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Climate Change - UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action
Climate Change - UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action 04/09/2009

Faster action on climate change may be possible if nations combine substantial cuts of carbon dioxide emissions alongside accelerated moves across a suite of other greenhouse gases and pollutants.

Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way
Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way 04/06/2009

Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth's forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

UNEP's Climate Heroes - Adventure and Activism for the Environment
UNEP's Climate Heroes - Adventure and Activism for the Environment 04/06/2009

This long-term platform supports a select group who are undertaking exceptional personal feats, high-profile expeditions and other innovative acts of environmental activism to demonstrate their commitment and to raise awareness for one simple idea: Your planet needs You!

Economic Crisis Hits EU and US Clean Energy As Emerging Economy Investments Rise 27% to $36 billion
Economic Crisis Hits EU and US Clean Energy As Emerging Economy Investments Rise 27% to $36 billion 03/06/2009

$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide - not including large hydro, a new report launched today says.

Ban, Barroso: urge 'Seal the Deal!'
Ban, Barroso: urge 'Seal the Deal!' 29/04/2009

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in Brussels last Thursday that the UN is launching a worldwide campaign under the slogan 'Seal the Deal!'

Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy
Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy 23/04/2009

We, the participants of the B4E Summit 2009, recognize that the economic, environmental and social challenges and risks we face demand a new level of leadership and cooperation.

UN Environment Chief Ends Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory Pledging Environmental Cooperation Across the Divide
UN Environment Chief Ends Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory Pledging Environmental Cooperation Across the Divide 21/04/2009

Gaza Strip/Nairobi 21 April 2009-UN Under-Secretary General and UN Environment Programme head Achim Steiner today wound up a three-day mission to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank saying he hoped environment could build bridges and foster cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Earth Day Message from Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
Earth Day Message from Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme 21/04/2009

On April 22, we celebrate the Anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, a landmark in the history of the environmental movement - a movement, which gave birth to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1972.

Speech by Achim Steiner on the Global Green Economy and Israel
Speech by Achim Steiner on the Global Green Economy and Israel 20/04/2009

Many of the transformational technological opportunities emerging across the globe right now - from renewables such as wind and solar power to desalination and smart, energy efficient materials and processes - were originally incubated in the world's universities, colleges and research institutes.

Number of entries in Chinese Children's Painting Competition up by One Million from 2008
Number of entries in Chinese Children's Painting Competition up by One Million from 2008 20/04/2009

"Climate Change: Our Challenge" is the theme for the 2009 Chinese Children's Painting Competition on the Environment. Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Luo Hong Foundation:the competition has recorded a significant increase in painting entries, from 1.3 million in 2008 to 2.3 million in 2009.

Powering a Global Green New Deal
Powering a Global Green New Deal 15/04/2009

More than 700 leaders from business, civil society, international organizations and government are set to meet at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Paris on 22-23 April to discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.

Collapse of Ice Bridge puts Antarctic ice shelf in peril
Collapse of Ice Bridge puts Antarctic ice shelf in peril 07/04/2009

An ice bridge linking the Wilkins ice shelf to two islands in Antarctica has collapsed, triggering warnings that climate change is having a clear impact on the region.

DHL Express Demonstrates Green Commitment with Special Shipment for UNEP
DHL Express Demonstrates Green Commitment with Special Shipment for UNEP 01/04/2009

DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery company, sent its first carbon neutral express shipments from Africa on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

Barack Obama launches climate forum to help seal the deal in Copenhagen
Barack Obama launches climate forum to help seal the deal in Copenhagen 31/03/2009

US President Barack Obama has invited 16 major economies to take part in a forum on climate change in a bid to speed up work towards an international climate change agreement.

Business Ready to Work on Building the Low-Carbon Economy
Business Ready to Work on Building the Low-Carbon Economy 31/03/2009

52 companies have joined forces with 34 experts and organizations to create an unprecedented low-carbon prosperity Task Force.

Earth Hour in Africa - Switch Off the Lights to Switch on a Deal in Copenhagen
Earth Hour in Africa - Switch Off the Lights to Switch on a Deal in Copenhagen 27/03/2009

One of Nairobi's most iconic buildings, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, will be plunged into darkness on Saturday night as part of the global lights out campaign - Earth Hour.

Forest Fires Destroy Kenya's Key Water Catchments
Forest Fires Destroy Kenya's Key Water Catchments 25/03/2009

Extensive forest fires are affecting several of Kenya's key moisture reservoirs including the 400,000-hectare Mau Forest Complex, Kenya's largest forest and the source of water for at least twelve rivers. Important Rift Valley Lakes, including Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile, depend on the rivers which are fed from the forest.

Waterbird Conservation in North Africa Gets a Boost
Waterbird Conservation in North Africa Gets a Boost 24/03/2009

A new 3-year project on "Strengthening waterbird and wetland conservation capacities in North Africa (WetCap)" is embarking on its first year of implementation as of this month. Within the framework of this project capacity building activities will take place in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania.

18 Million Dollars Approved Under UN-REDD Programme
18 Million Dollars Approved Under UN-REDD Programme 18/03/2009

A United Nations programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forests and boosting livelihoods in tropical nations has approved $18 million in support of five pilot countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices
UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices 11/03/2009

The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at UNEP headquarters.

Scientists look at new evidence that climate change is accelerating
Scientists look at new evidence that climate change is accelerating 10/03/2009

UNEP's 2009 Year Book is in part confirming the concerns of 2,000 scientists meeting this week in Copenhagen over the accelerating pace of climate change.