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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
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
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
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.
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