World Environment Day

05 Jun 2013

To mark World Environment Day and raise awareness about the environmental impact of the food choices one makes, Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative addressed an event organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Other dignitaries included Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister for Environment and Forests and Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission.

UNDP has partnered with the Government of India to promote low carbon, climate resilient and inclusive development. Key areas of intervention are climate change (mitigation and adaptation), sustainable natural resource management (conserving biodiversity and addressing land degradation) and environmentally sound chemical management (phasing out of ozone depleting substances and reducing persistent organic pollutants).

The loss of biodiversity and the changing climate are among the most prominent issues on the international agenda. These are not only environmental concerns; the issues are linked to the nature of economic development, poverty reduction, natural disasters, and peace and security. The health of the world’s biodiversity and climate is fundamental to all aspects of human well‐being.

Story of Change

‘Health Without Harm’: Reducing Risk from Healthcare Waste in India

‘Health Without Harm’: Reducing Risk from Healthcare Waste in India
The Global Healthcare Waste Management project, implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and supported by WHO and Health Care Without Harm is helping promote best practices in healthcare waste management and mercury waste management at King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility. As a result of a series of interventions, the hospital has been able to reduce the amount of infectious waste generated by 80 percent due to proper segregation, transportation and treatment of waste practices.

Press Release


05 June 2013
The Secretary-General Message on the World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all actors in the global food chain to take responsibility for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable food systems by reducing food waste.

Video

One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Changing Cycles- Mokokchung, Nagaland

One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Changing Cycles- Mokokchung, Nagaland
The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the global One Day on Earth project, shows how UNDP’s partnership with the government of Nagaland and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and with funding from the Global Environment Facility, is helping farmers practicing jhum cultivation in Mokokchung district of Nagaland grow healthier crops and earn better income. By slowing rates of soil erosion and introducing sustainable farming practices, the partnership has helped farmers increase their incomes by 15-20 percent.

Publication

Conservation Across Landscapes: India’s Approaches to Biodiversity Governance

Conservation Across Landscapes: India’s Approaches to Biodiversity Governance
The publication examines five biodiversity governance models that have helped conserve India’s natural landscape. It presents salient features of these models and explores their effectiveness in conserving biodiversity, providing community access to resources and sharing of benefits and institutional design.




Conserving Environment, Building Sustainable Futures

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About Ban Ki-moon
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Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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About Lise Grande
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Ms. Lise Grande is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for India.

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