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Experts Advance Plans for a Biodiversity Corridor in the Tai-Sapo Region of Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia
01/ 10/ 2009
A plan to develop a biodiversity corridor across the border between Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia will be part of key discussions to be held in Abidjan next week in cooperation with organizations including the United Nations and the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation.
Strengthening Climate Adaptation for Africa: Efforts Underway Towards a Global Framework for Climate Services
01/ 07/ 2009
Key tools to help countries adapt to climate change will be developed at the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which will take place in Geneva from 31 August to 4 September. The meeting will bring together high-level decision-makers, scientists, policy-makers, and business leaders to initiate a Global Framework for Climate Services to boost climate adaptation.
Your Planet Needs You! Millions of people around the world will Unite to Combat Climate Change for World Environment Day 2009
01/ 06/ 2009
People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen.
G-20 summit in April will look at boosting low-carbon economy
27/ 01/ 2009
The creation of a low-carbon economy will be high on the agenda at an April summit of the leaders of 20 major economies (G-20).
Barack Obama makes history as he takes office with green agenda
20/ 01/ 2009
Barack Obama is widely expected to usher in a new era for green leadership from the US.
Japan and the Republic of Korea Launch Green New Deals
09/ 01/ 2009
Japan and the Republic of Korea have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in green projects to create jobs and spur economic growth, in the latest sign that the Green New Deal advocated by the United Nations is gaining momentum.
Geothermal Energy Rocks!
24/ 12/ 2008
A project, testing advanced seismic and drilling techniques in Kenya, uncovered wells of steam able to generate 4-5 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity and one yielding a bumper amount of 8MW. The project is carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in cooperation with the Kenyan power company KenGen.
Ban Ki-moon Calls For Political Leadership To Combat Climate Change
16/ 12/ 2008
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of political will and leadership in tackling the 'quintessential global threat' posed by climate change.
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