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UNEP Chiefs Past and Present Seal the Deal!
UNEP Chiefs Past and Present Seal the Deal! 02/07/2009

In an historic first, all five Executive Directors of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) gathered together in Glion, Switzerland for the Global Environmental Governance Forum on 29 June 2009 where they lent their voices to the global UN-led campaign to Seal the Deal on an effective climate agreement in Copenhagen this December. Add your voice to the Seal the Deal campaign by visiting www.sealthedeal2009.org

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.

African Ministers Adopt the Nairobi Declaration on Climate
African Ministers Adopt the Nairobi Declaration on Climate 02/06/2009

The landmark document highlighted the major challenges and opportunities that African countries face in the upcoming negotiations in Copenhagen on a climate agreement that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.

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.

International Agencies Launch 50% Global Fuel Economy Plan to Key Industry Players at Geneva Motor Show
International Agencies Launch 50% Global Fuel Economy Plan to Key Industry Players at Geneva Motor Show 03/03/2009

A roadmap towards greater global fuel economy that would halve greenhouse gas emissions from cars must be embarked upon immediately, and integrated into financial support for the car industry, according to a joint international agency report issued today.

Mayors of Major African Cities Voice Concerns Over Climate Change
Mayors of Major African Cities Voice Concerns Over Climate Change 27/02/2009

Despite their relatively low contribution to global warming, African cities are being disproportionately affected by rising emissions.

Obama's 'green budget' provides hope for economy & climate change
Obama's 'green budget' provides hope for economy & climate change 27/02/2009

President Barack Obama's plan to bailout the U.S economy relies on a carbon cap-and-trade system that includes an 80 billion dollar investment in renewable energy programmes.

Wangari Maathai calls on armies to join the Billion Tree Campaign
Wangari Maathai calls on armies to join the Billion Tree Campaign 25/02/2009

The world's armies and UN peacekeepers around the globe should join the Billion Tree Campaign as it strives to reach its target of 7 billion trees planted by the end of 2009, according to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai.

Kilimanjaro Climb to raise Climate Change Awareness
Kilimanjaro Climb to raise Climate Change Awareness 25/02/2009

Youth from impoverished urban areas in Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana will join a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness on climate change.

One Year Old and One Hundred Strong - Copenhagen becomes the 100th participant of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network
One Year Old and One Hundred Strong - Copenhagen becomes the 100th participant of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network 19/02/2009

The City of Copenhagen today became the 100th participant of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global action towards low-carbon economies and societies.

Beijing Olympics Get Big Green Tick
Beijing Olympics Get Big Green Tick 18/02/2009

The Beijing Olympics met if not exceeded many of its pledges on the environment, according to an assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model 18/02/2009

The report, Environment Outlook in the Amazonia: GEO Amazonia, uncovers a revealing panorama of accelerated ecosystem transformation and a marked environmental degradation in this vast region of the South American humid tropics - shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela-which is also the planet's most extensive forest zone.

Realizing a "Green New Deal"
Realizing a "Green New Deal" 16/02/2009

One third of the around $2.5 trillion-worth of planned stimulus packages should be invested on 'greening' the world economy. This would assist in powering the global economy out of recession and onto a Green, 21st century path a new report released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case
UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case 16/02/2009

The importance of realizing a Global Green New Deal and the urgent need for a transition to a low carbon and resource efficient Green Economy are spotlighted in the UNEP Year Book 2009, launched today at an international gathering of environment ministers.

EU Cities Announce Carbon Cuts as Ban Calls on US, China, India and Europe to Assume Leadership on Climate Change
EU Cities Announce Carbon Cuts as Ban Calls on US, China, India and Europe to Assume Leadership on Climate Change 11/02/2009

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the United States, China, India and the European Union to show "global leadership of the highest order" in tackling climate change. The same day, the EU announced the signing of an agreement to cut carbon emissions

Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call
Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call 11/02/2009

The 2014 Sochi Olympics, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Rally Norway and the Norwegian Golf Federation have joined UNEP's Climate Neutral Network.

Thousands of people expected for tree planting in Nairobi
Thousands of people expected for tree planting in Nairobi 10/02/2009

Thousands of people are expected to show up for a tree planting ceremony organized by the UN Environment Programme in Karura Forest on 14 February.

Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress
Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress 06/02/2009

Over-exploitation, climate change and inadequate cooperation among countries threaten some of the world's greatest river basins, which sustain around 750 million people.

Secretary-General warns that climate change could lead to economic upheaval
Secretary-General warns that climate change could lead to economic upheaval 06/02/2009

Failure to tackle climate change could lead to insecurity and economic upheaval, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.