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World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target
29/ 04/ 2010
World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines.
Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at UNEP 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at UNEP 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards
22/ 04/ 2010
The 2010 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations' highest awards for environmental leadership, were announced today. The six winners, drawn from the worlds of government, science, business and entertainment, each exemplify how action, inspiration, personal commitment and creativity can catalyze a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st-century Green Economy.
Achim Steiner Makes the Case for a Green Economy Recovery as B4E Summit Kicks Off Achim Steiner Makes the Case for a Green Economy Recovery as B4E Summit Kicks Off
22/ 04/ 2010
Sustainable development is not a choice but an imperative, and the only course possible in our 21st century world, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner argued in his opening remarks to hundreds of top business and environment leaders attending the Business for the Environment (B4E) Summit.
PUMA and UNEP Launch Public Service Announcement to Support Biodiversity Initiatives PUMA and UNEP Launch Public Service Announcement to Support Biodiversity Initiatives
19/ 04/ 2010
The purpose of the partnership is to raise awareness about habitat and species conservation among football fans and the general public during worldwide football events, including the FIFA World Cup 2010.
Communities unite for Live Earth to address water shortage Communities unite for Live Earth to address water shortage
16/ 04/ 2010
On Sunday 18 April, the global UNEP-supported Live Earth Run for Water campaign will mobilize communities in more than 175 cities around the world to raise awareness of the growing scarcity of safe, clean water.
Caribbean Countries Take Action to Protect the Marine Environment from Garbage Caribbean Countries Take Action to Protect the Marine Environment from Garbage
15/ 04/ 2010
The discharge of garbage by ships in the Wider Caribbean Region will be prohibited as of 1 May 2011, following decisive action by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Growing Organic Agriculture from Eastern Europe to Central Asia Growing Organic Agriculture from Eastern Europe to Central Asia
12/ 04/ 2010
The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by UNEP
Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment
01/ 04/ 2010
With the signing of the final agreement, the Western Indian Ocean region becomes one of the three regional seas in the world to have a regional agreement focused on the control of land-based activities
Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available
30/ 03/ 2010
IEA is a process of gathering and analyzing information on the key interactions between the natural environment and human society that can be useful for policy-making and future planning.
CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net
29/ 03/ 2010
An intense two-week meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) closed on 25 March without agreeing on new trade measures to protect marine species.

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