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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.
World's First International Commission on Ecosystem Loss Launched in Nairobi World's First International Commission on Ecosystem Loss Launched in Nairobi
16/ 07/ 2009
You are invited to attend the launch of the world's first international commission on the catastrophic loss of the world's ecosystems. Legislators will argue that Governments are failing to stop the destruction of the world's ecosystems at a summit in Nairobi on the 18/19 July.
30 years of Bonn Convention: Russia supports the protection of the Saiga antelope 30 years of Bonn Convention: Russia supports the protection of the Saiga antelope
25/ 06/ 2009
On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Bonn Convention, the Russian Federation has enhanced its support for the conservation of the Saiga antelope by signing the relevant agreement established in the framework of the Convention. The Saiga antelope is one of most rapidly declining land mammal species worldwide. While one million of the ungulates still traveled through the Eurasian steppe as recently as the early 90s, their populations have dwindled to less than 100,000 animals today.
Ecosystem Management Key to Long-term Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction Ecosystem Management Key to Long-term Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction
18/ 06/ 2009
Patterns of disaster risk are changing and the critical ecosystems that support community resilience are being lost at an alarming rate due to human mismanagement of natural resources.
Turning the Land Degradation Tide on World Desertification Day Turning the Land Degradation Tide on World Desertification Day
16/ 06/ 2009
Improved varieties of the tropical, nutritious 'Sahel Apple' tree allied to the setting up of market gardens and community nature reserves are helping to turn the tide of land-degradation and desertification in some African countries, a new study shows.
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.

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