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Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change
31/ 07/ 2015
65% of Africa's Land Affected by Degradation; New Approach Essential
First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment Programme Says First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment Programme Says
31/ 07/ 2015
In calling for wildlife crime to be treated as a serious crime, both nationally and across borders, the resolution sends a clear signal to organized criminal networks involved in this illicit trafficking that their time will soon be up.
New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat
29/ 07/ 2015
New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.
UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change
29/ 07/ 2015
An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies.
UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development
16/ 07/ 2015
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
Investing in Forestry Sector Can Reverse Estimated US$3.5 Billion Economic Drain of Deforestation, Alleviate Poverty in Tanzania Investing in Forestry Sector Can Reverse Estimated US$3.5 Billion Economic Drain of Deforestation, Alleviate Poverty in Tanzania
09/ 07/ 2015
Loss of forest ecosystem services such as water regulation can have adverse impacts on the value added of other sectors such as agriculture, tourism and energy.
Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat
23/ 06/ 2015
Growing Urbanization, Unsustainable Fishing and Resource Extraction among Main Pressures on Ecosystems
UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues
10/ 06/ 2015
The new agreement to run through to 2018.
On World Oceans Day, New UN Report Recommends Ban of Microplastics in Cosmetics On World Oceans Day, New UN Report Recommends Ban of Microplastics in Cosmetics
08/ 06/ 2015
Study showcases potential threats to human and ecosystems' health

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