The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced last month that Mongolia will be the global host of World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, 2013. WED began in 1972 and is the UN’s main vehicle for fostering political awareness and action about environmental issues on a global scale.
In honor of last week's World Water Day, we are taking a look back at a handful of Goldman Prize recipients who are working to protect one of our most precious resources: water.
Ikal Angelei won the Goldman Prize in 2012 for her efforts to save Lake Turkana from the devastating impacts of the Gibe III dam project. Lake Turkana is the world’s largest desert lake and the main source of livelihood for thousands of rural Kenyans.
The 2013 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a 12-day summit held every three years, took place earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand.
Check out these informative videos that 2009 Goldman Prize recipient Yuyun Ismawati shared with us to find out more about the global issue of mercury pollution.
France’s President Francois Hollande recently made an official visit to Moscow, where he met with several of Russia’s prominent public figures, including 2012 Goldman Prize recipient Evgenia Chirikova.
After a tumultuous year, punctuated by the running-aground of the Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska’s Strait of Sitkalidak, Shell has decided to pause its Arctic drilling plans for the remainder of the year.
2009 Goldman Prize recipient Rizwana Hasan recently visited the Bay Area to attend the Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), a three day conference hosted at the University of California Berkeley campus.