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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.
Headquarters of West Africa Marine Agreement Officially Transferred to Cote D'Ivoire Headquarters of West Africa Marine Agreement Officially Transferred to Cote D'Ivoire
25/ 05/ 2010
The signature of the Headquarters Agreement marks the official transfer of the UNEP-administered Secretariat from Nairobi to Abidjan. Cote d'Ivoire is the depository of the Convention.
New Vision Required to Stave Off Dramatic Biodiversity Loss, Says UN Report New Vision Required to Stave Off Dramatic Biodiversity Loss, Says UN Report
10/ 05/ 2010
Natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse unless there is swift, radical and creative action to conserve and sustainably use the variety of life on Earth.
Strengthening Opportunities and Decision - Making for Sustainable Management of Islands Strengthening Opportunities and Decision - Making for Sustainable Management of Islands
10/ 05/ 2010
New Database Brings Together Vital Data on Biodiversity to Climate Change Covering 70,000 Islands
Norway Backs UNEP's Transformational Strategy with More than $30 Million-Worth of New Support Norway Backs UNEP's Transformational Strategy with More than $30 Million-Worth of New Support
07/ 05/ 2010
In a move signalling strong support for the policies, plans and reform agenda of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Government of Norway has committed NOK 100 million (US$34 million) for 2010/2011 towards the organization's forward-looking work programme and its Medium Term Strategy (MTS).
From Global Green New Deal to Global Green Recovery From Global Green New Deal to Global Green Recovery
03/ 05/ 2010
Asia and in particular China and the Republic of Korea are pioneering an economic and employment recovery based in part on significant investments in a Green Economy.
Barbara J. Krumsiek and Richard Burrett 
named Co-Chairs of  UNEP Finance Initiative
Barbara J. Krumsiek and Richard Burrett named Co-Chairs of UNEP Finance Initiative
27/ 04/ 2010
The largest partnership between the United Nations and the financial services sector has elected two new Co-Chairs to steer the initiative in the run up to the landmark UN "Rio+20" Summit in May 2012.
Business Leaders Recommit to Urgent Action on Environment Business Leaders Recommit to Urgent Action on Environment
23/ 04/ 2010
Heeding a call-to-action by the United Nations Secretary-General, business leaders from the world's largest global companies on Friday pledged to elevate and broaden their commitments to address the world's most pressing environmental problems.
Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at UNEP 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at UNEP 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards
22/ 04/ 2010
The 2010 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations' highest awards for environmental leadership, were announced today. The six winners, drawn from the worlds of government, science, business and entertainment, each exemplify how action, inspiration, personal commitment and creativity can catalyze a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st-century Green Economy.

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