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Environmental Leaders Commit to Renewed Green Governance Environmental Leaders Commit to Renewed Green Governance
06/ 07/ 2009
A group of emerging environmental leaders have pledged their personal commitment to creating a new wave of environmental action in the 21st Century.
Climate change high on G8 agenda as Copenhagen Summit draws nearer Climate change high on G8 agenda as Copenhagen Summit draws nearer
06/ 07/ 2009
As momentum builds towards formulating a fair and effective climate change agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Conference later this year, leaders of the world's developed nations are poised to discuss global warming at the G8 summit in the Italian town of L'Aquila from 8 to 10 July.
UN Agencies 'Deliver as One' To Realize a Green Economy UN Agencies 'Deliver as One' To Realize a Green Economy
25/ 06/ 2009
At least 21 UN agencies today backed the call for a world-wide transition to a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy able to deliver multiple economic, social and environmental opportunities in the 21st century. Such a transition is needed to catalyze a sustainable global economic recovery while generating decent jobs, enhancing food security, and reducing dependence on finite fossil fuels. A Green Economy can also address multiple persistent and looming crises from overcoming poverty and combating climate change to reversing the degradation of multi-trillion dollar ecosystems and their services, experts argue.
Climate Change Picks Pace New IPCC Report Warns Climate Change Picks Pace New IPCC Report Warns
22/ 06/ 2009
"The world faces a growing risk of "abrupt and irreversible climatic shifts," was the conclusion of report by international scientists issued on Thursday. The 36-page document summarized over 1,400 studies which were presented at a climate conference last March in Copenhagen attended by some 2,000 scientists from over 70 countries. The research, which was written and reviewed by many of the scientists who compiled the benchmark UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2007, presents the newest scientific evidence that warns that ocean temperatures, sea levels, extreme climate conditions and the retreat of the Arctic sea ice have picked up more pace than experts predicted two years ago.
Action on HFC Gases 'Low Hanging Fruit' Opportunity to Combat Climate Change Says UN Environment Chief Action on HFC Gases 'Low Hanging Fruit' Opportunity to Combat Climate Change Says UN Environment Chief
22/ 06/ 2009
A scientific paper, highlighting the need to accelerate action over a group of gases known as Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) as part of the climate change agenda, was today welcomed by the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The findings, by an international team of researchers are published in the Proceeedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists argue that HFC use could climb sharply in the coming years in products such as insulation foams, air conditioning units and refrigeration as replacements for ones being phased-out to protect the ozone layer.
Best Environmental Techniques and Practices of Sound Chemicals Management Under the Spotlight at Stockholm Convention Meeting Best Environmental Techniques and Practices of Sound Chemicals Management Under the Spotlight at Stockholm Convention Meeting
12/ 06/ 2009
The workshop is designed to increase knowledge of national obligations regarding the unintentional emissions of POPs and the ESM of PCBs and POPs waste under the Stockholm Convention.
Gentle Giants in Need: International Experts Issue Frankfurt Declaration to Call for Better Protection of Gorillas Gentle Giants in Need: International Experts Issue Frankfurt Declaration to Call for Better Protection of Gorillas
11/ 06/ 2009
The new "Frankfurt Declaration" highlights major threats to gorillas and their habitats, as well as the strategies available for the conservation of the second closest relative to humankind.
Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress
06/ 02/ 2009
Over-exploitation, climate change and inadequate cooperation among countries threaten some of the world's greatest river basins, which sustain around 750 million people.

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