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UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations  On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems
05/ 10/ 2009
Over the past 50 years, the world has suffered an estimated 60 percent decline in ecosystems services and unprecedented biodiversity loss - caused by unsustainable human activities. Biodiversity loss makes ecosystems more vulnerable to shocks and disturbances, less resilient, and less able to supply humans with critical ecosystem services.
UNEP completes fieldwork in the Gaza Strip UNEP completes fieldwork in the Gaza Strip
21/ 05/ 2009
A team of UNEP experts is leaving the Gaza Strip after completing fieldwork in the area, as part of a post-conflict environmental assessment undertaken following the escalation of hostilities there in December 2008 and January 2009.
Stemming the Tide of Marine Waste with Market-Based Instruments Stemming the Tide of Marine Waste with Market-Based Instruments
13/ 05/ 2009
From paying fishermen to 'fish for litter' to laws banning food vendors from using plastic cups and plates in coastal parks, governments and local authorities around the world are increasingly turning to market-based instruments to cut litter and waste entering the sea.
Winners of 2009 SEED Awards Announced Winners of 2009 SEED Awards Announced
13/ 05/ 2009
The winners of the 2009 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development were announced today at a high level award ceremony and reception.
Efficient Use and Improved Cooperation Critical to Meet Future Water Needs of Northeast Asia Efficient Use and Improved Cooperation Critical to Meet Future Water Needs of Northeast Asia
13/ 05/ 2009
Countries in Northeast Asia must take immediate steps to use their scarce water resources more effectively, according to a new UN Environment Programme report, Freshwater Under Threat - Northeast Asia.
Count Down to World Environment Day by Planting a Tree and Playing your Part Count Down to World Environment Day by Planting a Tree and Playing your Part
12/ 05/ 2009
UNEP is calling everyone around the world to get planting - and to follow the campaign at www.twitter.com/UNEPandYou.
Time to protect our oceans Time to protect our oceans
12/ 05/ 2009
Editorial by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner for the World Oceans Conference in Manado (Indonesia).
Millions of birds killed worldwide by man-made barriers each year Millions of birds killed worldwide by man-made barriers each year
08/ 05/ 2009
Millions of birds killed worldwide by man-made barriers each year

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