural resource use and environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth. This photo essay shows how the ADB is supporting developing Asia to live sustainability and do more and better with less.
As debate on climate responses persists, water levels rise and climate change is causing destruction around the world. Among the most affected are women, as they gather water, fish, or farm land affected by flooding. During pregnancy and motherhood, their health is more at risk. Meanwhile, their voices are often the last to be heard in environmental planning and management. They also have less access to land and productive resources.