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UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks
04/ 10/ 2010
With less than two months to go before the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres has said that a concrete outcome is urgently needed at the December talks.
Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future
29/ 09/ 2010
Leaders from influential global corporations and key global environmental organizations are expected to call on countries to make a success of this years UN climate negotiations in Mexico.
UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals
20/ 09/ 2010
Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.
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.

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