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Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way
04/ 06/ 2009
Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth's forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.
Bridging the Data Gap to Build Sustainable Development in the Black Sea region Bridging the Data Gap to Build Sustainable Development in the Black Sea region
24/ 04/ 2009
A state-of-the art monitoring and assessment system is to be deployed for the Black Sea, it was announced today. The system is aimed at assisting governments and communities track and respond to environmental trends in one of the world's most famous and economically-important inland water bodies.
West African States agree on urgent conservation measures to save the world's largest terrestrial mammal West African States agree on urgent conservation measures to save the world's largest terrestrial mammal
09/ 04/ 2009
Governments and international conservation bodies agreed on steps to protect the African elephant.
Billion Tree Campaign passes three billion mark Billion Tree Campaign passes three billion mark
30/ 03/ 2009
The Billion Tree Campaign has passed the three billion planted tree mark following a confirmation from the Government of Turkey that it planted over 300 million trees in 2008.
World Water Day Message from Achim Steiner World Water Day Message from Achim Steiner
20/ 03/ 2009
Investing in the world's freshwaters could be one of the keys to aiding global economic recovery.
New UN report warns of increasing pressures on water New UN report warns of increasing pressures on water
16/ 03/ 2009
A global water crisis could be triggered by increased population, rising living standards, dietary changes and more biofuel production, according to the UN World Water Development Report entitled 'Water in a Changing World'.
New UN report warns of increasing pressures on water New UN report warns of increasing pressures on water
16/ 03/ 2009
Population growth, climate change, widespread mismanagement and increasing demand for energy could lead to a major global water crisis, according to the UN World Water Development Report.
Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light
20/ 02/ 2009
A global crackdown on the poisonous pollutant mercury was agreed by environment ministers at the end of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Governing Council.
Natural Resource Management Critical to Peacebuilding Natural Resource Management Critical to Peacebuilding
20/ 02/ 2009
Intrastate conflicts are likely to drag on and escalate without a greater focus on environment and natural resources in the peacebuilding process, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
18/ 02/ 2009
The report, Environment Outlook in the Amazonia: GEO Amazonia, uncovers a revealing panorama of accelerated ecosystem transformation and a marked environmental degradation in this vast region of the South American humid tropics - shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela-which is also the planet's most extensive forest zone.

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