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One step closer towards a global treaty on mercury One step closer towards a global treaty on mercury
03/ 02/ 2011
The realisation of a global treaty on mercury is gaining momentum following a meeting of over 120 states in Chiba, Japan. The metal can have seriously damaging effects on the environment, while human exposure to mercury poses a multitude of health risks.
Ban Calls For A Green Economy As Crucial For A Sustainable Future Ban Calls For A Green Economy As Crucial For A Sustainable Future
31/ 01/ 2011
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "revolutionary action" to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century's heedless consumption of resources is "a global suicide pact" with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival.
Sustainable tourism gets boost with launch of global partnership Sustainable tourism gets boost with launch of global partnership
28/ 01/ 2011
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and for developing countries it can be a source of much needed income
Environmental assessments for Sierra Leone help sustainable development Environmental assessments for Sierra Leone help sustainable development
20/ 12/ 2010
The vital role of environmental assessments in supporting the sustainable use of Sierra Leone's rich natural heritage has won high level support at a seminar entitled 'Environmental Assessment: A Tool for Sustainable Development', which took place last week in the country's capital of Freetown.
Compliance on Multilateral Environmental Agreements Gets Educational Boost From UNEP and the IUCN Academy Compliance on Multilateral Environmental Agreements Gets Educational Boost From UNEP and the IUCN Academy
16/ 12/ 2010
Over the past four decades the international community has developed and adopted Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), which under international law are fundamental for assisting countries to work together on global environmental issues.
Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP's 'Our Planet' magazine Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP's 'Our Planet' magazine
06/ 12/ 2010
In separate articles in this month's Our Planet, the flagship magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), British Prime Minister David Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero underline how a global shift to a low-carbon, green economy can help combat climate change, reduce emissions and create jobs.
Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean Graphic details of climate change for Latin America and the Caribbean
06/ 12/ 2010
The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Using charts, graphs and maps, the report shows the major signs of climate change as well as calculating current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and possibilities for mitigation.
Tiger summit adopts global recovery program to double tiger numbers Tiger summit adopts global recovery program to double tiger numbers
24/ 11/ 2010
At the International Tiger Forum, Governments of 13 countries that host tiger populations agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022 and endorsed the St. Petersburg Declaration in a historic effort to save the Asian big cat from extinction.
Universities link up for green training Universities link up for green training
24/ 11/ 2010
In its role as a global leader of science-based environmental policy, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) continues to attach great importance to universities which will educate the environmentalists of the future as well as serve as the pool for the intellectual capital needed to address the concerns of climate change and growing environmental degradation

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