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Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones
18/ 09/ 2010
Once home to populations of Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys, the sloping terrain of Rwanda's Gishwati Forest has in recent decades suffered severe environmental degradation - made worse by extreme weather events.
Conservation boost for 'ugly duckling' antelope Conservation boost for 'ugly duckling' antelope
13/ 09/ 2010
Under the leadership of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS), a broad alliance of government representatives from Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, UN bodies, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and local communities have come together to discuss and agree on a new conservation strategy for the Saiga antelope.
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 backs action on e-waste in East Africa UNEP backs action on e-waste in East Africa
07/ 09/ 2010
Kenya is set to become the first East African nation to develop regulations on the management of electronic waste (e-waste), following a national conference held at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi.
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.

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