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China celebrates 30 years of landmark biodiversity treaty China celebrates 30 years of landmark biodiversity treaty
08/ 04/ 2011
From pandas to tigers, China is home to some of the most magnificent wild species and plays a prominent role in the conservation and sustainable use of the planet's biodiversity.
UN Climate Change Conference highlights progress and divisions on central issues UN Climate Change Conference highlights progress and divisions on central issues
08/ 04/ 2011
On the final day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bangkok (3-8 April), UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said that while positive and constructive, the meeting in Thailand had also highlighted continuing divisions between governments that needed to be resolved in the course of the year in order to come to a strong outcome in Durban in December.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley
02/ 04/ 2011
The rise of geothermal energy in Kenya's Great Rift Valley was witnessed today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who toured the Olkaria plant northwest of the country's capital of Nairobi.
Secretary-General welcomes new report on efforts to green the UN Secretary-General welcomes new report on efforts to green the UN
01/ 04/ 2011
The United Nations has released details of its greenhouse gas emissions for 52 institutions, covering 200,000 employees, in a new report published as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the organisation's carbon footprint.
New Environmental Co-operation between UNEP and the Government of Japan New Environmental Co-operation between UNEP and the Government of Japan
01/ 04/ 2011
World-class environmental research has received an important boost, thanks to the strengthening of a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Japan.
UNEP and WFP combine forces by signing agreement UNEP and WFP combine forces by signing agreement
01/ 04/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations World Food Programme signed an agreement today that combines forces in addressing the impact of environmental stress and climate-related shocks on the food security of the world's most vulnerable people
Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration
23/ 03/ 2011
The Olympics are a source of national pride but also an opportunity for showcasing innovation and catalyzing action towards a more sustainable future nationally and internationally
Mongolia Faces Critical Water Shortfall Warns UNEP Report Mongolia Faces Critical Water Shortfall Warns UNEP Report
22/ 03/ 2011
Climate change and rapid urbanization are threatening fragile water resources in Mongolia, where more than half of the inhabitants have no access to clean water
Green Economy Report on the Agenda in Washington D.C. Green Economy Report on the Agenda in Washington D.C.
15/ 03/ 2011
The Green Economy report assertively challenges the myth that investing in the environment comes at the expense of economic growth
Green Economy and Environmental Governance reform backed by world's environment ministers Green Economy and Environmental Governance reform backed by world's environment ministers
24/ 02/ 2011
A major sustainable development conference in Brazil next year offers a key opportunity to accelerate and to scale-up a global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy, a meeting of the world's environment ministers has signaled.

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