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Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge
30/ 12/ 2009
In response to the needs of Member States and the growing number of requests on how best to realize a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy for the 21st century, the United Nations Environment Programme has formulated a rapidly evolving strategy. The strategy identifies three priority areas that match calls for international guidance, the urgent need for action at a national level on climate change and the organization's skill set, experience and mandate.
UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World UNEP Promotes Scientific Knowledge to the Developing World
24/ 12/ 2009
Nairobi, 24 December- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this month pushed ahead to promote its Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme in the Republic of Yemen, offering the chance for the country's science community to gain greater access to leading scientific journals.
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
23/ 12/ 2009
New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in Mexico, UN General Assembly President Ali Treki said yesterday.
Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
19/ 12/ 2009
Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.
Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen
18/ 12/ 2009
At an event entitled 'Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen', Brazil, the Republic of Korea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explained how green jobs, growth and sustainability are essential for their very survival and future economic growth.
Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change
15/ 12/ 2009
Climate change will have serious consequences for Viet Nam's Mekong and Red River Deltas - two key rice and agricultural producing areas in the country - unless global warming is addressed.
Copenhagen Must Deliver Emissions Cuts at or Beyond Current Proposals to Keep Below 2 Degrees Copenhagen Must Deliver Emissions Cuts at or Beyond Current Proposals to Keep Below 2 Degrees
10/ 12/ 2009
The Copenhagen negotiations must deliver the high-end of current proposals, and stretch beyond them, if the world is to have a reasonable chance of containing warming to below 2 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels, or the 1.5 degrees celsius goal of many developing nations.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema appointed New Executive Secretary of CMS Elizabeth Maruma Mrema appointed New Executive Secretary of CMS
09/ 12/ 2009
UNEP Executive Director, Mr. Achim Steiner has appointed Elizabeth Maruma Mrema as the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat
World business leaders to gather in Seoul and set path for low carbon future after Copenhagen World business leaders to gather in Seoul and set path for low carbon future after Copenhagen
07/ 12/ 2009
The Business for the Environment Summit (B4E) in Seoul in April 2010 will be the first major gathering discussing environmental action after the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.
Countries, Cities, Companies and Organizations Pledge Climate Neutrality at UN Climate Conference in Poznan Countries, Cities, Companies and Organizations Pledge Climate Neutrality at UN Climate Conference in Poznan
06/ 12/ 2008
As nearly 200 governments are meeting to move forward a new global deal to address climate change at the UN climate conference, an increasing number of countries, cities, companies and organizations are committing to a low-carbon future by joining the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

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