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Governments Make Major Advances on Global Agreement on Planet's Genetic Resources Governments Make Major Advances on Global Agreement on Planet's Genetic Resources
17/ 07/ 2010
the world's governments have made major breakthroughs on a text of a legally binding protocol on access to, and sharing of, the benefits of the rich genetic resources of our planet.
Ship Recycling Safety in Pakistan Explored 
at UN Workshop
Ship Recycling Safety in Pakistan Explored at UN Workshop
16/ 07/ 2010
Recycling the end-of-life ships is a major industry that is a source of steel and other recyclable items
UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation
15/ 07/ 2010
Increasing water shortages, rapid urbanization, a rise in irrigated agriculture, the degradation of marine and coastal areas and loss of forests are just some of the environmental challenges that are highlighted in the soon to be released report
Green Goes Mainstream: Biodiversity Is Climbing the Corporate Agenda Green Goes Mainstream: Biodiversity Is Climbing the Corporate Agenda
12/ 07/ 2010
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity(TEEB) for Business Report indicates that corporate chiefs who fail to make sustainable management of biodiversity part of their business plans may find themselves increasingly out of step with the market place.
Negotiating Instruments to Govern Provision & Use of the Planet's Genetic Resources Negotiating Instruments to Govern Provision & Use of the Planet's Genetic Resources
12/ 07/ 2010
The provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet is the subject of a week long negotiations that started in Montreal, Saturday, with the aim to settle the details of a new global legal agreement to govern the process at a multinational level.
Shared Learning in Aftermath of China Earthquake Shared Learning in Aftermath of China Earthquake
07/ 07/ 2010
UNEP in China: Building Back Better outlines the shared learning from UNEP's work in China to help rebuild lives and landscapes in the aftermath of the 8.0 quake that affected 70 million people, destroyed some 6.5 million homes, and caused 15 million people to be evacuated.
Wildlife Trade Regulation Needed More Than Ever Wildlife Trade Regulation Needed More Than Ever
01/ 07/ 2010
From medicine to musical instruments and from fashion and beauty products to delicacies, wildlife items in trade must be properly regulated to ensure the continued survival of animals and plants in the wild
Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies
29/ 06/ 2010
In adopting the Bamako Declaration, African Environment ministers made a bold statement of how they expected their respective governments to engage both at the domestic and international level in addressing issues of loss of biodiversity and access to benefit sharing as well as desertification and climate change challenges.
African Countries Showcase Green Economy Initiatives at UNEP Event and Launching of the 2010 SEED Awards African Countries Showcase Green Economy Initiatives at UNEP Event and Launching of the 2010 SEED Awards
28/ 06/ 2010
South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have taken bold initiatives to achieve a green economy transformation. These initiatives were presented at a UNEP event during the 13th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Bamako, Mali.
From Copenhagen to Cancun - Lessons Learnt and Future Opportunities From Copenhagen to Cancun - Lessons Learnt and Future Opportunities
25/ 06/ 2010
The Copenhagen climate summit was neither the breakthrough so many had hoped for, nor the breakdown that seemed possible in the late hours of that final day in December 2009, according to Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director. In an editorial published in the official newsletter of the G-20 Summit, Steiner argues that if fully implemented, agreements reached in Copenhagen could go a long way towards keeping a global temperature rise to 2°C or less by 2050.

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