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UNEP calls for 'greener' laws to avert world water crisis UNEP calls for 'greener' laws to avert world water crisis
07/ 09/ 2010
Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis
UNEP unveils masterplan to cut in-house emissions UNEP unveils masterplan to cut in-house emissions
06/ 09/ 2010
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is today publishing an ambitious new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards a zero emissions future
Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change
06/ 09/ 2010
Over 100 insurance companies are calling on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques to help the developing world adapt to climate change
UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change UNEP welcomes review of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
30/ 08/ 2010
UNEP's initial response to this thorough report, conducted by the leading body representing many of the world's distinguished scientific academies, is that it re-affirms the integrity; the importance and validity of the IPCC's work while recognizing areas for improvement in a rapidly evolving field.
New conservation tool to track trade in wild animals and plants New conservation tool to track trade in wild animals and plants
25/ 08/ 2010
What do the Amazon peccaries, the African hippos and the North American bobcats have in common? According to a new web-based, research tool of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), they are among the top ten mammal species being sustainably traded around the world for their skins.
Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
23/ 08/ 2010
At the request of the government of Nigeria, UNEP is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta. The UNEP study represents an unprecedented effort to examine the location, nature and extent and implications of oil contamination in Ogoniland.
A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian
12/ 08/ 2010
Five countries are hosting events to mark "Caspian Day". Beach-cleaning events, workshops and concerts will highlight the pollution problems faced by the sea and their effect on the Caspian region.
Trekking for peace in Afghanistan Trekking for peace in Afghanistan
09/ 08/ 2010
Afghanistan's alpine landscape was the backdrop for a community event organised by UNEP as part of a campaign leading-up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2010.
Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation
09/ 08/ 2010
Around 10% of the world's forests are controlled by indigenous groups and communities, but detailed information on their conservation practices is in short supply. A new UNEP project is bringing greater attention to the links between indigenous communities, conservation and biodiversity.
Where on earth is biodiversity? Where on earth is biodiversity?
03/ 08/ 2010
Mount Kenya, the second-highest peak in Africa, is renowned for its rich tableau of animal and plant life. But according to a new UNEP database, animal and plant species living on the 5,199 meter peak are globally threatened.

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