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UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen on podium speaking to UN Environment Assembly.
Environment

Beating plastic pollution

Historic day as countries commit to develop a legally binding agreement.
By UNEP
Portrait of Ms. Ingers Andersen
Environment

Seeking an ambitious global action to curb plastic pollution

An interview with Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme.
Climate Change

Road to COP27: Voices of change

Young Africans speak up on climate action
Infant surrounded by protective malaria bed net in Ghana. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel
Health

Widespread use of DDT for malaria control worries environmentalist

Botswana researcher and member of the global DDT Expert Group, Prof Bontle Mbongwe, says decisions on use should be based on science.
Countries must not only agree to draft policies but must also implement them.
Climate Change

Innovative financing needed to tackle climate change in Africa

Experts at Africa Climate Week 2021 discuss climate action for pandemic recovery.
Sustainable development

Global roadmap to sustainable energy by 2030

Major commitments will be announced at Ministerial Forums on 21-25 June to accelerate access and transition to clean energy by 2030
Freetown/Blue Peace Initiative, which will deliver 40 water kiosks and 25 public toilets
Partnerships for Development

UN, Swiss government new financing model to tackle water and sanitation challenges in Sierra Leone

Project in the capital Freetown blends public and private financing, could be replicated in other African countries.
An image of Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first-ever elected female Mayor of Freetown.
Economic Development

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers and the socio-economic situation of especially market women.
A child having safe drinking water.
Health

South Sudan: Improving access to clean water for communities

In Maridi, clean water frees up women’s time and improves community health.
Solar home systems benefits a family in rural communities of Rwanda.
Climate Change

Push for renewables: How Africa is building a different energy pathway

Countries accelerate use of renewable energy and are leading energy transition efforts.
A woman tends to saplings in the tree nursery in Al Jabalain, Sudan.
Climate Change

Restoring Sudan’s forest cover, one tree at a time

Refugees and their hosts together plant one million trees in a massive reforestation drive in Sudan’s White Nile State.
When sea cucumbers are farmed sustainably, they can boost biodiversity and livelihoods in Zanzibar.
Climate Change

How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar

Offering alternative livelihoods, sea cucumbers provide new hope
By FAO
News

Our water, our future

How women are pushing national change in one of Africa’s smallest nations.
By UNEP
A farmer in the drought-affected area of Senegal watering plants. Photo: UN Photo/Carl Purcell
and Robert Mgendi  and 
Environment

Paris Agreement on climate change: One year later, how is Africa faring?

Several African countries have begun implementing climate resilience activities
A farmer in the drought-affected area of Senegal watering plants. Photo: UN Photo/Carl Purcell
and Robert Mgendi  and 
Environment

Paris Agreement on climate change: One year later, how is Africa faring?

Several African countries have begun implementing climate resilience activities
Salva Dut (left) pumps water from one of the boreholes he has helped drill in South Sudan. Photo: Water for South Sudan
Water

How South Sudan’s ‘lost boy’ brought water to his village

Salva Dut, a former refugee, has helped drill 300 boreholes in his country
Also

Slippery justice for victims of oil spills

Nigerian villagers lose lawsuit against an oil giant
The good news is at the grassroots level,” says Luc Gnacadja
Web Feature

Desertification a threat to Africa’s development

Exclusive interview with Luc Gnacadja, head of UN desertification convention
Kumi Naidoo, fighting for the environment, development and people's empowerment

‘We need a sustainable path for our future’

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International
Also

‘Green economy’: empty rhetoric or pathway to future?

At Rio summit, African delegates are skeptical of the benefits
Also

Rio summit keeps African hopes alive

Some gains, plus commitments to future sustainable development talks
Sustainable development

Full steam ahead to sustainable energy

Tapping geothermal power in Kenya’s Rift Valley
Sustainable development

Power from the wind in South Africa

Turbines generate hope for clean energy
Sustainable development

Africa’s vanishing Lake Chad

Action needed to counter an “ecological catastrophe”
Sustainable development

Community radio gives voice to shack dwellers

With new outlet, Korogocho residents push for reforms
Sustainable development

Towards African cities without slums

Governments set course towards improving poor urban areas
Sustainable development

‘Only our collective voice will be heard’

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International
Also

Saving Africa’s forests, the ‘lungs of the world’

Forest conservation can help counter climate change
Cover Story

Climate change: Africa gets ready

Planning how to deal with higher temperatures, shifting weather
NEPAD in action

Water betters lives in Tanzania

Access to clean water critical to NEPAD development goals
Also

Africa starts a fishing ‘revolution’

NEPAD plan promotes poverty reduction, food security and environmental sustainability
Also

Getting to the heart of the matter

An interview with Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai
Health Campaign