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Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting
Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting 24/11/2008

Treaties combating ozone layer damage and climate change can learn from each other in order to maximize economic and environmental benefits.

International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008
International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008 24/11/2008

The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) will be held in Rome, 1-5 December 2008. 300 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as scientists will come together to discuss urgent conservation responses to address the rapid decline of migratory animal species across the globe

Environment gets a Boost from North American Youth
Environment gets a Boost from North American Youth 21/11/2008

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches today its first-ever North American Youth Network to help combat climate change. Twenty youth representatives, aged 18-22, were selected from the United States and Canada and are convening in Chicago on November 14-16, 2008 to launch UNEP's new Kick the Carbon Habit Education Campaign.

UNEP Executive Director Welcomes Obama's Speech on Climate Change
UNEP Executive Director Welcomes Obama's Speech on Climate Change 20/11/2008

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's latest speech on climate change has been welcomed as "very meaningful" by Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

UNEP campaign wins Best Green International Campaign at Green Awards
UNEP campaign wins Best Green International Campaign at Green Awards 19/11/2008

The television ad - titled 'The Voice of Reason (aged 6)' - shows the world through a little girl's eyes. An animation in child-like drawings, narrated by the little girl, illustrates why everyone should take public transport and concludes that 'The world is your home. Look after it'.

First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia
First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia 19/11/2008

An advanced cutting-edge monitoring station, able to gather crucial data on pollution linked with damage to the Earth's ozone layer is to be established in the Gulf state of Qatar it was announced today.

Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 09/10/2008

Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.

Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced
Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced 09/10/2008

Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November. The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expressi ...

Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats
Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats 08/10/2008

Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the world's rural poor. This approach, as outlined in the latest World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poor's resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change.

Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change
Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change 08/10/2008

Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.

Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back
Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back 06/10/2008

A 'lost' lake in Mali and a Kenyan forest that is the water tower for key rivers and lakes in East Africa are among two country projects aimed at bringing significant degraded and denuded ecosystems back from the brink.

German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation
German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation 03/10/2008

Germany today boosted its funding for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) earmarking $18 million for the organization's work on clean energy and climate proofing vulnerable economies.

Young Consumers' Guide to Eco-Friendly Living
Young Consumers' Guide to Eco-Friendly Living 01/10/2008

How to balance looking cool and feeling cool with the need to combat climate are among the key tips in the new United Nations YouthXchange Training kit.

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.