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Rehabilitating Nature-Based Assets Generates Jobs, Wealth and Restoration of Multi-Trillion Dollar Services Rehabilitating Nature-Based Assets Generates Jobs, Wealth and Restoration of Multi-Trillion Dollar Services
03/ 06/ 2010
Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems can trigger multi-million dollar returns, generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new UNEP report.
Final Meeting on Whether to Establish an International Body to Address Decline of World's Nature-Based Assets Final Meeting on Whether to Establish an International Body to Address Decline of World's Nature-Based Assets
28/ 05/ 2010
Between 7 and 11 June, governments, researchers and experts will meet in Busan, Republic of Korea to agree whether to establish an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
PUMA & UNEP Kick Off Africa Unity Experience PUMA & UNEP Kick Off Africa Unity Experience
28/ 05/ 2010
Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana will participate in a series of high impact 'Unity' events to generate fan support, build consumer engagement in advance of South Africa and raise funds and awareness for the 'Play For Life' project.
Soil Organisms Aid Crop Productivity by Increasing Yields Soil Organisms Aid Crop Productivity by Increasing Yields
18/ 05/ 2010
Soil-living bacteria and fungi can be used to boost crop yields by more than 50 per cent without the use of fertilizers, an international research project has found.
Turning the Tide on Falling Fish Stocks - UNEP-Led Green Economy Charts Sustainable Investment Path Turning the Tide on Falling Fish Stocks - UNEP-Led Green Economy Charts Sustainable Investment Path
17/ 05/ 2010
Investing around US$8 billion a year in rebuilding and greening the world's fisheries could raise catches to 112 million tonnes annually while triggering benefits to industry, consumers and the global economy totalling US$1.7 trillion over the next 40 years.
A Future for Europe's Most Endangered Songbird: Governments Adopt New Action Plan to Protect Aquatic Warbler A Future for Europe's Most Endangered Songbird: Governments Adopt New Action Plan to Protect Aquatic Warbler
17/ 05/ 2010
Europe's rarest songbird, the Aquatic Warbler, will be better protected following decisions taken at a key meeting of the UN Environment Programme's Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
United Nations announces Global partnership to make tourism worldwide sustainable United Nations announces Global partnership to make tourism worldwide sustainable
12/ 05/ 2010
A global initiative to make tourism worldwide environmentally, socially and economically sustainable was presented in New York on Wednesday.
New Vision Required to Stave Off Dramatic Biodiversity Loss, Says UN Report New Vision Required to Stave Off Dramatic Biodiversity Loss, Says UN Report
10/ 05/ 2010
Natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse unless there is swift, radical and creative action to conserve and sustainably use the variety of life on Earth.
Strengthening Opportunities and Decision - Making for Sustainable Management of Islands Strengthening Opportunities and Decision - Making for Sustainable Management of Islands
10/ 05/ 2010
New Database Brings Together Vital Data on Biodiversity to Climate Change Covering 70,000 Islands
A Weekend of Celebration and Action for Migratory Birds A Weekend of Celebration and Action for Migratory Birds
07/ 05/ 2010
With over 10 per cent of migratory birds in danger, this weekend conservationists will highlight the extinction crisis threatening nature's global travellers.

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