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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.

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.

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.