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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.
Caribbean Countries Take Action to Protect the Marine Environment from Garbage Caribbean Countries Take Action to Protect the Marine Environment from Garbage
15/ 04/ 2010
The discharge of garbage by ships in the Wider Caribbean Region will be prohibited as of 1 May 2011, following decisive action by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010 Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010
12/ 04/ 2010
The UN's top climate change official called on governments to overcome differences, and work for greater clarity on what can be decided in the course of 2010 in the UN Climate Change negotiations.
Greening the Global Economy-the Role of Environmental Impact Assessments Greening the Global Economy-the Role of Environmental Impact Assessments
08/ 04/ 2010
One of the key goals of the conference - hosted for the first time by a UN agency - is to present the tools and methods that will help countries to assess and identify which green investments to make.
Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment
01/ 04/ 2010
With the signing of the final agreement, the Western Indian Ocean region becomes one of the three regional seas in the world to have a regional agreement focused on the control of land-based activities
UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
31/ 03/ 2010
41 industrialised countries have formally communicated their economy-wide targets to the UNFCCC.
CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net
29/ 03/ 2010
An intense two-week meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) closed on 25 March without agreeing on new trade measures to protect marine species.
Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker
24/ 03/ 2010
Gorillas may have largely disappeared from large parts of the Greater Congo Basin by the mid 2020s unless urgent action is taken to safeguard habitats and counter poaching, says the United Nations and INTERPOL
Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions
22/ 03/ 2010
The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries.

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