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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.

Ocean Acidification from CO2 Emissions Causes Substantial Irreversible Damage to Ocean Ecosystems
Ocean Acidification from CO2 Emissions Causes Substantial Irreversible Damage to Ocean Ecosystems 14/12/2009

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity released today a major study, Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biological Diversity.

'The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning' documentary shown at COP15
'The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning' documentary shown at COP15 14/12/2009

UNEP and Canada's Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP15 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning

Wind Energy Can Meet 65% of Tabled 2020 Emissions Reductions by Industrialised Countries
Wind Energy Can Meet 65% of Tabled 2020 Emissions Reductions by Industrialised Countries 14/12/2009

Against the backdrop of the ongoing climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the Global Wind Energy Council today released calculations showing that wind energy alone could achieve up to 65% of the emissions reductions pledges by industrialised countries.

Thousands of protesters rally around the world to call for an ambitious and effective climate deal
Thousands of protesters rally around the world to call for an ambitious and effective climate deal 13/12/2009

Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Saturday waving placards and banners reading, "There is no planet B," and "Nature doesn't Compromise" demanding a bold climate deal, as talks enter their second week at the UN Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen.

Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation
Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation 13/12/2009

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich

European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities shows impact of global warming seen from space
European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities shows impact of global warming seen from space 13/12/2009

The rapidly changing environment of parts of Europe is chronicled in a new atlas of change, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Bringing Climate Change Testimonies  to the Heart of COP15
Bringing Climate Change Testimonies to the Heart of COP15 12/12/2009

UNEP launches in Copenhagen the UN Climate Wall, an installation embedded with over 100 authentic testimonies and real-life stories describing how climate change is impacting the lives of populations around the world.

UNEP Launches Peoples' Climate Pledge Tracker
UNEP Launches Peoples' Climate Pledge Tracker 11/12/2009

On-Line Emissions Reduction Service Brings UN Copenhagen Conference into the World's Offices, Homes and to their Mobile Phones

Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas 11/12/2009

Hundreds of millions of people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and in the river basins downstream are being forced to adapt to a new reality: climate change. Climate change is increasing uncertainty and the risk for extreme droughts interspersed with extreme floods that are challenging food security, housing, infrastructure, business and even survival.

UNEP Reports Energy-Efficient Buildings Key to Tackling Climate Change
UNEP Reports Energy-Efficient Buildings Key to Tackling Climate Change 11/12/2009

Energy-efficient buildings could significantly contribute to reducing the risks of climate change, said a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today.

Bilateral Financial Institutions Channelling Euro 8 Billion into Funding Climate Change Projects
Bilateral Financial Institutions Channelling Euro 8 Billion into Funding Climate Change Projects 10/12/2009

Copenhagen, 10 December 2009- Bilateral Financial Institutions or BFIs are investing far more in climate change actions in developing countries than many may presume.

Copenhagen Must Deliver Emissions Cuts at or Beyond Current Proposals to Keep Below 2 Degrees
Copenhagen Must Deliver Emissions Cuts at or Beyond Current Proposals to Keep Below 2 Degrees 10/12/2009

The Copenhagen negotiations must deliver the high-end of current proposals, and stretch beyond them, if the world is to have a reasonable chance of containing warming to below 2 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels, or the 1.5 degrees celsius goal of many developing nations.

Portraits of Resilience Exhibit Gives a Voice to Arctic Communities
Portraits of Resilience Exhibit Gives a Voice to Arctic Communities 10/12/2009

A new photography exhibit is bringing the voice of young people in the Arctic to Copenhagen during the UN climate talks.