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UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems
04/ 01/ 2010
The UN is marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, with a slew of events highlighting the vital role the phenomenon plays in maintaining the life support system on Planet Earth.
Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi
01/ 01/ 2010
The world's most comprehensive and inclusive environmental assessment process started in Nairobi this week, as over two hundred government representatives institutions and experts discussed and adopted the objectives, scope and process for the next Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5 Report), to be released in 2012.
The Billion Tree Campaign: 7.4 Billion Trees and Counting The Billion Tree Campaign: 7.4 Billion Trees and Counting
31/ 12/ 2009
A phenomenal year for the Billion Tree Campaign ended on a high note as all 32 pupils at Rushbury CE Primary School in Shropshire went tree planting just before the end of term. The children had a fantastic day out, planting 50 trees with the help of Wardens from the National Trust.
Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge
30/ 12/ 2009
In response to the needs of Member States and the growing number of requests on how best to realize a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy for the 21st century, the United Nations Environment Programme has formulated a rapidly evolving strategy. The strategy identifies three priority areas that match calls for international guidance, the urgent need for action at a national level on climate change and the organization's skill set, experience and mandate.
UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World
24/ 12/ 2009
Nairobi, 24 December- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this month pushed ahead to promote its Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme in the Republic of Yemen, offering the chance for the country's science community to gain greater access to leading scientific journals.
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
23/ 12/ 2009
New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in Mexico, UN General Assembly President Ali Treki said yesterday.
Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
19/ 12/ 2009
Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.
Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen
18/ 12/ 2009
At an event entitled 'Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen', Brazil, the Republic of Korea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explained how green jobs, growth and sustainability are essential for their very survival and future economic growth.
REDD+ Gala Brings Together Broad Cross Section of REDD Supporters REDD+ Gala Brings Together Broad Cross Section of REDD Supporters
16/ 12/ 2009
Deforestation is responsible for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's more than all the world's cars and trucks combined. Rainforests do a great deal to aid the environment, absorbing carbon, purifying water and playing home to species diversity. They do it essentially for free.
Billion Tree Campaign Patron Wangari Maathai Appointed UN Messenger Of Peace Billion Tree Campaign Patron Wangari Maathai Appointed UN Messenger Of Peace
15/ 12/ 2009
Copenhagen, 15 December - The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and green advocate Wangari Maathai became a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.

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