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International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008
24/ 11/ 2008
The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) will be held in Rome, 1-5 December 2008. 300 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as scientists will come together to discuss urgent conservation responses to address the rapid decline of migratory animal species across the globe
Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting
24/ 11/ 2008
Treaties combating ozone layer damage and climate change can learn from each other in order to maximize economic and environmental benefits.
UNEP Executive Director Welcomes Obama's Speech on Climate Change
20/ 11/ 2008
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's latest speech on climate change has been welcomed as "very meaningful" by Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia
19/ 11/ 2008
An advanced cutting-edge monitoring station, able to gather crucial data on pollution linked with damage to the Earth's ozone layer is to be established in the Gulf state of Qatar it was announced today.
New Report by UNEP and the European Commission Lists Recommendations for Ukraine's Oil Spill Recovery
19/ 11/ 2008
The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea. The resulting extensive physical damage to the sea and land led to property losses, contamination of the marine and coastal flora and fauna, as well as high clean-up costs and significant revenue losses for local industries.
World's National Parks and Protected Areas Go On-Line
06/ 10/ 2008
A new online database that will allow scientists to arm chair environmentalists monitor the world's national parks and protected areas was launched today at the 5th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation
03/ 10/ 2008
Germany today boosted its funding for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) earmarking $18 million for the organization's work on clean energy and climate proofing vulnerable economies.
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.
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