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75% of world's coral reefs under threat, new analysis finds 75% of world's coral reefs under threat, new analysis finds
24/ 02/ 2011
A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75 percent of the world's coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures
European Commission and UNEP Announce New Partnership to Catalyze Green Economy European Commission and UNEP Announce New Partnership to Catalyze Green Economy
23/ 02/ 2011
A wide-ranging new partnership aimed at furthering sustainable development in the 21st century was announced today by the European Union's (EU) Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
India named Global Host of World Environment Day 2011 India named Global Host of World Environment Day 2011
22/ 02/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that India, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world that is embracing the process of a transition to a Green Economy, will be for the first time ever the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on 5 June.
Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex
22/ 02/ 2011
The European Commission, Government of Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are set to announce a major new partnership to assist in the restoration of part of the Mau Forest Complex.
Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex
22/ 02/ 2011
Today's new cooperative statement, outlining a strategic partnership covering European Union funding from the European Commission (EC) to UNEP up to 2013, identifies key areas of joint activities including under the European Union's "Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy".
Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book
17/ 02/ 2011
Massive amounts of phosphorus, a valuable fertilizer needed to feed a growing global population, are being lost to the oceans as result of inefficiencies in farming and a failure to recycle wastewater.
Preparing for Tomorrow's World Preparing for Tomorrow's World
03/ 02/ 2011
The timely issue of how national governments make decisions for a changing climate is the topic of the latest World Resources Report (WRR)
From tequila to the 'tree of life', bats are nature's invaluable allies From tequila to the 'tree of life', bats are nature's invaluable allies
21/ 01/ 2011
More than 1,200 species of bats comprise nearly a quarter of all mammals, and their ecological services are essential to human economies and the health of whole ecosystems worldwide.
UNEP report highlights role of fisheries subsidies reform in ocean sustainability UNEP report highlights role of fisheries subsidies reform in ocean sustainability
23/ 12/ 2010
In a new report, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) emphasises the urgency of advancing negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) towards an international agreement to ban harmful government fishing subsidies and to introduce new measures to ensure the sustainability and future viability of the world's oceans.
Biodiversity year ends on high hote as UN General Assembly backs resolution for an 'IPCC-for Nature' Biodiversity year ends on high hote as UN General Assembly backs resolution for an 'IPCC-for Nature'
21/ 12/ 2010
A new international body aimed at catalyzing a global response to the loss of biodiversity and world's economically-important forests, coral reefs and other ecosystems was born yesterday by governments at the United Nations 65th General Assembly (UNGA).

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