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How Farm Waste Provides Clean Energy for Homes in Pakistan How Farm Waste Provides Clean Energy for Homes in Pakistan
27/ 12/ 2011
A project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working to make clean energy a reality for households in a rural region of Pakistan.
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
14/ 12/ 2011
In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pursuing a green economic transformation that generates new sources of sustainable and equitable economic growth that will assist in a global economic recovery.
New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
13/ 12/ 2011
The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.
Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority
13/ 12/ 2011
Glaciers in the four biggest mountain ranges in the world (Andes, Himalayas, Alps and Rockies) are melting at unprecedented rates.
Calling all Creatives: UN launches Advertising Competition on Water Calling all Creatives: UN launches Advertising Competition on Water
09/ 12/ 2011
The competition offers professionals and non-professionals in 48 European countries the chance to design a newspaper advertisement to raise awareness and inspire the European public to find green solutions for the sustainable use of water resources today and for future generations.
UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
07/ 12/ 2011
New Phase for Campaign Which Has Planted Over 12 Billion Trees Worldwide
Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa
05/ 12/ 2011
A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over scarce resources and to changing migration patterns in the region.
Spanish Soccer Star Carles Puyol Kicks Off Orangutan Campaign Spanish Soccer Star Carles Puyol Kicks Off Orangutan Campaign
05/ 12/ 2011
Spanish soccer star Carles Puyol, who captains FC Barcelona and led Spain to the World Cup title one year ago, is now tackling an even bigger challenge - saving endangered orangutans.

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