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International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008
24/ 11/ 2008
The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) will be held in Rome, 1-5 December 2008. 300 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as scientists will come together to discuss urgent conservation responses to address the rapid decline of migratory animal species across the globe
Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting
24/ 11/ 2008
Treaties combating ozone layer damage and climate change can learn from each other in order to maximize economic and environmental benefits.
UNEP Executive Director Welcomes Obama's Speech on Climate Change
20/ 11/ 2008
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's latest speech on climate change has been welcomed as "very meaningful" by Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
REDD Letter Day for Forests
24/ 09/ 2008
Tropical forested countries are stepping up the fight to combat climate change via a pioneering new initiative called the UN-REDD Programme announced today.
Mexico to Host World Environment Day Under the Theme 'Your Planet Needs You'
22/ 09/ 2008
Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations.
Migrant Birds in Hot Water!
18/ 09/ 2008
Launched today in Madagascar at the 4th Meeting of the Parties of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), the report highlights the need for more international co-operation in helping migratory species cope with climate change and other environmental problems.
Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 September 2008
15/ 09/ 2008
Market turmoil, economic downturns and talk of recession have historically spelt tough times for the environment.
Flyway Conservation at Work at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties in Madagascar from 15 to 19 September
05/ 09/ 2008
Over 150 representatives of government and non-governmental organisations as well as waterbird experts from 80 countries will meet in Madagascar to discuss urgent conservation responses necessary to reverse the declines of many migratory waterbird species along the African-Eurasian Flyways.
African Health and Environment Ministers Join to Defend Health from Environmental Harm
02/ 09/ 2008
Health and Environment Ministers in Africa have resolved to build a strategic health and environment alliance to reduce environmental threats to human health and well-being.
UN Secretary-General calls for greater global leadership in tackling climate change
01/ 09/ 2008
As the world focuses on devastating floods in India and the latest hurricane threat to the southern United States, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater global leadership in tackling climate change
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