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Healthy Oceans New Key to Combating Climate Change Healthy Oceans New Key to Combating Climate Change
14/ 10/ 2009
A 'Blue Carbon' fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments keen to combat climate change.
Blue Carbon Report to Highlight the Importance of Healthy Oceans Blue Carbon Report to Highlight the Importance of Healthy Oceans
06/ 10/ 2009
The world's oceans, seas and marine ecosystems, such as seagrass, salt marshes and coastal wetlands, are daily absorbing and removing large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. They are a crucial - and perhaps overlooked - natural ally in strategies to combat climate change.
Role of forests in lowering global emissions to be discussed at UN High-Level Event Role of forests in lowering global emissions to be discussed at UN High-Level Event
22/ 09/ 2009
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation): The United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Event, held on the occasion of the 64th United Nations General Assembly
UN's Billion Tree Campaign Hits its Seven Billion Goal Target UN's Billion Tree Campaign Hits its Seven Billion Goal Target
21/ 09/ 2009
The global public's desire to see action on climate change was clearly spotlighted today with the announcement that the Billion Tree Campaign has reached 7 billion trees-one for every person on the planet.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador
20/ 09/ 2009
Nairobi/New York, 20 September 2009 - The face of some of the world's most exclusive products is to become the new face of global environmental action. Brazil-born Gisele Bündchen, among the most recognized top models of all time, has been designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Billion Tree Campaign to Hit New Heights Billion Tree Campaign to Hit New Heights
18/ 09/ 2009
The Billion Tree Campaign has mobilized millions of people around the planet over the last three years, from scouts to presidents and from Soweto to San Francisco.
Call for record participation on 2009 Clean Up the World Weekend Call for record participation on 2009 Clean Up the World Weekend
17/ 09/ 2009
On the countdown to the17th Clean Up the World Weekend, 18-20 September, communities across the globe are looking to break all records by mobilising tens of millions of volunteers in support of the environment.
Kenya Launches Multimillion Dollar Appeal to Restore Vital Mau Forest Kenya Launches Multimillion Dollar Appeal to Restore Vital Mau Forest
09/ 09/ 2009
The appeal aims to mobilize resources for the rehabilitation of the Mau, the largest closed-canopy forest ecosystem in Kenya covering over 400,000 hectares.
Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World's Ecosystems Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World's Ecosystems
02/ 09/ 2009
Investing in restoration and maintenance of the Earth's multi-trillion dollar ecosystems - from forests and mangroves to wetlands and river basins - can have a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing vulnerable economies.
Closing the Science Gaps on What is Happening to the World's Oceans and Seas Closing the Science Gaps on What is Happening to the World's Oceans and Seas
31/ 08/ 2009
The world's oceans and seas-covering 70 per cent of the planet - may soon be subject to the same kind of systematic scientific scrutiny as the globe's land surface.

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