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Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland
08/ 12/ 2008
Heads of three leading international solar companies and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today issued a joint statement at the UN Climate Change Conference
Governments Gather in Poznan to Build Momentum in the Fight Against Climate Change Governments Gather in Poznan to Build Momentum in the Fight Against Climate Change
03/ 12/ 2008
Over 10,000 delegates representing government, industry, civil society and international organizations are currently participating in the UN Climate Change conference in Poznan. The outcome of the meeting is expected to help build momentum and chart the way towards the Copenhagen climate talks in December 2009, when governments will attempt to reach an ambitious and effective international climate deal for the period after 2012.
Crafting a Blue-Print for a Green Global Economy Crafting a Blue-Print for a Green Global Economy
02/ 12/ 2008
Leading environmental economists researchers, business leaders and senior figures from international organizations are to meet in Geneva to take forward the United Nations' Green Economy initiative.
UN Secretary-General calls for greater global leadership in tackling climate change 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
Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Says UN Environment Report Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Says UN Environment Report
26/ 08/ 2008
Scrapping fossil fuel subsidies could play an important role in cutting greenhouse gases while giving a small but not insignificant boost to the global economy a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.
WHO and UNEP Join to Combat Environment-Related Disease in Africa WHO and UNEP Join to Combat Environment-Related Disease in Africa
22/ 08/ 2008
Diseases caused by changes in the environment accounts for a significant number of deaths in the African continent. In 2002 alone unsafe water, pollution, poor sanitation, inadequate waste disposal, insufficient disease vector control and exposure to chemicals claimed about 2.4 million lives.
Beijing Air Quality Improves on Day 4 of Olympic Games Beijing Air Quality Improves on Day 4 of Olympic Games
12/ 08/ 2008
Beijing's air quality significantly improved over the last two days, with the sky clearly visible today after rains on 10 and 11 August washed away the pollution across the city.
Top Olympic Athlete Yao Ming Becomes UNEP's First Environmental Champion Top Olympic Athlete Yao Ming Becomes UNEP's First Environmental Champion
09/ 08/ 2008
Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming is the UN Environment Programme's first-ever Environmental Champion, UNEP announced today.
Give Beijing Some Breathing Space Give Beijing Some Breathing Space
08/ 08/ 2008
Real and hopefully long lasting achievements have been made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, the city as a whole; the government and the six provinces concerned.
Ecological Economics on the Agenda as Scientists From Six Continents Gather in Nairobi Ecological Economics on the Agenda as Scientists From Six Continents Gather in Nairobi
08/ 08/ 2008
More than two hundred scientists from six continents converge in Nairobi today to discuss ways to apply economics to social and environmental sustainability.

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