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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.
Ban Urges Focus on Green Growth and the Millennium Development Goals Ahead of G20 Summit Ban Urges Focus on Green Growth and the Millennium Development Goals Ahead of G20 Summit
22/ 06/ 2010
The United Nations is calling on leaders of the biggest industrialized and developing nations to focus on green growth
Breakthrough in International Year of Biodiversity: Green Light to New Gold Standard Science Policy Body Breakthrough in International Year of Biodiversity: Green Light to New Gold Standard Science Policy Body
11/ 06/ 2010
History was made today in the South Korean port city of Busan, when governments gave the green light to an Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
World Oceans DayOur oceans: opportunities and challenges World Oceans DayOur oceans: opportunities and challenges
08/ 06/ 2010
Billions of dollars and thousands of lives can be saved if we address the loss of marine and coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services through improved governance. This is a key theme of World Oceans Day, celebrated on 8 June 2010 for the second year running.
City of Genoa marks World Environment Day with climate neutral commitment City of Genoa marks World Environment Day with climate neutral commitment
07/ 06/ 2010
The City of Genoa in northern Italy has marked World Environment Day (WED) by joining a UNEP network dedicated to organizations with the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in the world.
Rehabilitating Nature-Based Assets Generates Jobs, Wealth and Restoration of Multi-Trillion Dollar Services Rehabilitating Nature-Based Assets Generates Jobs, Wealth and Restoration of Multi-Trillion Dollar Services
03/ 06/ 2010
Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems can trigger multi-million dollar returns, generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new UNEP report.

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