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Boosting the 'Green House' Effect - CDM Reform Key to Climate - Friendly Building and Construction Sector
Boosting the 'Green House' Effect - CDM Reform Key to Climate - Friendly Building and Construction Sector 06/12/2008

The huge potential of the building and construction sector for combating climate change remains virtually untapped

UNEP Atlas Shows How Biodiversity Hotspots Are Also Major Carbon Sinks
UNEP Atlas Shows How Biodiversity Hotspots Are Also Major Carbon Sinks 05/12/2008

Maps pinpointing overlaps of high carbon and high biodiversity areas were launched today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with its Carbon and Biodiversity demonstration atlas.

Governments Gather in Poznan to Build Momentum in the Fight Against Climate Change
Governments Gather in Poznan to Build Momentum in the Fight Against Climate Change 03/12/2008

Over 10,000 delegates representing government, industry, civil society and international organizations are currently participating in the UN Climate Change conference in Poznan. The outcome of the meeting is expected to help build momentum and chart the way towards the Copenhagen climate talks in December 2009, when governments will attempt to reach an ambitious and effective international climate deal for the period after 2012.

Surveys call for Unity to Combat Climate Change
Surveys call for Unity to Combat Climate Change 27/11/2008

The environment remains a top concern for people around the world despite the financial crisis, according to a global poll by the HSBC Climate Partnership, which includes HSBC, The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and WWF.

New Zealand's Environment Minister Hands the World Environment Day Torch to Mexico
New Zealand's Environment Minister Hands the World Environment Day Torch to Mexico 25/09/2008

I would like to congratulate Mexico and wish them all the best for the hosting of World Environment Day 2009. I hope you have as much pleasure as New Zealand had hosting the momentous occasion this year.

Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy Could Create Tens of Millions of New "Green Jobs"
Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy Could Create Tens of Millions of New "Green Jobs" 24/09/2008

A new, landmark study on the impact of an emerging global "green economy" on the world of work says efforts to tackle climate change could result in the creation of millions of new "green jobs" in the coming decades.

Mexico to Host World Environment Day Under the Theme 'Your Planet Needs You'
Mexico to Host World Environment Day Under the Theme 'Your Planet Needs You' 22/09/2008

Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations.

Ban Ki-Moon Appoints Two New Special Envoys on Climate Change
Ban Ki-Moon Appoints Two New Special Envoys on Climate Change 19/09/2008

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed two new Special Envoys on climate change, an issue he has made one of his top priorities.

Migrant Birds in Hot Water!
Migrant Birds in Hot Water! 18/09/2008

Launched today in Madagascar at the 4th Meeting of the Parties of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), the report highlights the need for more international co-operation in helping migratory species cope with climate change and other environmental problems.

Learning by Playing - Innovative Education Tool for Secondary Schools Launched During Global Montreal Protocol Celebrations
Learning by Playing - Innovative Education Tool for Secondary Schools Launched During Global Montreal Protocol Celebrations 16/09/2008

Under the theme "Montreal Protocol - Global Partnership for Global Benefits - UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO announce the launch of the new OzonAction Education Pack for Secondary Schools

Migratory Waterbird Populations in Decline
Migratory Waterbird Populations in Decline 15/09/2008

New study shows a sharp drop in migratory waterbird populations along main migration routes in Africa and Eurasia.

Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 September 2008
Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 September 2008 15/09/2008

Market turmoil, economic downturns and talk of recession have historically spelt tough times for the environment.

Which Global Green Campaign Will Be Recognised As The Most Compelling in 2008?
Which Global Green Campaign Will Be Recognised As The Most Compelling in 2008? 08/09/2008

This year for the first time, the Green Awards™ is accepting applications from outside the UK for the'Best Green International Campaign' category.

UNEP Tunza Youth Advisor Gives First-hand Account of Hurricane's Impact on Cuba
UNEP Tunza Youth Advisor Gives First-hand Account of Hurricane's Impact on Cuba 08/09/2008

Year after year, between June and November, the Caribbean region suffers the impact of several hurricanes and tropical storms. For us Cubans the impact of hurricanes and tropical storms is simply something we have to deal with. Each year we prepare to face this type of disaster.

Flyway Conservation at Work at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties in Madagascar from 15 to 19 September
Flyway Conservation at Work at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties in Madagascar from 15 to 19 September 05/09/2008

Over 150 representatives of government and non-governmental organisations as well as waterbird experts from 80 countries will meet in Madagascar to discuss urgent conservation responses necessary to reverse the declines of many migratory waterbird species along the African-Eurasian Flyways.

UNEP uses Google Earth to Put You in the Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service
UNEP uses Google Earth to Put You in the Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service 04/09/2008

People can 'fly' to some of the world's most dramatic environmental hotspots courtesy of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)'s innovative use of the popular mapping tool Google Earth.

UN Secretary-General calls for greater global leadership in tackling climate change
UN Secretary-General calls for greater global leadership in tackling climate change 01/09/2008

As the world focuses on devastating floods in India and the latest hurricane threat to the southern United States, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater global leadership in tackling climate change

Time to Plug Gaps in the Global Glacier Monitoring Network
Time to Plug Gaps in the Global Glacier Monitoring Network 31/08/2008

Monitoring of glaciers and ice caps in Central Asia, the Tropics and in the Polar Regions needs to be urgently stepped up, scientists and the United Nations said today.

Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Says UN Environment Report
Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Says UN Environment Report 26/08/2008

Scrapping fossil fuel subsidies could play an important role in cutting greenhouse gases while giving a small but not insignificant boost to the global economy a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

Leading Automaker Toyota Motor Europe Joins UNEP's Climate Neutral Network
Leading Automaker Toyota Motor Europe Joins UNEP's Climate Neutral Network 18/08/2008

Toyota Motor Europe has become the first car manufacturer to join the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), the bold initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Top Olympic Athlete Yao Ming Becomes UNEP's First Environmental Champion
Top Olympic Athlete Yao Ming Becomes UNEP's First Environmental Champion 09/08/2008

Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming is the UN Environment Programme's first-ever Environmental Champion, UNEP announced today.