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UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations  On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems
05/ 10/ 2009
Over the past 50 years, the world has suffered an estimated 60 percent decline in ecosystems services and unprecedented biodiversity loss - caused by unsustainable human activities. Biodiversity loss makes ecosystems more vulnerable to shocks and disturbances, less resilient, and less able to supply humans with critical ecosystem services.
UNEP Head Applauds Rwandan President's Visionary Green Economy Address UNEP Head Applauds Rwandan President's Visionary Green Economy Address
21/ 05/ 2009
Putting the environment at the centre of Africa's economic future must be a priority for the Continent, the President of the Republic of Rwanda urged today at an historic meeting of finance and environment ministers.
Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of 'Climate' Dollars For Poor Around the World Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of 'Climate' Dollars For Poor Around the World
11/ 05/ 2009
Carbon benefits project will assess levels of carbon stored via sustainable and climate-friendly land management
Scientists 'should explain how chemicals affect our lives' Scientists 'should explain how chemicals affect our lives'
11/ 05/ 2009
A United Nations conference on how to manage the use of everyday chemicals has heard a call for scientists to tell politicians and the public more about the chemical risks they face.
Governments unite to step-up reduction on global DDT reliance and add nine new chemicals under international treaty Governments unite to step-up reduction on global DDT reliance and add nine new chemicals under international treaty
09/ 05/ 2009
Nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were listed today under the Stockholm Convention. Over 160 Governments have just concluded a one-week conference with practical decisions that will strengthen a global effort to eradicate some of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind.
New Global Initiative to Connect Environmental Information Networks New Global Initiative to Connect Environmental Information Networks
08/ 05/ 2009
UNEP and the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency collaborate on linking multi-disciplinary and thematic networks to share environmental data and information
Center for Scientific Support in Disasters (CENACID-UFPR) Brazil Center for Scientific Support in Disasters (CENACID-UFPR) Brazil
07/ 05/ 2009
The Center for Scientific Support in Disasters (CENACID-UFPR) is a special unit of Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) associated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Environment and Development (NIMAD) of UFPR.
Government of Sweden Government of Sweden
07/ 05/ 2009
The Government of Sweden – notably through the Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA), now integrated into the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which has been funding most of SRSA's deployments – has been one of the most prominent actors in efforts to prepare for, and respond to, environmental emergencies around the world.
Government of the Netherlands Government of the Netherlands
07/ 05/ 2009
The Government of the Netherlands – most notably through the Crisis Management Department of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – has been a primary force in recent years in improving international preparedness for, and response to, environmental emergencies.
Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World's First Carbon Neutral Nation Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World's First Carbon Neutral Nation
04/ 05/ 2009
Maldives join the Climate Neutral Network with a pledge to become the world's first carbon neutral nation

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