Nairobi, Kenya, 8th November 2010 - Week two of UNEP's 30 Ways in 30 Days reveals how an investment of US$100,000 has improved vital reservoirs in Togo, shows the true environmental impact of the buildings we live and work in and reveals how cleaner stoves are improving health, benefiting the environment and potentially generating millions of dollars in saleable certified emissions.
The "30 Ways in 30 Days" initiative, launched last week by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aims to show that across the world, in myriad ways, from community-based programmes to entrepreneurial endeavours, solutions are available to help confront the challenges of climate change and to help countries, communities and businesses move towards low-emission, climate-resilient growth.
With governments set to meet later this month in Cancun, Mexico to assess and respond to the urgent challenge of climate change, UNEP is focusing on a success story each day to show that much can - and already is - being done to fight climate change.
Every country and many institutions have their own 30 success stories to demonstrate that action is being taken across the globe, initiatives that with funding and technology support can be become the status quo rather than the exception.
Week two's stories also include efforts to assess and reduce the vulnerability of Jamaica's shoreline to the effects of climate change and a project to help smaller developing countries maximize their carbon-market opportunities through the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism.
To find out more about these innovative programmes, go to www.unep.org/unite/30ways today.
Come back to the site once a day until into December to discover all 30 ways in which UNEP is working with governments and communities around the world on projects, big and small, that together could save our climate and help ensure the future well-being of the planet.
Notes to Editors
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16/CMP6) will be held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
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