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Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem
Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem 15/01/2010

Kenya took a step to restore its diminishing water towers and address rapid environmental degradation when it launched a tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex on Friday.

Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call on U.S. and Other Countries to Move Quickly to Adopt Strong Climate Change Policies
Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call on U.S. and Other Countries to Move Quickly to Adopt Strong Climate Change Policies 15/01/2010

Private-sector investors will likely be responsible for financing more than 85 percent of the global transition to a low-carbon economy.

Boosting Biodiversity Can Boost Global Economy
Boosting Biodiversity Can Boost Global Economy 11/01/2010

A new and more intelligent pact between humanity and the Earth's economically-important life-support systems is urgently needed in 2010, the head of the UNEP said today.

Puma and UNEP Announce Strategic Partnership to Support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity
Puma and UNEP Announce Strategic Partnership to Support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity 06/01/2010

PUMA and UNEP were joined today by the Indomitable Lions - Cameroon's national football team to announce a strategic partnership to support biodiversity worldwide and specific initiatives in Africa.

UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems
UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems 04/01/2010

The UN is marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, with a slew of events highlighting the vital role the phenomenon plays in maintaining the life support system on Planet Earth.

Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi
Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi 01/01/2010

The world's most comprehensive and inclusive environmental assessment process started in Nairobi this week, as over two hundred government representatives institutions and experts discussed and adopted the objectives, scope and process for the next Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5 Report), to be released in 2012.

Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge
Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge 30/12/2009

In response to the needs of Member States and the growing number of requests on how best to realize a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy for the 21st century, the United Nations Environment Programme has formulated a rapidly evolving strategy. The strategy identifies three priority areas that match calls for international guidance, the urgent need for action at a national level on climate change and the organization's skill set, experience and mandate.

UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World
UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World 24/12/2009

Nairobi, 24 December- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this month pushed ahead to promote its Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme in the Republic of Yemen, offering the chance for the country's science community to gain greater access to leading scientific journals.

Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year 23/12/2009

New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in Mexico, UN General Assembly President Ali Treki said yesterday.

Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks 19/12/2009

Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.

Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen
Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen 18/12/2009

At an event entitled 'Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen', Brazil, the Republic of Korea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explained how green jobs, growth and sustainability are essential for their very survival and future economic growth.

Designer Vivienne Westwood & Artist Maya Lin Call for Crucial Forest Agreement at COP 15
Designer Vivienne Westwood & Artist Maya Lin Call for Crucial Forest Agreement at COP 15 17/12/2009

Heads of state from Guyana, Gabon and Papua New Guinea, as well as artists, and fashion designers turned out in force for the world's forests at a special gala event in Copenhagen.

Making a Case for Climate Neutrality
Making a Case for Climate Neutrality 17/12/2009

From entire countries pledging climate neutrality to companies that have proposed numerous solutions to decrease "digital carbon", the pioneering examples of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and promoting "green growth" at all levels are presented in a new publication "A Case for Climate Neutrality".

REDD+ Gala Brings Together Broad Cross Section of REDD Supporters
REDD+ Gala Brings Together Broad Cross Section of REDD Supporters 16/12/2009

Deforestation is responsible for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's more than all the world's cars and trucks combined. Rainforests do a great deal to aid the environment, absorbing carbon, purifying water and playing home to species diversity. They do it essentially for free.

Maathai Presents People's Orb to World Leaders at COP 15 with a Strong Call to Seal the Deal!
Maathai Presents People's Orb to World Leaders at COP 15 with a Strong Call to Seal the Deal! 15/12/2009

Moments following her induction as UN Messenger of Peace, Nobel Laureate and UNEP Patron of the Billion Tree Campaign, Wangari Maathai, addressed the opening of the High Level Segment of the UN climate conference, calling on leaders to reach a fair, ambitious and legally-binding agreement in Copenhagen.

Billion Tree Campaign Patron Wangari Maathai Appointed UN Messenger Of Peace
Billion Tree Campaign Patron Wangari Maathai Appointed UN Messenger Of Peace 15/12/2009

Copenhagen, 15 December - The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and green advocate Wangari Maathai became a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.

UN announces greenhouse gas footprint in first step to cutting emissions
UN announces greenhouse gas footprint in first step to cutting emissions 15/12/2009

After one of the most wide-ranging and painstaking exercises ever undertaken across the United Nations system, the organization today announced its greenhouse gas footprint as part of a first step to manage these emissions down.

UNEP and ICLEI launch the carbonn climate centre
UNEP and ICLEI launch the carbonn climate centre 15/12/2009

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) join forces to create the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change
Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change 15/12/2009

Climate change will have serious consequences for Viet Nam's Mekong and Red River Deltas - two key rice and agricultural producing areas in the country - unless global warming is addressed.