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Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
26/ 09/ 2011
As delegates from around the world converge in Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now and in the future are emerging as major tests for the global economy.
TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20 TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20
15/ 09/ 2011
As the world prepares for the Rio+20 conference in June 2012, more than 1,400 young people from 120 countries are gathering in Indonesia later this month to shape, sharpen and finalize their unique position on this once in a generation event
GRASP Welcomes U.S. Government Decision to Review Chimpanzee Status GRASP Welcomes U.S. Government Decision to Review Chimpanzee Status
13/ 09/ 2011
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) stated that it has initiated a review of whether captive chimpanzees should be "up-listed" from the current "threatened" status to "endangered."
New Study Shows Economic Benefits of 400 km Fence in Kenya's Aberdares New Study Shows Economic Benefits of 400 km Fence in Kenya's Aberdares
05/ 09/ 2011
The now completed 400 km electrified fence enclosing the Aberdare Conservation Area (ACA) has improved the livelihoods of millions of people in central Kenya, according to an independent study launched today at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi.
New "Cool Tools" for Waterbird and Wetland Conservation New "Cool Tools" for Waterbird and Wetland Conservation
25/ 08/ 2011
An innovative tool for tracking the migratory patterns of waterbirds has won first prize in an ESRI International Conservation Mapping Competition.
Investments in Water Sector Could Pay Huge Dividends for Human Health and Food Security Investments in Water Sector Could Pay Huge Dividends for Human Health and Food Security
25/ 08/ 2011
Investing 0.16 per cent of global GDP in the water sector could reduce water scarcity and halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in less than four years, according to United Nations research released today.
New UN Programme Aims to Tackle Water Scarcity in Jordan New UN Programme Aims to Tackle Water Scarcity in Jordan
25/ 08/ 2011
The Jordan Joint Programme aims to improve access to drinking water, promote the sustainable use of water supply sources and strengthen resilience to climate change in a country that is faced with serious water supply challenges.
How Many Species on Earth? 8.7 Million, Says New Study How Many Species on Earth? 8.7 Million, Says New Study
24/ 08/ 2011
Eight million seven hundred thousand (give or take 1.3 million) is the latest estimated total number of species on Earth and the most precise calculation ever offered, according to a new study co-authored by a researcher with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum
22/ 08/ 2011
A UN-backed meeting of global conservation experts has concluded in Geneva with important decisions to protect a number of endangered species, including the launch of a trust fund to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant population.

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