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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.
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
Center for Scientific Support in Disasters (CENACID-UFPR) Brazil Center for Scientific Support in Disasters (CENACID-UFPR) Brazil
07/ 05/ 2009
The Center for Scientific Support in Disasters (CENACID-UFPR) is a special unit of Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) associated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Environment and Development (NIMAD) of UFPR.
Government of Sweden Government of Sweden
07/ 05/ 2009
The Government of Sweden – notably through the Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA), now integrated into the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which has been funding most of SRSA's deployments – has been one of the most prominent actors in efforts to prepare for, and respond to, environmental emergencies around the world.
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.
Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World's First Carbon Neutral Nation Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World's First Carbon Neutral Nation
04/ 05/ 2009
Maldives join the Climate Neutral Network with a pledge to become the world's first carbon neutral nation
Green shoots planted in Obama's first 100 days in office Green shoots planted in Obama's first 100 days in office
29/ 04/ 2009
Crucially, the Obama team recognizes that a Green New Deal and Green Economy can be a vital component in catalyzing a sustainable economic upturn.
Ban, Barroso: urge 'Seal the Deal!' Ban, Barroso: urge 'Seal the Deal!'
29/ 04/ 2009
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in Brussels last Thursday that the UN is launching a worldwide campaign under the slogan 'Seal the Deal!'
Yann Arthus-Bertrand named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
23/ 04/ 2009
World-renowned French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme on Earth Day in recognition of his outstanding advocacy work for the environment.

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