International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2014 - Islands and Biodiversity

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet. Find out more ->

Green Economy Transition Promises Multiple Benefits for Small Island States, UN Studies Confirm

Information note on the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Nairobi, 24 February 2014 - Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living. Read more ->

Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC)
UNEP's Division of Environmental Law and Conventions is preparing to celebrate IDB2014. More information coming soon.

UNEP Regional Seas Programme
The Regional Seas Programme is planning to celebrate IDB2014, more information will follow.

UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP)
The Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP) celebrated the IDB2014 with a photo competition, a press release, and dissemination of materials, among others.

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