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UNEP's Climate Heroes - Adventure and Activism for the Environment
04/ 06/ 2009
This long-term platform supports a select group who are undertaking exceptional personal feats, high-profile expeditions and other innovative acts of environmental activism to demonstrate their commitment and to raise awareness for one simple idea: Your planet needs You!
Powering a Global Green New Deal
15/ 04/ 2009
More than 700 leaders from business, civil society, international organizations and government are set to meet at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Paris on 22-23 April to discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.
West African States agree on urgent conservation measures to save the world's largest terrestrial mammal
09/ 04/ 2009
Governments and international conservation bodies agreed on steps to protect the African elephant.
Barack Obama launches climate forum to help seal the deal in Copenhagen
31/ 03/ 2009
US President Barack Obama has invited 16 major economies to take part in a forum on climate change in a bid to speed up work towards an international climate change agreement.
Government of Canada Invests $4.5 Million in Canadian and International Freshwater
23/ 03/ 2009
Canada will invest $2.5 million over five years to support the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Global Environment Monitoring System GEMS/Water, an international water science program aimed at understanding inland quality issues around the world
UNEP to observe Earth Hour in support of action on climate change
20/ 03/ 2009
The United Nations will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, 28 March at its Headquarters in New York and at other UN facilities around the world including the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) offices in Nairobi, Kenya.
UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices
11/ 03/ 2009
The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at UNEP headquarters.
Scientists look at new evidence that climate change is accelerating
10/ 03/ 2009
UNEP's 2009 Year Book is in part confirming the concerns of 2,000 scientists meeting this week in Copenhagen over the accelerating pace of climate change.
Obama's 'green budget' provides hope for economy & climate change
27/ 02/ 2009
President Barack Obama's plan to bailout the U.S economy relies on a carbon cap-and-trade system that includes an 80 billion dollar investment in renewable energy programmes.
Mayors of Major African Cities Voice Concerns Over Climate Change
27/ 02/ 2009
Despite their relatively low contribution to global warming, African cities are being disproportionately affected by rising emissions.
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