PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), through the Regional Gateway for
Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action in Latin America and the Caribbean
(REGATTA), invites you to participate in its photo contest that will award those
photographs that best reflect i) climate change impact in Latin America and the
Caribbean or ii) mitigation and adaptation measures being undertaken in the fight
against climate change in the region.

For more information click here

Bloggers Competition on Environment

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In 2010 the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) World Environment Day campaign sponsored an amazing trip for a green blogger, Tuesday Phillips, to go to Rwanda. In 2011 it was Ximena Prugue who won the prize to go to India. For 2012, Scott Bartlett got to blog about World Environment Day from Brazil. This year, we are looking for the next green blogger to take the campaign to the next level.

UNEP, in partnership with TreeHugger, invites you to enter the 2013 World Environment Day blogging competition by writing an inspiring blog on this year’s theme: Think.Eat.Save.

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The task is to call for heightened awareness and immediate action to reduce food waste and loss across the food supply chain. There is so much to blog about! Just consider some of these facts:

  • The total quantity of wasted food around the globe, 300 million tonnes, is more than the total net food production of Sub-Saharan Africa–enough to feed the estimated 900 million people hungry in the world.
  • Worldwide, one in every seven people go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 people die of hunger every day.
  • Australians throw out more than 4 million tonnes of food every year: close to a thousand kilograms per household
  • Getting food from farm to fork in the US eats up 10% of the total energy budget, uses 50% of its land and swallows 80% of all fresh water consumed in the US. The equivalent of $165 billion each year.
  • Uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of US solid waste where it accounts for almost 25% of methane emissions.

Or you can blog about your own food consumption discovery – what and how much are you wasting? Will you commit to reduce your foodprint? How will you inspire others to do the same?

The top ten bloggers, to be selected by a UNEP-TreeHugger jury, will be invited to a second round of blogging.

The winner of this second online showdown (blogdown) will be determined by an online community via the World Environment Day website through a voting system.

The blogger who accumulates the most votes by 15 April 2013 wins the competition and will be invited to blog about World Environment Day in this year’s amazing new host country for the campaign. The host country will be announced soon, but don’t miss the opportunity and enter the competition today.

In the spirit of World Environment Day, you can bet that it will be bigger and better!

What’s included?
Flights and daily allowance for accommodation, food and travel within the host country to report on WED events will be covered, subject to applicable UN rules and regulations.

Timing:
World Environment Day is on June 5th, 2013. The contest winner will be flown to the host country for about three days, beginning June 3rd and ending June 6th 2013. Short-listed and winning posts will be published on TreeHugger and the World Environment Daywebsites.

More info here

UNEP TUNZA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT 2013

The United Nations Environment Programme will be  hosting the Tunza International  Youth Conference on the Environment in Nairobi, Kenya from
10 to 14  February  2013.  It will bring together 200  youth  from over  100 countries.  The Conference Programme will include plenaries, workshops and
field trips.  The  overall theme is  Health &  the Environment and  the subthemes  include  Youth  & Entreprenuership,  Sustainable  Consumption/ State  of  the
Environment and  Water.  More details  on  the  sub themes  and  workshop(s)  registration  will be  provided later.

For more information on the Conference, and to submit a nomination from your organization please visit our website:

http://unep.org/tunza/youth/tiyc2013

Nomination Criteria
  • For candidates to be considered you must be between 15-24 years of age by January, 2013.
  • Candidates must be nominated by their organizations and must be active members.
  • Only nominations from organizations working on or interested in environmental and sustainable development issues will be considered.
  • Each nomination must have two candidates – one female and one male. But only one of them will be elected. (Please note that applications will not be considered unless the above is fulfilled).
  • All nominations must reach UNEP on or before 15th December 2012.

See application foirm at:

http://unep.org/tunza/youth/tiyc2013/form.asp

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For further information on the conference, please contact:  The Children and Youth / Sport and the Environment Unit
Division of Communications and Public Information
Email: children.youth@unep.org