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India joins UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign India joins UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign
25/ 02/ 2010
The Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Mr. Vijay Sharma, announced today that India has joined the United Nations Environment Programme's Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign (BTC) by planting two billion trees since 2007, bringing the international campaign's total to date to over 10 billion planted trees worldwide.
Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali
24/ 02/ 2010
As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.
Countering the Decline of the Iconic Siberian Crane Countering the Decline of the Iconic Siberian Crane
24/ 02/ 2010
The future of the iconic Siberian Crane, Grus leucogeranus, a critically endangered species, is looking brighter thanks to international efforts.
More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time,  Says New UNEP Report More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time, Says New UNEP Report
23/ 02/ 2010
Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.
Rwanda Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2010 Rwanda Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2010
17/ 02/ 2010
Rwanda, the East African country that is embracing a transition to a Green Economy, will be the global host of World Environment Day 2010.
UN wildlife conference enhances intergovernmental cooperation to safeguard sharks UN wildlife conference enhances intergovernmental cooperation to safeguard sharks
16/ 02/ 2010
Governments combat the overexploitation of sharks as their commercial value increases
Whales, dolphins and porpoises suffer dramatic declines from  by-catch in fishing nets Whales, dolphins and porpoises suffer dramatic declines from by-catch in fishing nets
04/ 02/ 2010
Toothed whales are currently suffering from a major threat which is unsustainable loss from by-catch in fishery operations.
Policy Leaders Consider Solutions for Biodiversity at Davos Meeting Policy Leaders Consider Solutions for Biodiversity at Davos Meeting
29/ 01/ 2010
The environment was a prominent theme at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one month after the UN climate conference in Copenhagen demonstrated that global leadership is essential to reverse global warming.
Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery
28/ 01/ 2010
Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it.
Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem
15/ 01/ 2010
Kenya took a step to restore its diminishing water towers and address rapid environmental degradation when it launched a tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex on Friday.

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