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Asian snake trade focus of discussions in China Asian snake trade focus of discussions in China
18/ 04/ 2011
Better scientific information and closer supervision of captive breeding facilities are crucial for addressing the conservation and sustainability aspects of the Asian snake trade, according to participants at a major workshop in China.
Business leaders debate Green Economy in Paris Business leaders debate Green Economy in Paris
14/ 04/ 2011
Some 200 representatives from business and industry, governments and civil society gathered in Paris this week to debate the transition to a green economy.
Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition
11/ 04/ 2011
The idea of a Green Economy is fast becoming a key component of mainstream economic discourse and is seen as the blueprint for a transition to a more efficient and equitable economy that makes better use of natural resources to achieve sustainable growth.
China celebrates 30 years of landmark biodiversity treaty China celebrates 30 years of landmark biodiversity treaty
08/ 04/ 2011
From pandas to tigers, China is home to some of the most magnificent wild species and plays a prominent role in the conservation and sustainable use of the planet's biodiversity.
UN Climate Change Conference highlights progress and divisions on central issues UN Climate Change Conference highlights progress and divisions on central issues
08/ 04/ 2011
On the final day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bangkok (3-8 April), UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said that while positive and constructive, the meeting in Thailand had also highlighted continuing divisions between governments that needed to be resolved in the course of the year in order to come to a strong outcome in Durban in December.
Secretary-General welcomes new report on efforts to green the UN Secretary-General welcomes new report on efforts to green the UN
01/ 04/ 2011
The United Nations has released details of its greenhouse gas emissions for 52 institutions, covering 200,000 employees, in a new report published as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the organisation's carbon footprint.
New Environmental Co-operation between UNEP and the Government of Japan New Environmental Co-operation between UNEP and the Government of Japan
01/ 04/ 2011
World-class environmental research has received an important boost, thanks to the strengthening of a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Japan.
UN Secretary-General opens new energy-neutral offices in Nairobi UN Secretary-General opens new energy-neutral offices in Nairobi
31/ 03/ 2011
The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has officially opened the new offices of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.
UN pushes for stronger measures to protect gorillas

UN pushes for stronger measures to protect gorillas
31/ 03/ 2011
Kigali, 31 March 2011 An international meeting organized by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/CMS) called for better enforcement of wildlife law in the ten countries in Africa with gorilla populations. For the first time ever, UN agencies, national governments in the region, local wildlife authorities, non-governmental organizations and international experts came together this week at a two-day meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, to deal with wildlife crime threatening endangered gorillas.
Media Advisory: Visit of UN Secretary-General to Nairobi Media Advisory: Visit of UN Secretary-General to Nairobi
30/ 03/ 2011
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, will visit Nairobi from Wednesday 30 March to Saturday 2 April 2011 for a meeting of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

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