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President of Southern Sudan Launches Clean-Up of Juba President of Southern Sudan Launches Clean-Up of Juba
23/ 11/ 2009
On Monday, Salva Kiir, President of Southern Sudan, launched a major clean-up initiative in Juba, declaring a public holiday.
More than 2,000 youth Play for the Planet in Nairobi More than 2,000 youth Play for the Planet in Nairobi
20/ 11/ 2009
As the whole planet starts gearing up to the World Cup in South Africa, more than 2,000 youth are set to gather in Nairobi to Play for the Planet
TEEB report released on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policymakers TEEB report released on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policymakers
13/ 11/ 2009
Policy-makers who factor the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into their national and international investment strategies are likely to see far higher rates of return and stronger economic growth in the 21st century, a new report issued today says.
UNEP Hosts Global Environmental Law and Policy Training UNEP Hosts Global Environmental Law and Policy Training
10/ 11/ 2009
Government officials from 60 countries have met in Nairobi to talk about environmental law and how it can enable a transition to a green economy.
Extinction crisis shows urgent need for action to protect biodiversity Extinction crisis shows urgent need for action to protect biodiversity
04/ 11/ 2009
A third of the world's amphibians, a fifth of all mammals and 70 per cent of all plants are under threat, according to the latest Red List published just two months before the world marks the International Year of Biodiversity 2010.
UN-REDD Programme welcomes five new countries UN-REDD Programme welcomes five new countries
02/ 11/ 2009
Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka join the UN-REDD Programme
Disney Fairy Declared Honorary Ambassador of Green Disney Fairy Declared Honorary Ambassador of Green
26/ 10/ 2009
She is one of Disney's most popular cartoon characters. Created by J.M. Barrie, the Scottish author best remembered for creating Peter Pan, Tinker Bell the well-loved fairy is reaching new heights with her new designation of "Honorary Ambassador of Green" to help promote environmental awareness in children.
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.
International Day for Disaster Reduction: Environmental Management Key to Reducing Disaster Risk International Day for Disaster Reduction: Environmental Management Key to Reducing Disaster Risk
14/ 10/ 2009
Through its Disaster Risk Reduction programme, UNEP advocates for ecosystems-based management approaches, for instance with respect to coastal zone and watershed management, in order to reduce the impacts of natural hazards on vulnerable populations.
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.

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