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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.
Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day for Biological Diversity Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day for Biological Diversity
22/ 05/ 2009
The global decline in biodiversity remains alarming, despite agreement at the World Summit on Sustainable Development to significantly reduce the rate of loss by 2010.
UNEP launches new 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership website UNEP launches new 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership website
22/ 05/ 2009
The 2010 BIP Secretariat, hosted by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, will launch a new version of its website on the International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2009.
US tightens fuel emissions standards US tightens fuel emissions standards
21/ 05/ 2009
Just weeks after UNEP launched a roadmap towards greater global fuel economy, US car manufacturers, environmentalists and lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on setting auto efficiency standards for cars and light trucks.
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
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.

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