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Darfur water conference will help build peace in troubled region, says UN Darfur water conference will help build peace in troubled region, says UN
31/ 05/ 2011
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will be part of a major conference on water and peace in Sudan's Darfur region to be held in June.
Support for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Needed to Fuel an 'Evergreen Revolution' Support for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Needed to Fuel an 'Evergreen Revolution'
31/ 05/ 2011
UNEP and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) call for a dramatic increase in support for sustainable agriculture as a way to drive green growth and reduce poverty.
Green Corridors Needed to Reconnect Europe's Fragmented Forests Green Corridors Needed to Reconnect Europe's Fragmented Forests
31/ 05/ 2011
European forests may be expanding, but many are still under threat from 'fragmentation' as a result of felling, fires and conversion to agricultural land, according to experts with the United Nations.
'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture 'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture
26/ 05/ 2011
Dramatic differences exist between many countries in Europe and their consumption of natural resources such as fossil fuels, biomass and minerals, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) shows.
Green Week: Europe's Largest Environmental Policy Conference Begins
Green Week: Europe's Largest Environmental Policy Conference Begins
24/ 05/ 2011
Green Week - the largest annual environmental policy conference in Europe attracting around 4,000 participants, is taking place in Brussels this week. In its 11th year, this year's meeting will focus on the theme of "Resource Efficiency: Using less, living better".
President of UNEP's Governing Council on International Day for Biological Diversity President of UNEP's Governing Council on International Day for Biological Diversity
20/ 05/ 2011
Every year, on 22 May, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations eleven years ago to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the objective to raise awareness of issues related to biodiversity
No place to land: Loss of natural habitats threatens migratory birds globally No place to land: Loss of natural habitats threatens migratory birds globally
12/ 05/ 2011
The loss, fragmentation and degradation of natural bird habitats is occurring globally and is mainly caused by the pressures resulting from a growing human population, rapid urbanization and unsustainable human use of natural areas
Humanity Can and Must  Do More with Less: UNEP Report Humanity Can and Must Do More with Less: UNEP Report
12/ 05/ 2011
By 2050, humanity could consume an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year - three times its current appetite - unless the economic growth rate is "decoupled" from the rate of natural resource consumption.
Financial leaders call for investor-friendly forest-carbon market Financial leaders call for investor-friendly forest-carbon market
06/ 05/ 2011
The forestry-based carbon market's value holds the potential to grow to $10+ billion USD by 2020, according to The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB), while that of total forest ecosystem goods and services is estimated at $5 trillion USD
UN targets widely-used pesticide endosulfan for phase out UN targets widely-used pesticide endosulfan for phase out
03/ 05/ 2011
Representatives from 127 governments have agreed to add endosulfan to the United Nations' list of persistent organic pollutants to be eliminated worldwide.

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