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Landmark Project to Counteract Deteriorating Water Quality in Ecosystems launched at the Budapest Water Summit Landmark Project to Counteract Deteriorating Water Quality in Ecosystems launched at the Budapest Water Summit
11/ 10/ 2013
This comprehensive project will address both issues of water quality, including chemical, biological, and biodiversity aspects and issues of water quantity including availability, changes over time and morphology of bodies of water.
New Global Assessment:  Maintaining rich biodiversity in and around cities is           possible and can greatly improve global sustainable development New Global Assessment: Maintaining rich biodiversity in and around cities is possible and can greatly improve global sustainable development
04/ 10/ 2013
Preservation of larger outlying green areas, green corridors that connect larger green patches, green roofs and "brownfields", or land previously used for industrial purposes or certain commercial uses, can also be used as carbon sinks rather than emission sources.
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
11/ 09/ 2013
Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
09/ 09/ 2013
UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.
Protected Areas, a global perspective Protected Areas, a global perspective
27/ 08/ 2013
By Siobhan Kenney and Brian Mac Sharry,
Smarter Construction of Railways and Fences Needed to Reduce Threats to Endangered Antelopes in Central Asia Smarter Construction of Railways and Fences Needed to Reduce Threats to Endangered Antelopes in Central Asia
26/ 08/ 2013
The new CMS report, which is supported by the Frankfurt Zoological Society and Fauna & Flora International, outlines solutions on how to make these potential barriers more permeable.
Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report
23/ 08/ 2013
The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country's key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management.

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