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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.
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.

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