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Iraq moves forward on ozone protection Iraq moves forward on ozone protection
17/ 07/ 2009
Iraq wants to eliminate ozone depleting substances (ODS) such as CFCs from its refrigeration and foam industries by 1 January 2010 in accordance with the target set under the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty set up to protect the ozone layer.
World's First International Commission on Ecosystem Loss Launched in Nairobi World's First International Commission on Ecosystem Loss Launched in Nairobi
16/ 07/ 2009
You are invited to attend the launch of the world's first international commission on the catastrophic loss of the world's ecosystems. Legislators will argue that Governments are failing to stop the destruction of the world's ecosystems at a summit in Nairobi on the 18/19 July.
UNEP Promotes Online Science in the Developing World UNEP Promotes Online Science in the Developing World
16/ 07/ 2009
Launched in 2006 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University and 340 publishers and scientific societies, OARE provides access to over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals in over 100 low-income countries.
Collaborating on Climate Change - Ozone and Global Warming Experts Get Closer on Common Challenge of F-Gases Collaborating on Climate Change - Ozone and Global Warming Experts Get Closer on Common Challenge of F-Gases
16/ 07/ 2009
An historic meeting, bringing together experts on the ozone layer and ones on climate change has been concluded this week in Geneva, Switzerland.
Five UN Heads of Agencies Seal the Deal! Five UN Heads of Agencies Seal the Deal!
16/ 07/ 2009
The heads of five international organizations have joined the international campaign to galvanize public support for a successful outcome to UN-sponsored climate change negotiations by signing a global petition addressed to world leaders.
Greening the World's Multi-Trillion Dollar Investments  Gets Asset Managers' and Legal Backing Greening the World's Multi-Trillion Dollar Investments Gets Asset Managers' and Legal Backing
14/ 07/ 2009
A powerful group of asset managers, representing around USD 2 trillion in assets under management, are arguing that integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into investment decisions is no longer just a luxury, but a legal responsibility.
UN Secretary-General calls for more ambitious targets as G8 Summit ends UN Secretary-General calls for more ambitious targets as G8 Summit ends
10/ 07/ 2009
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the G8 agreement on a long term goal to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, but says it is still not enough to reach a fair, effective climate agreement in Copenhagen Summit in December.
UN Environment Head says World at Green Economy Crossroads on Eve of G8 Summit UN Environment Head says World at Green Economy Crossroads on Eve of G8 Summit
09/ 07/ 2009
In a keynote address to Chatham House in London, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said G8 leaders have a golden opportunity to focus political action towards powering forward a Green Economy future.
G8 leaders agree to global warming goals G8 leaders agree to global warming goals
09/ 07/ 2009
Hopes that a comprehensive climate agreement can be agreed in Copenhagen in December were given encouragement after leaders of the world's eight major economic powers agreed to broad goals for reducing global warming at the G8 meeting in L'Aquila.
Green Economy Day for World Environment Day 2009 as Mexico Announces Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Cuts and Five New Protected Areas Green Economy Day for World Environment Day 2009 as Mexico Announces Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Cuts and Five New Protected Areas
07/ 06/ 2009
Echoing the 'Healing the Earth' ceremonies of Mexico's ancient Mayan civilization, President Calderon announced on World Environment Day his government's landmark plans to combat climate change alongside the establishment of new protected areas.

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