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Government of Canada Invests $4.5 Million in Canadian and International Freshwater 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Beijing Olympics Get Big Green Tick Beijing Olympics Get Big Green Tick
18/ 02/ 2009
The Beijing Olympics met if not exceeded many of its pledges on the environment, according to an assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
18/ 02/ 2009
The report, Environment Outlook in the Amazonia: GEO Amazonia, uncovers a revealing panorama of accelerated ecosystem transformation and a marked environmental degradation in this vast region of the South American humid tropics - shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela-which is also the planet's most extensive forest zone.
Realizing a "Green New Deal" Realizing a "Green New Deal"
16/ 02/ 2009
One third of the around $2.5 trillion-worth of planned stimulus packages should be invested on 'greening' the world economy. This would assist in powering the global economy out of recession and onto a Green, 21st century path a new report released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.
UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case
16/ 02/ 2009
The importance of realizing a Global Green New Deal and the urgent need for a transition to a low carbon and resource efficient Green Economy are spotlighted in the UNEP Year Book 2009, launched today at an international gathering of environment ministers.

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