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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).
New international co-operation to tackle marine debris New international co-operation to tackle marine debris
25/ 03/ 2011
Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world's seas and oceans.
Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration
23/ 03/ 2011
The Olympics are a source of national pride but also an opportunity for showcasing innovation and catalyzing action towards a more sustainable future nationally and internationally
Green Economy Report on the Agenda in Washington D.C. Green Economy Report on the Agenda in Washington D.C.
15/ 03/ 2011
The Green Economy report assertively challenges the myth that investing in the environment comes at the expense of economic growth

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