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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.
Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change
15/ 12/ 2009
Climate change will have serious consequences for Viet Nam's Mekong and Red River Deltas - two key rice and agricultural producing areas in the country - unless global warming is addressed.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema appointed New Executive Secretary of CMS Elizabeth Maruma Mrema appointed New Executive Secretary of CMS
09/ 12/ 2009
UNEP Executive Director, Mr. Achim Steiner has appointed Elizabeth Maruma Mrema as the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat
Warm Reception for Nobel Laureate at Winter Tree Planting Warm Reception for Nobel Laureate at Winter Tree Planting
09/ 12/ 2009
The COP 15 host city is a little greener today thanks to the efforts of 400 Copenhagen school children.
Volunteer Contributions for Seal the Deal! Exceed 1 Million Hours Volunteer Contributions for Seal the Deal! Exceed 1 Million Hours
05/ 12/ 2009
Thousands of volunteers around the world have registered more than one million hours of effort to tackle climate change and other environmental issues, as part of a campaign to promote International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December.
UNEP Launches Assessment of Oil-Contaminated Sites in the Niger Delta UNEP Launches Assessment of Oil-Contaminated Sites in the Niger Delta
30/ 11/ 2009
International experts will conduct field-based assessments in over 300 sites to identify the impacts of oil on land, water, agriculture, fisheries and air - as well as the indirect effects on biodiversity and human health.
Students plant thousands of trees across Kenya as part of UNEP initiative Students plant thousands of trees across Kenya as part of UNEP initiative
30/ 11/ 2009
Hundreds of Kenyan youth, from schoolchildren to university students, have planted almost 70,000 trees in the last month as part of a tree planting drive spearheaded by UNEP's Tunza youth programme.
Migratory Species Get Conservation Boost at International Wildlife Conference Migratory Species Get Conservation Boost at International Wildlife Conference
06/ 12/ 2008
The future for 21 migratory species, from the reclusive Irrawaddy Dolphin to the Egyptian Vulture and the Cheetah, today got brighter under a UN wildlife treaty.
Governments and Wildlife Groups Take Soundings on Noise Pollution and Ship Strike Threats to Whales and Dolphins Governments and Wildlife Groups Take Soundings on Noise Pollution and Ship Strike Threats to Whales and Dolphins
03/ 12/ 2008
The world's oceans and seas are becoming noisier as a result of increases in vessels; a rise in seismic surveys and because of the new generation
Africa-Wide Action Plan Focus of Year of the Gorilla 2009 Africa-Wide Action Plan Focus of Year of the Gorilla 2009
01/ 12/ 2008
Projects promoting super-efficient 'Rocket Stoves', encouraging alternative livelihoods to reduce poaching and federating successful eco-tourism programmes across Africa are among a range of initiatives to be promoted under the Year of the Gorilla 2009.

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