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More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time,  Says New UNEP Report More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time, Says New UNEP Report
23/ 02/ 2010
Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.
UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management
21/ 02/ 2010
On 22 February 2010, more than one hundred forty governments will meet in Bali to strengthen ties between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the world's three leading treaties promoting the sound management of hazardous chemicals and wastes.
Ministers to gather for key discussions on waste, chemicals and the environment Ministers to gather for key discussions on waste, chemicals and the environment
16/ 02/ 2010
More than 140 governments are expected to attend the triple-headed conferences of the Parties.
Vancouver promises Green Games as Winter Olympics kick off Vancouver promises Green Games as Winter Olympics kick off
12/ 02/ 2010
As the 2010 Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, the athletes will not be the only ones going for gold; the Game organizers are also shooting for the stars with a series of ambitious environmental goals.
Bluefin tuna main course of CITES world conference Bluefin tuna main course of CITES world conference
05/ 02/ 2010
Governments will also discuss urgent measures to tackle illegal wildlife trade and protect the livelihoods of the rural poor
UNFCCC receives list of government climate pledges UNFCCC receives list of government climate pledges
02/ 02/ 2010
Following the conclusion of the climate change talks in Copenhagen, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has received submissions of national pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gases by 2020 from 55 countries.
Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi
01/ 01/ 2010
The world's most comprehensive and inclusive environmental assessment process started in Nairobi this week, as over two hundred government representatives institutions and experts discussed and adopted the objectives, scope and process for the next Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5 Report), to be released in 2012.
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.

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