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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 Urges the Business Community to Lobby Governments to Power Green  Growth and Seal the Deal on Climate Change Ban Urges the Business Community to Lobby Governments to Power Green Growth and Seal the Deal on Climate Change
25/ 05/ 2009
On Sunday UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Laureate Al Gore called on over 500 world business leaders meeting in Copenhagen to use their business acumen to urge government leaders to reach an agreement on reducing greenhouse gases.
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.
Do we have the energy to save the gorilla? Do we have the energy to save the gorilla?
22/ 05/ 2009
An omnipresent yet invisible threat to gorillas and their habitats, as well as to countless other species, is the ever-growing human demand for energy and its consequences.
The Green Wave for Biodiversity The Green Wave for Biodiversity
22/ 05/ 2009
Through The Green Wave initiative, children and youth in schools across the world have been learning about invasive species and planting native trees.
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.

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