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Support for New Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Gathers Momentum
Support for New Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Gathers Momentum 12/10/2009

Momentum towards the establishment of a new international body to address the loss and degradation of the world's multi trillion dollar nature-based assets gathered pace at a meeting of close to 100 governments.

Governor Schwarzenegger and United Nations Open Governors' Global Climate Summit 2
Governor Schwarzenegger and United Nations Open Governors' Global Climate Summit 2 01/10/2009

As the largest gathering of regional leaders focused on climate solutions, this summit will help to develop cooperative partnerships and promote collaborative actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build green economies and fight global climate change.

Strengthening Climate Adaptation for Africa: Efforts Underway Towards a Global Framework for Climate Services
Strengthening Climate Adaptation for Africa: Efforts Underway Towards a Global Framework for Climate Services 01/07/2009

Key tools to help countries adapt to climate change will be developed at the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which will take place in Geneva from 31 August to 4 September. The meeting will bring together high-level decision-makers, scientists, policy-makers, and business leaders to initiate a Global Framework for Climate Services to boost climate adaptation.

Your Planet Needs You! 
Millions of people around the world will Unite to Combat Climate Change for World Environment Day 2009
Your Planet Needs You! Millions of people around the world will Unite to Combat Climate Change for World Environment Day 2009 01/06/2009

People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen.

Looking Back and Looking Forward:The Year of Environmental Challenge Makes Way for a Year of Opportunity
Looking Back and Looking Forward:The Year of Environmental Challenge Makes Way for a Year of Opportunity 31/12/2008

Financial damage and loss of life caused by climate-related natural disasters made 2008 one of the most devastating years on record. Cyclone Nargis last June claimed 78,000 lives in Myanmar. The Atlantic hurricane season caused devastation in the Caribbean, Central America and the United States.

Facing Up to the Climate Challenge: Green Expectations for 2009?
Facing Up to the Climate Challenge: Green Expectations for 2009? 27/12/2008

As the festive season draws to a close, there is evidence the dawning New Year may carry "green" expectations of environmental action

Arctic Ice Hits a Low as Globe Continues to Warm
Arctic Ice Hits a Low as Globe Continues to Warm 17/12/2008

Ice volume in the Arctic in 2008 dropped to its second-lowest level since measurements began, according to new figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Ban Ki-moon Calls For Political Leadership To Combat Climate Change
Ban Ki-moon Calls For Political Leadership To Combat Climate Change 16/12/2008

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of political will and leadership in tackling the 'quintessential global threat' posed by climate change.

Clean Development Mechanism Projects Booming Around The World
Clean Development Mechanism Projects Booming Around The World 16/12/2008

The number of Clean Development Mechanism projects around the world boomed in 2008, jumping from 60 in 2004 to several thousand initiatives.

Global Year-End Snapshot of the Clean Development Mechanism 2008
Global Year-End Snapshot of the Clean Development Mechanism 2008 11/12/2008

Wind and geothermal power projects alongside ones promoting energy efficiency and even the preservation of onions are emerging across the globe courtesy of the United Nation-brokered carbon markets.

Insurance: Facing the Threats of Rising Natural Disasters While Driving Solutions to the Climate Change Challenge
Insurance: Facing the Threats of Rising Natural Disasters While Driving Solutions to the Climate Change Challenge 10/12/2008

Weather-related natural disasters are now outstripping ones linked with earthquakes by an ever widening factor, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and insurers said today.

Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland
Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland 09/12/2008

Heads of three leading international solar companies and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today issued a joint statement at the UN Climate Change Conference

Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland
Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland 08/12/2008

Heads of three leading international solar companies and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today issued a joint statement at the UN Climate Change Conference

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.

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.