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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.
Chinese CEOs Visit UNEP to Share Views on the Green Economy Chinese CEOs Visit UNEP to Share Views on the Green Economy
02/ 07/ 2009
16 top CEOs from China have attended a workshop at the UN Environment Programme headquarters to learn more about what the agency is doing in the Green Economy initiatives, combating climate change, international campaigns, green construction, reforestation and the green technology.
Countries Representing Four Fifths of the Global Economy Back Green Growth Countries Representing Four Fifths of the Global Economy Back Green Growth
26/ 06/ 2009
Achim Steiner, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), today welcomed the 'Green Growth' Declaration by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) saying it underlined the way environment was rapidly being brought into the centre of economic discourse and policy-making. Ministers from 40 countries said: "Well targeted policy instruments can be used to encourage green investment in order to simultaneously contribute to economic recovery in the short-term and help to build the environmentally-friendly infrastructure required in the long term—the crisis should not be used as an excuse to postpone crucial decisions for the future of the planet".
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.
30 years of Bonn Convention: Russia supports the protection of the Saiga antelope 30 years of Bonn Convention: Russia supports the protection of the Saiga antelope
25/ 06/ 2009
On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Bonn Convention, the Russian Federation has enhanced its support for the conservation of the Saiga antelope by signing the relevant agreement established in the framework of the Convention. The Saiga antelope is one of most rapidly declining land mammal species worldwide. While one million of the ungulates still traveled through the Eurasian steppe as recently as the early 90s, their populations have dwindled to less than 100,000 animals today.
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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