The agreement was signed by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy.
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The report shows that the scale and variation in impacts provide opportunities for companies and their investors to differentiate themselves by optimizing their supply chains and investment strategies.
The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a polluted river in Guangdong Beijiang.
The damage from rising seas and higher storm surges is one of the most visible and costly effects of climate change.
The awards were presented as 197 member States met at the tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests in Istanbul.
The contribution of $10 million is in addition to Canada's previous contribution of $3 million to the CCAC's Trust Fund and $7 million for projects that support the mitigation of short lived climate pollutants in developing countries.
A move to such alternatives is in line with the objectives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), of which UNEP is one of the founding partners.
UNEP recently requested UNOPS, an operational and central procurement arm of the UN, to buy 50,000 certificates of emission reduction (CERs), to cover UNEP's emissions for 2010-2013.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought.
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In order to arrive at a balanced assessment, Working Group II hopes to draw on the expertise of
climate scientists as well as others with the knowledge or experience to provide scientific review
comments on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.
Scientists, governments and civil society organizations will converge to carry out the first ever comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of desertification, land degradation and drought.
Mr. Ban noted that there are several threats to this ecosystem as urbanization and large-scale agriculture can exacerbate the rate of forest and biodiversity loss.
Current efforts to develop what is known as the 'post-2015 development agenda' include almost 100 national consultations in UN member states, as well as 11 thematic consultations on issues such as food security, access to water, and poverty reduction.
The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited to 58 countries only.
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