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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.

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.

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.

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.