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World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy
16/ 10/ 2008
Climate change and bioenergy are the focus of this year's World Food Day activities, expected to involve over 150 countries. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.
Three Chemicals Considered for Trade 'watch list' Three Chemicals Considered for Trade 'watch list'
16/ 10/ 2008
The inclusion of a chemical on the PIC list is not a global recommendation to ban it or severely restrict its use. The PIC procedure gives developing country Parties the power to decide which of these chemicals they wish to receive and to exclude those they cannot manage safely. Exporting Parties are responsible for ensuring that no exports leave their territory when an importing country has made the decision not to accept the chemicals.
New List of Hazardous Substances Spotlighted for International Action New List of Hazardous Substances Spotlighted for International Action
13/ 10/ 2008
The Stockholm Convention is already dealing with 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants, the so called Dirty Dozen. It is continuing to fulfill it mandate and meet its responsibilities by reviewing others for potential listing.
Convention on Migratory Species Declares 2009 Year of the Gorilla Convention on Migratory Species Declares 2009 Year of the Gorilla
13/ 10/ 2008
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS),also known as the Bonn Convention, will declare 2009 the Year of the Gorilla (YoG) on December 1st at its ninth Conference of Parties in Rome.
Seabirds Now Internationally Protected Across Africa and Eurasia Seabirds Now Internationally Protected Across Africa and Eurasia
09/ 10/ 2008
A total of twenty migratory waterbird species, including several species of auks, frigate birds, gannets and tropic birds have been added to Annex 2 of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA) - an international treaty dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds in Africa and Eurasia.
Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced
09/ 10/ 2008
Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November. The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expression and sustainability rationale.
Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
09/ 10/ 2008
Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.
Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change
08/ 10/ 2008
Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.
Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats
08/ 10/ 2008
Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the world's rural poor. This approach, as outlined in the latest World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poor's resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change.
Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back
06/ 10/ 2008
A 'lost' lake in Mali and a Kenyan forest that is the water tower for key rivers and lakes in East Africa are among two country projects aimed at bringing significant degraded and denuded ecosystems back from the brink.

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