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Closer to Eden? Kenya Pledges to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees Closer to Eden? Kenya Pledges to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees
19/ 08/ 2009
Kenyan communities will undertake to plant 7.6 billion trees over the next 20 years to address massive losses in forest cover. Kenya's Minister for the Environment, John Michuki, has demanded bold steps amidst economic, social and political unrest caused by forest destruction.
UNEP Announces Winners of Global Children's Painting Competition UNEP Announces Winners of Global Children's Painting Competition
14/ 08/ 2009
A nine-year-old girl from Siberia, Russia, has won this year's Global Painting Competition on the Environment, beating more than two million entries from around the world with her striking depiction of two planets. Having grown up in Siberia, the most forested part of Russia, Ludmila Balovneva has always lived close to nature and she understands what its loss would represent.
Pakistan Sets Guinness World Record for Tree Planting Pakistan Sets Guinness World Record for Tree Planting
28/ 07/ 2009
Fresh from the victory of the T20 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan hit another high by setting a Guinness World Record for planting 541,176 trees in 24 hours.
Trees on Farms Key to Climate and Food-Secure Future Trees on Farms Key to Climate and Food-Secure Future
24/ 07/ 2009
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are calling for the widespread uptake of 'green' agricultural practices that will deliver multiple benefits to the world's rapidly growing populations
Climate Neutrality with Honours Climate Neutrality with Honours
23/ 07/ 2009
Six universities from the US, UK, Spain and China have become the first academic institutions to come on board the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) - an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.
Blue Helmets Go Green Blue Helmets Go Green
22/ 07/ 2009
The UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is doing its part for the Billion Tree Campaign.
Biggest-Ever Youth Gathering on Climate Change  to Call for Real Action in Copenhagen Biggest-Ever Youth Gathering on Climate Change to Call for Real Action in Copenhagen
20/ 07/ 2009
Emerging leaders representing three billion people, the children and youth of the planet, will converge on the Republic of Korea to voice their demands for action on climate change at the Copenhagen meeting.
UNEP launches new online system to view and study the world's marine protected areas UNEP launches new online system to view and study the world's marine protected areas
08/ 06/ 2009
A new decision-making tool is being launched to provide the most current and relevant information about marine and coastal biodiversity and its protection status.
World Oceans Day: Protecting Oceans Around the Globe World Oceans Day: Protecting Oceans Around the Globe
08/ 06/ 2009
UNEP is working to protect oceans all around the planet - for World Oceans Day, here is an overview of some of the UNEP programmes around the world.
Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter
08/ 06/ 2009
From discarded fishing gear to plastic bags to cigarette butts, a growing tide of marine litter is harming oceans and beaches worldwide, says a new report.

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